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|introduction          = '''Emancipation''' is the 19th full-length studio album by [[Prince]] (his third using the name [[File: SymbolSmallerBlue.png|link=Alias: Symbol]]) and the first album to be released following the end of [[Prince]]'s contract with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_Bros._Records Warner Bros.], which ended less than a week prior to this album's release. It is also [[Prince]]'s first released triple album. It was released worldwide in November 1996 (just four months after [[Album: Chaos And Disorder|Chaos And Disorder]]).
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|introduction          = '''Emancipation''' is the 19th full-length studio album by [[Prince]] (his third using the name [[File: SymbolSmallerBlue.png|link=Alias: Symbol]]) and the first album to be released following the end of [[Prince]]’s contract with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_Bros._Records Warner Bros.], which ended less than a week prior to this album’s release. It is also [[Prince]]’s first released triple album. It was released worldwide in November 1996 (just four months after [[Album: Chaos And Disorder|Chaos And Disorder]]).
  
  
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[[Prince]] (as [[File: SymbolSmallerBlue.png|link=Alias: Symbol]]) began recording songs for the album in January 1995, and work continued on the album until October 1996. Three early configurations, from early 1995, July 1995, and an unknown date in 1995, are known, but both were single-disc sets and should be viewed as works-in-progress (see [[#Quotations and trivia|below]] for details).  
 
[[Prince]] (as [[File: SymbolSmallerBlue.png|link=Alias: Symbol]]) began recording songs for the album in January 1995, and work continued on the album until October 1996. Three early configurations, from early 1995, July 1995, and an unknown date in 1995, are known, but both were single-disc sets and should be viewed as works-in-progress (see [[#Quotations and trivia|below]] for details).  
  
The album was largely a solo work, although it also contains tracks showing [[Prince]]'s transition from the 1993-5 version of [[The New Power Generation]] (with [[Michael B.]], [[Sonny T.]], [[Tommy Barbarella]] and [[Mr. Hayes]]) to the new 1996, version of the band (containing [[Kirk Johnson]], [[Rhonda Smith]], [[Kat Dyson]], [[Mr. Hayes]] and [[Eric Leeds]]).
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The album was largely a solo work, although it also contains tracks showing [[Prince]]’s transition from the 1993-5 version of [[The New Power Generation]] (with [[Michael B.]], [[Sonny T.]], [[Tommy Barbarella]] and [[Mr. Hayes]]) to the new 1996, version of the band (containing [[Kirk Johnson]], [[Rhonda Smith]], [[Kat Dyson]], [[Mr. Hayes]] and [[Eric Leeds]]).
  
The album is also [[Prince]]'s first to include cover versions of others' songs (indeed the first commercial single release, [[Single:_Betcha_By_Golly Wow!|Betcha By Golly Wow!]], was a cover version). He has occasionally included cover versions on albums since '''Emancipation'''. Each of the album's three CDs contains 12 tracks and lasts exactly 60:00 - [[Prince]] mentioned in interviews that this was planned based on his studies of Egypt, "the building of the pyramids and how the pyramids were related to the constellations. They were a message from the Egyptians about how civilization really started."
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The album is also [[Prince]]’s first to include cover versions of others' songs (indeed the first commercial single release, [[Single:_Betcha_By_Golly Wow!|Betcha By Golly Wow!]], was a cover version). He has occasionally included cover versions on albums since '''Emancipation'''. Each of the album’s three CDs contains 12 tracks and lasts exactly 60:00 - [[Prince]] mentioned in interviews that this was planned based on his studies of Egypt, "the building of the pyramids and how the pyramids were related to the constellations. They were a message from the Egyptians about how civilization really started."
  
  
 
<b>Promotion</b>
 
<b>Promotion</b>
  
The album produced two commercially-released singles, [[Single:_Betcha_By_Golly Wow!|Betcha By Golly Wow!]] and [[Single: The Holy River|The Holy River]]. Eleven months prior to the album's release, [[Single: Slave|Slave]] was given out as a cassette single to concert goers at a [[Paisley Park Studios]] show.  
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The album produced two commercially-released singles, [[Single:_Betcha_By_Golly Wow!|Betcha By Golly Wow!]] and [[Single: The Holy River|The Holy River]]. Eleven months prior to the album’s release, [[Single: Slave|Slave]] was given out as a cassette single to concert goers at a [[Paisley Park Studios]] show.  
  
Additionally, following the album's release, [[Single: Somebody's Somebody|Somebody's Somebody]] and  [[Single: Face Down|Face Down]] were available as promotional releases. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMI_Records EMI Records] went bankrupt during the album's promotional run, however, stalling all promotion for the album. [[Prince]] (as [[File: SymbolSmallerBlue.png|link=Alias: Symbol]]) also independently released a live single, [[Single: NYC|NYC]], containing live versions of [[Jam Of The Year]] and [[Face Down]].  
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Additionally, following the album’s release, [[Single: Somebody’s Somebody|Somebody’s Somebody]], [[Single: Face Down|Face Down]] and [[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Single: Eye Can’t Make U Love Me]][[Single: Eye Can’t Make U Love Me| Can’t Make U Love Me]] were available as promotional releases. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMI_Records EMI Records] went bankrupt during the album’s promotional run, however, stalling all promotion for the album. [[Prince]] (as [[File: SymbolSmallerBlue.png|link=Alias: Symbol]]) also independently released a live single, [[Single: NYC|NYC]], containing live versions of [[Jam Of The Year]] and [[Face Down]].  
  
 
[[Prince]] (as [[File: SymbolSmallerBlue.png|link=Alias: Symbol]]) toured extensively to promote the album on the [[Love 4 One Another Charities Tour]] and the [[Jam Of The Year World Tour]], although the tours focuses largely on past hits, with only a few songs from '''Emancipation''' played regularly. [[Prince]] (as [[File: SymbolSmallerBlue.png|link=Alias: Symbol]]) also made multiple television appearances and media interviews to support the album, and labeled it "the album I was born to make".  
 
[[Prince]] (as [[File: SymbolSmallerBlue.png|link=Alias: Symbol]]) toured extensively to promote the album on the [[Love 4 One Another Charities Tour]] and the [[Jam Of The Year World Tour]], although the tours focuses largely on past hits, with only a few songs from '''Emancipation''' played regularly. [[Prince]] (as [[File: SymbolSmallerBlue.png|link=Alias: Symbol]]) also made multiple television appearances and media interviews to support the album, and labeled it "the album I was born to make".  
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The album reached number 11 on [[The Billboard 200]], and number 6 on the [[Billboard Top R&B Albums]] Chart.
 
The album reached number 11 on [[The Billboard 200]], and number 6 on the [[Billboard Top R&B Albums]] Chart.
  
On [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/September 13|13 September 2019]], the album was re-released by [[The Prince Estate]] and Sony's [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legacy_Recordings Legacy Recordings] on the same day as reissues of [[Album: Chaos And Disorder| Chaos And Disorder]] and [[Album: The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold)| The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold)]].
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On [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/September 13|13 September 2019]], the album was re-released by [[The Prince Estate]] and Sony’s [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legacy_Recordings Legacy Recordings] on the same day as reissues of [[Album: Chaos And Disorder| Chaos And Disorder]] and [[Album: The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold)| The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold)]].
  
