Label: Manhattan Records - 1A 062-24 0447 1,Manhattan Records - 062-24 0447 1 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Europe • Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Pop • Style: Dub, Downtempo, Synth-pop, Disco
After making three brilliant albums in collaboration with the Nassau-based studio collective The Compass Point All-Stars, Jones assumed a The Crossing (Ooh The Action) - Grace Jones - Slave To The Rhythm direction by teaming up with Trevor Horn, the eccentric pop producer most famous for his work with Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
With its spoken-word interludes some read by Ian McShane, who'd later become famous playing Al Swearengen, the evil saloonkeeper on Deadwood and reiterations of a single theme, Slave to the Rhythm feels something like an impressionistic autobiography, written in the vocabulary of '80s pop music.
Listeners might never really notice that the album is essentially several remixes of the same song. The final product comes off like a surprisingly epic statement of purpose. Listen on Apple Music. Apple Music Preview. Sign Out. Sign In. Try It Now. The Fashion Show. The Frog and the Princess. Slave to the Rhythm.
The Crossing Ooh the Action Don't Cry, It's Only the Rhythm. Ladies and Gentleman: Miss Grace Jones. Island Life. Warm Leatherette. Living My Life. Jones the Rhythm.
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