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Prince ~ 1989-90 A closer look at that time period...

post Lovesexy88- pre 1990 Graffiti Bridge


chapter 11 Fantastic p 156 At first, though, it seemed Prince had made a shrewd decision by tapping a Hollywood insider as his manager. Shortly after assuming his new job, Magnoli was contracted by the acclaimed director Tim Burton, who was shooting the movie Batman with Jack Nicholson in the role of the Joker. While assembling a rough cut, Nicholson and Burton placed two Prince songs -1999 & Baby, I'm A Star- into scenes as background music. Pleased wih the effect, they hatched the idea of asking Prince for new material to add to the film's soundtrack.

Prince flew with Magnoli to the movie's production site in London in January 1989 and was mesmerized by Burton's elaborate and haunting vision of Gotham City, Burton requested just two songs, since the composer Danny Elfman had been hired for the soundtrack. But Prince, suddenly inspired about the project, offered an entire album. Warner Bros. Pictures, emboldened by wild audience response to early trailers for Batman, decided that the film could sustain two soundtrack records-one a traditional score by Elfman and the other a collection of Prince songs. -Possessed

Immediately after wrapping up the Lovesexy tour, Prince returned to Paisley Park adn set to work on Batman. Becoming fascinated with the characters(and especially the Joker), he sampled portions of the dialogue and synced his songs directly to scenes. Prince seemed convinced that his contributions would permeate the entire film. "This is going to be my movie!" he exclaimed to studio engineer Femi Jiya.

Prince created the whole album virtually on his own, a rare exception being a visit from Sheena Easton, who dueted on the ballad "The Arms of Orion." But for the most part, his labors were marked more by haste than by inspiration; on many of the songs, he quickly programmed drumbeats and then layered instruments with little attention to structure or melody. Some previously recorded numbers were revamped to fit the movie, such as "Anna Waiting" (about Anna Garcia), which morphed into Vicki Waiting after the character Vicki Vale. -Possessed


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God Is Alive

Fuschia Light
The Voice Inside
We Got the Power
Power From Above
Girl Power
Soul Company
Me Touch Myself

Love Song
Bang Bang

Batman project
Jill Jones pt 2
Sheila E #4
Anna Fantastic
Margie Cox

Paisley Park independant artists
Kahoru Kohiruimaki 小比類巻かほる
Madonna
Steve Parke
Celebrity portraits by Matthew Rolston
Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic

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where did the Lovesexy go?




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Reply #1 posted 06/22/20 10:03am

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rave unto would've been fantastic. one of the scrapped projects that makes me the most sad to think about slipping away.

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Boni Boyer left 4 Australia (She was originally performing with Sheila E for the 3rd album) I think there were difficulties she had with Prince. She died a few years later

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Cat left because she felt she was being put into compromising situations by Prince (being told to fire someone) and a few other things

* Catwoman (Rare original 1989 UK German-pressed 4-track 3" CD single, includes Bomb In The Bass Endorphin Mix and Tales From The Darkside Mix plus Now It Rains, housed in a 3" gatefold card picture sleeve RDTICD).

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Sheila E had back surgery from the Lovesexy tour playing drums in heals for 2 years, She also had a lung collapse. And a disagreement on the direction of her 4th album. But she was still off and on friends with Prince.

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Stevie Nicks and Sheila E, 1989

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Eric Leeds wan't in the band either after Lovesexy. He was on the GBridge soundtrack on some songs along with Boni & Sheila but that's because those songs were recorded during the Lovesexy period like Elephants & Flowers.
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Atlanta Bliss wan't in the band either after Lovesexy. He retired. He was on the GBridge soundtrack on some songs along with Boni & Sheila but that's because those songs were recorded during the Lovesexy period like Elephants & Flowers.

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Dr Fink was a part of the temp Batman SNL band and was gone after the Nude tour
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Mico Weaver was a part of the temp Batman SNL band and was gone after the Nude tour

* A: So what was actually the reason that you left, or did he ask you to leave?
Mico: No I left on my own not because of him and I don't know if I feel good when I now say that it was because of the other band members. It was like: Prince -- The Band -- and Me. Me and him was cool but me with the band? Because I'm Miko one hundred per cent, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week always, never changing. But they -- when Prince came into the room it was like 'Okay -- lights, camera, action', a whole new personality came out and they weren't true to themselves. That's basically why I left.

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Levi stayed into the Love Symbol/Come period (band)

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the Lovesexy band was technically supposed to be the GBridge band, which means that would have somehow been a 3rd album period with them.

