Album: 1-800 New Funk

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1-800 New Funk

1-800 New Funk (Front Cover)

Album details


Released: 12 August 1994
Length: 46:02 - worldwide release
60:37 - Japanese release
Label(s): NPG Records
Studio(s): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard R&B 13 Aug. 1994 45 9
Certifications
This album has not received any certifications in in the USA
Awards
This album has not received any awards in in the USA

Singles released


2gether
(released in 1993 in conjunction with Gold Nigga)

b/w None
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MPLS
(limited release)

b/w The Ryde Dyvine
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Love Sign (promo)
b/w Standing At The Altar
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Standing At The Altar
b/w 17
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If EyeBlue.png ♥ U 2night
(released in 1995 in conjunction with Child Of The Sun)

b/w The Rhythm Of Your ♥
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See also


    
1-800 New Funk is a compilation of music largely written and produced by Prince/SymbolSmallerBlue.png, recorded by other Paisley Park Records / NPG Records artists.

Some had been released previously, but most tracks were previously-unreleased and did not subsequently appear on any other releases, although the booklet showed images that could have been intended as album covers for each artist.

Other than George Clinton's contribution Hollywood, all songs contained either writing or other musical input from Prince, and the album included a new track by Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png), Love Sign, which was credited as a duet by "Nona Gaye and SymbolSmallerBlue.png", with Nona Gaye credited as the main artist due to the disputes Prince was having with Warner Bros. about releasing his music independently.


Promotion

The album produced three singles, MPLS (available in limited release), Love Sign (available only as a promotional single) and Standing At The Altar (the only commercially-available single from the album).

2gether had previously been available, but tied in with the New Power Generation album Gold Nigga.

If EyeBlue.png ♥ U 2night was also released as a single in November 1995, in conjunction with Mayte's album Child Of The Sun.

Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) supported the album with a video and TV performance of Love Sign, and the album was advertised with a full-page advertisement in Billboard magazine, mimicking the advertisement put out the previous month by Warner Bros. advertising Come (which was released three days after 1-800 New Funk').

The album failed to enter the US Billboard 200 chart, but reached number 45 on the Billboard R&B Chart.



Track listing
CD LP/MC

The compact disc version is the original issue.
Details given for Prince-related tracks only:

  1. MPLS - Minneapolis (4:26) 1
  2. Hollywood - George Clinton
  3. Love Sign - Nona Gaye & SymbolSmallerBlue.png (4:31) 2
  4. IfEyeBlue.png ♥ U 2night - Mayte (4:19) 2
  5. Color - The Steeles (4:20) 2
  6. 2gether - New Power Generation (5:07) 3
  7. Standing At The Altar - Margie Cox (3:54) 2
  8. You Will Be Moved - Mavis Staples (4:11) 4
  9. 17 - Madhouse (5:23) 5
  10. A Woman's Gotta Have It - Nona Gaye (4:30) 6
  11. MPLS Reprise - Minneapolis (0:48) 1


CD (Japan Edition)

  1. MPLS - Minneapolis (4:26) 1
  2. Hollywood - George Clinton
  3. Love Sign - Nona Gaye & SymbolSmallerBlue.png (4:31) 2
  4. IfEyeBlue.png ♥ U 2night - Mayte (4:19) 2
  5. Color - The Steeles (4:20) 2
  6. 2gether - New Power Generation (5:07) 3
  7. Standing At The Altar - Margie Cox (3:54) 2
  8. You Will Be Moved - Mavis Staples (4:11) 4
  9. 17 - Madhouse (5:23) 5
  10. A Woman's Gotta Have It - Nona Gaye (4:30) 6
  11. MPLS Reprise - Minneapolis (0:48) 1
  12. Standing At The Altar (Extended Version) - Margie Cox (5.59)
  13. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (Sax Mix) - Brian Gallagher (4:29)
  14. The Most Beautiful Boy In The World - Mayte (4:34)

The vinyl long play format and the long play cassette were released at same time as the CD.
Side 1:
A1. MPLS - Minneapolis (4:26) 1
A2. Hollywood - George Clinton
A3. Love Sign - Nona Gaye & SymbolSmallerBlue.png (4:31) 2
A4. IfEyeBlue.png ♥ U 2night - Mayte (4:19) 2
A5. Color - The Steeles (4:20) 2

Side 2:
B1. 2gether - New Power Generation (5:07) 3
B2. Standing At The Altar - Margie Cox (3:54) 2
B3. You Will Be Moved - Mavis Staples (4:11) 4
B4. 17 - Madhouse (5:23) 5
B5. A Woman's Gotta Have It - Nona Gaye (4:30) 5
B6. MPLS Reprise - Minneapolis (0:48) 1

All songs written by Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) except when indicated.
1 Written by Sonny T.
2 written by Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
3 Written by Prince (credited to the New Power Generation)
4 Written by Prince
5 written by Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png), Eric Leeds, Michael Bland, Sonny Thompson & Levi Seacer, Jr.
6 Written by Bobby Womack, Linda Womack and Darryl Carter



Personnel
Musicians


Production


Thanks



Releases
LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
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America
Canada CD ACD 1412
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USA CD BR 71006-2
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USA LP SPRO 71006 Promotional record
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USA Cassette BR 71006-4
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Brazil CD M450999368-2
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Europe
Germany CD 0060512NPG
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Germany LP 0060511NPG
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France Cassette 191 418-4
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Australia
Australia CD D31254
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

Japan CD AVCD-11250 OBI, Contains 2 additional tracks
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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

  • SymbolSmallerBlue.png took out advertisements in music periodicals mimicking those that Warner Bros. was putting out for the Come album released three days later. The intention was to market this as SymbolSmallerBlue.png's "new" music, as opposed to Prince's "old" music.
    Bellmark records advert published in Billboards
  • 1-800 New Funk was named after SymbolSmallerBlue.png's phone service 1-800 New Funk, which offered music and other products related to SymbolSmallerBlue.png.

References
Imready album.jpg 1993
I'm Ready
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 1995
Symbolic Beginning
Symbolicbeginning album.jpg