Album: Chaos And Disorder

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Chaos And Disorder

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Album details


Released: 9 July 1996
Length: 39:09
Label(s): Warner Bros.
Studio(s): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; South Beach Studios, Miami Beach, FL, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: The Billboard 200 27 Jul. 1996 26 4
 
Europe
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Austria: Alben TOP 100 21 Jul. 1996 17 9
Belgium: Ultratop Vl. 20 Jul. 1996 24 4
Belgium: Ultratop Wa. 27 Jul. 1996 47 2
Finland: Top 50 Albums Week 29/1996 31 2
France: Top 50 Albums 13 Jul. 1996 25 1
Germany: MusikWoche Top 100 Albums 22 Jul. 1996 42 8
The Netherlands: Album Top 100 20 Jul. 1996 8 8
Norway: VG-Lista Topp 40 Albums Week 29/1996 15 4
Sweden: GLF Top 60 Albums 12 Jul. 1996 32 2
Switzerland: Alben TOP 100 14 Jul. 1996 21 9
U.K.: UK Albums Chart 20 Jul. 1996 14 4
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


Dinner With Delores
b/w Had U / Right The Wrong
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See also


Chaos And Disorder
(website)
 
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Chaos And Disorder is the 18th full-length studio album by Prince, and the second to be released using the name SymbolSmallerBlue.png. It was the last album of previously-unreleased material to be released by Warner Bros. while Prince was under exclusive contract (although Warner Bros. would later also release The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale).

It was released worldwide in July 1996 (just nine and a half months after The Gold Experience and three and a half months after the Girl 6 movie soundtrack).


Recording process

Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) began recording songs specifically for the album in late 1994, soon after completing work on The Gold Experience, but the album was worked on further and assembled in late January 1996 (at the same time The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale was compiled). The tracks date between 1993 and early 1996, however.

Zannalee was recorded in May 1993, while Chaos And Disorder and Right The Wrong were recorded in October 1993. I Like It There and The Same December were recorded in late 1994 when Prince began to compile the project. Empty Room and 18 & Over were considered for the album in late 1994.

Videos for 18 & Over, The Same December, I Like It There, Zannalee and Empty Room (with a loose storyline between 18 & Over, Zannalee and Empty Room) were recorded in December 1994, and the videos for 18 & Over, The Same December, Zannalee and Empty Room were shown before concerts on The Ultimate Live Experience tour.

The rest of the tracks were recorded in early 1996.

Bandmembers Michael B. and Sonny T. appeared on eight of the album's eleven tracks, during their last sessions as regular members of the New Power Generation - Chaos And Disorder, I Like It There, Dinner With Delores, The Same December, Right The Wrong, Zannalee, Into The Light and I Will.

Additionally, Mr. Hayes and Tommy Barbarella appeared on six of those tracks. The album marked the return of Rosie Gaines, who sang background vocals on five tracks - Chaos And Disorder, I Rock, Therefore I Am, Into The Light, I Will and Dig U Better Dead. The release was very much a band-oriented album, with other musicians and vocalists appearing on all tracks with the exception of Had U, the album's final track.


Promotion

The album produced only one commercially-released single, Dinner With Delores (which preceded the album).

Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) did not tour to support the album, and talked about the album (even on the album's packaging) as a contractual obligation to fulfill his recording contract after his relationship with Warner Bros. had soured. The liner notes state:
"Originally intended for private use only, this compilation serves as the last original material recorded by SymbolSmallerBlue.png for Warner Brothers."
Notably, the album was on the Warner Bros. label alone, rather than being shared with NPG Records.

The album reached number 26 on The Billboard 200 Chart, but failed to chart in the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart.



Track listing
CD MC

The compact disc version is the original issue.

  1. Chaos And Disorder (4:18)
  2. I Like It There (3:15)
  3. Dinner With Delores (2:45)
  4. The Same December (3:23)
  5. Right The Wrong (4:38)
  6. Zannalee (2:43)
  7. I Rock, Therefore I Am (6:14)
  8. Into The Light (2:46)
  9. I Will (3:35)
  10. Dig U Better Dead (4:00)
  11. Had U (1:25)

The MC format was released at same time as the CD.

  • Side 1:
  1. Chaos And Disorder (4:18)
  2. I Like It There (3:15)
  3. Dinner With Delores (2:45)
  4. The Same December (3:23)
  5. Right The Wrong (4:38)
  6. Zannalee (2:43)
  • Side 2:
  1. I Rock, Therefore I Am (6:14)
  2. Into The Light (2:46)
  3. I Will (3:35)
  4. Dig U Better Dead (4:00)
  5. Had U (1:25)

All songs written by Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png).



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


References
Thegoldexperience.jpg 1995
The Gold Experience
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 1996
Emancipation
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