 
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*Disc 1:
 
*Disc 1:
 
# <b>[[Jam Of The Year]]</b> (6:09)
 
# <b>[[Jam Of The Year]]</b> (6:09)
# <b>[[Right Back Here In My Arms]]</b> (4:33)
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# <b>[[Right Back Here In My Arms]]</b> (4:33) <small><sup>1</sup>&nbsp; </small>
# <b>[[Somebody's Somebody]]</b> (4:43) <small><sup>1</sup>&nbsp; </small>
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# <b>[[Somebody’s Somebody]]</b> (4:43) <small><sup>2</sup>&nbsp; </small>
 
# <b>[[Get Yo Groove On]]</b> (6:31)
 
# <b>[[Get Yo Groove On]]</b> (6:31)
# <b>[[Courtin' Time]]</b> (2:46)  
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# <b>[[Courtin’ Time]]</b> (2:46)  
# <b>[[Betcha By Golly Wow!]]</b> (3:30) <small><sup>2</sup>&nbsp; </small>
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# <b>[[Betcha By Golly Wow!]]</b> (3:30) <small><sup>3</sup>&nbsp; </small>
 
# <b>[[We Gets Up]]</b> (4:17)
 
# <b>[[We Gets Up]]</b> (4:17)
 
# <b>[[White Mansion]]</b> (4:47)  
 
# <b>[[White Mansion]]</b> (4:47)  
 
# <b>[[Damned If Eye Do|Damned If]][[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Damned If Eye Do]][[Damned If Eye Do| Do]]</b> (5:20)  
 
# <b>[[Damned If Eye Do|Damned If]][[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Damned If Eye Do]][[Damned If Eye Do| Do]]</b> (5:20)  
# <b>[[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Eye Can't Make U Love Me]][[Eye Can't Make U Love Me| Can't Make U Love Me]]</b> (6:37) <small><sup>3</sup>&nbsp; </small>
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# <b>[[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Eye Can’t Make U Love Me]][[Eye Can’t Make U Love Me| Can’t Make U Love Me]]</b> (6:37) <small><sup>4</sup>&nbsp; </small>
# <b>[[Mr. Happy]]</b> (4:46) <small><sup>4</sup>&nbsp; </small>
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# <b>[[Mr. Happy]]</b> (4:46) <small><sup>5</sup>&nbsp; </small>
 
# <b>[[In This Bed Eye Scream|In This Bed]][[file:EyeBlue.png|link=In This Bed Eye Scream]][[In This Bed Eye Scream| Scream]]</b> (5:40)  
 
# <b>[[In This Bed Eye Scream|In This Bed]][[file:EyeBlue.png|link=In This Bed Eye Scream]][[In This Bed Eye Scream| Scream]]</b> (5:40)  
 
*Disc 2:
 
*Disc 2:
 
# <b>[[Sex In The Summer]]</b> (5:56)  
 
# <b>[[Sex In The Summer]]</b> (5:56)  
 
# <b>[[One Kiss At A Time]]</b> (4:40)
 
# <b>[[One Kiss At A Time]]</b> (4:40)
# <b>[[Soul Sanctuary]]</b> (4:41) <small><sup>5</sup>&nbsp; </small>
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# <b>[[Soul Sanctuary]]</b> (4:41) <small><sup>6</sup>&nbsp; </small>
 
# <b>[[Emale]]</b> (3:37)  
 
# <b>[[Emale]]</b> (3:37)  
 
# <b>[[Curious Child]]</b> (2:57)  
 
# <b>[[Curious Child]]</b> (2:57)  
# <b>[[Dreamin' About U]]</b> (3:52)  
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# <b>[[Dreamin’ About U]]</b> (3:52)  
# <b>[[Joint 2 Joint]]</b> (7:51)  
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# <b>[[Joint 2 Joint]]</b> (7:51) <small><sup>1</sup>&nbsp; </small>
 
# <b>[[The Holy River]]</b> (6:55)
 
# <b>[[The Holy River]]</b> (6:55)
# <b>[[Let's Have A Baby]]</b> (4:07)  
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# <b>[[Let’s Have A Baby]]</b> (4:07)  
 
# <b>[[Saviour]]</b> (5:48)
 
# <b>[[Saviour]]</b> (5:48)
 
# <b>[[The Plan]]</b> (1:46)
 
# <b>[[The Plan]]</b> (1:46)
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# <b>[[New World]]</b> (3:42)  
 
# <b>[[New World]]</b> (3:42)  
 
# <b>[[The Human Body]]</b> (5:41)  
 
# <b>[[The Human Body]]</b> (5:41)  
# <b>[[Face Down]]</b> (3:16)
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# <b>[[Face Down]]</b> (3:16) <small><sup>1</sup>&nbsp; </small>
# <b>[[La, La, La Means Eye Love U|La, La, La Means]][[file:EyeBlue.png|link=La, La, La Means Eye Love U]][[La, La, La Means Eye Love U| Love U]]</b> (3:58) <small><sup>6</sup>&nbsp; </small>  
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# <b>[[La, La, La Means Eye Love U|La, La, La Means]][[file:EyeBlue.png|link=La, La, La Means Eye Love U]][[La, La, La Means Eye Love U| Love U]]</b> (3:58) <small><sup>7</sup>&nbsp; </small>  
# <b>[[Style]]</b> (6:40) <small><sup>7</sup>&nbsp; </small>  
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# <b>[[Style]]</b> (6:40) <small><sup>8</sup>&nbsp; </small>  
# <b>[[Sleep Around]]</b> (7:41) <small><sup>8</sup>&nbsp; </small>  
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# <b>[[Sleep Around]]</b> (7:41) <small><sup>9</sup>&nbsp; </small>  
# <b>[[Da, Da, Da]]</b> (5:15)  
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# <b>[[Da, Da, Da]]</b> (5:15) <small><sup>10</sup>&nbsp; </small>
 
# <b>[[My Computer]]</b> (4:36)  
 
# <b>[[My Computer]]</b> (4:36)  
# <b>[[One Of Us]]</b> (5:19) <small><sup>9</sup>&nbsp; </small>  
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# <b>[[One Of Us]]</b> (5:19) <small><sup>11</sup>&nbsp; </small>
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# <b>[[The Love We Make]]</b> (4:38)
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# <b>[[Emancipation]]</b> (4:12)
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<big><div style="color:#ab3e00">LP 2019 re-release</div></big><br>
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*Side 1:
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# <b>[[Jam Of The Year]]</b> (6:09)
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# <b>[[Right Back Here In My Arms]]</b> (4:33) <small><sup>1</sup>&nbsp; </small>
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# <b>[[Somebody’s Somebody]]</b> (4:43) <small><sup>2</sup>&nbsp; </small>
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*Side 2:
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# <b>[[Get Yo Groove On]]</b> (6:31)
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# <b>[[Courtin’ Time]]</b> (2:46)
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# <b>[[Betcha By Golly Wow!]]</b> (3:30) <small><sup>3</sup>&nbsp; </small>
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*Side 3:
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# <b>[[We Gets Up]]</b> (4:17)
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# <b>[[White Mansion]]</b> (4:47)
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# <b>[[Damned If Eye Do|Damned If]][[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Damned If Eye Do]][[Damned If Eye Do| Do]]</b> (5:20)
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*Side 4:
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# <b>[[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Eye Can’t Make U Love Me]][[Eye Can’t Make U Love Me| Can’t Make U Love Me]]</b> (6:37) <small><sup>4</sup>&nbsp; </small>
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# <b>[[Mr. Happy]]</b> (4:46) <small><sup>5</sup>&nbsp; </small>
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# <b>[[In This Bed Eye Scream|In This Bed]][[file:EyeBlue.png|link=In This Bed Eye Scream]][[In This Bed Eye Scream| Scream]]</b> (5:40)
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*Side 5:
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# <b>[[Sex In The Summer]]</b> (5:56)
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# <b>[[One Kiss At A Time]]</b> (4:40)
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# <b>[[Soul Sanctuary]]</b> (4:41) <small><sup>6</sup>&nbsp; </small>
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*Side 6:
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# <b>[[Emale]]</b> (3:37)
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# <b>[[Curious Child]]</b> (2:57)
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# <b>[[Dreamin’ About U]]</b> (3:52)
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*Side 7:
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# <b>[[Joint 2 Joint]]</b> (7:51) <small><sup>1</sup>&nbsp; </small>
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# <b>[[The Holy River]]</b> (6:55)
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# <b>[[Let’s Have A Baby]]</b> (4:07)
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*Side 8:
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# <b>[[Saviour]]</b> (5:48)
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# <b>[[The Plan]]</b> (1:46)
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# <b>[[Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother/Wife]]</b> (7:37)
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*Side 9:
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# <b>[[Slave]]</b> (4:51)
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# <b>[[New World]]</b> (3:42)
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# <b>[[The Human Body]]</b> (5:41)
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*Side 10:
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# <b>[[Face Down]]</b> (3:16) <small><sup>1</sup>&nbsp; </small>
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# <b>[[La, La, La Means Eye Love U|La, La, La Means]][[file:EyeBlue.png|link=La, La, La Means Eye Love U]][[La, La, La Means Eye Love U| Love U]]</b> (3:58) <small><sup>7</sup>&nbsp; </small>
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# <b>[[Style]]</b> (6:40) <small><sup>8</sup>&nbsp; </small>
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*Side 11:
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# <b>[[Sleep Around]]</b> (7:41) <small><sup>9</sup>&nbsp; </small>
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# <b>[[Da, Da, Da]]</b> (5:15) <small><sup>10</sup>&nbsp; </small>
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# <b>[[My Computer]]</b> (4:36)
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*Side 12:
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# <b>[[One Of Us]]</b> (5:19) <small><sup>11</sup>&nbsp; </small>  
 