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Reply #3 posted 06/22/20 1:51pm

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I remember being a little sad in early 1989.The Lovesexy Band was fantastic and I guess didn't want it to end.I saw a Lovesexy show in Oakland on November 11,1988 and it was truly the best concert I ever seen!

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Reply #4 posted 06/22/20 1:52pm

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....but then Batman happened and that was a very exciting era,imo.

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Reply #5 posted 06/23/20 5:46am

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Maybe its because of the Lovesexy aftershows, but I've always found the original Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic to be his most intriguing unreleased project. It would have been interesting to see how things unfolded if it was released in '89...and maybe even Prince doing a tour for it?

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Reply #6 posted 06/23/20 6:26am

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Most of the songs would have been just as good without any Batman tie-in.

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....but then Batman happened and that was a very exciting era,imo.

One that I wish continued with that SNL band

I wanted him to go darker and more underground

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SoulAlive said:

....but then Batman happened and that was a very exciting era,imo.

One that I wish continued with that SNL band

I wanted him to go darker and more underground

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I also liked that vibe, somehow cool and different. Just as a reminder:

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Prince & Kahoru Kohiruimaki 1989 Paisley Park

Kahoru Kohiruimaki 小比類巻かほる

"My deepest appreciation to: Prince: Thank you for your great songs "Mind Bells" and "Bliss." I love it.

D. Kirk and D. Campbell: We have done a great job together. Thank you. M. Kloster: Thanks for the hard job. J. Tama Kawaguchi: Without you, I couldn't have finished this project. Gary T. Hara: Thank you, God Father! My Great Staff: Takako E and Dennis Y. Neve, Everybody, Thanks! Jesse: You're my imagination.

God BLISS you."

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Bliss is the seventh track on Kahoru Kohiruimaki's sixth album Time The Motion (the second of two Prince-related tracks). The track was written and produced by Prince and Levi Seacer, Jr.
While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking took place in Summer 1989, at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (during the same set of sessions as Mind Bells, Shall We Dance, Sex, Heaven Must Be Near and Seven Corners). Kahoru Kohiruimaki's manager, Seijiro Udo, had promoted Prince's Japanese concerts on the Lovesexy Tour, and Udo asked Prince to provide some tracks for Kohiruimaki, leading to the recording of Mind Bellsand Bliss. Kahoru Kohiruimaki recorded her own vocals over the basic tracks in Autumn 1989 (studio information is needed for her recording).

The sky looks like it's turnin'
Turnin' from blue 2 black
Still I feel the sun is burnin'
Hot monkey on my back
Am I in a speeding car?
Am I lying in your bed?
One kiss from U is all that I do
And I'm outta my head (My head, my head)

Bliss
This is heaven, I swear 2 God
Wish that I could spend everynight with this feeling some more
Bliss

Just as sure as this lighted candle
I can handle anything
Don't hold nothin' back
2night baby, U're the king
Birds are singin', mindbells are ringin'
I can see everything

We should take a moment
2 praise the heavens above
Every man should be so lucky (So lucky)
So lucky 2 be in love

Bliss
The sky is turnin'
Turnin' from blue 2 black (Black)
Bliss
Can't U feel the sun burnin'?
Hot monkey on my back (Back)
Get off!

Am I in a speeding car?
Am I lying in your bed?
One kiss from U is all that I do
And I'm outta my head (I'm outta my head)

Oh bliss
This is heaven, I swear 2 God
Wish that I could spend everynight with this feeling some more

Oh bliss
This is heaven, I swear 2 God
I wish that I could spend... this feeling, this feeling

Oh bliss
This is heaven, I swear 2 God {fade out}
Wish I could spend everynight, all night with this ...

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Reply #11 posted 06/23/20 12:23pm

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The performance of "Electric Chair" on SNL was always one of my favorites, which we had more live shows from that year with that type of vibe to it

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....but then Batman happened and that was a very exciting era,imo.

One that I wish continued with that SNL band

I wanted him to go darker and more underground

nod I especially liked Patrice Rushen being a part of this love she is great

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Boni Boyer left 4 Australia (She was originally performing with Sheila E for the 3rd album) I think there were difficulties she had with Prince. She died a few years later


Funny story: One time during the Lovesexy Tour, the band was walking to the stage thru the dark as the show was about to start. Boni & Prince had been arguing before the show. Prince said, "Shut up!"

