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Grace Jones – On Your Knees (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 30th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979

BTG DISCO CLASSIC REQUEST

“On Your Knees” is a 1979 single by a Jamaican singer Grace Jones.

The song was the first and in most parts of the world the only single release from Grace Jones’ third album Muse (1979). In most territories it was credited as a double A-side with “Don’t Mess with the Messer”. The 7″ single featured edited versions of both tracks while the 12″ included a very slightly different mix of “On Your Knees” and an extended remix of “Don’t Mess with the Messer”. None of these mixes and edits have been re-issued on CD. Originally released in the year of the so-called anti-disco backlash. The single was ignored by the record-buying public and left no impact on music charts.

The record cover artwork, designed by Richard Bevistein, was featured in Michael Ochs’ 1996 book 1000 Record Covers.

SIDE A:
On Your Knees (Tom Moulton Mix) 6:30
Arranged By – Thor Bauldursson*
Written-By – D.C. LaRueJ. Corbetta*

SIDE B:
Don’t Mess With The Messer (Tom Moulton Mix) 6:27
Arranged By – John Davis (5)
Written-By – G. Jones*, P. Papadiamandis*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1979 On Your Knees U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #28

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Island Records – DISD 8869
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1979
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco
Credits: Mastered By – Jose Rodriguez*
Producer, Mixed By – Tom Moulton

NOTES:
Mastered at Sterling Sound.
From the Island Records LP “MUSE”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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47 Responses to “Grace Jones – On Your Knees (US 12″)”

  1. woz Says:

    Before I followed this blog I maybe knew a handful of Grace’s songs, and now I have this collection…this huge collection of killer 12″ers to listen to! 8)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Woz!

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  2. Ryan Clark Says:

    Yay! More Grace! Thank you!!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ryan!

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  3. antbee Says:

    Thanks for the Grace in your Face!, Paul! Love her to infinity!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Antbee you are so very welcome.

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  4. antbee Says:

    I see you’re hosting your own downloads now, Paul. I hope that continues to work well for you/us, until you find another alternative that is less costly to you.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Antbee. I think it’s gonna work out great 🙂

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  5. Matracas Says:

    I remember a Grace Jones appearance on Mexican TV somewhere in 1981; I did not know who she was but I knew I would never forget that woman in mens shoulder pads and flat top hair. I also will never forget that this was one of the songs she sang because midway through the song she yells at her dancers “Incate” which in spanish means “on your knees”. My father and I laughed about that for weeks/months and whenever we remembered we would shout at one another “Incate”.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Great story Matracas thanks for sharing it with us 🙂

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  6. Con Says:

    Hey Paul

    Having trouble downloading in both mp3 and Flac.

    When I click on a download button all I get is computer-ese like this:

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    HELP!!!

    Cheers

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Con I don’t really know what to tell you. Everything is working on my end and nobody else has had trouble that I know of. Wish I could be more help.

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    VanceMan Reply:

    I’m having that issue when I use Safari; I then switched to Chrome and it worked as it should.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    VanceMan thank you for letting me know. Not really sure if i can fix that problem. But I am glad to know there is a work around.

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    Con Reply:

    Paul

    Used Firefox and all was OK. Must be something between you and Safari ha ha.

    Con

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  7. Marc Says:

    WOW thanks for that! Would be coool if you could post the 12″ Singles of “Fame” and “Am I Ever Gonna Fall In Love In New York City” and “Do Or Die” later on 🙂

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    Marc Reply:

    would be soooooooo cooool!

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    RBG Reply:

    I love that version of “Fame” and it ends cold unlike the album version that fades. But isn’t this a really super rare promotional only 12″?

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    Marc Reply:

    It has a Cold End? WOW i would die to hear that!

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  8. Patrick Says:

    i can not download all i get is this;

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    What browser are you using? What country are you in? I have used Chrome, IE and Firefox and all download perfectly for me.

