Album: Private Waters In The Great Divide

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Private Waters In The Great Divide

Private Waters In The Great Divide (Front Cover)

Album details


Released: 21 March 1990
Length: 46:22
Label(s): Columbia Records
Studio(s): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, 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


Of the singles released from this album, only the one with a Prince contribution is listed below:

The Sex Of It
b/w He’s Takin’ the Rap
Private Waters in the Great Divide is the seventh full-length studio album by Kid Creole and the Coconuts (their third album on Columbia Records).

The album contained the song The Sex Of It, written and mostly performed by Prince.


Sessions and compiling

The album was completed and scheduled for release when Prince submitted the song (which he had promised when meeting Creole in Europe during the Lovesexy Tour), and the record company delayed the release to include the song. In the liner notes of 2018 re-issue of the album, August Darnell discussed the last minute inclusion of the song:
"I had finished the album and delivered it to Columbia. The executive in charge (....) said "I cannot hear a single". I counted to 435 and then counted backwards before I responded to him. I appealed to my erstwhile manager, Tommy Mottola but alas, he was too busy running a record company and wooing Mariah Carey to care about my little problems. The powers that be insisted that I add the Prince penned song to the album. My ego was bruised. "No way", I said, over and over again. To make a long story even longer, it was my ex-wife, Adriana Kaegi (Mama Coconut) who finally advised me to LET IT BE. And so I agreed to put my vocals on top of Prince’s funky track. The powers that be were pleased and they assumed thay this would be a NUMBER ONE record. They were terribly wrong, of course. Radio programmers refused to play the song because og the hook. Wow, how things have changed (...). Saying "You just want me for the sex" may have been frowned upon in 1990, but today it would be considered a bit too limp...I mean - timid. "

Promotion

The album produced two singles, The Sex Of It (released two weeks after the album) and I Love Girls, but did not enter the charts.



Track listing
CD LP

Details given for Prince-related tracks only

  1. I Love Girls
  2. No More Casual Sex
  3. The Sex Of It (3:32) 1
  4. Cory’s Song
  5. Dr. Paradise
  6. Takin’ A Holiday
  7. Lambada
  8. Funky Audrey And The Coconut Bag
  9. When Lucy Does The Boomerang
  10. He’s Takin’ The Rap
  11. Pardon My Appearance
  12. Laughing With Our Backs Against The Wall
  13. My Love



2018 CD Reissue

Expanded and Remastered Edition reissued in 2018 coupled with Kid Creole’s 1991 album You Shoulda Told Me You Were...

  • CD 1: Private Waters In The Great Divide
  1. I Love Girls
  2. No More Casual Sex
  3. The Sex Of It (3:32) 1
  4. Cory’s Song
  5. Dr. Paradise
  6. Takin’ A Holiday
  7. Lambada
  8. Funky Audrey And The Coconut Bag
  9. When Lucy Does The Boomerang
  10. He’s Takin’ The Rap
  11. Pardon My Appearance
  12. Laughing With Our Backs Against The Wall
  13. My Love
  14. I Love Girls (Single Edit)
  15. Ode To A Coloured Man
  16. I Love Girls (12’’ Mix)
  17. I Love Girls (Femme Fatale Mix)
  18. The Sex Of It (Extended Remix Version) (6:30) 1
  19. The Sex Of It (House Version) (6:38) 1


  • CD 2: You Shoulda Told Me You Were...
  1. It’s Automatic
  2. Baby Doc
  3. My Soul Intention
  4. Oh Marie
  5. Consequently
  6. (She’s A) Party Girl
  7. Something Incomplete
  8. Madison Avenue
  9. How Can I Forget You (The Benedektion)
  • Side 1:
  1. I Love Girls
  2. No More Casual Sex
  3. The Sex Of It (3:32) 1
  4. Cory’s Song
  5. Dr. Paradise
  6. Takin’ A Holiday
  7. Lambada
  • Side 2:
  1. Funky Audrey And The Coconut Bag
  2. When Lucy Does The Boomerang
  3. He’s Takin’ The Rap
  4. Pardon My Appearance
  5. Laughing With Our Backs Against The Wall
  6. My Love


1 Written by Prince



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
1989
Time The Motion
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 1990
Pandemonium