"You shut up, motherfucker!"


They were goin' back n' forth right up to show time. hahaha

It probably happened more than once, but that's the time I heard about from someone who was there.

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Date line: 1989!

The Spike is Real Wear a Mask (this is not the 2nd Wave)
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Reply #15 posted 06/23/20 5:27pm

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Soul..I'm with you! I was glad to see Patrice too. I was hoping that she would have been a member in his new group.

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Boni Boyer left 4 Australia (She was originally performing with Sheila E for the 3rd album) I think there were difficulties she had with Prince. She died a few years later


Funny story: One time during the Lovesexy Tour, the band was walking to the stage thru the dark as the show was about to start. Boni & Prince had been arguing before the show. Prince said, "Shut up!"

"You shut up, motherfucker!"


They were goin' back n' forth right up to show time. hahaha

It probably happened more than once, but that's the time I heard about from someone who was there.

I heard a few stories like this one. Bonnie wasn't feeling this new Power love lol

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Bang Bang is the first track on Brownmark's second solo album Good Feeling, and, around the time of the album's release, Bang Bang was released as the album's first single. The track was written and produced by Levi Seacer, Jr., and Prince appears only on background vocals.

Specific recording dates are not known, but it is likely that initial tracking took place in Summer 1989, at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; Prince's background vocals were likely added separately, but this is unconfirmed. No additional credits are given for the remixes included on the single.

Brownmark - lead vocals, bass guitar and background vocals Levi Seacer, Jr. - all instruments, except where noted, background vocals Prince - background vocals Margie Cox - background vocals

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 17: Musician Brown Mark of Prince and the Revolution at a recording session in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 17, 1989

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Reply #18 posted 06/28/20 9:46am

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I love these retrospectives that you post OF4S. Really interesting and informative.
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I have often wondered what direction Prince's career would have gone in had Batman not happened and he had instead released Rave Unto the Joy Fantastic in 1989?
'I loved him then, I love him now and will love him eternally. He's with our son now.' Mayte 21st April 2016 = the saddest quote I have ever read! RIP Prince and thanks for everything.
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I have often wondered what direction Prince's career would have gone in had Batman not happened and he had instead released Rave Unto the Joy Fantastic in 1989?

Album: Rave Unto The Joy ...ince Vault

looking at the list of tracks that might have appeared on that album,I just don't think that it's a very strong album hmmm It's a good thing that the Batman opportunity came along

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In March of 1989,Madonna released her 'Like A Prayer' album.It features a duet with Prince,"Love Song".

song of the day – “Love Song” | MADONNA & PRINCE | 1989. | FOREVER ...

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Rave '89 is the aborted project I am most interested in. That final configuration looks unbelievable based on the songs I know.

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ColinFaconskin said:

I love these retrospectives that you post OF4S. Really interesting and informative.

Grazie

some of these periods pass so quickly, yet stock full of happenings

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Sheila E.: Untitled 1989 album

An album was recorded by Sheila E., between early 1987 and late 1988, and planned for release in 1989. The album was abandoned when Sheila E. left Paisley Park Records in early 1989, and most of the album's tracks remain unreleased. The only track from the album to have been released is "Scarlet Pussy" (credited to Camille), which was included as the b-side of "I Wish U Heaven". The album included a cover of Donny Hathaway's "The Ghetto".Two other tracks were resurrected for later projects, however. In mid-September, 1993, "Latino Barbie Doll" was tried out for Mayte during initial sessions for her solo debut album, and was included on an initial configuration of the album, titled "Latino Barbie Doll", before being removed from later configurations as the album developed into Child of the Sun. During the A Celebration week in June, 2000, computer screens at Paisley Park Studios offered names of a selection of tracks which users could vote on for inclusion on Crystal Ball Volume II; "3 Nigs Watchin' a Kung Fu Movie" was included on the list and was chosen by fans, the project was ultimately abandoned.

Track listing

Side one

  • "3 Nigs Watchin' a Kung Fu Movie"
  • "It's a Hard Life" (Includes no Prince input)
  • "Chicken Legs" (Includes no Prince input)
  • "Knucklehead"
  • "Latino Barbie Doll"

Side two

  • "Soul Company"
  • "Day After Day" (Includes no Prince input)
  • "Girl Power"
  • "The Ghetto"
  • "Scarlet Pussy"

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"So once upon a time there was going to be an album called Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic in 1989 and this was an approved concept for the gatefold vinyl.
I'd have painted it.
Then Batman happened."

