Slave to the Rhythm (Grace Jones album)

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Slave to the Rhythm
Studio album by
Released28 October 1985
Recorded1985
Genre
Length43:09
LabelIsland Records
ProducerTrevor Horn
Grace Jones chronology
'Living My Life
(1982)
Slave to the Rhythm 'Island Life
(1985)
Singles from Slave to the Rhythm
  1. "Slave to the Rhythm"
    Released: October 1985
  2. "Jones the Rhythm"
    Released: December 1985

Slave to the Rhythm is the seventh studio album by Grace Jones, released on 28 October 1985 by Island Records.

Information[change | change source]

Planned as a biography in the album's booklet, Slave to the Rhythm is a concept album, produced by ZTT Records founder and producer Trevor Horn. Slave to the Rhythm was released in 1985, three years after her last album Living My Life as she had taken a break and began to act in movies such as Conan the Destroyer in 1984 and in the James Bond film A View to Kill in 1985.[1] The album was her first set of funk and R&B albums.

Track listing[change | change source]

Original vinyl & CD, and 2015 remaster pressings[change | change source]

Side A

  1. "Jones the Rhythm" – 6:26
  2. "The Fashion Show" – 6:26
  3. "The Frog and the Princess" – 7:04
  4. "Operattack" – 2:45

Side B

  1. "Slave to the Rhythm" – 6:35
  2. "The Crossing (oohh the action...)" – 4:58
  3. "Don't Cry – It's Only the Rhythm" – 2:53
  4. "Ladies and Gentlemen: Miss Grace Jones" – 5:56

CD version[change | change source]

  1. "Jones the Rhythm" – 5:24
  2. "The Fashion Show" – 4:05
  3. "Operattack" – 2:16
  4. "Slave to the Rhythm" – 6:12
  5. "The Frog and the Princess" – 7:34
  6. "The Crossing (oohh the action...)" – 4:51
  7. "Don't Cry – It's Only the Rhythm" – 2:53
  8. "Ladies and Gentlemen: Miss Grace Jones" – 4:27

Personnel[change | change source]

Chart performance[change | change source]

Chart (1985-1986) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[3] 34
Austria[4] 7
Canada[5] 75
Germany[6][7] 10
Italy[8] 15
Netherlands[9] 8
New Zealand[10] 11
Norway[11] 13
Sweden[12] 23
Switzerland[13] 9
United Kingdom[14] 12
United States[15][16] 73
United States (Top R&B Albums)[15][17] 25

Release history[change | change source]

Region Year Format(s) Label
Worldwide 1985 LP, Cassette Island, Manhattan, ZTT
US, Europe 1987 CD Island, Island Masters
Europe 2015 HDCD LMLR, Universal

References[change | change source]

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  2. "David Gilmour: The Rightful Heir? - Q Magazine, Sep 1990". Q #48. www.pinkfloydfan.net. September 1990.
  3. Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). Sydney: Australian Chart Book. p. 160. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  4. "Discographie Grace Jones" (in German). austriancharts.at.
  5. "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". RPM. www.collectionscanada.gc.ca.
  6. "Suche nach "grace jones"". www.charts.de (in German).
  7. "Liedsuche" (in German). www.charts-surfer.de.
  8. "Hit Parade Italia - ALBUM 1986". www.hitparadeitalia.it (in Italian).
  9. "Discografie Grace Jones" (in Dutch). www.dutchcharts.nl.
  10. "Discography Grace Jones". charts.org.nz.
  11. "Discography Grace Jones". norwegiancharts.com.
  12. "Discography Grace Jones". swedishcharts.com.
  13. "Grace Jones" (in German). hitparade.ch.
  14. "Chart Stats - Grace Jones - Slave To The Rhythm". www.chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 28 Jul 2012.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Grace Jones". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation.
  16. "Grace Jones Album & Song Chart History". www.billboard.com.
  17. "Grace Jones Album & Song Chart History". www.billboard.com.

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