Hurricane (Grace Jones album)

Grace Jones album

Hurricane is the tenth studio album by Jamaican singer Grace Jones. It was released on November 3, 2008. Hurricane was her first album of new songs in nineteen years.

Hurricane
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 3, 2008
Recorded2004-2007
Genre
Length48:40
Label
Producer
Grace Jones chronology
The Ultimate Collection
(2006)
Hurricane
(2008)
Disco
(2015)
Singles from Hurricane
  1. "Corporate Cannibal"
    Released: August 24, 2008
  2. "Williams' Blood"
    Released: December 8, 2008
  3. "Well Well Well"
    Released: 2009
  4. "Love You to Life"
    Released: May 3, 2010

InformationEdit

Grace Jones' previous album, Bulletproof Heart, was released in 1989. She tried to make several new albums in the 1990s but they were never released. Jones decided "never to do an album again".[1]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic72/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [3]
BBC MusicFavourable[4]
The Guardian     [5]
Los Angeles Times    [6]
NME          [7]
The Observer     [8]
Pitchfork          [9]
Record Collector    [10]
Slant Magazine     [11]
Spin          [12]
The Village VoiceFavourable[13]

Track listingEdit

Original releaseEdit

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "This Is"  Grace Jones, Mark van Eyck 5:35
2. "Williams' Blood"  Grace Jones, Lisa Coleman, Wendy Melvoin 5:57
3. "Corporate Cannibal"  Grace Jones, Adam Green, Ivor Guest, Mark van Eyck 5:54
4. "I'm Crying (Mother's Tears)"  Grace Jones, Ivor Guest 4:31
5. "Well Well Well"  Grace Jones, Barry Reynolds 3:51
6. "Hurricane"  Grace Jones, Tricky 6:33
7. "Love You to Life"  Grace Jones, Mark van Eyck, Bruce Woolley 5:20
8. "Sunset Sunrise"  Grace Jones, Paulo Goude, Bruce Woolley 5:11
9. "Devil in My Life"  Grace Jones, Ivor Guest, Leopold Ross, Mark van Eyck 5:48

Hurricane – DubEdit

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "This Is Dub"  Grace Jones, Mark van Eyck 4:35
2. "Williams Dub"  Grace Jones, Lisa Coleman, Wendy Melvoin 5:40
3. "Cannibal Dub"  Grace Jones, Adam Green, Ivor Guest, Mark van Eyck 5:16
4. "Well Well Well Dub"  Grace Jones, Barry Reynolds 4:10
5. "Crying Dub"  Grace Jones, Ivor Guest 4:58
6. "Hurricane Dub"  Grace Jones, Tricky 5:20
7. "Love You to Life Dub"  Grace Jones, Mark van Eyck, Bruce Woolley 5:20
8. "Sunset Dub"  Grace Jones, Paulo Goude, Bruce Woolley 4:45
9. "Devil Dub"  Grace Jones, Ivor Guest, Leopold Ross, Mark van Eyck 5:17
10. "Hell Dub"  Grace Jones, Ivor Guest 5:04

PersonnelEdit

CompaniesEdit

Phonographic Copyright (p) – PIAS / Wall Of Sound Ltd.[14]
Copyright (c) – Bloodlight Inc.
Recorded at – Exponential studios
Recorded at - Microcosm studios
Recorded at – 2 Kilohertz
Recorded at – Matrix studios, London
Mixed at – Strongroom (a division of Air Studios (Lyndhurst) Ltd.)
Mixed at – Microcosm studios
Mastered at – Gateway Mastering

Album notesEdit

"Well Well Well is dedicated to the memory of Alex Sadkin
The album is dedicated to the memory of my dad, Bishop Robert W. Jones" [15]

Chart performanceEdit

Chart Peak
position
Austria[16] 23
Belgium (Flanders)[17] 14
Belgium (Wallonia)[18] 54
France[19] 36
Germany[20] 19
Italy[21] 40
Netherlands[22] 63
New Zealand[23] 37
Sweden[24] 34
Switzerland[25] 28
United Kingdom[26] 42
United States (Top Electronic Albums)[27] 20

Release historyEdit

Region Year Format(s) Label
Europe 3 November 2008 CD, digital download Wall of Sound, PIAS
Argentina 14 April 2009 CD
United Kingdom 2010 LP The Vinyl Factory
United States 6 September 2011 CD, digital download Wall of Sound, PIAS

ReferencesEdit

  1. Michael Osborn (2008-11-26). "An audience with Grace Jones". BBC News Online.
  2. "Hurricane by Grace Jones" – via www.metacritic.com.
  3. "Hurricane - Grace Jones". www.allmusic.com.
  4. Susie Goldring. "Review of Grace Jones - Hurricane". www.bbc.co.uk.
  5. Alexis Petridis (2008-10-23). "CD: Grace Jones: Hurricane". London: www.guardian.co.uk.
  6. Evelyn McDonnell (2011-09-05). "Album review: Grace Jones' 'Hurricane'". latimes.com.
  7. Anthony Thornton. "NME Album Reviews - Grace Jones". www.guardian.co.uk.
  8. Chris Campion (2008-11-09). "CD: R&B review, Grace Jones, Hurricane". The Observer. London: www.guardian.co.uk.
  9. Joshua Klein. "Pitchfork Album Review: Grace Jones, Hurricane". pitchfork.com.
  10. Kris Needs. "Original queen of the divas unleashes full force comeback". recordcollectormag.com.
  11. Eric Henderson. "Grace Jones: Hurricane". www.slantmagazine.com.
  12. Josh Wimmer. "Grace Jones, 'Hurricane' (Wall of Sound)". www.spin.com.
  13. Barry Walters. "Grace Jones's Hurricane Pays Self-Tribute to an Icon". www.villagevoice.com. Archived from the original on 2014-12-25. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  14. Discogs - Hurricane (949.2050.020)
  15. Discogs - Hurricane (WOS050CD)
  16. "Discographie Grace Jones" (in German). austriancharts.at.
  17. "Discografie Grace Jones" (in Dutch). www.ultratop.be.
  18. "Discographie Grace Jones" (in French). www.ultratop.be.
  19. "Discographie Grace Jones" (in French). Lescharts.com.
  20. "Suche nach "grace jones"" (in German). www.charts.de.
  21. "FIMI - Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana - Classifiche" (in Italian). www.fimi.it. Archived from the original on 2012-02-23. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  22. "Discografie Grace Jones" (in Dutch). www.dutchcharts.nl.
  23. "Discography Grace Jones". charts.org.nz. Archived from the original on 2012-10-23. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  24. "Discography Grace Jones". swedishcharts.com.
  25. "Grace Jones" (in German). hitparade.ch.
  26. "The Official Charts Company - Hurricane by Grace Jones Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013.
  27. "Grace Jones". allmusic.com.

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