Album: Our Story

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Our Story

Our Story (Front Cover)

Album details


Released: December 2002 (physical release in selected stores in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA)
23 February 2006 (worldwide release)
Length: 42:21
Label(s): None (self-released)
Studio(s): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
This album has not charted in the USA
Certifications
This album has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released


  • None.
Our Story is the first and only studio album by Milenia. It was initially available for purchase online on their official website in December 2002 and selected stores in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA (Milenia’s hometown). A proposed deal with LaFace Records for a nationwide release did not materialize. The album became widely available only in February 2006 with a digital release on Itunes and CD’s repressed in 2005 (still as a self-release). The album contained Promise, produced by Prince, and No Can Do (Remix), which was remixed by Prince (he was likely not involved in the original version, also included on the album).


Sessions and compiling

The exact recording dates for Prince’s contributions are unknown, but Our Story was recorded during the Summer of 2001. The songs were written by Milenia and produced by Kirk Johnson with additional production by Kip Blackshire. The album was mostly recorded at Kirk Johnson’s and Morris Hayes’ home-studios in Minnesota. In her book Purple Reigned On Me published in 2012, Mikki White explained that Prince provided advices during the recording of the album although his contribution is uncredited:
"We received his professional advice for songs and even re-did some songs he insisted that we to do over (sic). Once I remember him asking us to come to his studio (Paisley Park), to do a few songs over. We did. It happened to be a cool experience working with him because he was a perfectionist and was good at what he did (...).All of the songs we were to record were written by us; we arranged tge songs, prepared the vocals, and were ready to record. Prince scrutinized our lyrics and each song was reviewed microscopically. We ended-up co-writing several of our songs with Prince."

Singer Niyoki White has confirmed that Prince provided additional production and remixed Promise and No Can Do, but no further details are known about his contribution to the other songs on the album (entries will be created if further informations become available).

Tracks containing more known input by Prince which were recorded for potential inclusion on the album included Country Player, Pour Me A Cup, All In My Backyard and a remake of With This Tear but they remain unreleased.


Promotion

No singles were released from the album, which received a low-key release online as a self-released album. The album did not chart.



Track listing
CD Digital

Details given for Prince-related tracks only:

  1. No Can Do
  2. Magic
  3. Dance With Milenia
  4. Forget About It
  5. Promise (4:47) 1
  6. For What Its Worth
  7. Mike (With The Light Brown Eyes)
  8. Come Too Far
  9. Turn It Over
  10. No Can Do (Remix) (4:03) 1

Details given for Prince-related tracks only:

  1. No Can Do
  2. Magic
  3. Dance With Milenia
  4. Forget About It
  5. Promise (4:47) 1
  6. For What Its Worth
  7. Mike (With The Light Brown Eyes)
  8. Come Too Far
  9. Turn It Over
  10. No Can Do (Remix) (4:03) 1


Available on digital format in 2006


1 Written by Niyoki White, Mikki White and Tia White (as Milenia).



Personnel
Musicians


Production


Thanks
  • "An extra special thanks to Prince and the NPG family for their inspiration and helping us to perfect our craft. The tours were a lot of fun!"



Releases
LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
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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


References
Electriccircus album.jpg 2002
Electric Circus
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 2003
94 East
94east album.jpg