Album: Jill Jones

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Jill Jones

Jill Jones (Front Cover)

Album details


Released: 26 May 1987
Length: 39:01
Label(s): Paisley Park Records / Warner Bros.
Studio(s): Galpin Blvd Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA; Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
This album has not charted in in the USA
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


Mia Bocca
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Miabocca single.jpg
G-Spot
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Gspot single.jpg
For Love
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Forlove single.jpg

See also


    
Jill Jones is the first album by Jill Jones, and her only album to feature Prince input.

All of the eight tracks were written by Prince (although he was listed as co-writer only on five, with Jill Jones taking credit for seven of the tracks), and seven of the tracks feature his input musically.


First steps

Prince had first met Jill Jones on the Dirty Mind Tour, where she sang background vocals for the opening act Teena Marie.

Jill Jones also sang background vocals on many studio tracks for Prince beginning with the 1999 album (also joining the live band on the 1999 Tour), and a solo album was planned for many years before its eventual completion and release.


Recording process

The tracks were recorded between July 1982 and October 1986. Many of them were initially recorded by Prince before lead vocal overdubs by Jill Jones were added.

Mia Bocca was initially recorded by Prince in May 1982. Baby, You're A Trip followed in July 1982. G-Spot was recorded in August 1983 (and was considered for use in the Purple Rain movie). All Day, All Night was recorded live at Prince's birthday concert on 7 June 1984.

In May 1985, Prince and Jill Jones recorded My Man together, as work on her album began in earnest. Later in May, Prince and Jill Jones recorded several more tracks for the album: Come Elektra Tuesday, Married Man, Killin' At The Soda Shop, Living Doll and For Love, of which For Love is the only track included on the album.

In August 1985, Prince and Jill Jones recorded My Sex for the album, which was at one point considered as a title track for the album, but later rejected, and revised Mia Bocca, G-Spot and Baby, You're A Trip. Prince worked further on many of the album's tracks in January 1986.

In February 1986, Euphoria Highway was recorded for the album, but was later rejected. In late February, the first configuration of the album was compiled, but the tracklist of this configuration is unknown. Violet Blue was later recorded, in October 1986.

Prince worked on overdubs and mixing in November 1986, with an album sequence compiled on 12 November 1986, and no further work is known to have been done on the album, indicating that this configuration may have been the final, released, version of the album.


Promotion

The album produced three singles, Mia Bocca, G-Spot and For Love, but it failed to chart.



Track listing
CD LP

Details given for Prince-related tracks only:
The compact disc version is the original issue.

  1. Intro (Baby, You're A Trip) - Mia Bocca (7:21) 1
  2. G-Spot (4:30) 1
  3. Violet Blue (4:24) 2
  4. With You (4:00) 3
  5. All Day, All Night (5:41) 1
  6. For Love (4:27) 1
  7. My Man (3:15) 2
  8. Baby, You're A Trip (5:23) 2
  1. Intro (Baby, You're A Trip) - Mia Bocca (7:21) 1
  2. G-Spot (4:30) 1
  3. Violet Blue (4:24) 2
  4. With You (4:00) 3
  • Side 2:
  1. All Day, All Night (5:41) 1
  2. For Love (4:27) 1
  3. My Man (3:15) 2
  4. Baby, You're A Trip (5:23) 2


1 Written by Prince (credited to Jill Jones and Prince)
2 Written by Prince (credited to Jill Jones)
3 Written by Prince



Personnel
Musicians


Production


Thanks



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

This section is under construction

Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

  • The first configuration of the album was compiled in late February 1986, before the recording of Violet Blue, but the tracklist of this configuration is unknown.

References
Femaletrouble album.jpg 1987
Female Trouble
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 1987
No Sound But A Heart
Nosoundbutaheart album.jpg