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Minneapolis Genius

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Album details


Released: 12 February, 1986 (original release)
30 June, 1992 (re-issue)
Length: 33:20 (1986 release)
35:54 / 42:30 (1992 re-issue)
Label(s): Hot Pink / Castle Classics
Studio(s): Music Farm Studios, New York, NY, USA; Sound 80, Minneapolis, MN, USA; Cookhouse Studios, Minneapolis, MN, USA, France Avenue Home Studio, Edina, MN, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
This album has not charted in in the USA

Certifications
Institution, Country Date Certification
This album has not received any certifications in in the USA

Awards
Institution, Country Date Award
This album has not received any awards in in the USA

Singles released


Just Another Sucker
b/w Just Another Sucker
If You Feel Like Dancin'
b/w If You Feel Like Dancin'

See also


Symbolic Beginning
(album)
94 East
(album)
Minneapolis Genius is the first collection of studio recordings by 94 East, the band name given to a number of tracks recorded by Pepé Willie and Prince with occosional other musicians (it is misleading to consider it an "album", as the tracks have been rearranged many times for reissues under different titles).

The collection contained one song with writing input by Prince, Just Another Sucker, and Prince appeared as a musician on all tracks, stemming from recording sessions between 1975 and 1979 (the cover's subtitle incorrectly labels the sessions as "the historic 1977 recordings").

Prince had no input into the final release, however, and was upset at its release, leading to a heated discussion between Prince and Pepé Willie in First Avenue in Minneapolis upon its release.

This collection has been re-released several times under different titles, often with additional tracks. The other releases containing these tracks are:

A second collection, featuring different tracks (including two additional tracks featuring Prince, titled 94 East, was released in 2002.

The album was released without much promotion, and did not chart.



Track listing
CD LP

The compact disc version is a reissue from the original LP.

  1. If You Feel Like Dancin' (7:11)
  2. Lovin' Cup (4:21)
  3. Games (5:01)
  4. Just Another Sucker (5:21)1
  5. Dance To The Music Of The World (5:09)
  6. One Man Jam (6:17)2


CD reissue (1992)

  • Disc 1:
  1. Just Another Sucker (Vocal) (5:17)1
  2. Games (Vocal) (3:34)
  3. If You Feel Like Dancin' (Instr.) (7:09)
  4. Love, Love, Love (Vocal) (3:52)
  5. If You See Me (Instr.) (5:41)
  6. One Man Jam (Instr.) (6:16)2
  7. You Can Be My Teacher (Vocal) (4:05)
  • Disc 2:
  1. Games (Instr.) (3:35)
  2. Lovin' Cup (4:18)
  3. If You See Me (Vocal) (5:41)
  4. I'll Always Love You (Vocal) (3:52)
  5. Better Than You Think (Vocal) (4:29)
  6. Dance To The Music Of The World (Vocal) (6:03)
  7. Dance To The Music Of The World (Vocal) (5:03)
  8. Games (Instr.) (4:58)
  9. Better Than You Think (Instr.) (4:31)

The vinyl long play is the original issue.

  • Side 1:
  1. If You Feel Like Dancin' (7:11)
  2. Lovin' Cup (4:21)
  3. Games (5:01)
  • Side 2:
  1. Just Another Sucker (5:21)1
  2. Dance To The Music Of The World (5:09)
  3. One Man Jam (6:17)2

All songs written by Pepé Willie, except where noted.

1 Written by Prince and Pepé Willie
2 Written by Ike Palge / Sylvester



Personnel
Musicians


Production
  • Pepé Willie - co-producer
  • Tony Sylvester - co-producer
  • Other production credits needed


Thanks
  • none.



Releases
LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
 
Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

  • Minneapolis Genius - featuring Prince 1992 CD reissue artwork:

References
1986
Different Light
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 1986
Mazarati
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