Album: Come 2 My House

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Come 2 My House

Come 2 My House (Front Cover)

Album details


Released: 29 September 1998 (USA)
29 March 1999 (UK)
Length: 59:51
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 Album Chart 17 Oct. 1998 49 15
Certifications
This album has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released


Spoon (promo only)
b/w None
Spoon Single.png
Don't Talk 2 Strangers
b/w Spoon
Donttalk2strangers single.jpg

See also


Newpower Soul
(album)
GCS 2000
(album)
 
Newpowersoul album.jpg link=Album: GCS 2000(album)

Alternate Album Configuration


An earlier configuration of the album, sequenced in February 1998, and missing the track Democrazy, is known, listed below:

  • February 1998, configuration
  1. Come 2 My House
  2. AmEyeBlue.png Happy? (released as Spoon)
  3. This Crazy Life Of Mine
  4. EyeBlue.png Remember U
  5. EyeBlue.png'll Never B Another Fool
  6. BetchaEyeBlue.png
  7. Don't Talk 2 Strangers
  8. Journey 2 The Center Of Your Heart
  9. The Drama
  10. Hair
  11. Pop My Clutch
  12. Reconsider (U Betta)


Come 2 My House is the tenth solo studio album by Chaka Khan, and her first to be released by NPG Records. The album was largely co-written and co-produced by Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png). It was released in the USA in September 1998, with a UK release six months later.


Recording process

The album was recorded between November 1997, and June 1998, at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. Don't Talk 2 Strangers was originally recorded in 1992, however, while Journey 2 The Center Of Your Heart and EyeBlue.png'll Never B Another Fool (under it's original title I'll Never Open My Legs Again) were originally recorded in 1995.

Additionally, Hair was a cover of the Graham Central Station song from their 1973 album Graham Central Station (often played live by Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) in a medley with Days Of Wild). Chaka Khan wrote lyrics to the newer songs on the album, with Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) contributing music. He appeared as a musician throughout the album, although his specific contributions are uncredited.

An early configuration of the album, missing the track Democrazy which had not yet been recorded, was compiled in February 1998, and the album was set for release in July 1998, before being delayed for unknown reasons.

Promotion

The album produced only one commercially-released single, Don't Talk 2 Strangers (available in the UK only, where it preceded the album's release), although Spoon was available as promotional single, and a promo sampler for the album was also available in the UK. The album reached number 49 on the US Billboard R&B Album Chart.

Chaka Khan toured extensively with Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) on the New Power Soul Tour and the New Power Soul Festival Tour, which was designed to promote this album and the 'companion' albums, the New Power Generation's Newpower Soul and Graham Central Station's GCS 2000, but Chaka Khan's set focused on her catalogue of hit songs rather than this album. She toured independently following the release of the album, but not primarily in support of this album.



Track listing
CD LP

The compact disc version is the original issue.

  1. Come 2 My House (4:45) 1
  2. Intro (0:31) 2
  3. This Crazy Life Of Mine (2:33) 2
  4. BetchaEyeBlue.png (4:30) 3
  5. Spoon (3:49) 4
  6. Pop My Clutch (4:47) 5
  7. Journey 2 The Center Of Your Heart (4:15) 6
  8. EyeBlue.png'll Never B Another Fool (4:12) 7
  9. Democrazy (6:07) 2
  10. EyeBlue.png Remember U (4:16) 8
  11. Reconsider (U Betta) (4:23) 2
  12. Don't Talk 2 Strangers (3:15) 6
  13. Hair (5:45) 9
  14. The Drama (6:35) 10

This album has not been released in LP format.


1 Written by Chaka Khan, Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png), Robert D. Palmer & Howard McCrary
2 Written by Chaka Khan and Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
3 Written by Chaka Khan, Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) and Mark Stevens
4 Written by Chaka Khan, Howard McCrary & Robert D. Palmer
5 Written by Chaka Khan, SymbolSmallerBlue.png and Kirk Johnson
6 Written by Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
7 Written by Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png), Sandra St. Victor, Chaka Khan, T. Hammer (uncredited) and Vernon Reid (uncredited)
8 Written by Chaka Khan, Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) and Larry Graham
9 Written by Larry Graham
10 Written by Kirk Johnson



Personnel
Musicians


Production


Thanks
  • None.



Releases
LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions

The album was included in a so called Newpowerpak 3CD box-set, released through 1-800 New Funk, along with New Power Generation's Newpower Soul and Graham Central Station's GCS 2000. The box-set included the standard packaging for each album, with a cardboard slipcover around the three CD cases.

Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

 
USA CD 7-85337-98212-9  
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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

  • A four-track promotional CD sampler was sent out to radio DJs in the UK containing the following tracks:
  1. Spoon (3:49)
  2. Reconsider (U Betta) (4:23)
  3. Don't Talk 2 Strangers (3:15)
  4. BetchaEyeBlue.png (4:30)
  • A separate 4-track 12" sampler was also sent out to radio DJs in the UK containing the following tracks:
A1. Reconsider (U Betta) (4:23)
A2. Spoon (3:49)
B1. BetchaEyeBlue.png (4:30)
B2. Come 2 My House (4:45)
Come2myhouse single.jpg

References
Livingsingle album.jpg 1997
Living Single
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 1998
Van Gogh
Vangogh album.jpg