# <b>[[The Love We Make]]</b> (4:38)
 
# <b>[[The Love We Make]]</b> (4:38)
 
# <b>[[Emancipation]]</b> (4:12)
 
# <b>[[Emancipation]]</b> (4:12)
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<br>
 
<br>
 
|* comment              = <small>
 
|* comment              = <small>
<sup>1</sup>&nbsp; Written with Brenda Lee Eager and Hilliard Wilson<br>
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<sup>1</sup>&nbsp; Lyrics co-written with [[Ninety-9]] (uncredited and sampled from other songs) <br>
<sup>2</sup>&nbsp; Written by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thom_Bell Thomas Randolph Bell] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_Creed Linda Creed]<br>
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<sup>2</sup>&nbsp; Written with [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brenda_Lee_Eager Brenda Lee Eager] and Hilliard Wilson<br>
<sup>3</sup>&nbsp; Written by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Reid_(American_football) Mike Reid] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Shamblin Allen Shamblin]<br>
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<sup>3</sup>&nbsp; Written by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thom_Bell Thomas Randolph Bell] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_Creed Linda Creed]<br>
<sup>4</sup>&nbsp; Contains a sample of ''What Can I Do?'' by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_Cube Ice Cube] (written by Leon Ware, Arthur Ross, Ice Cube, Mychal-Kaye Simmons and Victor Nathan Taylor)<br>
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<sup>4</sup>&nbsp; Written by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Reid_(singer) Mike Reid] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Shamblin Allen Shamblin]<br>
<sup>5</sup>&nbsp; Lyrics co-written with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandra_St._Victor Sandra St. Victor] and T. Hammer (uncredited)<br>
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<sup>5</sup>&nbsp; Lyrics co-written with [[Scrap D.]] (uncredited); Contains a sample of ''What Can I Do?'' by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_Cube Ice Cube] (written by Leon Ware, Arthur Ross, Ice Cube, Mychal-Kaye Simmons and Victor Nathan Taylor)<br>
<sup>6</sup>&nbsp; Written by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thom_Bell Thomas Randolph Bell] and William Hart<br>
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<sup>6</sup>&nbsp; Lyrics co-written with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandra_St._Victor Sandra St. Victor], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Kemp Johnny Kemp] (uncredited) and T. Hammer (uncredited)<br>
<sup>7</sup>&nbsp; Contains a sample of [[Atomic Dog]] performed by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Clinton_(musician) George Clinton] (written by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garry_Shider Garry Marshall Shider], David Lee Spradley and George Clinton Jr.)<br>
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<sup>7</sup>&nbsp; Written by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thom_Bell Thomas Randolph Bell] and William Hart<br>
<sup>8</sup>&nbsp; Contains a replay section from "Squib Cakes" (miscredited as "Squibcakes") by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_Power Tower Of Power] (written by Chester Thompson)<br>
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<sup>8</sup>&nbsp; Contains a sample of [[Atomic Dog]] performed by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Clinton_(musician) George Clinton] (written by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garry_Shider Garry Marshall Shider], David Lee Spradley and George Clinton Jr.)<br>
<sup>9</sup>&nbsp; Written by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Bazilian Eric M. Bazilian]</small>
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<sup>9</sup>&nbsp; Contains a replay section from "Squib Cakes" (miscredited as "Squibcakes") by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_Power Tower Of Power] (written by Chester Thompson)<br>
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<sup>10</sup>&nbsp; Lyrics co-written with [[Scrap D.]] (uncredited)<br>
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<sup>11</sup>&nbsp; Written by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Bazilian Eric M. Bazilian]</small>
 
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*Side 1:
 
*Side 1:
 
# <b>[[Jam Of The Year]]</b> (6:09)
 
# <b>[[Jam Of The Year]]</b> (6:09)
# <b>[[Right Back Here In My Arms]]</b> (4:42)
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# <b>[[Right Back Here In My Arms]]</b> (4:42) <small><sup>1</sup>&nbsp; </small>
# <b>[[Somebody's Somebody]]</b> (4:43) <small><sup>1</sup>&nbsp; </small>
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# <b>[[Somebody’s Somebody]]</b> (4:43) <small><sup>2</sup>&nbsp; </small>
 
# <b>[[Get Yo Groove On]]</b> (6:31)
 
# <b>[[Get Yo Groove On]]</b> (6:31)
# <b>[[Courtin' Time]]</b> (2:46)  
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# <b>[[Courtin’ Time]]</b> (2:46)  
# <b>[[Betcha By Golly Wow!]]</b> (3:30) <small><sup>2</sup>&nbsp; </small>
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# <b>[[Betcha By Golly Wow!]]</b> (3:30) <small><sup>3</sup>&nbsp; </small>
 
*Side 2:
 
*Side 2:
 
# <b>[[We Gets Up]]</b> (4:17)
 
# <b>[[We Gets Up]]</b> (4:17)
 
# <b>[[White Mansion]]</b> (4:47)  
 
# <b>[[White Mansion]]</b> (4:47)  
 
# <b>[[Damned If Eye Do|Damned If]][[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Damned If Eye Do]][[Damned If Eye Do| Do]]</b> (5:20)  
 
# <b>[[Damned If Eye Do|Damned If]][[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Damned If Eye Do]][[Damned If Eye Do| Do]]</b> (5:20)  
# <b>[[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Eye Can't Make U Love Me]][[Eye Can't Make U Love Me| Can't Make U Love Me]]</b> (6:37) <small><sup>3</sup>&nbsp; </small>
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# <b>[[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Eye Can’t Make U Love Me]][[Eye Can’t Make U Love Me| Can’t Make U Love Me]]</b> (6:37) <small><sup>4</sup>&nbsp; </small>
# <b>[[Mr. Happy]]</b> (4:46) <small><sup>4</sup>&nbsp; </small>
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# <b>[[Mr. Happy]]</b> (4:46) <small><sup>5</sup>&nbsp; </small>
 
# <b>[[In This Bed Eye Scream|In This Bed]][[file:EyeBlue.png|link=In This Bed Eye Scream]][[In This Bed Eye Scream| Scream]]</b> (5:40)  
 
# <b>[[In This Bed Eye Scream|In This Bed]][[file:EyeBlue.png|link=In This Bed Eye Scream]][[In This Bed Eye Scream| Scream]]</b> (5:40)  
 
