Prince - Black Album - Original 1994 US Warner Bros label 8-track Promotional Issue LP
|Title||Black Album - Original 1994 US Warner Bros label 8-track Promotional Issue LP|
|Genre||R&B & Pop|
|Record label||Warner Bros Records|
|Year of release||1994|
|Grading||VG++ (Vinyl and Labels)/VG+(+) (Insert)/-|
|Additional info||1994 US Warner Bros label 8-track advance promotional LP for the second issue of Minneapolis, Minnesota, funk-wizards infamous lost classic album - shelved in 1987 just days prior to it's original release date.|
Vinyl has the generic white-cream company labels with top full colour shield logo and black printing on the backdrop of very faint shield logos.
Vinyl is accompanied by 1-page press release - housed in a generic die cut and plain black sleeve.
Condition: VG++ (Vinyl and Labels)/VG+(+)Insert)/-:
Vinyl is bright and lustrous - has a single very light and inaudible mark coupled with next to no sleeve inflicted wear. Vinyl is in itself easily graded near mint.
Labels has a light degree of scuffing and a very few superficial spindletraces - graded near mint.
Insert has top bend corners... otherwise mint - an overall very attractive copy.
1 Le Grind 6:44
2 Cindy C. 6:15
3 Dead On It 4:37
4 When 2 R In Love 4:00
1 Bob George 5:37
2 Superfunkycalifragisexy 5:56
3 2 Nigs United 4 West Compton 7:00
4 Rockhard In A Funky Place 4:31
Superfunkycalifragisexy was recorded in September 1986.
The bulk of the tracks were recorded between October 1986, and March 1987.
The final track recorded, When 2 R In Love, was recorded October 1987
Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted
Eric Leeds - saxophone on Le Grind, Cindy C. and Rockhard In A Funky Place
Atlanta Bliss - trumpet on Le Grind, Cindy C. and Rockhard In A Funky Place
Boni Boyer - background vocals on Le Grind
Cat - background vocals on Le Grind, Cindy C., chant and spoken word on 2 Nigs United 4 West Compton
Sheila E. - background vocals on Le Grind, sampled line ("badder than a wicked witch", uncredited) on Dead On It, drums on 2 Nigs United 4 West Compton
Unidentified voices (likely Greg Brooks, Wally Safford and others) - chants and spoken word on 2 Nigs United 4 West Compton
Susannah Melvoin - background vocals on Rockhard In A Funky Place
Prince - production and arrangements
All credits are suggested credits as none were given for the album. Credits are from http://princevault.com/index.php/Album:_The_Black_Album
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