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Grace Jones – Party Girl (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 14th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

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“Party Girl” is a single by Grace Jones released in 1986.

“Party Girl” blends pop and funk music, with an addition of Caribbean sound to it. It was released as the second single from Inside Story, an album Grace co-wrote and co-produced along with Nile Rodgers, in December 1986 in Europe and 1987 in the United States. The song was remixed by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero for single release.

The song made little impact on music charts, however, it became a top 20 dance hit in the US.

SIDE A:
Party Girl (Extended Remix) 7:22

SIDE B:
Party Girl (Dub Version) 5:00
Party Girl (7″ Edit) 3:35

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Party Girl U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #19

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Manhattan Records ‎– V-56050
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Electro, Downtempo, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Jackie Murphy
Photography By – Greg Gorman
Producer – Grace Jones, Nile Rodgers
Producer [Additional Production], Mixed By [Mix] – Steve Thompson And Michael Barbiero*
Written-By – B. Woolley*, G. Jones*

NOTES:
From the album Grace Jones: “Inside Story”.
Mastered at Sterling.
Designed @ Koppel & Scher.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
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 Removal: Manual
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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Password: burningtheground

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20 Responses to “Grace Jones – Party Girl (US 12″)”

  1. Todd Says:

    Thank you Paul! Anytime you post Grace Jones is a good day 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Todd 🙂

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  2. Jeff Says:

    Man, how I adore your Grace Jones postings Paul. I mean, like Madonna, Ms. Grace Jones is a trailblazer with many artists stealing her style. I have to get her memoir because I find her so amazing and tantalizing and extremely captivating. Your site has done so much of her discography justice. Thanks again for this single and, please, more Grace whenever you can!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re most welcome Jeff 🙂

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  3. miran0019 Says:

    Thanks very much, Paul. Can never get enough Grace. Seriously, I mean never. Ever. She’s the best.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome miran0019. I do still have more to post 🙂

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    miran0019 Reply:

    Woo hoo!

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  4. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. I also liked Victor Should’ve Been A Jazz Musician .

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar I have that one too 🙂

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  5. Donald Says:

    Thank you so much, Paul! Your rip sounds fantastic and brings back some wonderful memories.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Donald. Enjoy! 🙂

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  6. Dishy Says:

    Thank you Paul! This was such an amazing album – I love it from start to finish -it’s a masterpiece – it truly deserves an expanded edition! VERY UNDERRATED!

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    Dirk Reply:

    It is such a shame that her song about White Collar Crime is neglected by most when speaking about her discography. Ever wonder why some of her personal bizznizz difficulties came after releasing that one? She is one in a few to really point things out about the industry.
    (Corporate cannibal, too, great track perfectly executed, superb video.(But by now she is accepted in the game, has enough friends among the suits? Rewatch worthy anyway!)

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    Dishy Reply:

    Dirk! (Diggler!) – Miss Jones’ personal buzzing difficulties came from day one – she is a very difficult performer, promoter etc. She is MASSIVELY talented – she just never wanted to play THE GAME! To make a record work – especially back in the day – you needed to go out and promote – have you ever waited 3 hours to see her? It’s a little ridiculous – but it became her persona. I personally think she is one of the all time greats! Cheers to Grace! XO

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    Dirk Reply:

    Setting fire on stage is something not a lot of acts can write on their conto. Hardrockers, yes, punks and oys, yes, but a woman at shall I say 70..?
    Warm leatherette turned very hot, ha! She rocked on though, laughed my s off.
    Right from the start, someone forgot to prepare the cymbals and no sound came out of them, and GJ handled it perfectly, well almost.

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  7. Vermillion Says:

    Thanks for this Paul. It’s not one of Grace’s better singles, but the remixes are quite nice.

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  8. Jasons2 Says:

    Thank you very much Paul.

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  9. Dirk Says:

    Glad I came back to check 🙂 as Grace usually makes my day okay.
    You’re rip sounds better than my rip from my own vinyl, too.
    You seem to have uncovered bass where there was little to begin with.
    (Hope you’re on a grace-train rolling and rolling..want suggestions?-)

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    Dishy Reply:

    I hear Grace is working on a great new release now! She is hilarious! I hope you get to have a drink with her!

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  10. Pavwo Says:

    Thank you so much for this. I think those mixes are not available on CD, not to mension digital form. The extended mix is even better than album version. Oh, and the quality is superb! Thank you! Keep on doing what you do!

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