Grace Jones - "20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection" album review
Check out the below reviews of the Grace Jones album "20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection" with songs like Private Life and Breakdown. This version of the CD was released 21. of October 2003.
Tracklist 20th Century Masters: Millennium CollectionLa Vie En Rose - Private Life - Love Is The Drug - Breakdown - Warm Leatherette - Walking In The Rain - Pull Up To The Bumper - I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango) - Demolition Man - My Jamaican Guy - Nipple To The Bottle (12' Version)
20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection reviews
Not a bad deal
I've found most of the 20th Century Masters entries to be irrelevant, as you can get better greatest hits collections elsewhere. This one, however, is the best and most cost-effective Grace Jones greatest hits of which I know. It's actually a fitting representation of her work. A problem I've had with her music is that, after a short while, it all begins to sound the same. This CD, however, has just the right number of tracks to give you enough for your money, while avoiding burnout. Nice insert graphics, too. All in all, a nice investment.
Track List: La Vie En Rose, Private Life, Love Is The Drug, Breakdown, Warm Leatherette, Walking In The Rain, Pull Up To The Bumper, I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango), Demolition Man, My Jamaican Guy, Nipple To The Bottle (12" mix)
Grace Jones - sanitized and bubblewrapped
The titles included in this CD are indeed a good representation of Grace Jones's work. The 'remastering', however, is not.
Every single track on this compilation has been reworked to dull down Grace's raw, edgy power. It's as though a roomful of suit-and-tie record executives lifted Grace's vocals and laid them across Lawrence Welk arrangements, the result being that everything that makes Grace Jones blow your mind has been comfortably pasteurized for the coffeetable chitchat set.
God forbid Grace should make anyone uncomfortable, or challenge their perceptions in any way. No, let's just turn down the volume and put a nice, safe audio bow on her.
Save your money, buy the original recordings, and pull up to the bumper, baby.
Millenium Series is weak
BUT this one is relatively OK. Still, If you like Grace at all, "Island Life" Gives a more rounded portrait, with early disco tracks and also "Slave to the Rhythm." (Don't get both--too much overlap.)
I personally think that "Private Life: Compass Point Sessions" is a great deal--$15.00 for two CDs of the reggae influenced material. If you like the mood of those tracks, it's worth it.
"Nightclubbing" is also a great place to start. In my opinion, one cannot go wrong with that album, "Warm Leatherette," or "Living My Life"--all solid albums.