- Living My Life (album)
Living My Life Studio album by Grace Jones Released 7 November 1982 Recorded 1982 Genre Reggae, Dance, Soul, New Wave Length 37:32 Label Island Producer Chris Blackwell, Alex Sadkin, Grace Jones chronology Nightclubbing
Living My Life
Slave to the Rhythm
Singles from Living My Life Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Allmusic  Robert Christgau (B+) Rolling Stone 
Living My Life is the sixth album by Grace Jones, released in 1982. It was the last of three albums she recorded at Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas. This time around, Jones wrote or co-wrote every track on the album except for one, "The Apple Stretching", which was originally written by Melvin Van Peebles and used in the Broadway show "Waltz of the Stork".
The album reached number #15 on the UK Album Chart in November 1982. In 1983 one report by Leo Sacks from Billboard magazine inform that the album suprassed 400,000 mark worldwide.
The title track "Living My Life" was ultimately left off the album. It received a scarce 1983 release as a UK white label single and was only officially released in Portugal. Jones, however, performed the track on several TV shows and it was also included in her concert video, A One Man Show. It was later issued as the B-side of the 1986 UK re-release of "Love Is the Drug", which became a UK top 40 hit.
Further outtakes included the track "Man Around the House" (written by Jones and Barry Reynolds), and a cover of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire". Both tracks were released on the 1998 compilation "Private Life: The Compass Point Sessions".
- "My Jamaican Guy" (Grace Jones) – 6:00
- "Nipple to the Bottle" (Grace Jones, Sly Dunbar) – 5:55
- "The Apple Stretching" (Melvin Van Peebles) – 7:08
- "Everybody Hold Still" (Grace Jones, Barry Reynolds) – 3:10
- "Cry Now, Laugh Later" (Grace Jones, Barry Reynolds) – 5:00
- "Inspiration" (Grace Jones, Barry Reynolds) – 4:35
- "Unlimited Capacity for Love" (Grace Jones, Barry Reynolds) – 5:45
- Benji Armbrister – Assistant Engineer
- Wally Badarou – Keyboards
- Chris Blackwell – Producer
- Michael Brauer – Mixing
- Mikey Chung – Guitar
- Sly Dunbar – Drums, Syndrum
- Jean-Paul Goude – Design, Photography
- Ted Jensen – Mastering
- Grace Jones – Vocals
- Rob O'Connor – Design
- Barry Reynolds – Guitar
- Trevor Rogers – Photography
- Alex Sadkin – Organ (Hand), Producer, Engineer, Mixing
- Robbie Shakespeare – Guitar (Bass)
- Steven Stanley – Engineer, Mixing
- Uziah "Sticky" Thompson – Percussion
Year Chart Position 1982 Billboard Black Albums 19 Billboard Pop Albums 86 Sweden 7 Norway 13 Dutch top 40 13 UK Charts 15
Year Single Chart Position 1982 "My Jamaican Guy" UK Charts 56 "Nipple to the Bottle" Billboard Black Singles 17 Billboard Club Play 2 Netherlands 7 "Cry Now, Laugh Later" Billboard Black Singles 64 Billboard Club Play 33
- ^ Allmusic review
- ^ Robert Christgau review
- ^ Rolling Stone review
- ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=oSQEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PT49&dq=billboard+grace+jones+warm+leatherette&hl=pt-BR&ei=DQ-RTeuFI4bZgQeU9pAZ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CDwQ6AEwBTgK#v=onepage&q&f=false
- ^ http://swedishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Grace+Jones&titel=Living+My+Life&cat=a
- ^ http://norwegiancharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Grace+Jones&titel=Living+My+Life&cat=a
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