Album: Times Squared

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Times Squared

Times Squared (Front Cover)

Album details


Released: 19 February 1991
Length: 51:43
Label(s): Paisley Park Records / Warner Bros.
Studio(s): Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA; Galpin Blvd Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA; Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; Townhouse Studios, London, England; Medley Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark

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


The Dopamine Rush (promotional release only)
b/w The Dopamine Rush
Thedopaminerush single.jpg
Little Rock (promotional release only)
b/w
Littlerock single.jpg

See also


    

Alternate Album Configuration


  1. 17 (later renamed Andorra)
  2. 18 (later renamed Night Owl)
  3. 19 (later renamed Overnight, Every Night)
  4. 20 (later renamed Cape Horn)
  5. 21 (later renamed Little Rock)
  6. 22 (later renamed Easy Does It)
  7. 23 (later renamed The Dopamine Rush)
  8. 24 (later renamed Kenya)
  9. 25 (later renamed Times Squared)
  10. 26 (later renamed Once Upon A Time)
Times Squared is the first solo studio album by Eric Leeds, and was released in February 1991 (on the same day as Contribution by Mica Paris, also featuring musical input by Prince). Nine of the eleven tracks were written or co-written by Prince and contain him playing most instruments, with Eric Leeds playing saxophone and minimal contributions from other musicians. In addition, Prince appears on Kenya, one of the two remaining tracks, as a musician.


Recording progress

Times Squared evolved from the planned third Madhouse album, 26, compiled in September 1989 from instrumental tracks recorded between 1985-1988. Little Rock was recorded in late May 1985 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California. Easy Does It was recorded on 22 July 1986 at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA. Andorra, Night Owl, Overnight, Every Night and Kenya were recorded in July 1987 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, MN, USA.

Once Upon A Time was recorded in December 1987 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, MN, USA. Times Squared and Cape Horn were recorded in June 1988 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, MN, USA. The Dopamine Rush was part of the unreleased 21-24 (The Dopamine Rush Suite), recorded from July-December 1988, at Townhouse Studios, London, England, Medley Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark and Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA.

In keeping with previous Madhouse releases tracks were given tentative numerical titles of 17 to 26. When Prince suggested the album should be released as a solo album by Eric Leeds, Leeds came up with titles for each track (and recorded a new track, Lines, in Spring 1990, which became the new opening track). Lines did not contain any input by Prince, and so is not linked below, but interpolations from the track have been played live during shows (see Lines for details).


Promotion

The album produced two promotional singles, The Dopamine Rush and Little Rock, but the album failed to enter the charts.



Track listing
CD LP
  1. Lines (6:30)
  2. Andorra (3:31) 1
  3. Night Owl (4:00) 1
  4. Overnight, Every Night (4:10) 1
  5. Cape Horn (4:10) 2
  6. Little Rock (3:41) 3
  7. Easy Does It (2:22) 3
  8. The Dopamine Rush (7:36) 2
  9. Kenya (2:40) 4
  10. Times Squared (5:44) 3
  11. Once Upon A Time (7:19) 3

Side 1:

  1. Lines (6:30)
  2. Andorra (3:31) 1
  3. Night Owl (4:00) 1
  4. Overnight, Every Night (4:10) 1
  5. Cape Horn (4:10) 2
  6. Little Rock (3:41) 3
  7. Easy Does It (2:22) 3

Side 2:

  1. The Dopamine Rush (7:36) 2
  2. Kenya (2:40) 4
  3. Times Squared (5:44) 3
  4. Once Upon A Time (7:19) 3


1 Written by Prince, Eric Leeds, Levi Seacer, Jr. and Sheila E.
2 Written by Prince
3 Written by Prince and Eric Leeds
4 Written by Eric Leeds



Personnel
Musicians


Production


Thanks



Releases
LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia


References
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I Am
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Contribution
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