*Side 3:
 
*Side 3:
 
# <b>[[Sex In The Summer]]</b> (5:56)  
 
# <b>[[Sex In The Summer]]</b> (5:56)  
 
# <b>[[One Kiss At A Time]]</b> (4:40)
 
# <b>[[One Kiss At A Time]]</b> (4:40)
# <b>[[Soul Sanctuary]]</b> (4:41) <small><sup>5</sup>&nbsp; </small>
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# <b>[[Soul Sanctuary]]</b> (4:41) <small><sup>6</sup>&nbsp; </small>
 
# <b>[[Emale]]</b> (3:37)  
 
# <b>[[Emale]]</b> (3:37)  
 
# <b>[[Curious Child]]</b> (2:57)  
 
# <b>[[Curious Child]]</b> (2:57)  
# <b>[[Dreamin' About U]]</b> (3:52)  
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# <b>[[Dreamin’ About U]]</b> (3:52)  
# <b>[[Joint 2 Joint]]</b> (7:51)  
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# <b>[[Joint 2 Joint]]</b> (7:51) <small><sup>1</sup>&nbsp; </small>
 
*Side 4:
 
*Side 4:
 
# <b>[[The Holy River]]</b> (6:55)
 
# <b>[[The Holy River]]</b> (6:55)
# <b>[[Let's Have A Baby]]</b> (4:07)  
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# <b>[[Let’s Have A Baby]]</b> (4:07)  
 
# <b>[[Saviour]]</b> (5:48)
 
# <b>[[Saviour]]</b> (5:48)
 
# <b>[[The Plan]]</b> (1:46)
 
# <b>[[The Plan]]</b> (1:46)
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# <b>[[New World]]</b> (3:42)  
 
# <b>[[New World]]</b> (3:42)  
 
# <b>[[The Human Body]]</b> (5:41)  
 
# <b>[[The Human Body]]</b> (5:41)  
# <b>[[Face Down]]</b> (3:16)
+
# <b>[[Face Down]]</b> (3:16) <small><sup>1</sup>&nbsp; </small>
# <b>[[La, La, La Means Eye Love U|La, La, La Means]][[file:EyeBlue.png|link=La, La, La Means Eye Love U]][[La, La, La Means Eye Love U| Love U]]</b> (3:58) <small><sup>6</sup>&nbsp; </small>  
+
# <b>[[La, La, La Means Eye Love U|La, La, La Means]][[file:EyeBlue.png|link=La, La, La Means Eye Love U]][[La, La, La Means Eye Love U| Love U]]</b> (3:58) <small><sup>7</sup>&nbsp; </small>  
# <b>[[Style]]</b> (6:40) <small><sup>7</sup>&nbsp; </small>  
+
# <b>[[Style]]</b> (6:40) <small><sup>8</sup>&nbsp; </small>  
 
*Side 6:
 
*Side 6:
# <b>[[Sleep Around]]</b> (7:41) <small><sup>8</sup>&nbsp; </small>  
+
# <b>[[Sleep Around]]</b> (7:41) <small><sup>9</sup>&nbsp; </small>  
# <b>[[Da, Da, Da]]</b> (5:15)  
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# <b>[[Da, Da, Da]]</b> (5:15) <small><sup>10</sup>&nbsp; </small>
 
# <b>[[My Computer]]</b> (4:36)  
 
# <b>[[My Computer]]</b> (4:36)  
# <b>[[One Of Us]]</b> (5:19) <small><sup>9</sup>&nbsp; </small>
+
# <b>[[One Of Us]]</b> (5:19) <small><sup>11</sup>&nbsp; </small>
 
# <b>[[The Love We Make]]</b> (4:38)
 
# <b>[[The Love We Make]]</b> (4:38)
 
# <b>[[Emancipation]]</b> (4:12)
 
# <b>[[Emancipation]]</b> (4:12)
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*[[Kirk Johnson]] - drums (unspecified tracks)
 
*[[Kirk Johnson]] - drums (unspecified tracks)
 
*[[Rosie Gaines]] - additional vocals on [[Jam Of The Year]]
 
*[[Rosie Gaines]] - additional vocals on [[Jam Of The Year]]
*[[Eric Leeds]] - tenor saxophone and flute on [[Jam Of The Year]], baritone saxophone on [[Get Yo Groove On]], horns on [[We Gets Up]], [[Sex In The Summer]] ("part 2") and [[Style]], saxophone on [[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Eye Can't Make U Love Me]] [[Eye Can't Make U Love Me|Can't Make U Love Me]], [[Emale]] and [[Dreamin' About U]]
+
*[[Eric Leeds]] - tenor saxophone and flute on [[Jam Of The Year]], baritone saxophone on [[Get Yo Groove On]], horns on [[We Gets Up]], [[Sex In The Summer]] ("part 2") and [[Style]], saxophone on [[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Eye Can’t Make U Love Me]] [[Eye Can’t Make U Love Me|Can’t Make U Love Me]], [[Emale]] and [[Dreamin’ About U]]
 
*[[Walter Chancellor Jr.]] - saxophone on [[Jam Of The Year]] and [[Style]]
 
*[[Walter Chancellor Jr.]] - saxophone on [[Jam Of The Year]] and [[Style]]
 
*[[Ninety-9]] - vocal sample on [[Right Back Here In My Arms]] and [[Face Down]], spoken word on [[Joint 2 Joint]]
 
*[[Ninety-9]] - vocal sample on [[Right Back Here In My Arms]] and [[Face Down]], spoken word on [[Joint 2 Joint]]
*[[Rhonda Smith]] - bass on [[Get Yo Groove On]], [[We Gets Up]], [[Sex In The Summer]] ("part 2") and [[Dreamin' About U]], additional vocals on [[Get Yo Groove On]], fretless bass on [[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Eye Can't Make U Love Me]] [[Eye Can't Make U Love Me|Can't Make U Love Me]]
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*[[Rhonda Smith]] - bass on [[Get Yo Groove On]], [[We Gets Up]], [[Sex In The Summer]] ("part 2") and [[Dreamin’ About U]], additional vocals on [[Get Yo Groove On]], fretless bass on [[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Eye Can’t Make U Love Me]] [[Eye Can’t Make U Love Me|Can’t Make U Love Me]]
*[[Kat Dyson|Kathleen Dyson]] - additional vocals on [[Get Yo Groove On]], "dirty guitar" on [[Sex In The Summer]] ("part 2"), guitar on [[Emale]], [[Dreamin' About U]] and [[The Love We Make]]
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*[[Kat Dyson|Kathleen Dyson]] - additional vocals on [[Get Yo Groove On]], "dirty guitar" on [[Sex In The Summer]] ("part 2"), guitar on [[Emale]], [[Dreamin’ About U]] and [[The Love We Make]]
 
*[[Mr. Hayes]] - additional vocals on [[Get Yo Groove On]] (as "Montalbo Stewart"), keyboards on [[Betcha By Golly Wow!]], [[Saviour]] and [[One Of Us]]
 
