Grace Jones‘ 1985 album Slave To The Rhythm will be reissued by Culture Factory next month.
The Trevor Horn produced opus, which largely revolves around variations of the title track, is high on the wish-list of many a fan in terms of deluxe editions but unfortunately this reissue contains no bonus tracks at all, although it does offer impressive vinyl replica/mini-LP CD/paper sleeve packaging.
It is not clear at the present time which version of the album is being reissued. Original pressings contained interview links and some mix/track length variations when compared to later abridged versions. The track listing on the packaging of this set (and ‘Edition Originale’) suggests the former, but you can never be sure!
Despite the label’s claim that “our remastering process brings out the music’s original dynamics and true clarity with low levels of noise”, Culture Factory have a poor reputation when it comes to sound and dynamics – just read this professional assessment of the remastering on their Robert Palmer reissues of a few years back and you’ll see what I mean. Hopefully, things have improved in this area because their packaging is first-class. They produce excellent vinyl replicas, probably the best outside Japan.
The wait continues for a expansive deluxe reissue of Slave To The Rhythm, but until then this will have to do. This reissue is out on 29 June 2015.
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