Album: Hitnrun Phase Two

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Hitnrun Phase Two

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Album details


Released: 12 December 2015 (Tidal release)

15 December 2015 (iTunes release)
21 January 2016 (CD first available at Paisley Park Studios show)

Length: 58:00
Label(s): NPG Records
Studio(s): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
iTunes
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: 12 Dec. 2015 16 16 (days)
Canada: 12 Dec. 2015 16 12 (days)
Australia: 22 Apr. 2016 29 6 (days)
Brazil: 16 Dec. 2015 66 5 (days)
UK: 12 Dec. 2015 16 18 (days)
Germany: 12 Dec. 2015 8 19 (days)
France: 12 Dec. 2015 11 26 (days)
Spain: 12 Dec. 2015 8 25 (days)
Italy: 12 Dec. 2015 15 16 (days)
 
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 2 Jan. 2016 43 1
USA: Billboard R&B Albums 2 Jan. 2016 23 1
 
Europe
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Belgium: Ultratop Flanders 2 Jan. 2016 104 1
Portugal: AFP Portugal Albums Top 30 Week 18/2016 26 1
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


Extraloveable
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Rock And Roll Love Affair
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Screwdriver
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Baltimore
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See also


Tidal Hitnrun Phase One
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Hitnrun Phase Two (stylized as HITnRUN Phase Two) is the 39th full-length studio album by Prince.

It contains twelve tracks, six of which were previously unreleased in any shape or form. At time of release, the album was only available as a bundle with Hitnrun Phase One on Tidal. Later it was also available as standalone download via iTunes. A physical CD was first available for purchase at Prince's two-show Piano And A Microphone Gala Event at Paisley Park Studios on 21 January 2016. Shortly after it was available via local stores in Minneapolis and from April onward through amazon.

First Steps

While the use of "Phase One" on the title of its predecessor led many to assume that a follow-up using this title was planned, the album was only confirmed by Prince three months after the release of Hitnrun Phase One in a tweet.

In a response to a fan question by @_dirtydiana97 asking "is there a HitNRun Phase 2 coming out someday?", the response by @Prince3EG was:
"Warner Bros. Records WB HAS IT ALREADY. PETITION THEM 2 RELEASE IT."

When the same fan asked for any titles of songs included, the account confirmed that Big City is included, followed later by re-posting a 54-second snippet of the track previously shared in October 2013, suggesting that the version planned for inclusion was the same. @Prince3EG also confirmed the inclusion of Revelation soon after.

When asked why the album was given to Warner Bros. Records, @Prince3EG replied using the phrase:
"OLIVE BRANCH"
The tweet that included the link to the Big City snippet read:
"WARNER BROTHERS "BIG CITY" SHOUT ... C'MON U'ALL, WE CAN WORK THIS OUT!"

This phrasing was interesting, given that the unreleased 1977 track We Can Work It Out included the lyric "Makin' music naturally, me and W.B. / Music for the young and old, music bound to be gold". However, as expected We Can Work It Out is not included on the album.

A few days later, @Prince3EG confirmed Black Muse as another track included on the planned album. The following day, 2 Y. 2 D. was also confirmed.

As speculated before its release other tracks debuted in 2015 are also included on the album. however Free Urself and the 2014 re-recording of If Eye Could Get Ur Attention are not.


Recording process

Much of the album is believed to have been recorded in early-to-mid 2015 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA.

Some tracks were recorded earlier, however, with 2 Y. 2 D., Groovy Potential and Big City dating back to 2013, Screwdriver and Rocknroll Loveaffair (as 'Rock And Roll Love Affair') to 2012, Xtraloveable and Groovy Potential to 2011 and Black Muse is believed to originate from 2010.


Promotion

Four singles from the album have been released to date, although none specifically to promote the album, instead between 2011 and early 2015 respectively.

  • Furthermore Stare was released as standalone track on Tidal in September 2015.



Track listing
CD Digital

Limited release available at 21 January 2016, Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA shows

  1. Baltimore (4:33)
  2. Rocknroll Loveaffair (4:01)
  3. 2 Y. 2 D. (3:50)
  4. Look At Me, Look At U (3:27)
  5. Stare (3:45)
  6. Xtraloveable (5:00)
  7. Groovy Potential (6:16)
  8. When She Comes (3:45)
  9. Screwdriver (4:15)
  10. Black Muse (7:21)
  11. Revelation (5:21)
  12. Big City (6:26)


The digital version is the original issue.

  1. Baltimore (4:33)
  2. Rocknroll Loveaffair (4:01)
  3. 2 Y. 2 D. (3:50)
  4. Look At Me, Look At U (3:27)
  5. Stare (3:45)
  6. Xtraloveable (5:00)
  7. Groovy Potential (6:16)
  8. When She Comes (3:45)
  9. Screwdriver (4:15)
  10. Black Muse (7:21)
  11. Revelation (5:21)
  12. Big City (6:26)

All songs written by Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)



Personnel
Musicians


Production


Thanks
  • None



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

USA Digital None HITNRUN Phase One & Two Tidal bundle (.mp3 & .flac)
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USA CD 7 98576 86832 1 Released in February 2016
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Canada / Europe CD 7 98576 86832 1 Released 29 April 2016
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Japan CD UICU 1276 released 27 May 2016
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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

  • The bundle is available on Tidal streaming services as well as on Tidal store on mp3 (14,99 €) and flac (26,99 €) digital formats.

References
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Hitnrun Phase One
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 2016
4Ever
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