Album: The Unexpected

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The Unexpected

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Album details


Released: 18 February 2014
Length: 52:04
Label(s): 1860 Property, LLC
Studio(s): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
Studio Unknown, Portland, OR, 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


  • Why Do You Lie?
  • Catch Me If You Can

See also


20TEN
(album)
 
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The Unexpected is the second studio album by Liv Warfield (the first to include input by Prince), released in February 2014. The album includes two songs written or co-written by Prince: The Unexpected and Your Show. Additionally he is credited as executive producer on the whole album.

The album was preceded by the digital release of two singles, Why Do You Lie? and Catch Me If You Can, five months before the album.

While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking of The Unexpected and Your Show is likely to have taken place in 2013 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. The rest of the album was recorded in Portland, OR.

According to an interview Liv Warfield gave to Oregon Live, Prince wrote the title track for Warfield after she had already decided on the album's title; she did not have a title track for the album until that point. More information about the album and its tracks will be added as it becomes known.



Track listing
CD Digital

Details given for Prince-related tracks only:

  1. Coat Of Arms
  2. The Unexpected (4:23) 1
  3. Why Do You Lie?
  4. BlackBird
  5. Stay - "Soul Lifted"
  6. Catch Me If You Can
  7. Don't Say Much
  8. Lena Blue
  9. Freedom
  10. Come Back
  11. Your Show (5:34) 2
  12. Fanfare
  13. Fly

Details given for Prince-related tracks only:

  1. Coat Of Arms
  2. The Unexpected (4:23) 1
  3. Why Do You Lie?
  4. BlackBird
  5. Stay - "Soul Lifted"
  6. Catch Me If You Can
  7. Don't Say Much
  8. Lena Blue
  9. Freedom
  10. Come Back
  11. Your Show (5:34) 2
  12. Fanfare
  13. Fly


Available on Digital format on:


1 Written by Prince
2 Written by Prince & Liv Warfield



Personnel
Musicians


Production


Thanks
  • Thank you God for giving me life. Your universe is magnificent and glorious in all its beauty.
    Prince: thank you. I dedicate this project to you. I'm so inspired by your artistry and thank you for your guidance. You have been a mentor, a friend, a brother, all mixed in one. Your support gave me the courage to make this journey. I am so blessed to be able to learn from the best! I hope you enjoy these frequencies.
    Owen and Bess: I love you ... I hope I created something you can step to!! :) Your wisdom and strength carry me through. You are truly an inspiration and I will always remember to live life as best I can, giving God glory whenever I can.
    Ladaryl McCoy: you give so much of yourself. You inspire, believe, protect and nurture our love because you believe in us. We are 1. I thank you for helping me pull out the fear. I love you for your sacrifice and patience. You are my 'Brotha Man'. My chocolate blessing.
    Gretchen: I love you. Never change.
    Yvonne: you are poised, gracious, steadfast, and most of all, you're my sister! I love you so much. I can't thank you enough for believing in me from the very beginning. You're very rare and special. And I can't wait to see what's next! ... you never stop ... you da best Yvonne! It started with a prayer ... won't He do it!



Releases
LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
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Worldwide Digital  ? Digital download
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Worldwide CD sold at concerts, available on-line
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Japan CD sold at concerts, available on-line
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

  • Liv Warfield released a video of Why Do You Lie? in December 2013, and performed the song live on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on 28 January 2014.
  • The album was streamed in full along with a number of performance and interview videos through VH-1 Artists on 11 February 2014.
  • The album became available for pre-order at various digital outlets on 28 January 2014, with three instant downloads available with the pre-order: Why Do You Lie?, Catch Me If You Can and Freedom.

References
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