*[[Mr. Hayes]] - additional vocals on [[Get Yo Groove On]] (as "Montalbo Stewart"), keyboards on [[Betcha By Golly Wow!]], [[Saviour]] and [[One Of Us]]
*[[Michael B. Nelson]] - trombone <small>(credited collectively as the [[Hornheadz|NPG Hornz]])</small> on [[Courtin' Time]], [[Damned If Eye Do|Damned If]][[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Damned If Eye Do]][[Damned If Eye Do| Do]], [[Saviour]] and [[Sleep Around]]
+
*[[Michael B. Nelson]] - trombone <small>(credited collectively as the [[Hornheadz|NPG Hornz]])</small> on [[Courtin’ Time]], [[Damned If Eye Do|Damned If]][[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Damned If Eye Do]][[Damned If Eye Do| Do]], [[Saviour]] and [[Sleep Around]]
*[[Steve Strand]] - trumpet <small>(credited collectively as the [[Hornheadz|NPG Hornz]])</small> on [[Courtin' Time]], [[Damned If Eye Do|Damned If]][[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Damned If Eye Do]][[Damned If Eye Do| Do]], [[Saviour]] and [[Sleep Around]]
+
*[[Steve Strand]] - trumpet <small>(credited collectively as the [[Hornheadz|NPG Hornz]])</small> on [[Courtin’ Time]], [[Damned If Eye Do|Damned If]][[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Damned If Eye Do]][[Damned If Eye Do| Do]], [[Saviour]] and [[Sleep Around]]
*[[Dave Jensen]] - trumpet <small>(credited collectively as the [[Hornheadz|NPG Hornz]])</small> on [[Courtin' Time]], [[Damned If Eye Do|Damned If]][[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Damned If Eye Do]][[Damned If Eye Do| Do]], [[Saviour]] and [[Sleep Around]]
+
*[[Dave Jensen]] - trumpet <small>(credited collectively as the [[Hornheadz|NPG Hornz]])</small> on [[Courtin’ Time]], [[Damned If Eye Do|Damned If]][[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Damned If Eye Do]][[Damned If Eye Do| Do]], [[Saviour]] and [[Sleep Around]]
*[[Kathy Jensen]] - baritone saxophone <small>(credited collectively as the [[Hornheadz|NPG Hornz]])</small> on [[Courtin' Time]], [[Damned If Eye Do|Damned If]][[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Damned If Eye Do]][[Damned If Eye Do| Do]], [[Saviour]] and [[Sleep Around]]
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*[[Kathy Jensen]] - baritone saxophone <small>(credited collectively as the [[Hornheadz|NPG Hornz]])</small> on [[Courtin’ Time]], [[Damned If Eye Do|Damned If]][[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Damned If Eye Do]][[Damned If Eye Do| Do]], [[Saviour]] and [[Sleep Around]]
*[[Brian Gallagher]] - tenor saxophone <small>(credited collectively as the [[Hornheadz|NPG Hornz]])</small> on [[Courtin' Time]], [[Damned If Eye Do|Damned If]][[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Damned If Eye Do]][[Damned If Eye Do| Do]], [[Saviour]] and [[Sleep Around]]
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*[[Brian Gallagher]] - tenor saxophone <small>(credited collectively as the [[Hornheadz|NPG Hornz]])</small> on [[Courtin’ Time]], [[Damned If Eye Do|Damned If]][[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Damned If Eye Do]][[Damned If Eye Do| Do]], [[Saviour]] and [[Sleep Around]]
 
*[[Sonny T.]] - bass on [[Betcha By Golly Wow!]], [[Saviour]] and [[One Of Us]]
 
*[[Sonny T.]] - bass on [[Betcha By Golly Wow!]], [[Saviour]] and [[One Of Us]]
 
*[[Michael B.]] - drums on [[Betcha By Golly Wow!]], [[Saviour]] and [[One Of Us]]
 
*[[Michael B.]] - drums on [[Betcha By Golly Wow!]], [[Saviour]] and [[One Of Us]]
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*Janice Garcia - "bold girl" on [[White Mansion]]
 
*Janice Garcia - "bold girl" on [[White Mansion]]
 
*[[Mayte]] - Spanish on [[Damned If Eye Do|Damned If]][[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Damned If Eye Do]][[Damned If Eye Do| Do]] (as "Janelle") and background vocals on [[One Of Us]]
 
*[[Mayte]] - Spanish on [[Damned If Eye Do|Damned If]][[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Damned If Eye Do]][[Damned If Eye Do| Do]] (as "Janelle") and background vocals on [[One Of Us]]
*[[Mayte]]'s friend (unnamed) - Spanish on [[Damned If Eye Do|Damned If]][[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Damned If Eye Do]][[Damned If Eye Do| Do]]
+
*[[Mayte]]’s friend (unnamed) - Spanish on [[Damned If Eye Do|Damned If]][[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Damned If Eye Do]][[Damned If Eye Do| Do]]
*[[Todd Burrell]] - additional keyboards on [[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Eye Can't Make U Love Me]] [[Eye Can't Make U Love Me|Can't Make U Love Me]]
+
*[[Todd Burrell]] - additional keyboards on [[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Eye Can’t Make U Love Me]] [[Eye Can’t Make U Love Me|Can’t Make U Love Me]]
 
*[[Scrap D.]] - rap on [[Mr. Happy]] and [[Da, Da, Da]], shouts on [[Style]]
 
*[[Scrap D.]] - rap on [[Mr. Happy]] and [[Da, Da, Da]], shouts on [[Style]]
 
*[[Ricky Peterson]] - piano on [[Sex In The Summer]] ("part 2"), additional keyboards on [[Saviour]]
 
*[[Ricky Peterson]] - piano on [[Sex In The Summer]] ("part 2"), additional keyboards on [[Saviour]]
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{{AlbumSinglesLine|
 
{{AlbumSinglesLine|
 
|Single = [[Single: The Holy River|The Holy River]]
 
|Single = [[Single: The Holy River|The Holy River]]
|B-side = [[Somebody's Somebody]]
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|B-side = [[Somebody’s Somebody]]
 
|Image  = Theholyriver single.jpg
 
|Image  = Theholyriver single.jpg
 
|Link  = Single: The Holy River
 
|Link  = Single: The Holy River
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{AlbumSinglesLine|
 
{{AlbumSinglesLine|
|Single = [[Single: Somebody's Somebody|Somebody's Somebody]] <small>(promo only)</small>
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|Single = [[Single: Somebody’s Somebody|Somebody’s Somebody]] <small>(promo only)</small>
|B-side = [[Somebody's Somebody]]  
+
|B-side = [[Somebody’s Somebody]]  
 
|Image  = Somebodyssomebody single.jpg
 
|Image  = Somebodyssomebody single.jpg
|Link  = Single: Somebody's Somebody
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|Link  = Single: Somebody’s Somebody
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{AlbumSinglesLine|
 
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{{AlbumSinglesLine|
 
{{AlbumSinglesLine|
 
|Single = [[Single: Face Down|Face Down]] <small>(promo only)</small>
 
|Single = [[Single: Face Down|Face Down]] <small>(promo only)</small>
|B-side = [[Eye Can't Make U Love Me|I Can't Make You Love Me]]
+
|B-side = [[Eye Can’t Make U Love Me|I Can’t Make You Love Me]]
 
|Image  = Facedown single.jpg
 
|Image  = Facedown single.jpg
 
|Link  = Single: Face Down
 
|Link  = Single: Face Down
 +
}}
 +
{{AlbumSinglesLine|
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|Single = [[file:EyeBlue.png|link=Single: Eye Can’t Make U Love Me]][[Single: Eye Can’t Make U Love Me| Can’t Make U Love Me]] <small>(promo only)</small>
 +
|B-side = None
 +
|Image  = Facedown_single.jpg
 +
|Link  = Single: Eye Can’t Make U Love Me
 
}}
 
}}
 
}}
 
}}
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|trivia                = The album marks the first time [[Prince]] released a cover version on a studio release.
 
|trivia                = The album marks the first time [[Prince]] released a cover version on a studio release.
 
