Warm Leatherette (Grace Jones album)

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Warm Leatherette
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 9, 1980
Recorded1979–1980
Genre
Length39:04
LabelIsland
Producer
Grace Jones chronology
'Muse
(1979)
Warm Leatherette 'Nightclubbing
(1981)
Singles from Warm Leatherette
  1. "A Rolling Stone"
    Released: April 1980
  2. "Love Is the Drug"
    Released: May 1980
  3. "The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game"
    Released: May 1980
  4. "Private Life"
    Released: June 30, 1980
  5. "Warm Leatherette"
    Released: 11 July 1980
  6. "Breakdown"
    Released: 27 July 1980
  7. "Pars"
    Released: 23 September 1980

Warm Leatherette is the fourth studio album by Jamaican recording artist Grace Jones. The album was released on 9 May 1980 through Island Records.

Background[change | change source]

For the album Jones worked with reggae producers Sly and Robbie. The album is different from Jones' first three albums as they were mainly disco and R&B. This album had reggae and electronica sounds. Chris Blackwell planned to make a record with "a harsh sound that was heavy with Jamaican rhythm".[1]

Track listing[change | change source]

LP release[change | change source]

Side A

  1. "Warm Leatherette" (Daniel Miller) – 4:25
  2. "Private Life" (Chrissie Hynde) – 5:10
  3. "A Rolling Stone" (Deniece Williams, Fritz Baskett, Grace Jones) – 3:30
  4. "Love Is the Drug" (Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay) – 7:15

Side B

  1. "The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game" (Smokey Robinson) – 3:50
  2. "Bullshit" (Barry Reynolds) – 5:20
  3. "Breakdown" (Tom Petty) – 5:30
  4. "Pars" (Jacques Higelin) – 4:05

CD and cassette release[change | change source]

  1. "Warm Leatherette" (Daniel Miller) – 5:38
  2. "Private Life" (Chrissie Hynde) – 6:19
  3. "A Rolling Stone" (Deniece Williams, Fritz Baskett, Grace Jones) – 3:30
  4. "Love Is the Drug" (Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay) – 8:41
  5. "The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game" (Smokey Robinson) – 6:45
  6. "Bullshit" (Barry Reynolds) – 5:20
  7. "Breakdown" (Tom Petty) – 5:30
  8. "Pars" (Jacques Higelin) – 4:44

Personnel[change | change source]

Chart performance[change | change source]

Chart Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[2] 47
United Kingdom[3] 45
United States[4] 132

Release history[change | change source]

Region Year Format(s) Label
Worldwide 1980 LP, Cassette Island
USA 1986 CD
Europe 1987
Australia 1989

References[change | change source]

  1. "The World Of Grace Jones". www.theworldofgracejones.com. Retrieved 2015-10-12.
  2. Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). Sydney: Australian Chart Book. p. 160. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  3. "The Official Charts Company - Warm Leatherette by Grace Jones Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013.
  4. "Grace Jones". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2015-10-12.

Other websites[change | change source]