Album: Apollonia 6

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Apollonia 6

Apollonia 6 (Front Cover)

Album details


Released: 1 October 1984
Length: 34:23
Label(s): Warner Bros.
Studio(s): Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA; Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA; Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse, Eden Prairie, MN, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Billboard 200 Chart, USA 27 Oct. 1984 62 17
Billboard Soul LP's Chart, USA 27 Oct. 1984 24 21
Certifications
This album has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released


Sex Shooter
b/w In A Spanish Villa
Sexshooter single.jpg
Blue Limousine
b/w Some Kind Of Lover
Bluelimousine single.jpg

See also


Vanity 6   
Vanity6 album.jpg

Alternate Album Configuration


Two earlier configurations of the album are known, both listed below:

  • 29 February 1984, configuration
Side 1
  1. Take Me With U
  2. Sex Shooter
  3. Manic Monday
Side 2
  1. A Million Miles (I Love You)
  2. Ooo She She Wa Wa
  3. Some Kind Of Lover
  4. In A Spanish Villa


  • 30 April 1984, configuration
Side 1
  1. Sex Shooter
  2. Blue Limousine
  3. Manic Monday
Side 2
  1. A Million Miles (I Love You)
  2. Ooo She She Wa Wa
  3. Some Kind Of Lover
  4. In A Spanish Villa
Apollonia 6 is the first and only album by Apollonia 6, a group put together and effectively run by Prince (as a replacement for Vanity 6), and was released on 1 October 1984, following Apollonia 6's appearance in the Purple Rain movie, where they performed Sex Shooter.

The album was produced by Prince under the pseudonym The Starr* Company, and production credit was shared (erroneously) with Apollonia 6.

All of the seven songs were written or co-written by Prince, but credit was given to the band members and to various members of The Revolution.


Recording process

By August 1983, Prince had recorded several songs for a second album by Vanity 6, including Sex Shooter, Promise To Be True, Vibrator and Wet Dream Cousin G-Spot and 17 Days were also recorded around the time, but it is not certain they were fully considered for a sophomore Vanity 6 album.

Vanity left the Prince camp in late July 1983 and was not going to be in the movie Purple Rain. When Prince recruited Apollonia to replace her Vanity 6 became Apollonia 6 and the sophomore Vanity 6 album became the debut by Apollonia 6. However, except for Sex Shooter recorded in April 1983, all other songs tentatively recorded for a follow-up Vanity 6 album were discarded.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Christian

A Million Miles (I Love You), Ooo She She Wa Wa, Some Kind Of Lover and In A Spanish Villa were all recorded in February 1984, at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California. Blue Limousine was recorded in April 1984, also recorded at Sunset Sound. The last track recorded for the album was Happy Birthday, Mr. Christian,recorded in August 1984, at the Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse, Eden Prairie, MN, USA.


Early project

Several other tracks were originally considered or planned for the album, but Prince lost interest in the project during the process of recording, and withdrew the following tracks:

Promotion

The album produced two singles, Sex Shooter (which preceded the album) and Blue Limousine, but Apollonia 6 did not tour to support the album, and Apollonia made it clear to Prince that her career goals did not involve staying with the group.

There was a plan to make videos for every song on the album, but it appears that only Sex Shooter, Blue Limousine and Ooo She She Wa Wa were filmed, with Sex Shooter the only one to be broadcast, while the others remained unreleased.

The album reached number 62 on the US Billboard 200 Chart, and number 24 on the Billboard Soul LP's Chart.



Track listing
CD LP

The compact disc version is a reissue from the original LP.

  1. Happy Birthday, Mr. Christian (7:06) 1
  2. Sex Shooter (3:39) 2
  3. Blue Limousine (6:19) 3
  4. A Million Miles (I Love You) (5:51) 4
  5. Ooo She She Wa Wa (4:10) 5
  6. Some Kind Of Lover (4:48) 6
  7. In A Spanish Villa (2:12) 7

The vinyl long play format is the original issue.

  • Side 1:
  1. Happy Birthday, Mr. Christian (7:06) 1
  2. Sex Shooter (3:39) 2
  3. Blue Limousine (6:19) 3
  • Side 2:
  1. A Million Miles (I Love You) (5:51) 4
  2. Ooo She She Wa Wa (4:10) 5
  3. Some Kind Of Lover (4:48) 6
  4. In A Spanish Villa (2:12) 7


1 Written by Prince (credited to Apollonia (words) and The Revolution (music))
2 Written by Prince (credited to Apollonia 6)
3 Written by Prince (credited to Apollonia 6 (words) and Sheila E. (music))
4 Written by Prince and Lisa Coleman (credited to Apollonia 6 (words) and Lisa Coleman (music))
5 Written by Prince (credited to Susan)
6 Written by Prince (uncredited) and Brenda Bennett
7 Written by Prince (credited to Apollonia (words) and Wendy (music))



Personnel
Musicians


Production


Thanks
  • none.



Releases
LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
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This section is under construction

Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

  • Apollonia and the other members of Apollonia 6, had appeared in Purple Rain, one of the largest grossing movies of the year, which in itself acted as promotion for this album.
  • No configuration for the planned second Vanity 6 album, which evolved into Apollonia 6, is known, but tracks known to have been considered included:
17 Days
Promise To Be True
Vibrator
Sex Shooter
Wet Dream Cousin
G-Spot

References
Aprivateheaven album.jpg 1984
A Private Heaven
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 1985
A.C.
Ac album.jpg