* Press release (NPG Records: 22 November 1996):
 
* Press release (NPG Records: 22 November 1996):
<blockquote>''"The Freedom Train Rolls In Minneapolis; Live Performance And Video Simulcast Via Satellite."<br><br>"Chanhassen, Minneapolis - "Free at last! Free at last! God Almighty, we're free at last!" was the chant that began the birth of the Emancipation era. Broadcast live around the world by MTV, VH1 and BET in a rare show of cross-network unity, [[Image:SymbolSmaller.png]] delighted millions with a liberating performance at his Paisley Park Studios. celebrating both his artistic freedom and the November 19th release of his new album Emancipation on NPG records, [[Image:SymbolSmaller.png]] and his four-piece New Power Generation band performed selections fro mthe new albul on a heavenly all-white soundstage. The half-hour long set included new album tracks "Jam Of The Year", Joan Osbourne's "One Of Us", and "Get Your Groove On", as well as old favorites "Purple Rain" and "If I was Your Girlfriend". The video for the first single, "Betcha By Golly Wow" (directed by [[Image:SymbolSmaller.png]]) kicked off the broadcast. Among thos swaying in gleeful attendance and snacking on [[Image:SymbolSmaller.png]]'s favorite cereal (Cap'n Crunch) were Boys II Men, Donatella Versace, Phish, Bill Belamy, Mavis Staples and D'Angelo."<br><br>"At a press conference following his performance, [[Image:SymbolSmaller.png]] commented:"''<br><small>"The whole process of this record was different. I'm a free man, I'm a happy man, I'm a married man and I'm a clear man. All the tracks on this record are free, happy and clear. making this record was uplifting for me."</small><br><br>''"Emancipation is [[Image:SymbolSmaller.png]]'s historic celebration of personal freedom, the album he states he was "born to make", times three: three discs, three hours of love, sex and liberty".''</blockquote>
+
<blockquote>''"The Freedom Train Rolls In Minneapolis; Live Performance And Video Simulcast Via Satellite."<br><br>"Chanhassen, Minneapolis - "Free at last! Free at last! God Almighty, we’re free at last!" was the chant that began the birth of the Emancipation era. Broadcast live around the world by MTV, VH1 and BET in a rare show of cross-network unity, [[Image:SymbolSmaller.png]] delighted millions with a liberating performance at his Paisley Park Studios. celebrating both his artistic freedom and the November 19th release of his new album Emancipation on NPG records, [[Image:SymbolSmaller.png]] and his four-piece New Power Generation band performed selections from the new album on a heavenly all-white soundstage. The half-hour long set included new album tracks "Jam Of The Year", Joan Osbourne’s "One Of Us", and "Get Your Groove On", as well as old favorites "Purple Rain" and "If I was Your Girlfriend". The video for the first single, "Betcha By Golly Wow" (directed by [[Image:SymbolSmaller.png]]) kicked off the broadcast. Among those swaying in gleeful attendance and snacking on [[Image:SymbolSmaller.png]]’s favorite cereal (Cap'n Crunch) were Boys II Men, Donatella Versace, Phish, Bill Belamy, Mavis Staples and D'Angelo."<br><br>"At a press conference following his performance, [[Image:SymbolSmaller.png]] commented:"''<br><small>"The whole process of this record was different. I’m a free man, I’m a happy man, I’m a married man and I’m a clear man. All the tracks on this record are free, happy and clear. making this record was uplifting for me."</small><br><br>''"Emancipation is [[Image:SymbolSmaller.png]]’s historic celebration of personal freedom, the album he states he was "born to make", times three: three discs, three hours of love, sex and liberty".''</blockquote>
 
|alternative            =
 
|alternative            =
 
{{Alternative|
 
{{Alternative|
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# <b>[[Feel Good]]</b>   
 
# <b>[[Feel Good]]</b>   
 
# <b>[[Journey 2 The Center Of Your Heart |Journey 2 The Center Of Your ♥]]</b>   
 
# <b>[[Journey 2 The Center Of Your Heart |Journey 2 The Center Of Your ♥]]</b>   
# <b>[[I'm A DJ|D.J.]]</b>   
+
# <b>[[I’m A DJ|D.J.]]</b>   
 
# <b>[[Emancipation]]</b>   
 
# <b>[[Emancipation]]</b>   
 
<br>
 
<br>
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# <b>[[Right Back Here In My Arms]]</b>   
 
# <b>[[Right Back Here In My Arms]]</b>   
 
# <b>[[Journey 2 The Center Of Your Heart |Journey 2 The Center Of Your ♥]]</b>   
 
# <b>[[Journey 2 The Center Of Your Heart |Journey 2 The Center Of Your ♥]]</b>   
# <b>[[I'm A DJ|D.J.]]</b>  
+
# <b>[[I’m A DJ|D.J.]]</b>  
 
# <b>[[Goodbye|(Excuse Me Is This) Goodbye]] </b>
 
# <b>[[Goodbye|(Excuse Me Is This) Goodbye]] </b>
 
# <b>[[Emancipation]]</b>   
 
# <b>[[Emancipation]]</b>   
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# <b>[[Feel Good]]</b>   
 
# <b>[[Feel Good]]</b>   
 
# <b>[[Journey 2 The Center Of Your Heart |Journey 2 The Center Of Your ♥]]</b>   
 
# <b>[[Journey 2 The Center Of Your Heart |Journey 2 The Center Of Your ♥]]</b>   
# <b>[[I'm A DJ|D.J.]]</b>   
+
# <b>[[I’m A DJ|D.J.]]</b>   
 
# <b>[[Goodbye|(Excuse Me Is This) Goodbye]] </b>
 
# <b>[[Goodbye|(Excuse Me Is This) Goodbye]] </b>
 
<br>
 
<br>
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# <b>[[Right Back Here In My Arms]]</b>
 
# <b>[[Right Back Here In My Arms]]</b>
 
# <b>[[Feel Good]]</b>  
 
# <b>[[Feel Good]]</b>  
# <b>[[Courtin' Time]]</b>   
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# <b>[[Courtin’ Time]]</b>   
 
# <b>[[Betcha By Golly Wow!]]</b>   
 
# <b>[[Betcha By Golly Wow!]]</b>   
 
# <b>[[Get Yo Groove On]]</b>  
 
# <b>[[Get Yo Groove On]]</b>  
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# <b>[[ Coincidence Or Fate?]]</b>  
 
# <b>[[ Coincidence Or Fate?]]</b>  
 
# <b>[[Van Gogh]]</b>
 
# <b>[[Van Gogh]]</b>
# <b>[[Let's Have A Baby]]</b>   
+
# <b>[[Let’s Have A Baby]]</b>   
# <b>[[1000 X's & O's|A Thousand Hugs And Kisses]]</b>   
+
# <b>[[1000 X’s & O’s|A Thousand Hugs And Kisses]]</b>   
# <b>[[(If It Ain't) Gutbucket]]</b>   
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# <b>[[(If It Ain’t) Gutbucket]]</b>   
 
# <b>[[file:EyeBlue.png|link=I Will]][[I Will| Will]]</b>  
 
# <b>[[file:EyeBlue.png|link=I Will]][[I Will| Will]]</b>  
 
# <b>[[Saviour]]</b>  
 
# <b>[[Saviour]]</b>  
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|references            = [[Book:_The_Vault|'''The Vault: The Definitive Guide to the Musical World of Prince''']] ''by Per Nilsen & jooZt Mattheij, with the UPTOWN Staff'' (Uptown, 2004)  
 
|references            = [[Book:_The_Vault|'''The Vault: The Definitive Guide to the Musical World of Prince''']] ''by Per Nilsen & jooZt Mattheij, with the UPTOWN Staff'' (Uptown, 2004)  
 
* <b>Certifications</b>: [http://www.musiccanada.com/GPSearchResult.aspx?st=emancipation&ica=False&sa=artist&sl=&smt=0&sat=-1&ssb=Artist CRIA / Emancipation]
 
