The Universal Masters Collection (Grace Jones album)

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The Universal Masters Collection
Compilation album by Grace Jones
Released December 2, 2003
Recorded 1977-1982
Genre Reggae, soul, new wave
Label Universal
Grace Jones chronology
20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Grace Jones
The Universal Masters Collection
The Collection
Alternative Cover
2006 Colour Collection re-release
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

The Universal Masters Collection is a mid-price compilation of recordings by Grace Jones, first released by Universal Music in 2003.


With the exception of "La Vie en rose" from the 1977 album Portfolio, the thirteen track package focuses on material from Jones' Compass Point trilogy: Warm Leatherette (1980), Nightclubbing (1981), and Living My Life (1982). Included in the booklet is an essay by Daryl Easlea, which incorrectly states Jones' birth year.[2]

The album has been later re-released a number of times by Universal with the same track listing, but alternative cover arts and new titles. 2005 saw the release of Best 1200 on the Japanese market. Colour Collection, released in 2006, used Living My Life picture on its cover, while German pressing Star-Club präsentiert Grace Jones (2008) recycled the Nightclubbing cover art. In 2008 the album was re-issued as Classic Grace Jones.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Private Life" - 5:10
  2. "Inspiration" - 4:34
  3. "Warm Leatherette" - 4:25
  4. "Pull Up to the Bumper" - 4:30
  5. "Love Is the Drug" - 7:15
  6. "Nightclubbing" - 5:05
  7. "Nipple to the Bottle" - 5:55
  8. "Breakdown" - 5:30
  9. "Demolition Man" - 4:00
  10. "La Vie en rose" - 7:27
  11. "My Jamaican Guy" - 6:00
  12. "Walking in the Rain" - 4:18
  13. "I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)" - 4:28

Release history[edit]

Region Year Name Format(s) Label
Worldwide 2003 The Universal Masters Collection CD Universal
Japan 2005 Best 1200
Worldwide 2006 Colour Collection
Germany 2008 Star-Club präsentiert Grace Jones
Worldwide Classic Grace Jones CD, Download Universal, Spectrum


  1. ^ Andy Kellman. "Universal Masters Collection - Grace Jones". Retrieved 2007-06-25. 
  2. ^ "Images for Grace Jones - Classic Grace Jones - The Universal Masters Collection". Retrieved 2012-04-30. 

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