Album: Back In Time

From Prince Vault
Jump to: navigation, search
Essential Rosie album.jpg 2015: Essential Rosie All Prince Albums All Related Artists Albums 2015: Oui Can Luv Ouicanluv album.jpg
Back In Time

Backintime album.jpg

Album details


Released: 23 March 2015 (free download available for 48 hours)

23 October 2015 (retail release)

Length: 37:30 (Live Nation email download version)
41:14 (later releases)
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: Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 14 Nov. 2015 28 1
Certifications
This album has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released


Cry, Cry, Cry
b/w None
Crycrycry single.jpg
Back In Time is the debut solo studio album by Judith Hill. The album includes eleven tracks, and is produced by Prince, who appears throughout the album as a musician. The album was initially made available as a free download through Prince's Live Nation email list, and through Judith Hill's own website for a 48-hour period, followed by a free stream of the full album on Hill's Soundcloud page. Seven months later, the album received a wider official release.


Recording Process

Basic tracking is believed to have taken place in January and February 2015 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. In a preview, Prince mentioned that they had recorded the album in two or three weeks, saying it was the fastest he'd ever made an album (N.E.W.S., however, was recorded in a single day). Two tracks, Beautiful Life and My People, had been previously recorded by Judith Hill without Prince and released on the soundtrack album to Spike Lee's movie Red Hook Summer (2012), but were re-recorded with Prince for use on this album.

Prince co-wrote four songs on the album with Judith Hill: As Trains Go By, Turn Up, Wild Tonight and the title track Back In Time. He also appears singing background vocals (and occasional lead vocals) on the album, and plays guitar and bass guitar throughout.

On the original free download of the album, the final track, Back In Time, is a half-second of silence. Prince explained at an album preview that she wanted to record an album like Sly And The Family Stone; the title track to their 1971 album There's A Riot Goin' On was also a silent track and was listed on the album sleeve as 0:00 long. This track was replaced by a full studio song of the same name when the album received its full retail release.


Promotion

The album was previewed for music critics at Paisley Park Studios the night before its download release, and Prince asked attendees for ideas about how to get the album out, although no mention was made that a release was imminent. The preview was followed by a brief live set by Hill.

The wider release of the album was preceded by the digital single Cry, Cry, Cry, released a month before the album. Back In Time reached number 28 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.



Track listing
CD Digital
  1. As Trains Go By (4:34) 1
  2. Turn Up (3:28) 1
  3. Angel In The Dark (4:08) 2
  4. Beautiful Life (4:02)
  5. Cure (2:42) 3
  6. Love Trip (3:01)
  7. My People (2:43)
  8. Wild Tonight (4:18) 1
  9. Cry, Cry, Cry (5:06) 4
  10. Jammin' In The Basement (3:32) 2
  11. Back In Time (3:45) 1

Original Livestream download

  1. As Trains Go By (4:34) 1
  2. Turn Up (3:28) 1
  3. Angel In The Dark (4:08) 2
  4. Beautiful Life (4:02)
  5. Cure (2:42) 3
  6. Love Trip (3:01)
  7. My People (2:43)
  8. Wild Tonight (4:18) 1
  9. Cry, Cry, Cry (5:06) 4
  10. Jammin' In The Basement (3:32) 2
  11. Back In Time (0:01)


All tracks written by Judith Hill except where indicated.
1 Written by Judith Hill and Prince (credited to Judith Hill)
2 Written by Judith Hill, Guy Tevateua Roche and Steven Diamond
3 Written by Judith Hill and Stefan Skarbek
4 Written by Judith Hill, Makeba Woods, Janice Combs and Kerry Brothers Jr. with Joel Whitley



Personnel
Musicians


Production


Thanks



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

Worldwide WAV None Live Nation email download
Backintime download.jpg
Princevaultsinglecover.png
Princevaultsinglecover.png
Princevaultsinglecover.png
Worldwide CD 1486702090 (sold at concerts)
Backintime album.jpg
Princevaultsinglecover.png
Princevaultsinglecover.png
Princevaultsinglecover.png

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

  • The album was previewed for music critics at Paisley Park Studios the night before it's download release, and Prince asked attendees for ideas about how to get the album out, although no mention was made that a release was imminent. The preview was followed by a brief live set by Hill.
  • Note from Prince in Live Nation email:
    "A Note From Prince
    Sorry 2 bother U.
    Just wanted 2 send U this baby picture of Judith Hill with Her 1st piano. Loox like her parents, who r also musicians - had a plan. Well, that plan succeeded.
    This is Judith Hill's debut album BACK IN TIME.
    Please spend some time with this music and then share it with someone U love."
  • Image given with download in Live Nation email:
Backintime download.jpg
  • The download that was made available featured the tracks in uncompressed .wav format, in 24 bit at 96 kHz. (compared to the standard 16 bit / 44,1 kHz quality)

References
Essential Rosie album.jpg 2015
Essential Rosie
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 2015
Oui Can Luv
Ouicanluv album.jpg