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Encyclopedia > Graffiti Bridge (album)
Graffiti Bridge
Album cover
Soundtrack album by Prince
Released August 20, 1990
Recorded 19831990
Genre Pop, Rock, Funk
Length 68:24
Label Paisley Park
Producer(s) Prince
Professional reviews
  • Allmusic.com 3.5/5
Prince chronology
Batman
(1989)
Graffiti Bridge
(1990)
Diamonds and Pearls
(1991)

The soundtrack to Graffiti Bridge was much better received in sales than the movie of the same name, reaching #6 in the US and #1 in the UK. Nearly every song on the record was written by Prince, despite the handful of artists performing, including Tevin Campbell, Mavis Staples and The Time. The album produced the hit single "Thieves In The Temple" as well as an anthem in two parts celebrating his newly christened backing band, the New Power Generation. The band would get its first official outing on Prince's next album, Diamonds and Pearls. Though its 17 tracks constituted a double album, the significance of this was paled by the rising popularity of the CD format. Image File history File links Prince_Graffiti. ... A soundtrack album is any album that incorporates music from a particular feature film. ... Prince in 2006 Prince (born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958), known as from 1993 to 2000, is a popular and influential American musician. ... August 20 is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Genres of Cuban music and other popular music A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... For the 1979 song by M, see Pop Muzik. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Funk is a distinct style of music originated by African-Americans, e. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in producing, manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and sometimes video recordings (especially music videos), on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... Paisley Park Records was Princes record label, associated with and funded by Warner Bros. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Prince in 2006 Prince (born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958), known as from 1993 to 2000, is a popular and influential American musician. ... Image File history File links Description: Rating stars. ... Prince in 2006 Prince (born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958), known as from 1993 to 2000, is a popular and influential American musician. ... This article needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... Diamonds and Pearls was Princes eleventh album, which was released in 1991. ... Soundtrack refers to the recorded sound accompanying a visual medium such as a motion picture, television show, or video game. ... Graffiti Bridge is a film written, directed by and starring Prince; the soundtrack to the film shares the same name. ... Motto: Official (Latin): E pluribus unum (1789 to 1956) (Translated: Out of Many, One) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government  â€¢ President  â€¢ Vice President Federal... Prince in 2006 Prince (born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958), known as from 1993 to 2000, is a popular and influential American musician. ... Tevin Campbell (born November 12, 1978 in Dallas, Texas) is an African-American R&B singer. ... The Staple Singers were a United States gospel music group. ... The Time were a funk and dance-pop ensemble of the early- and mid-80s. ... Thieves In The Temple is a song by Prince from the 1990 soundtrack album, Graffiti Bridge. ... The New Power Generation (or NPG for short) is the backing group of Prince. ... Diamonds and Pearls was Princes eleventh album, which was released in 1991. ... A double album is an audio album of sufficient length that two units of the medium in which it is sold (especially records and compact discs) are necessary to contain the entirety of it. ... CD may stand for: Compact Disc Canadian Forces Decoration Cash Dispenser (at least used in Japan) CD LPMud Driver Centrum-Demokraterne (Centre Democrats of Denmark) Certificate of Deposit ÄŒeské Dráhy (Czech Railways) Chad (NATO country code) Chalmers Datorförening (computer club of the Chalmers University of Technology) a 1960s...


The concept for the album/movie began as early as 1987, or possibly earlier, but kept getting delayed for various reasons. The title track was originally recorded during this period, hence the liner notes listing Sheila E. and Boni Boyer as performers on the track. In fact, nearly the entire album is composed of songs previously recorded tunes that were updated for this release. "Tick, Tick, Bang!" was originally from 1981 and considered for Vanity 6. The update of the song includes an uncredited drum sample from Jimi Hendrix's "Little Miss Lover". "Can't Stop This Feeling I Got" was from 1982, but later updated in 1986, along with a 1983 track, "We Can Funk". The 2 may have been Dream Factory out-takes and were both drastically updated for Graffiti Bridge. "The Question of U" was from 1985, surviving with little updating to the original version. "Joy In Repetition" was a Crystal Ball outtake from 1986 that survived unchanged. Prince even kept the original segue of party noise at the beginning of the song. As mentioned, the title track was updated from the 1987 recording, as well as "Elephants and Flowers" and "The Latest Fashion". "Melody Cool" and "Still Would Stand All Time" were considered for an album called Rave Unto the Joy Fantastic in 1988, with the later performed in some Lovesexy aftershows. The 4 tracks from The Time were originally going to be on their Corporate World album, recorded in 1989. The only truly "new" material recorded for the album was "Round and Round", "New Power Generation" and "Thieves in the Temple", recorded at in January 1990 and included at the last minute. Many outtakes for the album are also in circulation, several of which exist as samples in "New Power Generation, pt. II". 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sheila Escovedo (born December 12, 1957), better known as Sheila E., is the daughter of percussionist Pete Escovedo, with whom she frequently performs. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Vanity 6 was a female vocal trio assembled by Prince in the early 1980s. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dream Factory is an unreleased album by Prince and The Revolution from 1986. ... This article is about the year. ... Crystal Ball is an unreleased album by Prince from 1986/1987. ... In music, segue is a direction to the performer. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This 1988 album is widely considered to be one of the best works of Prince. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... New Power Generation is a song by Prince from the 1990 album and movie Graffiti Bridge. ...