-Steve Parke

Rave unto the Joy Fantastic

The original Rave unto the Joy Fantastic album was shelved when Prince started working on the Batman soundtrack in late 1988. The album shared some tracks with Graffiti Bridge and the title track was finally released in 1999 on a new album of the same name.

Track listings

27 October 1988 configuration

The specific sequence of tracks is unknown, but tracks known to have been included are:

  • "The Voice Inside"
  • "Melody Cool" (A re-recording with Mavis Staples on lead vocals was released on Graffiti Bridge)
  • "Rave unto the Joy Fantastic": (A different version released on Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic)
  • "God is Alive"
  • "If I Had a Harem"
  • "Stimulation"
  • "Still Would Stand All Time" (A version with background vocals overdubs by The Steeles over Prince's original background vocals was released on Graffiti Bridge)
  • "Elephants & Flowers" (A re-recorded version with different verses was released on Graffiti Bridge)
  • "Big House"
  • "We Got the Power"

No details are known about the sequence, other than that "The Voice Inside" is known to have segued into "Melody Cool".

27 November 1988 configuration

  1. "Rave unto the Joy Fantastic"
  2. "If I Had a Harem"
  3. "The Voice Inside"
  4. "Melody Cool"
  5. "Stimulation"
  6. "Elephants & Flowers"
  7. "God is Alive"
  8. "Still Would Stand All Time"

Mid-January 1989 configuration

  1. "Rave unto the Joy Fantastic"
  2. "If I Had a Harem"
  3. "Good Judy Girlfriend"
  4. "Pink Cashmere" (Released on The Hits/The B-Sides)
  5. "Electric Chair" (Released on Batman)
  6. "Am I without U?"
  7. "God is Alive"
  8. "Still Would Stand All Time"
  9. "Moonbeam Levels"

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looking over everything that was connected to Batman with Prince and this period, including the same style that the band had in the Nude tour, it made for something really interesting.

I like it all. So if Sheila E did went along with the 4th album (which seems it would have been tied to Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic?) not Batman, was Michael Bland going to be the drummer for Prince or was that an after thought of his parting with Sheila E?

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CORPORATE WORLD

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An Interview with Jimmy Jam of The Original 7ven, Part Two

Jimmy Jam discusses The Time, Prince, and working with Janet and Michael Jackson.

April 19, 2012
By Chaz Lipp, Contributor

Let’s look back to 1990 and the Graffiti Bridge movie. How did the original seven members of The Time come to be involved with that project?

Let me try to clarify a little bit. There might be a misconception that we got back together to do the Graffiti Bridge movie. That’s absolutely not the case. What happened, Morris [Day] was working on a project with Prince. It was basically going to be more of a solo project. Prince was going to do the bulk of the writing and playing. I think it was going to be calledCorporate World, but there were a few different names floating around at that point. Around that same time period, we had also been working with Morris on different projects and things. We thought, let’s get The Time back together and just make a record. So we got back together and started making an album. This was with Prince’s blessing, by the way. And we had our own idea for a film.

What kind of film did you guys have in mind?

It was basically based on our own true story, rather than a fictional story. Purple Rain was a fictional story based in some truth, the whole backdrop of Minneapolis and the competition of the bands. The way that worked was very true and very well done in that movie. But we really wanted to make a film about our exploits on the road and some of the things that went on, because we had a great time on the road.

How far did you guys get with this project?

We actually brought in someone to write a screenplay. We sat and talked with a couple of screenwriters, telling them the stories we thought were funny, letting them weave a storyline around it. We were in talks with Warner Bros. to do it. The next thing you know, literally out of the blue, Prince called us for a meeting at Paisley Park. And I remember we walked in thinking it was going to be about the movie — the movie we thought we were going to do. All of sudden it turned into Graffiti Bridge, and we were like,“What’s Graffiti Bridge?” Prince was like, “This is my movie.” And it was, you know, this girl and a feather. [laughs] It was like, “No, no, no — we’ve got our own ideas for a movie.”

The Time still made a very successful album though, which includes some songs that were in the movie.

That’s the reason that, when everything was done, Pandemoniumcame out, which was basically our album. Then the Graffiti Bridge soundtrack came out, which had four of our songs on it. Just one soundtrack album probably would’ve made more sense. But it was because we were already doing our other things. We were like, “Okay, we’ll do your movie, Prince, but we’re still going to do our own album.” We were already on the path to do that.

