Grace Jones – Nightclubbing (1981) [Deluxe Edition 2014] {Blu-Ray Audio Rip 24bit/96kHz}

Grace Jones – Nightclubbing (1981) [Deluxe Edition 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 115:25 minutes | 2,6 GB
Blu-Ray Audio Rip | Sourced Track – LPCM 2.0 Stereo | No Art

In a career of myriad highlights ‘Nightclubbing’ remains the high water mark of Grace Jones’s imperial years with Island Records. It is indisputably the album on which her musical legacy rests, and rightly considered one of the greatest albums of all time. A sophisticated mêlée of sound, blending post-punk cool with a hot Caribbean vibe and a catwalk Studio 54 sensibility, it’s a perfect example of artist and musicians working in complete accord. It contains the all-time Grace classics in ‘Pull Up To The Bumper’, ‘Walking In The Rain’, ‘Demolition Man’ (written by Sting) and of course the Bowie / Iggy Pop-penned title track. There is magic in its every groove.

By all means a phenomenal pop album that hit number nine on the black albums chart and crossed over to penetrate the pop charts at number 32, Nightclubbing saw Grace Jones working once again with Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, and the remainder of the Compass Point team. Nightclubbing also continues Jones’ tradition of picking excellent songs to reinterpret. This time out, the Police’s “Demolition Man,” Bill Withers’ “Use Me,” and Iggy Pop’s “Nightclubbing” receive radical reinterpretations; “Nightclubbing” is glacial in both tempo and lack of warmth, while both “Use Me” and “Demolition Man” fit perfectly into Jones’ lyrical scheme. Speaking of a lyrical scheme, “Pull Up to the Bumper” (number five black singles, number two club play) is so riddled with naughty double entendres — or is it just about parallel parking? — that it renders Musique’s “In the Bush” as daring as Paul Anka’s “Puppy Love.” Drive it in between what, Grace? It’s not just lyrics that make the song stick out; jingling spirals of rhythm guitar and a simplistic, squelching, mid-tempo rhythm make the song effective, even without considering Jones’ presence. Sly & Robbie provide ideal backdrops for Jones yet again, casting a brisk but not bristly sheen over buoyant structures. Never before and never since has a precisely chipped block of ore been so seductive.

01 – Walking In The Rain
02 – Pull Up To The Bumper
03 – Use Me
04 – Nightclubbing
05 – Art Groupie
06 – I’ve Seen That Face Before (Libertango)
07 – Feel Up
08 – Demolition Man
09 – I’ve Done It Again
10 – Demolition Man [12” Version] 11 – Pull Up To The Bumper [Long Version] 12 – I’ve Seen That Face Before (Libertango) [12” Version] 13 – Walking In The Rain [12” Version] 14 – Pull Up To The Bumper [Remixed Version] 15 – Use Me [Long Version] 16 – Pull Up To The Bumper [Party Version] 17 – Feel Up [Extended Version] 18 – Pull Up To The Bumper [1985 Remix] 19 – Peanut Butter (Pull Up To The Bumper) [Instrumental] 20 – If You Wanna Be My Lover
21 – Me! I Disconnect From You
22 – Esta Cara Me Es Conocida (I’ve Seen That Face Before (Libertango)) [Album Version]

Tracks “10-22” is bonus tracks on this remastered edition.