Grace Jones' "Living My Life" is a captivating blend of dub, reggae, and disco. The iconic title track is a dancefloor anthem, while tracks like "My Jamaican Guy" and "Nipple to the Bottle" showcase her sultry allure and quirky lyrics. This limited-edition 12" LP offers extended versions for maximum sonic enjoyment, making it a must-have for Grace Jones fans and music lovers alike.

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"Living My Life" Album Description:

Grace Jones, the iconoclastic singer and model, once again pushed the limits of pop music with her 1982 album, "Living My Life". This release concluded a pivotal era for Jones, marking the final installment of her groundbreaking Compass Point Studios trilogy. Compared to the sleek disco of her earlier work, "Living My Life" offered an eclectic sonic adventure, infusing new wave, reggae, funk, and even atmospheric electronics into her repertoire.

One of the album's most memorable tracks is the lead single, "My Jamaican Guy." This playful, reggae-infused song became one of Jones' signature hits. With its sassy lyrics, written about a clandestine love affair, and a captivating rhythm, the track perfectly encapsulates Jones' bold and seductive musical persona.

While the album didn't achieve the same mainstream success as its predecessors "Warm Leatherette" and "Nightclubbing", it became a cult classic. Critics praised Jones' continued experimentation and her willingness to defy straightforward categorization.

Other highlights include "Nipple to the Bottle," propelled by a relentless funk groove and showcasing the singer's mischievous side with its suggestive wordplay. The album also wasn't without its moments of vulnerability. "Crying (Wasted Tears)" revealed a softer, more soulful side of Jones, highlighting her impressive vocal range. The title track, "Living My Life," served as a defiant anthem, championing autonomy and individuality.

A standout amongst the album's more introspective experiments is "The Apple Stretching." This hypnotic track, with its minimalist electronic backdrop, showcases Jones' ability to create a trancelike atmosphere with her vocals.

Meet the Jamaican Guy:

Music Genre:

80s Female Pop Rock 

Album Production information:

The album: "GRACE JONES - Living my Life" was produced by: Chris Blackwell and Alex Sadkin

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Alex Sadkin, Steven Stanley

This album was recorded at: Compass Point Studios, Nassau Bahamas

Compass Point Studios, founded in 1977 by Chris Blackwell, the visionary owner of Island Records, stands as a pivotal and iconic institution in the realm of music production, particularly during the vibrant decades of the 1970s and 1980s. Nestled in the picturesque Bahamas, just outside Nassau, this studio emerged as a tropical oasis that not only offered a breathtaking setting but also fostered a distinctive creative atmosphere that left an indelible mark on the global music scene.

The 1970s and 1980s witnessed a plethora of influential albums recorded at Compass Point Studios, spanning various genres such as rock, reggae, funk, and pop. Artists like Bob Marley, Grace Jones, Iron Maiden Talking Heads, and The Rolling Stones all left their mark on the studio, contributing to its legacy as a hub of musical innovation.

Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York City

Album cover design: Jean-Paul Goude, Rob O'Connor

Album cover photography: Jean-Paul Goude, Trevor Rogers

Record Label Information:

Ariola, Island 204 753

Album Packaging:

This album "Living my Life" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram 

Year & Country:

1982 Made in Germany / Holland
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: GRACE JONES - Living my Life
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Grace Jones - Vocals
  • Sly Dunbar - Drums, Percussion
  • Barry (White) Reynolds - Guitar
  • Mikey (Mao) Chung - Guitar
  • Wally Badarou - Keyboards
  • Uzziah (Sticky) Thompson - Percussion
  • Robbie Shakespeare - Bass
Complete Track-listing of the album "GRACE JONES - Living my Life"

The detailed tracklist of this record "GRACE JONES - Living my Life" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. My Jamaican Guy
  2. Nipple to the Bottle
  3. The Apple Stretching
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Everybody hold Still
  2. Cry Now Laugh Later
  3. Inspiration
  4. Unlimited Capacity for Love
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