Grace Jones recorded her fourth album (and her first New Wave inspired departure from her 70s disco recordings) in Jamaica with a stellar set of musicians known as the Compass Point Allstars. The musicians included Jamaican chart toppers, Sly & Robbie, keyboardist and silent member of Level 42, Wally Badarou, guitarists Mikey ‘Mao’ Chung, Barry ‘White’ Reynolds and percussionist Uziah ‘Sticky’ Thompson all under the direction of Island Records founder, Chris Blackwell and in house label producer, Alex Sadkin. The first in a trilogy of LPs recorded in Nassau, the album reveals a new musical direction mixing rock, RnB and reggae together creating that unmistakable Compass Point sound.
Classic Albums Sundays presents the international dancefloor hit album with another special weeknight session celebrating Gay Pride in NYC. Join us first to listen to music by The Pretenders, Joy Division, Roxy Music, Tom Petty, The Normal among others along with the album’s newly released bonus material of dub versions followed by the story of the album. Then the lights go down, the volume goes up and we play the album from beginning to end on vinyl on our audiophile hi-fi sound system. Listening guidelines apply.
Wednesday June 22, 2016
7:30pm - 10pm
98 Meserole Ave, Brooklyn
Admission - $8 advanced or $8 at the door
(highly advised as sessions sell out in advance)
presenter: Ron Like Hell (Wrecked)
Audio Menu: Rega Apheta MC Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Audio Note UK pre-amplification and power amplification, AudioQuest Interconnects and cabling, Moon 310lp Phono Preamplifier, Klipsch La Scala Loudspeakers, Klipsch SW-115 Subwoofers