Newpower Soul

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Newpower Soul

from the album Newpower Soul
Song details
Performer: New Power Generation
First Released: 30 June 1998 - Newpower Soul album
Album(s): Newpower Soul
Writer(s): Prince (credited to New Power Generation)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to New Power Generation)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Newpower Soul is the first track on the New Power Generation’s third and final ’solo' album Newpower Soul. Although re-using the phrase "new power soul", it is unrelated to the song New Power Soul, which was included on the New Power Generation’s second album Exodus. The song re-uses some lyrics from Big Fun, however, also from the album Exodus.

While specific recording dates are now known, the album was recorded between May 1997 and February 1998, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. On 20 February 1998, announced that Prince was deciding between Mad Sex, Newpower Soul and Push It Up as the first single, but it is not known if artwork or tracklists were compiled for these singles.

A rap in the song mentions the song titles of each (credited) track on the album in the order in which they appear (a technique Prince has also employed in songs such as Push and Ol' Skool Company).

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
May 1997 - February 1998 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel
  • - all vocals and instruments, except where noted (credited for "all musical instruments and tantrums")
  • Kirk Johnson - drum programming (as "KAJ", credited for "drums, drum and synth programs")
  • Rhonda Smith - bass guitar (credited, but uncertain contribution)
  • Rev. Scott - rhythm guitar (credited, but uncertain contribution)
  • Mr. Hayes - keyboards, background vocals (credited, but uncertain contribution)
  • Marva King - background vocals (credited, but uncertain contribution)
  • Hornheadz - horns

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Newpower Soul 5:00 Newpower Soul Studio

Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Other than the similarity in name, Newpower Soul is unrelated to the track New Power Soul.

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