Album: Elixer

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Elixer

Elixer (front cover)

Album details


Released: 24 March 2009 (download)
29 March 2009 (USA/Target release)
7 September 2009 (French release)
Length: 44:25
Label(s): NPG Records
Studio(s): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; Circle House, Miami, FL, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 18 Apr. 2009 1 (1 week) 23
USA: Billboard Independent Albums 18 Apr. 2009 1 (1 week) 20
USA: Billboard 200 18 Apr. 2009 2 13
Certifications
This album has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released


Another Boy download-only single

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See also


    
Elixer is the first and only full-length studio album by Bria Valente, and is only available in a package with Prince's 33rd and 34th albums Lotusflow3r and MPLSound. It was initially released as a download on the launch date of Prince's website Lotusflow3r.com, with a CD release exclusively at Target five days later as part of Prince's 3CD package known as Lotusflow3r.


Recording progress

Specific recording dates for the album are not known. Prince began working with Valente in late 2006, however (and she first appeared on the track The Song Of The Heart).

Kept Woman was initially recorded with Támar Davis between early 2005 and early 2006, and was intended for her album Beautiful, Loved & Blessed, later renamed Milk & Honey before it was abandoned. Bria Valente's version was a re-recording, however, tracked at some point between late 2006 and early 2009. HereEyeBlue.png Come was recorded between late 2006 and late 2007.

Home was recorded at some point between late 2006 and early 2008. Another Boy and Elixer were recorded at some point between late 2006 and Summer 2008. The remaining tracks could have been recorded at any point between late 2006 and early 2009 - All This Love, Something U Already Know, Everytime, 2nite and Immersion.
The album was mostly recorded by Prince and Bria Valente alone, although C.C. Dunham and Joshua Dunham appear on three tracks, All This Love, Something U Already Know and Kept Woman, and Clare Fischer provided string arrangements on Everytime and Elixer.

Promotion

The album produced one download-only single, Another Boy, released six months before the album, although a few tracks had been previewed as online streams also. In October 2007, HereEyeBlue.png Come was streamed on 3121.com as the site's first "Jam Of The Week" (initially known as "Jam Of The Month"). In May 2008, a clip of Home was premiered on DrFunkenberry.com.

Bria Valente did not promote the album, but Prince promoted the 3CD set, which benefited Elixer also (see Lotusflow3r and MPLSound for promotion details). The album package reached number 2 on the US Billboard 200, and number 1 on both the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart and the Billboard Independent Albums chart, perhaps due in part to the sale of three CDs together for the low retail price of $11.98.



Track listing
CD
  1. Here EyeBlue.png Come (4:28)
  2. All This Love (4:39)
  3. Home (4:26)
  4. Something U Already Know (5:44)
  5. Everytime (3:50)
  6. 2nite (5:02)
  7. Another Boy (3:56)
  8. Kept Woman (4:15) 1
  9. Immersion (4:02)
  10. Elixer (4:00)


All songs written by Prince and Bria Valente, except where noted
1 Written by Prince (credited to Prince and Bria Valente)



Personnel
Musicians


Production


Thanks



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

America
USA CD 07541 09549 Target exclusive, 3CD package with
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USA Digital download n/a .wav format
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

Elixer is only available to purchase as part of the Lotusflow3r package, along with Prince's Lotusflow3r and MPLSound.


 
 
Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

  • Elixer appears to be a deliberately-misspelled word to give the sexual connotation 'he licks her'. When Another Boy was released as a download single, however, the artwork stated the album title as the correctly-spelled 'Elixir'.
  • While Prince appears prominently on instrumentation throughout the album, his only vocals appear as a duet with Bria on the title track, Elixer.

References
Neverforget album.jpg 2007
Never Forget: A Journey Of Revelations
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 2010
Concrete Jungle
ConcreteJungle-album.jpg