Pitchfork (Website) - "Fashion, art, and music all converged in the form of Mrs. Jones and looking out at the 21st century musical landscape, it's easy to see her influence..."
Personnel: Grace Jones (vocals); Tyrone Downie (vocals, keyboards); Mel Speller (vocals, percussion); Masai Delon, Jess Roden (vocals); Monte Browne, Mikey Chung, Barry Reynolds (guitar); Jack Emblow (accordion); Wally Badarou (keyboards); Sly Dunbar (drums); Uziah "Sticky" Thompson (percussion).
Illustrator: Jean Paul Goude.
Photographer: Jean Paul Goude.
One of Jones' best post-disco albums, recorded in Nassau, Bahamas, with a truly remarkable studio band, including the legendary reggae rhythm team of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, along with Marianne Faithful collaborator Barry Reynolds on guitar. The songs are generally arranged in an innovative, ahead-of-their-time way (echoey yet spare, with lots of deep bass) that owes a bit to dub and in any case provides a perfect backdrop for Jones' Queen of the Undead vocals. Highlights include the proto-rap "Walkin' in the Rain," (by Easybeats/AC/DC auteurs Vanda and Young) and a spooky cover of Bill Withers' "Use Me."