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.:: 2009 Albums ::.

Latest update: 11/12/2009


Here U find the latest information about the nu albums by

Prince -
"Lotusflow3r" + "MPLSound"
and Bria Valente - "Elixer"

Release date: March 29, 2009 (3 CD-Set) - OUT NOW
Label: NPG Records, 2009

Order it from:  Target.com | Amazon.com | Play.com (UK) | CDWOW | Amazon.de | ...

Related linx:

 The official Prince web: www.lotusflow3r.com

LA Times Music Blog Part 1+2 |Dr. Funkenberry's Cleb News
 
Wikepedia  Lotus Flow3r | Lotusflow3r Blog | LaLateNews

 


Album REVIEWS:
 

  • LA Weekly (from 03/20/2009)
  • Yahoo News! (from 03/20/2009)
  • LAist (from 03/21/2009)
  • USA Today (from 03/23/2009)
  • LA Times (from 03/23/2009)

    Dr. Funkenberry's Album Review of...

     
  • Lotusflow3r
  • MPLSound
  • Elixer
     
  • [Lotusflow3r] + [MPLSound] + [Elixer]

     

    PRINCE - "Lotusflow3r" (2009)




    Produced, Arranged, Composed And Per4med By Prince (Xcept Where Indicated) | Recorded And Mixed At Paisley Park, 77 Beverly Park & Sunset Sound | By Richard Furch & Prince | Mastered At Oasis Los Angeles By Eddy Schreyer | On Trax 1,5,7,9,12 - Drums: Michael B., Bass: Sonny T. | On Trax 2,3,4,10,11 - Drums: C.C.Dunham, Bass: Joshua Dunham | On Trax 2,3,5 - Keyboard FX: Mr. Hayes | On Trax 4 & 5 - Background Vocals: Shelby J. MarvaKing, Bria Valente & Tamar Davis | On Track 10 - Hornz & Party People: Maceo Parker, Greg Boyer, Mike Phillips & Lee Hogan | All Praise And Glory 2 The Most High - Jehovah

     

      


    Faked tracklists: 1 2 . .

    "Lotus Flower" is a varied album, featuring cuts recorded over the course of two years, but standout tracks include some heavy rockers... it's a full band album with a sound that ranges from cocktail jazz to heavy rock. A rock album,  more organic, meant to be played live!"

    Tracklist:

    01. From the Lotus... [2:46]
    02. Boom
    [3:19]
    03. The Morning after [*]
    [2:06] /
    03. Crimson and Clover (Tommy James & the Shondells cover)  [**] [3:58]
    04. 4ever
    [3:47]
    05. Colonized Mind
    [4:48]
    06. Feel Good, Feel Better, Feel Wonderful
    [more] [3:52]
    07. Love Like Jazz
    [3:49]
    08. 77 Beverly Park
    [3:04]
    09. Wall of Berlin
    [4:16]
    10. $
    [3:57]
    11. Dreamer
    [5:30]
    12. ...Back 2 the Lotus
    [5:34]

    *only available on the download-version from Lotusflow3r.com
    **only available on the CD-Version

    Not included:

    • The Divine

    • Turn me loose
       

    Prince - "MPLSound" (2009)

    Produced, Arranged, Composed And Per4med By Prince. Recorded And Mixed At Paisley Park And 77 Beverly Park By Prince | On Track 2 - Vocals: Q-Tip | Protools Engineer: Richard Furch - Eternal Thanx All Praise And Glory 2 The Most High - Jehovah

    Mastering:
    Mastered by Greg Reierson
    at Rare Form Mastering
    (www.rareformmastering.com)

     

     


    Recorded by Prince at Paisley Park studios mostly in 2008. These tracks did sound new in some ways: electronica-based, futuristic and subtly mind-altering. "An electro-flavored solo effort... Prince experimented with Pro Tools and "new ways of recording" on these trippy, experimental pop songs."

    Tracklist:

    01. (Thereíll Never B) Another Like Me [6:01]
    02. Chocolate Box
    [feat. Q-Tip] [6:14]
    03. Dance 4 Me
    [4:58]
    04. Uíre Gonna C Me
    [reworked version, more] [4:36]
    05. Here
    [5:15]
    06. Valentina
    [3:59]
    07. Better with time
    [4:54]
    08. Olí Skool Company
    [7:30]
    09. No More Candy 4 U
    [4:14]

    Not included:

    • Disco Jellyfish (Instrumental)

    • (Thereíll Never B) Another Like Me (Instrumental)

     

     

    Bria Valente - "Elixer" (2009)


    All Songs Produced, Arranged, Composed And Performed By B Valente And Prince | Additional Production By Mr Hayes | String Arrangements For Everytime And Elixer By Clare Fisher | Bass And Drums For All This Love, Something U Already Know And Kept Woman By Joshua And Cc Dunham | Recorded And Mixed At Paisley Park & Circle House Miami By Bria Valente & Prince | Assisted By Kevin "KD" Davis And Ian Boxhill | Mastering At Oasis Los Angeles By Eddy Schreyer | Executive Producer NPG | Recorded At Paisley Park Studios
     


    Produced by Prince & Morris Hayes

    "We got sick of waiting for Sade to make a new album," Prince said, introducing Valente's new album, "Elixer." The tracks are chill, with Valente's buttery voice melding with beats by Morris Hayes and Prince's guitar lines. Some are explicitly sexual."This music is nasty, but it's not dirty".

    Tracklist:

    01. Here I Come [4:28]
    02. All This Love
    [4:39]
    03. Home
    [4:26]
    04. Something U Already Know
    [5:44]
    05. Everytime
    [3:50]
    06. 2nite
    [5:02]
    07. Another Boy
    [3:56]
    08. Kept Woman
    [4:15] [also recorded by Tamar Davis for "Milk and Honey"]
    09. Immersion
    [4:02]
    10. Elixer
    [4:00]