  • no.6 R&B-chart and Pop-chart

Contents


Track listing

All songs performed by Prince unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Can't Stop This Feeling I Got" (4:25)
  2. "New Power Generation" (3:39)
  3. "Release It" (performed by The Time) (3:54)
  4. "The Question of U" (4:00)
  5. "Elephants and Flowers" (3:54)
  6. "Round and Round" (performed by Tevin Campbell) (3:56)
  7. "We Can Funk" (performed by George Clinton and Prince) (5:28)
  8. "Joy In Repetition" (4:54)
  9. "Love Machine" (performed by The Time) (3:35)
  10. "Tick, Tick, Bang!" (3:31)
  11. "Shake!" (performed by The Time) (4:01)
  12. "Thieves In The Temple" (3:20)
  13. "The Latest Fashion" (performed by The Time/Prince) (4:02)
  14. "Melody Cool" (performed by Mavis Staples) (3:40)
  15. "Still Would Stand All Time" (5:24)
  16. "Graffiti Bridge" (3:52)
  17. "New Power Generation, pt. II" (2:57)

New Power Generation is a song by Prince from the 1990 album and movie Graffiti Bridge. ... The Time were a funk and dance-pop ensemble of the early- and mid-80s. ... Tevin Campbell (born November 12, 1978 in Dallas, Texas) is an African-American R&B singer. ... George Clinton George Clinton (born July 22, 1941) is an American musician, considered one of the fathers of funk. ... Thieves In The Temple is a song by Prince from the 1990 soundtrack album, Graffiti Bridge. ...

Singles and Hot 100 Chart Placings

"Thieves In the Temple"
"Thieves In the Temple"
  1. "Thieves In the Temple" (extended)
  2. "Thieves In the House"
  3. "Temple House dub"






The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ... Image File history File links Prince_Thieves. ... Image File history File links Prince_Thieves. ... Thieves In The Temple is a song by Prince from the 1990 soundtrack album, Graffiti Bridge. ...

"New Power Generation"
"New Power Generation"
  1. "New Power Generation" (funky weapon remix)
  2. "T.C.'s Rap"
  3. "Brother with a Purpose"
  4. "Get Off"
  5. "The Lubricated Lady"
  6. "Loveleft/Loveright"
"Round and Round"
  • "Round and Round" maxi-single (#12 US, #3 R&B)
  1. "Round and Round" (Solu Mix Edit}
  2. "Round and Round" (The House Mix)
  3. "Goodbye" (Tevin's Dub - Part 1 & 2)
  4. "Goodbye" (Soiddub & Listen)




Image File history File links Prince_NPGsong. ... Image File history File links Prince_NPGsong. ... New Power Generation is a song by Prince from the 1990 album and movie Graffiti Bridge. ... Image File history File links Tevin_R&R_single. ... Image File history File links Tevin_R&R_single. ...

"Melody Cool"
"Melody Cool"
  • "Melody Cool" maxi-single (#36 R&B)
  1. "Melody Cool" (Extended LP Mix)
  2. "Melody Cool" (Extended Remix)
  3. "Melody Cool" (Deep House Vocal)
  4. "Melody Cool" (Mellow Dub Mix)
  5. "Time Waits for No-one" (Edit)



Image File history File links Mavis_MC_single. ... Image File history File links Mavis_MC_single. ...

"Shake!"
"Shake!"
  • "Shake!" maxi-single
  1. "Shake!" (Extended Mix) (5:03)
  2. "Shake!" (Battle Mix) (4:06)
  3. "Shake!" (Funky House Mix) (8:20)
  4. "The Latest Fashion" (Remix) (6:20)
  5. "Shake!" (Boom Mix) (5:01)
  6. "Shake!" (4:00)

Image File history File links Time_Shake_single. ... Image File history File links Time_Shake_single. ...

See also

Graffiti Bridge is a film written, directed by and starring Prince; the soundtrack to the film shares the same name. ...

External link


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Graffiti Bridge (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (525 words)
The soundtrack to Graffiti Bridge was much better received in sales than the movie of the same name, reaching #6 in the US and #1 in the UK.
The album produced the hit single "Thieves In The Temple" as well as an anthem in two parts celebrating his newly christened backing band, the New Power Generation.
The only truly "new" material recorded for the album was "Round and Round", "New Power Generation" and "Thieves in the Temple", recorded at in January 1990 and included at the last minute.
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