Warm Leatherette (album)  

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Warm Leatherette is an album by Grace Jones. It was released in 1980. Warm Leatherette was the first of three albums produced by Chris Blackwell at the Compass Point Studio in The Bahamas. The album included covers of the Normal, the Pretenders, Roxy Music, Smokey Robinson, Tom Petty and Jacques Higelin.

After the commercial success of Nightclubbing Island Records re-released the Warm Leatherette album with new artwork, replacing Jean-Paul Goude's original black-and-white studio portrait with pictures of Grace in performance taken from her groundbreaking 1981/82 tour A One Man Show.

Most current Compact Disc editions include the longer or extended 12" mixes of selected tracks that originally appeared on the so-called "1+1" chrome audio cassette; side one consisting of the regular album and side two of five alternate versions.


Track listing

Side A

  1. "Warm Leatherette" (Daniel Miller) - 4:25 (Cassette/CD - 5:38)
  2. "Private Life" (Chrissie Hynde) - 5:10 (Cassette/CD - 6:19)
  3. "A Rolling Stone" (Deniece Williams, Fritz Baskett, Grace Jones) - 3:30
  4. "Love is the Drug" (Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay) - 7:15 (Cassette/CD - 8:41)

Side B

  1. "The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game" (Smokey Robinson) - 3:50 (Cassette/CD - 6:45)
  2. "Bullshit" (Barry Reynolds) - 5:20
  3. "Breakdown" (Tom Petty) - 5:30
  4. "Pars" (Jacques Higelin) - 4:05 (Cassette/CD - 4:44)


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