How did the same basic track from “My Summertime Thang” onPandemonium end up being reused for “The Latest Fashion,” which was part ofGraffiti Bridge?

The origin of “My Summertime Thang” came about around Ice Cream Castle [1984], right around when me and Terry got fired from The Time. We always loved the song, so that was one of the ones we asked Prince for. We said, “Hey Prince, ‘My Summertime Thang,’ can we have that? That was our song from back in the day.” And he said, “Yeah, you can have it. But you know what, I changed the words. It’s called ‘The Latest Fashion’ now.” And we’re like,“No, no, no, no.” So that was sort of a compromise. He wanted it as “The Latest Fashion” because it worked in the movie for the scene. But we wanted it as “My Summertime Thang” because that’s what it was back when we had it. There was a lot of that kind of thing going on, which is why I make the distinction that we didn’t get back together specifically for Graffiti Bridge. We were already on our own path, doing our own thing. We kind of reached a compromise to do it.



Corporate World is an unreleased studio album by The Time, recorded in Summer 1989 and planned for release in November 1989. Like previous albums by The Time, all tracks featured Prince as a writer and musician, with Morris Day adding vocals as the only member of the band to actually appear on the album. The album was submitted to Warner Bros., and planned for release on 14 November 1989, with Nine Lives planned as the first single.

Warner Bros. stopped the release, however, wanting the other members of the band brought in to contribute to the album.

Following a meeting with Prince, original the Time members Jesse Johnson, Monte Moir, Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam began contributing songs to the album without input by Prince, as well as revising Chocolate and Jerk Out; the resulting album became The Time's fourth album Pandemonium (see that album's entry for details).

Of the tracks included on Corporate World, three tracks were kept for Pandemonium: Donald Trump (Black Version), Data Bank and My Summertime Thang. Four other tracks were kept as The Time's contribution to Prince's twelfth album Graffiti Bridge (the soundtrack album to the movie Graffiti Bridge): Love Machine, Shake!, The Latest Fashion and Release It. Murph Drag was included on NPG Ahdio Show # 3 in 2001, but was not available as a separate track. Rollerskate Is an unreleased 6-minute instrumental continuation of My Summertime Thang.

Only Nine Lives and Corporate World have not been released in any form.

A incomplete tracklist for the album shows that Dream Factory, Miss Thang and The Sex Of It were considered for the album. Data Bank is listed as (I’m feeling like I wanna put ya in my) Data Bank and Murph Drag as Murph Drag (Part 1 and 2). The tracklist is included below as an early configuration.


Track listing CD
  1. Murph Drag
  2. Nine Lives
  3. Donald Trump (Black Version)
  4. Love Machine 1
  5. Data Bank
  6. Shake! 2
  7. Corporate World
  8. The Latest Fashion
  9. Release It 3
  10. My Summertime Thang
  11. Rollerskate

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Sheila E.: Untitled 1989 album

An album was recorded by Sheila E., between early 1987 and late 1988, and planned for release in 1989. The album was abandoned when Sheila E. left Paisley Park Records in early 1989, and most of the album's tracks remain unreleased. The only track from the album to have been released is "Scarlet Pussy" (credited to Camille), which was included as the b-side of "I Wish U Heaven". The album included a cover of Donny Hathaway's "The Ghetto".Two other tracks were resurrected for later projects, however. In mid-September, 1993, "Latino Barbie Doll" was tried out for Mayte during initial sessions for her solo debut album, and was included on an initial configuration of the album, titled "Latino Barbie Doll", before being removed from later configurations as the album developed into Child of the Sun. During the A Celebration week in June, 2000, computer screens at Paisley Park Studios offered names of a selection of tracks which users could vote on for inclusion on Crystal Ball Volume II; "3 Nigs Watchin' a Kung Fu Movie" was included on the list and was chosen by fans, the project was ultimately abandoned.

Track listing

Side one

  • "3 Nigs Watchin' a Kung Fu Movie"
  • "It's a Hard Life" (Includes no Prince input)
  • "Chicken Legs" (Includes no Prince input)
  • "Knucklehead"
  • "Latino Barbie Doll"

Side two

  • "Soul Company"
  • "Day After Day" (Includes no Prince input)
  • "Girl Power"
  • "The Ghetto"
  • "Scarlet Pussy"

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Sheila was unhappy with many these songs."Where's the melody?",she wondered.

I think her third,self-titled album is her best work.Unfortunately,it was criminally under-promoted.

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