New Grace Jones Album To Feature Brian Eno, Tricky

This simple but creeptacular video is a promo for Grace Jones’s album Hurricane, to be released in October 2008.

Co-produced by Jones with Ivor Guest, the eight-track set will also feature contributions by long-time collaborators Sly and Robbie, Brian Eno, Wally Badarou, Tricky, Uzziah ‘Sticky’ Thompson, Mikey ‘Mao’ Chung, Barry Reynolds, John Justin, Martin Slattery, Philip Sheppard, Paulo Goude, Robert Logan, Don-E and Tony Allen, with recording engineering duties by Cameron ‘Engine’ Craig.

Having recorded two albums in the ’90s that have yet to see a release to this day, Hurricane marks Jones’s first new effort since 1989’s Bulletproof Heart. Jones recently premiered some of the album when she made an appearance at Massive Attack’s Meltdown concert series in London on June 19, and will headline the upcoming Secret Garden Party Festival in Huntingdon, in the UK on Saturday July 26.

Tracks:

  • Corporate Cannibal
  • The Key To Funky
  • Hurricane
  • Devil In My Life
  • This Is Life
  • Love You To Life
  • William’s Blood
  • Keeping Up With The Jones

via exclaim.ca

19 thoughts on “New Grace Jones Album To Feature Brian Eno, Tricky

  1. Really have no discernible clue as to why Grace Jones would put out another project. Did she need the money? Did she have some divine inspiration? Is it an ego-related issue that she needs fulfillment on some level? I can’t get any sort of ‘yeah!’ going here, just questions.

    What does she think she is bringing to an audience? What is there that needs to be said via Eno? Seems like an instance of pushing the river here.
    Hard to figure.

  2. grfx303 –

    Maybe Jones just isn’t dead yet, and still thinks that she can be relevant.

    You may not like her work, but there’s a lot of dance music fans (especially gay men) that would disagree.

    Also – I really like this video – it takes a simple effect that’s available in iMovie and exploits it really effectively.

  3. Never mind the fact that the “man eating machine” is from a Break Beat Era track from about 6-8 years ago.

  4. grfx303, you should clean up your ears and listen to “Nightclubbing”. Maybe you weren’t born then, but you should know that that album defined a whole new genre of music, the turning moment when dub and US dance music fused. 25 years later, it hasn’t aged one bit. Plus, Grace Jones has a real, true, sincere PERSONALITY, something that can’t be said about today’s heirs to what she and Sly and Robbie started. Oh, and if you wake up, listen to “Fame” as well. And I’m not even gay.

  5. Frankly I don’t know why people continue to diss miss Jones. She is a legend, and miles ahead of what most pop artists are doing, and that is just her work from the 80’s…perhaps it is because she is a strong black female who doesn’t give a shit what small minded people think…

    If she was just more docile and lighter like Halle Berry then maybe you would find her acceptable…and by the way, ‘Slave to the Rhythm’ is simply one of the best dance records ever made.

    J

  6. HELLO MISS GRACE JONES IS BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER AND WE EXPECTED NOTHING LESS THAN THAT FROM HER. SHE STARTED IT ALL. THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER. SO AHEAD OF EVERYONE ELSE BY FAR.. YOU PEOPLE WHO DONT KNOW OF HER NEED TO DO SOME HOMEWORK. BRING IT ON GRACE.. I HOPE SHE WILL TOUR THE US AT SOME POINT.

  7. Umm to all of you who don’t get it; Grace Jones is the end all be all. I have her albums on cd and vinyl. In fact now is a perfect time for her to put out another project. Like her time in the 70’s and 80’s, there is a huge underground fan base growing, especially among black artists and “blipsters”. She is very relevant because of the futurism in her music and image. And no she won’t die, black doesn’t crack, darlings.

  8. This video is awesome!!!!!!!!! This is the grace i know. So ahead of the mark and to think she in her 60’s now. Just amazing how the creative spirit can still rise just when you thought it was over.

  9. ESTOY FELIZ..POR EL REGRESO A LA ESCENA MUSICAL DE GRACE JONES….=))¡¡¡ESPERANDO ANSIOSO EL NUEVO ALBUM DE ESTUDIO” HURRICANE” SOY UN GRAN FAN DE GRACE JONES…DISFRUTO Y BAILO CON SU MUSICA…ASI QUE ESTE REGRESO LO HE ESTADO ESPERANDO MUCHO ..MUCHO TIEMPO..ELLA NUNCA SE RETIRO DEL TODO BASTA RECORDAR SUS SENCILLOS PUBLICADOS DESDE 1990 HASTA EL 2004 POR EJ:2SEX DRIVE”(1993)LOVE BITES(1998)LET YOU AND INNOCENCE PREVAIL,TOYS SOUNDTRACK(1992)7DAY WEEKEND,BOOMERANG SOUNDTRACK(1992)EVILMANIA(1996)STORM(1998)THE AVENGRES SOUNDTRACK..LA NUEVA VERSION DE PULL UP TO THE BUMPER CON FUNKSTAR DE LUXE..LIBERTANGO CON DJ HELL(2004)..GRACE JONES BIEMBENIDA=))¡¡A TODOS LOS QUE DE VERDAD LES GUSTA GRACE JONES LA MUSICA SOUL Y DISCO(1975-1980) LES DEJO MI MAIL:[email protected] DESDE CORDOBA ciudad ARGENTINA=))

  10. Since all 80’s culture has suddenly become ‘relevant’ again, then it is
    also relevant to give praise to the ultimate underground diva.
    Nightclubbing is one of the greatest albums of all time, and must be
    recognized. Besides, Grace is a REAL diva in a world of fakes, and
    having her on ‘the scene’ may help erase the imposters (Lily Allen,
    I’m looking at you!) Go Grace Go! (and expect a Dead Panda dub of
    some Grace, I’ll post natch…)

  11. Grace Jones is an icon because she dared to create and be art all at the same time. She is relevant because she had the to nerve to create music that was so far beyond the pale of what many of her contempories could even imagine less known perform. She will never be forgotten and I believe "sister girl" still has much to say and to present to her diversified audiences all over the world. Represent it Grace!!

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