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  9. jbird Says:

    Thanks so much for this one, Paul! Here’s hoping you get around to “Do Or Die,” etc. With fingers crossed…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Jbird 🙂

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  10. George E. Says:

    THANK YOU SOOOO VERY MUCH! (Are we gonna be treated the 7” edits, too? Anticipating the “Do Or Die” 12”, too with unique B-side “Comme Un Oisau Qui S’Envole”. Thanks again, Paul.

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    Marc Reply:

    I have those 7″ edits – give me a note

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  11. Patrick Hannan Says:

    Sorry working fine now, Firefox did the trick

    Thanks Patrick

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Glad you got it working. Which browser gave you the trouble?

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    Patrick Reply:

    Hi, Paul,

    It is “Safari”

    Patrick

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Patrick thank you for letting me know.

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  12. Adam Says:

    DjPaulT – FAN–TASTIC – I LOVE U – MORE LIKE THIS PLZ –

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I’ll see what I can do Adam 🙂

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  13. Tyson Says:

    Thanks Paul, the irony is that my cd of Muse arrived today too. It’s a Grace Jones overdose!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Very cool Tyson 🙂

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  14. Kevin Says:

    Thanks for yet more Grace Jones! The “Slave to The Rhythm” album was the one that hooked me initially.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Kevin. Slave hooked me as well 🙂

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  15. Stephen Gilham Says:

    Dearest Paul,

    Many many thanks for putting this on here. As promised I shall be making another donation at the end of the week.

    Keep up the good work as it really is appreciated by us who are fed up with record companies not delivering especially on re-issues and remix packages.

    Many thanks again,

    Kindest regards

    Stephen Gilham.

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  16. Drake Says:

    Thanks Paul!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Drake!

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  17. DJ Bryann Says:

    do you happen to have the 12″ version of Giant Steps – Into You?, more power to you DJ Paul

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  18. RBG Says:

    Paul, you have done some great work on all these Grace Jones 12″ singles. Many 12″ not only have mixes that have never been issued to CD, But in addition many of them have bonus tracks not featured on the Vinyl LP or the CD reissue. Muse was finally recently released on CD but had no bonus tracks. I know that Island is supposed to put out another 2 CD set that has some of the correct original 12″ remixes as well as B-sides. But since they messed up completely on the 2xCD The Compass Point Sessions. I won’t hold my breath on this new project if it ever comes out. So these real proper vinyl transfers are very appreciated. I don’t know who’s requesting them, but they must know of this problem.

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    Stephen Gilham Reply:

    The record companies (Island Def Jam and Universal), never seem to get it right. They seem to release compilations with material that most people already own. As you can see, Jason has stated that Gold Legion who released Fame and Muse onto CD recently were denied the rights to have the 12″ Versions on the discs. Thank goodness for Paul.

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  19. Adam Says:

    Hi,
    Just wondered if any of your ‘reader’s’ Paul, has any Island ‘tapes’ from there original release. A friend of mine has, and he said the reason why the whole album was on Side 1, and Side 2 was blank – was so you could ‘record’ your 12” singles onto that side ! A very ‘relaxed attitude’ eh! I only mention ‘cos not very long ago (it was all over the NEWS) that technically ‘taping/recording/copying’ your CD’s to a hard drive/player etc wasn’t Legal either. You are supposed to BUY the mp3 As well – LOL – How many people in the world have done that?

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  20. Spring Says:

    What a great surprise! Thanks a lot dear Paul!!!

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  21. Jason Says:

    Thanks for this Paul.

    The album has been remastered and re-released by Gold Legion. I contacted them to ask why they hadn’t included the 12″ versions (as often happens with re-releases) and they replied that they had been denied the rights! The majors are such idiots sometimes.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Jason. That is exactlt why I do what I do on BTG.

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  22. Conner Says:

    Very cool. Thank you.

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  23. Dean Says:

    Thank you so much for this, and all of the Moulton-era singles. The only one I’m aware of that you don’t seem to have posted here is the 12″ “Autumn Leaves” single, which is different to the album version (maybe just an edit? not sure), backed with “Anema E Core.” Do you happen to have that one stashed away somewhere?

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