* <b>Certifications</b>: [http://www.musiccanada.com/GPSearchResult.aspx?st=emancipation&ica=False&sa=artist&sl=&smt=0&sat=-1&ssb=Artist CRIA / Emancipation]
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* <b>Library of congress</b>: [https://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?v1=3&ti=1,3&Search%5FArg=joint%202%20joint&Search%5FCode=TALL&CNT=25&PID=NSpWjW1AzwhGy87R5loXp16zF69Pu&SEQ=20210423115717&SID=1 Joint 2 joint & 2 other titles Transfer of copyright]
 
|categories              = [[Category:1996]][[Category:Albums (Symbol)]][[Category:Studio albums (Prince)]][[Category:NPG Records releases]]
 
|categories              = [[Category:1996]][[Category:Albums (Symbol)]][[Category:Studio albums (Prince)]][[Category:NPG Records releases]]
 
}}
 
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Emancipation

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Album details


Released: 19 November 1996
Length: 60:00; 60:00; 60:00
Label(s): NPG Records / EMI Records
Studio(s): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: The Billboard 200 7 Dec. 1996 11 21
USA: Billboard Top R&B Albums 7 Dec. 1996 6 26
USA: Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Catalog Albums 28 Sept. 2019 (2019 Re-release) 2 1
USA: Billboard Internet Albums 28 Sept. 2019 (2019 Re-release) 21 1
USA: Billboard Vinyl Albums 28 Sept. 2019 (2019 Re-release) 19 1
USA: Billboard Tastemaker Albums 28 Sept. 2019 (2019 Re-release) 25 1
USA: Billboard Top Album Sales 28 Sept. 2019 (2019 Re-release) 66 1
 
Europe
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
France: Top 50 Albums 16 Nov. 1996 9 4
Germany: MusikWoche Top 100 Albums 2 Dec. 1996 21 10
The Netherlands: Album Top 100 30 Nov. 1996 13 10
U.K.: UK Albums Chart 25 Nov. 1996 18 6
Certifications
Institution, Country Date Certification
CRIA, Canada 22 Nov. 1996 Gold (100,000)
RIAA, USA 31 Jan. 1997 Platinum (1 million)
RIAA, USA 7 Feb. 1997 Platinum x2 (2 millions)
Awards
Institution, Country Date Award
Minnesota Music Awards (USA) 17 Jul. 1997 Best R&B Recording

Singles released


Slave (promo only)
b/w New World
Given out as a promo cassette single at Paisley Park Studios concert, 9 Dec. 1995
Slave single.png
Betcha By Golly Wow!
b/w Right Back Here In My Arms
Betchabygollywow single.jpg
The Holy River
b/w Somebody’s Somebody
Theholyriver single.jpg
Somebody’s Somebody (promo only)
b/w Somebody’s Somebody
Somebodyssomebody single.jpg
NYC (Jam Of The Year live)
b/w Face Down live
Direct order only
Nyc single.png
Face Down (promo only)
b/w I Can’t Make You Love Me
Facedown single.jpg
EyeBlue.png Can’t Make U Love Me (promo only)
b/w None
Facedown single.jpg

See also


Love 4 One Another Charities Tour Jam Of The Year World Tour
L4OaPass.png 1997 JOTY VIP pass.jpeg

Alternate Album Configuration


  • July 1995 configuration
  1. Right Back Here In My Arms
  2. Slave
  3. (Slowly Candle Burns)
  4. New World
  5. 2020
  6. Feel Good
  7. Journey 2 The Center Of Your ♥
  8. D.J.
  9. Emancipation



  • undated 1995 configuration
  1. Slave
  2. New World
  3. (Slowly Candle Burns)
  4. 2020
  5. Feel Good
  6. Right Back Here In My Arms
  7. Journey 2 The Center Of Your ♥
  8. D.J.
  9. (Excuse Me Is This) Goodbye
  10. Emancipation



  • Fall 1995 configuration
  1. Emancipation
  2. Right Back Here In My Arms
  3. Slave
  4. (Slowly Candle Burns)
  5. 2020
  6. New World
  7. Feel Good
  8. Journey 2 The Center Of Your ♥
  9. D.J.
  10. (Excuse Me Is This) Goodbye



  • early 1996 configuration

Disc 1:

  1. Slave
  2. New World
  3. Journey 2 The Center Of Your ♥
  4. Right Back Here In My Arms
  5. Feel Good
  6. Courtin’ Time
  7. Betcha By Golly Wow!
  8. Get Yo Groove On
  9. Da, Da, Da
  10. She Gave Her Angels
  11. Emancipation

Disc 2:

  1. One Kiss At A Time
  2. Soul Sanctuary
  3. Extraordinary
  4. Coincidence Or Fate?
  5. Van Gogh
  6. Let’s Have A Baby
  7. A Thousand Hugs And Kisses
  8. (If It Ain’t) Gutbucket
  9. EyeBlue.png Will
  10. Saviour
  11. Goodbye

Disc 3:

  1. Into The Light
  2. Dig U Better Dead
  3. Face Down
  4. Stone
  5. Heart In My Hand
  6. One Of Us
  7. Mr. Happy
  8. The Holy River
  9. With God As My Witness
  10. Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother/Wife
  11. nǫiƨɘᗡ yʞnuᖷ



Emancipation is the 19th full-length studio album by Prince (his third using the name SymbolSmallerBlue.png) and the first album to be released following the end of Prince’s contract with Warner Bros., which ended less than a week prior to this album’s release. It is also Prince’s first released triple album. It was released worldwide in November 1996 (just four months after Chaos And Disorder).


Sessions and compiling

Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) began recording songs for the album in January 1995, and work continued on the album until October 1996. Three early configurations, from early 1995, July 1995, and an unknown date in 1995, are known, but both were single-disc sets and should be viewed as works-in-progress (see below for details).

The album was largely a solo work, although it also contains tracks showing Prince’s transition from the 1993-5 version of The New Power Generation (with Michael B., Sonny T., Tommy Barbarella and Mr. Hayes) to the new 1996, version of the band (containing Kirk Johnson, Rhonda Smith, Kat Dyson, Mr. Hayes and Eric Leeds).

The album is also Prince’s first to include cover versions of others' songs (indeed the first commercial single release, Betcha By Golly Wow!, was a cover version). He has occasionally included cover versions on albums since Emancipation. Each of the album’s three CDs contains 12 tracks and lasts exactly 60:00 - Prince mentioned in interviews that this was planned based on his studies of Egypt, "the building of the pyramids and how the pyramids were related to the constellations. They were a message from the Egyptians about how civilization really started."


Promotion

The album produced two commercially-released singles, Betcha By Golly Wow! and The Holy River. Eleven months prior to the album’s release, Slave was given out as a cassette single to concert goers at a Paisley Park Studios show.

Additionally, following the album’s release, Somebody’s Somebody, Face Down and EyeBlue.png Can’t Make U Love Me were available as promotional releases. EMI Records went bankrupt during the album’s promotional run, however, stalling all promotion for the album. Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) also independently released a live single, NYC, containing live versions of Jam Of The Year and Face Down.

Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) toured extensively to promote the album on the Love 4 One Another Charities Tour and the Jam Of The Year World Tour, although the tours focuses largely on past hits, with only a few songs from Emancipation played regularly. Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) also made multiple television appearances and media interviews to support the album, and labeled it "the album I was born to make".

The album reached number 11 on The Billboard 200, and number 6 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums Chart.

On 13 September 2019, the album was re-released by The Prince Estate and Sony’s Legacy Recordings on the same day as reissues of Chaos And Disorder and The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold).



Track listing
CD MC

The compact disc version is the original issue.

