Fame (album)

Fame (album)
Fame
Studio album by Grace Jones
Released July 14, 1978 .[1]
Recorded 1977-1978
Genre Disco, pop
Label Island
Producer Tom Moulton
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Grace Jones chronology
Portfolio
1977
Fame
1978
Muse
1979
Singles from Fame
  1. "Autumn Leaves"
    Released: 1978
  2. "Do or Die"
    Released: 1978
  3. "Fame"
    Released: 1978
  4. "Am I Ever Gonna Fall in Love in New York City"
    Released: 1978

Fame is the second studio album by Grace Jones. It was released in 1978. Just like on her debut album, Portfolio, side A is a continuous Tom Moulton-disco medley, with a total running time of 18:47. As Portfolio opened with "La Vie en rose", side B on "Fame" also opens with a French language cover, Jacques Prévert's "Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes)".

The Canadian edition of the original vinyl album included another French language track, "Comme Un Oiseau Qui S'envole", which, in most other territories, was issued as the B-side of the single "Do or Die". In Italy, the song "Anema E Core" was included on the album.

The album was a hit on the American dance scene, rocketing into the top 10 on the dance charts. The "Do or Die"/"Pride"/"Fame" side reached #3 on the U.S. Billboard dance club play chart.

Contents

Track listing

Side A

  1. "Do Or Die" (Jack Robinson, James Bolden) - 6:47
  2. "Pride" (Jack Robinson, James Bolden) - 6:23
  3. "Fame" (Jack Robinson, Gil Slavin) - 5:37
    • Non-stop medley: total time - 18:47

Side B

  1. "Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes)" (Jacques Prévert, Johnny Mercer, Joseph Kosma) - 7:02
  2. "All on a Summers Night" (Jack Robinson, James Bolden) - 4:17
  3. "Am I Ever Gonna Fall in Love in New York City" (Jack Robinson, Vivienne Savoie Robinson, James Bolden) - 5:28
  4. "Below the Belt (La Vieille Fille)" (Grace Jones, Pierre Papadiamondis) - 4:43
    • "Anema E Core" (Tito Manlio, Salve D’Esposito) - 3:58
      This track was issued only on the Italian pressing of Fame, replacing the final track.
    • "Comme un oiseau qui s'envole" (J. C. Cosson, Gil Slvain) - 4:30
      This track was issued only on the Canadian pressing, replacing "All on a Summers Night", and on the Japanese pressing, replacing "Below the Belt".

Release history

LP:

  • Island ILPS 9525
  • Italian 12" vinyl album by Island Records on ILPS I9525 with alternative track listing

CD:

  • A limited CD edition (catalog number 550 132-2) was issued in Germany and Australia by PolyGram's (now Universal Music) midprice label Karussell/Spectrum in 1993.
  • Gold Legion will release this album on CD in November, 2011. Remastered with no bonus tracks.

Personnel

Production

  • Tom Moulton - producer, for Beam Junction Productions
  • John Davis - arranger
  • A Tom Moulton Mix
  • Recorded and mixed at Sigma Sound Studios, Phila., PA
  • Don Renaldo - strings, horns
  • Arthur Stoppe - recording and mixing engineer
  • Darrell Rogers - recording and mixing assistant
  • José Rodriguez - mastering at Sterling Sound Studios, N.Y.
  • Richard Bernstein - design, illustration
  • Francis Ing - photographer
  • Sonia Moskewitz - photographer
  • Neil Terk - art direction
  • Dedicated with love to a true Artist, Jean-Paul Goude - GRACE

Singles

Charts

Chart (1978) Peak
position
Sweden 22

References


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