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20Ten

20Ten album artwork

Album details


Released: 10 July 2010 (Het Nieuwsblad, de Gentenaar, Daily Mirror and Daily Record covermounts)

22 July 2010 (Rolling Stone (Germany) and Courrier International covermounts)

Length: 39:18
Label(s): NPG Records
Studio(s): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
This record was not released on the commercial market and therefore not eligible for the charts
Certifications
This album has not received any certifications in in Europe
Awards
This album has not received any awards in in Europe

Singles released


  • None.

See also


Prince 20TEN Tour   
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20Ten is the 35th full-length studio album by Prince. It was initially released on 10 July 2010 (fifteen months after the previous albums Lotusflow3r and MPLSound), included as a covermount with the Belgian newspapers Het Nieuwsblad & de Gentenaar and the British newspaper Daily Mirror (sold in a different edition as the Daily Record in Scotland), following the UK and Ireland distribution model of Planet Earth.

German music magazine Rolling Stone also carried the CD with their issue released on 22 July 2010, as did the French paper Courrier International (which originally had a release planned for 8 July 2010, which was postponed three days before release, likely due to the conflict of schedules with other papers).

Weblog DrFunkenberry.com reported that other European newspapers will distribute the album also, while Warner Bros. will distribute the album in other territories, but this distribution model was not followed. The tracklist was first announced via website MoQuake.com on 25 June 2010.

On 8 October 2010, French radio station Europe 1 played a clip of Rich Friends, which they announced as coming from Prince's "new album", titled 20Ten Deluxe; it is assumed that this is a deluxe edition of 20Ten, but no other details are known, and 20Ten Deluxe remains unreleased.


Recording process

The album is believed to have been recorded in early 2010 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA, although few details are known.


Promotion

No singles were released from the album.

Prince toured Europe on the Prince 20TEN Tour at the time of release, but only Act Of God and chants from Everybody Loves Me were played live, indicating that the album may have been considered a promotional tool for the tour, rather than the other way around.

The album was not eligible for the charts.



Track listing
CD

The compact disc version is the original issue.

  1. Compassion (3:57)
  2. Beginning Endlessly (5:27)
  3. Future Soul Song (5:08)
  4. Sticky Like Glue (4:46)
  5. Act Of God (3:14)
  6. Lavaux (3:04)
  7. Walk In Sand (3:30)
  8. Sea Of Everything (3:49)
  9. Everybody Loves Me (4:09)
  10. Laydown (3:07)1

All songs written by Prince

1 Laydown is a hidden track, track 77 - tracks 10-76 are silent tracks.



Personnel
Musicians


Production
  • Prince - producer, arranger (assumed)
  • Debbie McGuan - design
  • Anthony Malzone - additional design and layout
  • Meurig Rees - CD label design
  • No other production personnel information is known.


Thanks
  • none.



Releases
LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

Europe CD 1603996706 UP20TEN001 Promotional
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

None

 

 

 
Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

  • 20Ten marks the third Prince album to use numbers as the album title; 1999 and 3121 were the previous two.

References
Mplsound album.jpg 2009
MPLSound
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Plectrumelectrum
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