  • Disc 1:
  1. Jam Of The Year (6:09)
  2. Right Back Here In My Arms (4:33) 1 
  3. Somebody’s Somebody (4:43) 2 
  4. Get Yo Groove On (6:31)
  5. Courtin’ Time (2:46)
  6. Betcha By Golly Wow! (3:30) 3 
  7. We Gets Up (4:17)
  8. White Mansion (4:47)
  9. Damned IfEyeBlue.png Do (5:20)
  10. EyeBlue.png Can’t Make U Love Me (6:37) 4 
  11. Mr. Happy (4:46) 5 
  12. In This BedEyeBlue.png Scream (5:40)
  • Disc 2:
  1. Sex In The Summer (5:56)
  2. One Kiss At A Time (4:40)
  3. Soul Sanctuary (4:41) 6 
  4. Emale (3:37)
  5. Curious Child (2:57)
  6. Dreamin’ About U (3:52)
  7. Joint 2 Joint (7:51) 1 
  8. The Holy River (6:55)
  9. Let’s Have A Baby (4:07)
  10. Saviour (5:48)
  11. The Plan (1:46)
  12. Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother/Wife (7:37)
  • Disc 3:
  1. Slave (4:51)
  2. New World (3:42)
  3. The Human Body (5:41)
  4. Face Down (3:16) 1 
  5. La, La, La MeansEyeBlue.png Love U (3:58) 7 
  6. Style (6:40) 8 
  7. Sleep Around (7:41) 9 
  8. Da, Da, Da (5:15) 10 
  9. My Computer (4:36)
  10. One Of Us (5:19) 11 
  11. The Love We Make (4:38)
  12. Emancipation (4:12)


LP 2019 re-release

  • Side 1:
  1. Jam Of The Year (6:09)
  2. Right Back Here In My Arms (4:33) 1 
  3. Somebody’s Somebody (4:43) 2 
  • Side 2:
  1. Get Yo Groove On (6:31)
  2. Courtin’ Time (2:46)
  3. Betcha By Golly Wow! (3:30) 3 
  • Side 3:
  1. We Gets Up (4:17)
  2. White Mansion (4:47)
  3. Damned IfEyeBlue.png Do (5:20)
  • Side 4:
  1. EyeBlue.png Can’t Make U Love Me (6:37) 4 
  2. Mr. Happy (4:46) 5 
  3. In This BedEyeBlue.png Scream (5:40)
  • Side 5:
  1. Sex In The Summer (5:56)
  2. One Kiss At A Time (4:40)
  3. Soul Sanctuary (4:41) 6 
  • Side 6:
  1. Emale (3:37)
  2. Curious Child (2:57)
  3. Dreamin’ About U (3:52)
  • Side 7:
  1. Joint 2 Joint (7:51) 1 
  2. The Holy River (6:55)
  3. Let’s Have A Baby (4:07)
  • Side 8:
  1. Saviour (5:48)
  2. The Plan (1:46)
  3. Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother/Wife (7:37)
  • Side 9:
  1. Slave (4:51)
  2. New World (3:42)
  3. The Human Body (5:41)
  • Side 10:
  1. Face Down (3:16) 1 
  2. La, La, La MeansEyeBlue.png Love U (3:58) 7 
  3. Style (6:40) 8 
  • Side 11:
  1. Sleep Around (7:41) 9 
  2. Da, Da, Da (5:15) 10 
  3. My Computer (4:36)
  • Side 12:
  1. One Of Us (5:19) 11 
  2. The Love We Make (4:38)
  3. Emancipation (4:12)

The MC was released at same time as the CD.

  • Side 1:
  1. Jam Of The Year (6:09)
  2. Right Back Here In My Arms (4:42) 1 
  3. Somebody’s Somebody (4:43) 2 
  4. Get Yo Groove On (6:31)
  5. Courtin’ Time (2:46)
  6. Betcha By Golly Wow! (3:30) 3 
  • Side 2:
  1. We Gets Up (4:17)
  2. White Mansion (4:47)
  3. Damned IfEyeBlue.png Do (5:20)
  4. EyeBlue.png Can’t Make U Love Me (6:37) 4 
  5. Mr. Happy (4:46) 5 
  6. In This BedEyeBlue.png Scream (5:40)
  • Side 3:
  1. Sex In The Summer (5:56)
  2. One Kiss At A Time (4:40)
  3. Soul Sanctuary (4:41) 6 
  4. Emale (3:37)
  5. Curious Child (2:57)
  6. Dreamin’ About U (3:52)
  7. Joint 2 Joint (7:51) 1 
  • Side 4:
  1. The Holy River (6:55)
  2. Let’s Have A Baby (4:07)
  3. Saviour (5:48)
  4. The Plan (1:46)
  5. Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother/Wife (7:37)
  • Side 5:
  1. Slave (4:51)
  2. New World (3:42)
  3. The Human Body (5:41)
  4. Face Down (3:16) 1 
  5. La, La, La MeansEyeBlue.png Love U (3:58) 7 
  6. Style (6:40) 8 
  • Side 6:
  1. Sleep Around (7:41) 9 
  2. Da, Da, Da (5:15) 10 
  3. My Computer (4:36)
  4. One Of Us (5:19) 11 
  5. The Love We Make (4:38)
  6. Emancipation (4:12)

All songs written by Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) except where indicated.

1  Lyrics co-written with Ninety-9 (uncredited and sampled from other songs)
2  Written with Brenda Lee Eager and Hilliard Wilson
3  Written by Thomas Randolph Bell and Linda Creed
4  Written by Mike Reid and Allen Shamblin
5  Lyrics co-written with Scrap D. (uncredited); Contains a sample of What Can I Do? by Ice Cube (written by Leon Ware, Arthur Ross, Ice Cube, Mychal-Kaye Simmons and Victor Nathan Taylor)
6  Lyrics co-written with Sandra St. Victor, Johnny Kemp (uncredited) and T. Hammer (uncredited)
7  Written by Thomas Randolph Bell and William Hart
8  Contains a sample of Atomic Dog performed by George Clinton (written by Garry Marshall Shider, David Lee Spradley and George Clinton Jr.)
9  Contains a replay section from "Squib Cakes" (miscredited as "Squibcakes") by Tower Of Power (written by Chester Thompson)
10  Lyrics co-written with Scrap D. (uncredited)
11  Written by Eric M. Bazilian



Personnel
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Releases
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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

  • Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) promoted the album heavily with multiple interviews, television performances and concerts. Click here for more details.
  • The album marks the first time Prince released a cover version on a studio release.
  • Press release (NPG Records: 22 November 1996):
"The Freedom Train Rolls In Minneapolis; Live Performance And Video Simulcast Via Satellite."

"Chanhassen, Minneapolis - "Free at last! Free at last! God Almighty, we’re free at last!" was the chant that began the birth of the Emancipation era. Broadcast live around the world by MTV, VH1 and BET in a rare show of cross-network unity, SymbolSmaller.png delighted millions with a liberating performance at his Paisley Park Studios. celebrating both his artistic freedom and the November 19th release of his new album Emancipation on NPG records, SymbolSmaller.png and his four-piece New Power Generation band performed selections from the new album on a heavenly all-white soundstage. The half-hour long set included new album tracks "Jam Of The Year", Joan Osbourne’s "One Of Us", and "Get Your Groove On", as well as old favorites "Purple Rain" and "If I was Your Girlfriend". The video for the first single, "Betcha By Golly Wow" (directed by SymbolSmaller.png) kicked off the broadcast. Among those swaying in gleeful attendance and snacking on SymbolSmaller.png’s favorite cereal (Cap'n Crunch) were Boys II Men, Donatella Versace, Phish, Bill Belamy, Mavis Staples and D'Angelo."

"At a press conference following his performance, SymbolSmaller.png commented:"

"The whole process of this record was different. I’m a free man, I’m a happy man, I’m a married man and I’m a clear man. All the tracks on this record are free, happy and clear. making this record was uplifting for me."

"Emancipation is SymbolSmaller.png’s historic celebration of personal freedom, the album he states he was "born to make", times three: three discs, three hours of love, sex and liberty".

References
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