Album: Taja Sevelle

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Taja Sevelle

Taja Sevelle (Front Cover)

Album details


Released: 19 September 1987
Length: 45:26
Label(s): Paisley Park Records
Studio(s): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
Europe
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
U.K.: Gallup Album Chart 26 Mar. 1988 48 4
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 4 singles released from this album, only the one with a Prince contribution is listed below:

Wouldn’t You Love To Love Me?
b/w Baby’s Got A Lover
Wouldntyoulovetoloveme single.jpg

See also


   
Taja Sevelle is the first studio album by Taja Sevelle, and is her only album to feature writing input by Prince.

Two of the album’s ten tracks were written (or co-written) by Prince, although the album was produced by Minneapolis musician Chico Bennett.

Although Taja Sevelle had signed to Paisley Park Records when it was formed in 1985, she mainly worked with Warner Bros. executives on the album, and Prince’s involvement was minimal; he submitted the songs in late 1986 after Michael Jackson had rejected Wouldn’t You Love To Love Me? for his album Bad.


Sessions and compiling

Both songs with Prince involvement were not initially designed for Taja Sevelle and had initially been recorded earlier in his career. Wouldn’t You Love To Love Me? was first recorded in 1976-1977, before Prince had even recorded his first album For You, and If I Could Get Your Attention was first recorded in May 1986.


Promotion

The album produced four singles, Love Is Contagious (released shortly before the album), Wouldn’t You Love To Love Me?, Popular and Take Me For A Ride.


It failed to chart in the US, but reached number 48 in the UK.



Track listing
CD LP

Details given for Prince-related tracks only:
The compact disc version is the original issue.

  1. Love Is Contagious
  2. Wouldn’t You Love To Love Me? (4:06) 1
  3. Popular
  4. How Could You Do Me So Bad?
  5. Take Me For A Ride
  6. If I Could Get Your Attention (3:43) 2
  7. Infatuation
  8. Baby’s Got A Lover
  9. Mama 16
  10. Fly For Your Painted Rainbow
  1. Love Is Contagious
  2. Wouldn’t You Love To Love Me? (4:06) 1
  3. Popular
  4. How Could You Do Me So Bad?
  5. Take Me For A Ride
  • Side 2:
  1. If I Could Get Your Attention (3:43) 2
  2. Infatuation
  3. Baby’s Got A Lover
  4. Mama 16
  5. Fly For Your Painted Rainbow


1 Written by Prince (credited to Prince and Taja Sevelle)
2 Written by Prince and Taja Sevelle



Personnel
Musicians


Production
  • Chico Bennett - producer (all tracks), arrangement on If I Could Get Your Attention
  • Michael "Mi" Austin - executive producer
  • Benny Medina - executive producer
  • Tommy Vicari - mix engineer (credited for entire album) (at Sound Castle, Lion Share)
  • Bernie Grundman - mastering (at Bernie Grundman Mastering)
  • Chris Bellman - mastering (at Bernie Grundman Mastering)
  • Jeri M. McManus Heiden - art direction / design
  • Bonnie Lewis - photography (front cover)
  • Jeff Katz - photography ("captured the moment" - back cover)
  • Joanne Gair - make-up (front cover)
  • Fritz - make-up ("mug paint" - back cover)
  • Michelle Cole - rag arrangement (back cover)
  • Todd Reid - crop fashions (back cover)
  • Julie Daul (Picasso’s Guru) - inner sleeve drawing
  • Cavallo, Ruffalo & Fargnoli - personal management


Thanks
  • SPECIAL THANKS to Michael "Mi" Ostin, Benny Medina, Crunchie, Richard Burkhart, Lenny Waronker, Bob Cavallo, C.R.F., C. Blake, Jeri Mc"M", all the Warner "Bros", Gerg, Garfy, Knut B., Wee B., Ivy, "T.V.", Moultrie Acc., Theresa R., B. Caine, R. White, Footprints (PRN), Todd, Fritz, and all other friends with unwavering belief, Tuck and betty R., Cush and Betty Sr., ... and myself for hanging'.
  • "MI" AND "MEDINA": Words of thanks are mere reflections of feelings much deeper...
  • COOL PEOPLE: Susan Elizabeth, Emilia, Noa Spoerri, Del Royster, Terri Slaton, Jackie Swartz and Sally Watson
  • "HEY FOOTPRINTS... your life has made mine possible... thanks"



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

This section is under construction

Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia


References
Nosoundbutaheart album.jpg 1987
No Sound But A Heart
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 1987
16
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