Grace Jones Retrospective

Private Life: The Compass Point Years (early June) is the name of an upcoming two-CD retrospective of oddball diva Grace Jones' career in the early '80s. Highlighting the years 1980-82, during which she was part of the Compass Point Allstars -- led by reggae production-legends Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare -- the 26-song set features two previously unreleased songs, four previously unreleased edits of Jones' hits and 16 songs that have never before appeared on CD. Among the covers included are Jones' unique versions of the Pretenders' "Private Life," Tom Petty's "Breakdown" and Iggy Pop's "Nightclubbing," as well as such Jones electro-disco hits as "Pull Up to the Bumper," "Nipple to the Bottle," "My Jamaican Guy" and her legendary take on the Police song "Demolition Man."