Single: NYC

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NYC

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Single details


Released: 31 January 1997 - first available through 1-800 New Funk
Related album: Emancipation
Label(s): NPG Records
Non-Album track(s):

Face Down (Live) (8:26)
Jam Of The Year (Live) (5:20)

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
This record was not released on the commercial market and therefore not eligible for the charts
Certifications
This single has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This single has not received any awards in the USA

See also


   

NYC is a cassette single sold for $20.00 directly from the 1-800 New Funk phone service, and can be considered the third and final commercially-released single from Emancipation (although Face Down had been available promotionally following the album's second single The Holy River, and The Holy River itself was released promotionally in the USA in the Summer of 1997).

The artwork is clearly intended to look like an unauthorized bootleg recording, even containing the handwritten phrase:
"4th Generation Bootleg, but it's All Good!!"

This release contained live versions of Jam Of The Year and Face Down, and is notable for being the first time Prince had ever released (on audio) live versions of previously-released tracks.

Both tracks were recorded live on 11 January 1997 at the Roseland, New York, NY, USA. Although played at different points during the concert, they have been mixed to fade the audience noise into each other, as in a live context. The tracks repeat on the cassette's b-side.


Track listing
Cassette

A1. Jam Of The Year (Live) (5:20)
A2. Face Down (Live) (8:26)
B1. Jam Of The Year (Live) (5:20)
B2. Face Down (Live) (8:26)

References:
US: No cat. number

  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.

Other Formats
Vinyl CD
  • This single wasn't released in 7" or 12" format.
  • This single wasn't released in CD format.
Others
  • This single wasn't released in digital format.

Releases
7", 12", CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

USA Cassette No cat. number Promotional
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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) Triva

  • This was the first Prince/SymbolSmallerBlue.png audio release to contain live versions of previously-released tracks.

References
Somebodyssomebody single.jpg 1997
Somebody's Somebody
All Singles All Related Artists Singles 1997
The Truth
Thetruth single.jpg