Album: Precious

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Precious

Precious (Front Cover)

Album details


Released: 9 June 1992 (Europe)

22 June 1993 (USA)

Length: 54:35 (original release)

50:27 (1993 US re-issue)

Label(s): Lana Lane
Studio(s): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
Europe
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Albums Mega Top 100 (The Netherlands) 20 Jun. 1992 13 19
Certifications
This album has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released


Qualified
b/w Need A Little Space
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Sex
b/w Sex
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See also


    
Precious is the third studio album by Dutch pop duo Loïs Lane (who are known in the USA as "Loïs L." due to legal issues with the Superman character Loïs Lane), and was released in June 1992.

The album contained two tracks with writing input by Prince, Qualified (co-written by Kirk Johnson) and a new version of Sex (co-written by Levi Seacer, Jr.), which had previously been released by Prince on The Scandalous Sex Suite EP. Both songs feature Prince as a musician also.

In addition, Prince appears, uncredited, as a musican on the tracks I Oh I and Crying, and for the 1993 USA re-release, he provided a remix of I Wanna Be (a track from their previous album Fortune Fairytales).


Recording process

Prince met the band Loïs Lane when they opened for some shows on the Nude Tour, and they later asked him to contribute songs to their next album. Prince obliged, and some of the album's tracks were recorded by Kirk Johnson at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA, in early 1992.


Promotion

The album produced two singles internationally, Qualified and Sex but failed to chart in the USA. It reached number 13 on their home country album chart, however. In the Netherlands two more singles I Oh I and Crying were released to equally limited success.

It reached number 13 on their home country album chart, however.



Track listing
CD

Details given for Prince-related tracks only

(NDL: 513 418-2)
(JAP: AVCD-11202)
(PHL: 920 730-2)

  1. I Oh I (4:03) 1
  2. Qualified (4:45) 2
  3. The Singer
  4. Loneliness
  5. Precious
  6. Need A Little Space
  7. I Love A Woman
  8. She Came By
  9. Forever
  10. Crying (4:05) 3
  11. Sex (5:46) 4
  12. Make Way


(USA/CAN: 519 255-2)

  1. Qualified (4:45) 2
  2. I Wanna Be (4:16) 5
  3. Sex (5:46) 4
  4. I Love A Woman
  5. I Oh I (4:03) 1
  6. Forever
  7. Need A Little Space
  8. Crying (4:05) 3
  9. Precious
  10. She Came By
  11. Make Way


1 Written by A. Van Dongen and Monique Klemann
2 Written by Prince and Kirk Johnson
3 Written by J. Doornik and Suzanne Klemann
4 Written by Prince and Levi Seacer, Jr.
5 Written by Evert K. Abbing



Personnel
Musicians


Production


Thanks



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

NL CD 513 418-2
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JAP CD Avex AVCD-11202 with OBI
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PHL CD 920 730-2
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

USA CD 519 255-2 1993 re-issue
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CAN CD 314 519 255-2 1993 re-issue
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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

  • 1993 USA re-issue cover:

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References
Celinedion album.jpg 1992
Celine Dion
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 1992
Allegiance
Allegiance album.jpg