Single: New Power Generation

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New Power Generation


Single details


Released: 22 October 1990 (UK 7")

23 October 1990 (US 7")
29 November 1990 (US 12")
25 March 1991 (Japan CD)

Related album: Graffiti Bridge
Label(s): Warner Bros. / Paisley Park Records
Non-Album track(s):

Brother With A Purpose (4:18)
Get Off (4:41)
Loveleft, Loveright (5:00)
The Lubricated Lady (2:39)
Melody Cool (Extended Remix) (6:04)
N.P.G. (Funky Weapon Remix) (5:01)
T.C.’s Rap (3:11)

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard Hot 100 3 Nov. 1990 64 5
USA: Billboard Hot R&B Singles 3 Nov. 1990 27 11
 
Europe
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Belgium: Ultratop Flanders 24 Nov. 1990 42 5
Ireland: IRMA Singles chart 8 Nov. 1990 11 2
U.K.: Gallup Singles chart 10 Nov. 1990 26 4
Certifications
This single has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This single has not received any awards in the USA

See also


New Power Generation
(Music video)
 

Alternate Maxi-Single Configuration


  • ?? October 1990 configuration #1
Side 1
A1. New Power Generation Pt. I and II - combined version
A2. T.C.’s Rap - featuring T.C. Ellis ; as released
A3. Tony’s Iggnant Mix - featuring Tony Mosley ; released as Brother With A Purpose
A4. Get Off - as released
A5. The Lubricated Lady - as released
Side 2
B1. Loveleft, Loveright - shorter than released
B2. Segue - later incorporated into N.P.G. (Funky Weapon Remix) and Loveleft, Loveright
B3. Ooh Bee Shoo Bee Doo Koo Shoo Ooh - featuring Elisa Fiorillo ; a.k.a. Oobey Doop Be Shoo Doo Loo Fly Me Doo Koo Shoo Ooh; extended version of Oobey Doop
B4. My Tree
B5. A Positive Place - featuring Robin Power
B6. Play - a.k.a. U Want Me 2 What?
B7. Heaven Is Keeping Score

• A handwritten tracklist (by Prince) has the same but omits Heaven Is Keeping Score

  • ?? October 1990 configuration #2
Side 1
A1. New Power Generation Pt. I (Funky Weapon Remix) - as released
A2. T.C.’s Rap - featuring T.C. Ellis ; as released
A3. Tony’s Iggnant Mix - featuring Tony Mosley ; released as Brother With A Purpose
A4. Get Off - as released
A5. The Lubricated Lady - as released
Side 2
B1. Loveleft, Loveright - as released
B2. U Want Me 2 What? - a.k.a. Play
B3. Oobey Doop - featuring Elisa Fiorillo
B4. Oobey Doop Be Shoo Doo Loo Fly Me Doo Koo Shoo Ooh - featuring Elisa Fiorillo ; a.k.a. Ooh Bee Shoo Bee Doo Koo Shoo Ooh; extended version of Oobey Doop
B5. New Power Generation Pt.II - as released

New Power Generation was the third single in the USA and the fourth in Europe (second single by Prince, following Melody Cool by Mavis Staples in Europe and Round And Round by Tevin Campbell) to be released from Prince’s twelfth album Graffiti Bridge. It was released two months after the album, and received a release around the world.

The 7" and cassette singles contained New Power Generation Part II as the b-side, while the 12" and CD maxi-singles contained several tracks which are given unique names and could be considered separate tracks, but are built around the foundation of the song New Power Generation (a template he later followed on Gett Off and Cream).

There were a couple of unreleased early configurations made of the maxi-single containing additional tracks - see Quotations and trivia for details.

The single reached number 64 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart and number 27 on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles Chart.


Track listing
7" 12"

A. New Power Generation (3:39)
B. New Power Generation Part II (2:57)

  • Cat #: US: 7-19525

UK: W9525
DE: 5439-19525-7
AU: MX306045-6

Cassette Single

A. New Power Generation (3:39)
B. New Power Generation Part II (2:57)

  • Cat #: US: 4-19525

UK: W9525C

Cassette Maxi

A1. N.P.G. (Funky Weapon Remix) (5:01)
A2. T.C.’s Rap (3:11) - featuring T.C. Ellis
A3. Brother With A Purpose (4:18) - featuring Tony Mosley
B1. Get Off (4:41)
B2. The Lubricated Lady (2:39)
B3. Loveleft, Loveright (5:00)

  • Cat #: US: 4-21783

A1. New Power Generation (3:39)
B1. New Power Generation Part II (2:57)
B2. Melody Cool (Extended Remix) (6:04) - Mavis Staples

  • Cat #: UK: W9525T

DE: 7599-21801-0
AU: MX306085-6

A1. N.P.G. (Funky Weapon Remix) (5:01)
A2. T.C.’s Rap (3:11) - featuring T.C. Ellis
A3. Brother With A Purpose (4:18) - featuring Tony Mosley
B1. Get Off (4:41)
B2. The Lubricated Lady (2:39)
B3. Loveleft, Loveright (5:00)

  • Cat #: US: 0-21783

DE: 7599-21783-1

12" Picture Disc

A1. New Power Generation (3:39)
B1. New Power Generation Part II (2:57)
B2. Melody Cool (Extended Remix) (6:04) - Mavis Staples

  • Cat #: UK: W9525TP
  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.

Other Formats
3" CD 12" Promo
  • (JAP: WPDP-6259)

1. New Power Generation (3:39)
2. New Power Generation Part II (2:57)

5" CD

  • (UK: W9525CD)
  • (DE: 7599-21801-2)

1. New Power Generation (3:39)
2. New Power Generation Part II (2:57)
3. Melody Cool (Extended Remix) (6:04) - Mavis Staples

  • (US: 9 21783-2)

1. N.P.G. (Funky Weapon Remix) (5:01)
2. T.C.’s Rap (3:11) - featuring T.C. Ellis
3. Brother With A Purpose (4:18) - featuring Tony Mosley
4. Get Off (4:41)
5. The Lubricated Lady (2:39)
6. Loveleft, Loveright (5:00)

  • (JAP: WPCP-4200)

1. Thieves In The Temple (Remix) (8:03)
2. Thieves In The House Mix (6:50)
3. Temple House Dub (5:06)
4. N.P.G. (Funky Weapon Remix) (5:01)
5. T.C.’s Rap (3:11) - featuring T.C. Ellis
6. Brother With A Purpose (4:18) - featuring Tony Mosley
7. Get Off (4:41)
8. The Lubricated Lady (2:39)
9. Loveleft, Loveright (5:00)

  • (US: PRO-A-4515)

A. New Power Generation (3:39)
B. New Power Generation (3:39)

  • (US: PRO-A-4578)

A. N.P.G. (Funky Weapon Remix) (5:06)
B. N.P.G. (Funky Weapon Remix) (5:06)

CD Promo

  • (US: PRO-CD-4515)

1. New Power Generation (3:39)
2. New Power Generation Part II (2:57)

  • (US: PRO-CD-4578)

1. N.P.G. (Funky Weapon Remix) (5:01)

This single wasn't released on Digital format.


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

USA 7" 7-19525

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

  • There are two known unreleased early configurations of the New Power Generation maxi-single, containing additional tracks, both compiled in October 1990 (see Alternate Configuration section above).
  • On some editions, the outro of The Lubricated Lady is tracked as the intro of Loveleft, Loveright.

References
1990
Thieves In The Temple
All Singles All Related Artists Singles 1990
Can’t Stop This Feeling I Got