Album: Exodus

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Exodus

Exodus album artwork

Album details


Released: 27 March 1995
Length: 65:33
Label(s): NPG Records
Studio(s): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
Gallup Album Chart, UK 8 Apr. 1995 11 3
Certifications
This album has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released


Get Wild
b/w Beautiful Girl / Hallucination Rain
Getwild single.jpg
The Good Life
b/w Get Wild
Thegoodlife single.jpg
Count The Days
b/w New Power Soul
Countthedays single.jpg

See also


    

Alternate Album Configuration


  • 19 June 1994 configuration
  1. NPG Bum Rush The Ship
  2. The Exodus Has Begun
  3. NPG Operator
  4. Get Wild 1
  5. Sonny Turns The TV Off (later renamed Count Segue, then Segue)
  6. Count The Days
  7. DJ Gets Jumped
  8. New Power Soul
  9. DJ Seduces Sonny
  10. It Takes 3
  11. Rain (later renamed Segue)
  12. Hallucination Rain
  13. Spooky Soup (later incorporated into NPG Bum Rush The Ship)
  14. NPG Outro


  • 2 December 1994 configuration
  1. NPG Operator
  2. Get Wild 1
  3. Slave/Acknowledge Me (Slave a.k.a. Slave 2 The System)
  4. Super Hero (incorporates Outa-Space (uncredited))
  5. Count Segue (later renamed Segue)
  6. Count The Days
  7. Sonny Segue
  8. DJ Gets Jumped
  9. New Power Soul
  10. Mad
  11. Love... Thy Will Be Done 2
  12. Funky 3
  13. Proud Mary 4
  14. NPG Bum Rush The Ship Segue
  15. The Exodus Has Begun
  16. Funky Design


1 Written by Prince and Sonny T.
2 Written by Prince and Martika
3 Written by The Chambers Brothers
4 Written by John Fogerty

Exodus is the second 'solo' album by the New Power Generation and was only released in Europe in March 1995. While the previous album, Gold Nigga, featured Tony M. as the lead vocalist, Exodus featured lead vocals by Sonny T. and by Prince, disguised as Tora Tora.

Promotion

The album produced three singles, Get Wild, The Good Life (which was also released in North America despite the album not being released there) and Count The Days.

Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) promoted the album on The Ultimate Live Experience tour which was taking place at the same time as the album's release, often playing one or more of the album's songs, although none of the songs were played regularly on the tour. The album reached number 11 on the UK Gallup Album Chart.

Recording Sessions

The album was recorded between late-May 1994, and January 1995, at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. The first set of sessions, in late May, resulted in Get Wild, New Power Soul, The Exodus Has Begun, Hallucination Rain, Slave 2 The System, Count The Days and It Takes 3. A number of segues were recorded between May and June 1994, with an early album configuration dated 19 June 1994. Two new tracks, Mad and Funky Design, were recorded in November 1994.

More tracks and segues were recorded in late 1994, including Acknowledge Me, Super Hero, Outa-Space, Love... Thy Will Be Done, Funky, Proud Mary and Somebody's Somebody, and a second album configuration was dated 2 December 1994. In December 1994 and January 1995, The Good Life, Big Fun, Return Of The Bump Squad and Cherry, Cherry were recorded, completing the album. A sampler cassette containing tracks from the album, along with tracks from other NPG Records projects of the time, was compiled on 5 January 1995.

The album is very much a band recording, containing substantial musical input by Sonny T., Michael B., Mr. Hayes and Tommy Barbarella in addition to Prince (using the disguise Tora Tora).



Track listing
CD LP

The compact disc version is the original issue.

  1. NPG Operator Intro (0:33)
  2. Get Wild (4:33) 1
  3. Segue (0:37)
  4. DJ Gets Jumped (0:22)
  5. New Power Soul (4:09)
  6. DJ Seduces Sonny (0:38)
  7. Segue (0:42)
  8. Count The Days (3:24)
  9. The Good Life (5:48)
  10. Cherry, Cherry (4:44)
  11. Segue (0:18)
  12. Return Of The Bump Squad (7:19)
  13. Mashed Potato Girl Intro (0:20)
  14. Segue (3:00)
  15. Big Fun (7:26)
  16. New Power Day (3:48)
  17. Segue (0:14)
  18. Hallucination Rain (5:48)
  19. NPG Bum Rush The Ship (1:40)
  20. The Exodus Has Begun (10:05)
  21. Outro (0:35)

The vinyl long play format was released at same time as the CD.

  • Side A:
  1. NPG Operator Intro (0:33)
  2. Get Wild (4:33) 1
  3. Segue (0:37)
  4. DJ Gets Jumped (0:22)
  5. New Power Soul (4:09)
  6. DJ Seduces Sonny (0:38)
  7. Segue (0:42)
  8. Count The Days (3:24)
  9. The Good Life (5:48)
  10. Cherry, Cherry (4:44)
  11. Segue (0:18)
  12. Return Of The Bump Squad (7:19)
  • Side B:
  1. Mashed Potato Girl Intro (0:20)
  2. Segue (3:00)
  3. Big Fun (7:26)
  4. New Power Day (3:48)
  5. Segue (0:14)
  6. Hallucination Rain (5:48)
  7. NPG Bum Rush The Ship (1:40)
  8. The Exodus Has Begun (10:05)
  9. Outro (0:35)

All tracks written by Prince (credited to the New Power Generation), except where noted.

1 written by Prince and Sonny T. (credited to the New Power Generation)



Personnel
Musicians


Production


Thanks



Releases
LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

  • Two early configurations of the album are known to exist containing additional tracks which remain unreleased. See Alternate Configuration section above.

References
Pretaporter album.jpg 1994
Prêt A Porter
NPG Albums All Prince Albums 1998
Newpower Soul
Newpowersoul album.jpg