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Grace Jones – Living My Life (Portugal 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 25th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

“Living My Life” is a Grace Jones song released as a single in 1983.

The track was originally recorded for the album of the same name, but for unknown reasons (most likely that the pop-oriented record did not fit the overall reggae sound of the album) it did not make the final cut. It received a scarce 1983 release as a UK white label single and was officially released only in Portugal. Jones, however, performed the track on several TV shows. A remixed version was released as the B-side to the UK reissue single of “Love is the Drug” in 1986. This version appears on the 1998 compilation Private Life: The Compass Point Sessions. The original and dub versions are yet to be reissued on CD.

SIDE A:
Living My Life (Long Version) 7:44
Mixed By – John Owen Williams*
Mixed By [Assistance] – Andy LydenStephen Street

SIDE B:
Living My Life (Dub Version) 4:17
Mixed By – Stephen Street

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Island Records ‎– 12 IS 118, Dacapo ‎– 12 IS 118
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Portugal
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, Dub

CREDITS:
Producer – Alex Sadkin, Chris Blackwell

NOTES:
“Dub Version” is exclusive to this 12″

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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32 Responses to “Grace Jones – Living My Life (Portugal 12″)”

  1. Victor Says:

    OMG!!! Love her!! Thank you for sharing this!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Victor 🙂

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  2. Jeff Says:

    INTENSE!!! Man, I wish we could all give you “the wave” like they do at sporting events!! I can see all the people who subscribe to this blog doing it. You certainly deserve it Paul!!! Wow, what a gift!! I just love Grace Jones. I have the Compass Point Sessions, but it’s wonderful that you gave us this exclusive dub version. Paul, you are so important to dance music and vinyl only releases. You really care about the songs, the versions, the mixers and the artists. Of course, the quality issue too!!!! I’m almost speechless, but I just can’t help but moan, as if in climax. This is so generous of you. You are beyond BEYOND AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you so much Jeff you alwys make me smile with your comments i hope you know how much they are appreciated. I felt like i heard a huge OMG! from the entire universe as soon as I hit the post button 🙂

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  3. Dean Says:

    OMG, I love you.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I love you too Dean 🙂

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  4. mothloop Says:

    I feel the same as Jeff up there, if only slightly less emphatic 😉 It’s great to have this one in full quality. I could listen to Ms. Jones’ dubs all day long. Cheers Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Mothloop for all the love and support 🙂

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  5. Omar Says:

    Wow . Thanks Paul for this great single . Excellent choice .

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Omar 🙂

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  6. Todd Says:

    Oh wow! Such a great one this. Keep the Grace Jones coming Paul!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy! Todd 🙂

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  7. Jonathan Says:

    Hi Paul. Many thanks for posting this! I have the W/L and after years of searching I managed to track down this release as well, but the playing quality of the Dub on my copy isn’t great, to say the least. All the dubs from this album were great – shame they’ve yet to make it CD.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jonathan 🙂

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  8. Jermajesty Says:

    A new one on me – thanks Paul, only the sweetest treats on BTG. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    ahh thank you Jermajesty 🙂

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  9. risildowgtn Says:

    Wow *bows*

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Risildowgtn 🙂

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  10. kookoo Says:

    This rip sound amazing. This is an all-time favorite of mine. The video for this track is one of Grace’s best. All the best. Thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks so much Kookoo 🙂

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  11. woz Says:

    Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Woz!

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  12. Stefano Says:

    We like rare 12 inches! Thanks Paul.

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  13. Dirk Says:

    Thank you thank you thank you ! Wonderfull choice as it is one of the obscured records she has from the Compass Point years. I have the 12” (and no connected player) and you did a great job with the sound!!

    (Only a few left from the originals with no proper re-release. Apple S. Nipple Dub.., but all in due time 😉 so i am not asking again, just leaving with a big THANK YOU for this one!

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  14. matt Says:

    Wonderful. Many, Many thanks

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  15. Dave3 Says:

    THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHNATIOHJROIEYE%OIY!!!! The point is, I really appreciate your posting this. Much thanks!

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  16. Tyson Says:

    Yeah, more Grace!!! Thanks, Paul! Not to be a bother, but do you happen to own the remixed version as well? 😉

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  17. Jason Says:

    Thanks Paul. Looking forward to listening to this version. Love Grace.

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  18. h Says:

    thank you so much for this!

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  19. Erwin Says:

    Paul, You’ve made this Grace Jones fan VERY HAPPY! … OK … approaching ESTATIC! 🙂

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  20. Kent Says:

    Thanks Paul. 🙂

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  21. Andrew Says:

    Anyone got a copy at a’sane price’ for sale ?

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