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Grace Jones – A Rolling Stone (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on August 12th, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1980

Side A

“A Rolling Stone” is a 1980 single by Jamaican singer Grace Jones.

The song was recorded on Jones’ 1980 album Warm Leatherette, her first post-disco album, and was released as the first single from the album in the UK. It didn’t garner much attention and was quickly followed by “Love Is the Drug” and “Private Life”. Unlike the majority of the Warm Leatherette album’s material the song wasn’t a cover version but a new composition co-written by Jones herself, Deniece Williams and Fritz Baskett. In the lyrics Jones complains to her lover about something missing in their relationship, which is affection. The 7″ single featured an edited version of “Sinning”, the opening track from the previous disco album Muse as the B-side. The 12″ single included an extended remix of “A Rolling Stone” which was only released in the UK and still remains unreleased on CD.

SIDE A:
A Rolling Stone 5:40
Written-By – D. Williams*, F. Baskett*, G. Jones*

SIDE B:
Sinning 5:07
Written-By – G. Jones*, P. Papadiamondis*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (generic)

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Island Records ‎– 12WIP 6591
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1980
Genre: Funk / Soul, Reggae, Rock
Style: Dub, Disco
Credits: Producer – Alex Sadkin (tracks: A), Chris Blackwell (tracks: A), Tom Moulton (tracks: B)

NOTES:
Side B:  “A TOM MOULTON MIX”

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Side B

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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

PW: burningtheground

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31 Responses to “Grace Jones – A Rolling Stone (UK 12″)”

  1. Jermajesty Says:

    Looking forward to hearing this. Only really know GJ’s more popular stuff, though the Island Life album was on practically non-stop in our house when I was growing up.

    I was amazed to discover Private Life was actually a cover. Interesting original, but Grace delivers it so much better than Crissie Hynde.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Well I really hope that you enjoy this one Jermajesty 🙂 I agree with you about “Private Life” much better than Crissie.

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    Jonathan Reply:

    Even Chrissie Hynde is supposed to have said Grace’s version was how it should have been done

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  2. Tyson Says:

    Wow, you’re awesome Paul. Thank you!! I thought I knew all of Grace’s mixes, but this one eluded me. Saw her last October in NYC, she was amazing!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Tyson! I bet that show was awesome 🙂

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  3. feanor noldorin Says:

    once again, here’s a post on an artist i love, and i’ve never heard of or seen this one! what would we do without you dj paul???? thanks!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Ah thank you Feanor. Such a nice comment 🙂

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  4. JonEthin Says:

    Paul is the MAN!!!!!!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you JonEthin 🙂

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  5. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. Love GJ. Do u by any chance have the 7″ mix of My Jamaican Guy as well as the Ext. mix of Living My Life ?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Omar I’ve got the “Living My Life” 12 and unless that 7″ mix of “My Jamaican Guy” is on a 12″ I don’t have it.

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    Dirk Reply:

    The 7” of My Jamaican Guy is not so special. I have it and the version is a cut’n’paste of the longer full mix and the J.A.Guy-dub. Maybe that is still on the internet somewhere to ..uhm listen to. I found it that way.

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  6. Sergio Says:

    Many thanks Paul.now it’s only missing the Living My Life 12″ from Portugal.

    Best,

    Sergiø

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I’ll post it when I get ready Sergio.

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    Jonathan Reply:

    With the exclusive Dub. Looking forward to that as my copy is less than mint!

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    Dirk Reply:

    Hear hear.

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  7. miran0019 Says:

    Just wanted to express my thanks for all of the wonderful music you’ve been posting on your website for the past few years – especially Grace Jones!!! She’s one of the best. If your blog only posted Grace Jones, I’d be okay with that. But luckily you have other great music too. So happy to learn that she’s back in the studio now working on a new album . . .

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Miran0019 you are very kind. Very exciting that Grace is in the studio 🙂

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  8. Stefano Says:

    Great post! I like rare 12 inches.
    Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Stefano 🙂

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  9. Jonathan Says:

    Great post. It took me a long time to track down a copy of this – the only extended mix from Warm Leatherette I didn’t have. It meant I could finally burn my own CD of the album with all the long versions.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Jonathan 🙂

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  10. Dean Says:

    Thank you, thank you! This is apparently NOT the album version of “…Rolling Stone,” and I don’t know that I’ve seen it anywhere else. You never disappoint 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Correct Dean it is an “Extended Version” 🙂

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  11. Nathan Says:

    What a nice treat DJ Paul T, I just got out of the hospital today (Aug 12), so something nice to listen to, always been a big Grace Jones fan. I hope you get around to re-upping your Nipple To The Bottle Germany 12,” the UK Musclemix, the UK 12″ Pull Up To The Bumper (Remix), and ALL of your Grace Jones for that matter. She’s definitely one of a kind!

    Did you not keep backups of your posts before the file hosts closed down, or are you only going to re-up old posts after they have gotten re-ripped using the new equipment, and getting the special new DJ Paul T treatment to hold true to your audiophile standards?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Nathan hope you are feeling better after your hospital stay. Most of the Grace Jones links are working I think there is only a couple that are not. Yes I did keep backups of the old files but most were ripped with my older equipment so I would like to upgrade them at some point when I get extra time 🙂

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    Nathan Reply:

    Aah yes. Every Master of a craft has their method, it is a “curse” of the creative mind. You are not content for mediocrity. I understand that totally.

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  12. Vermillion Says:

    Yet another vinyl-only Grace treat! The famed original cassette version of the Warm Leatherette featured long versions of all tracks except this one, so the long version of this was unique to the UK 12″. It’s a strange choice of first single, given that it’s not very indicative of Grace’s ‘new’ style of music for the Compass Point albums, but still nice to have. Thanks Paul!

    By the way, do you have the Steven Stanley remix of Cry Now, Laugh Later? It’s quite different from the original and appeared on the UK 12″ of My Jamaican Guy (and I think was a US 12″ single in its own right)?

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  13. Andrew Says:

    Please don’t tell us of ‘exclusive Edit of Sinning’ if it’s not in “the Post”. It’s torture aaaaaaaargh ! LOL
    Gr8 post any who (re-up with the 7 Inch track hmm?).xXx

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  14. Dirk Says:

    Thank you for all those maxi’s i have been looking for for ages ! As a Grace jones Lover ever since Love is the drug i have been browsing fleemarkets, shops and the internet. You really got the hottest collection with many finds i did not find on vinyl, let alone cd. Again, thank you.

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  15. Jason Says:

    Thanks Paul. Looking forward to hearing this.

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