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The Exodus Has Begun


from the album Exodus

Song details


Performer: New Power Generation
First Released: 27 March, 1995 - Exodus album
Album(s): Exodus
Writer(s): (credited to the New Power Generation)
Producer(s): (credited to the New Power Generation)
Live Appearances
First live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

The Exodus Has Begun is the twentieth track (ninth song) on the New Power Generation's second 'solo' album Exodus.

Initial tracking took place on 15 May, 1994, at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (during the same set of sessions as Get Wild, New Power Soul, Hallucination Rain, Slave 2 The System, Count The Days and It Takes 3). Some slight remixing took place in late May or early June, 1994, and this version was included as the second track (first song) on the 19 June, 1994 configuration of Exodus. It was also included as the fifteenth track (eleventh song) on the 2 December, 1994 configuration. Some slight remixing took place in December, 1994 - January, 1995 for the final release.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
15 May, 1994 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed) Initial tracking
Late May - early June, 1994 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed) Remixing
December, 1994 - January, 1995 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed) Remixing
Recording Personnel
  • Sonny T. - lead and background vocals, bass guitar
  • - vocals, all other instruments, except where noted (as Tora Tora) (credited for "Double Bass, Vox and Other Shit")
  • Michael B. - drums and vocals
  • Tommy Barbarella - piano, purpleaxxe and vocals
  • Mr. Hayes - organ, synths and vocals
  • Mayte - background vocals, "Spanish vibe and hallucinations"
  • Michael B. Nelson - trombone (credited as "New Power Generation Hornz")
  • Kathy Jensen - baritone saxophone (credited as "New Power Generation Hornz")
  • Dave Jensen - trumpet (credited as "New Power Generation Hornz")
  • Brian Gallagher - tenor saxophone (credited as "New Power Generation Hornz")
  • Steve Strand - trumpet (credited as "New Power Generation Hornz")
  • Jevetta Steele - background vocals
  • Jearlyn Steele - background vocals
  • JD Steele - background vocals
  • Fred Steele - background vocals
  • Brother Jules - scratches
  • Levi Seacer, Jr. - assorted shouts and inspiration
  • Kimm James - assorted vocals

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
The Exodus Has Begun 10:05 Exodus Studio


Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Free The Music 1:47 The Good Life single Studio
Free The Music 3:24 The Good Life Exodus Sampler Experience promo Extended version Original full-length version with James Brown samples
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
The Exodus Has Begun Studio Raw version before some overdubs
The Exodus Has Begun Studio Remixed studio version included on early configurations of Exodus
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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