Album: 8

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8 (Front Cover)

Album details


Released: 21 January 1987
Length: 38:30
Label(s): Paisley Park Records
Studio(s): Galpin Blvd Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard 200 21 Feb. 1987 107 11
USA: Billboard Top Black Lps 28 Feb. 1987 25 12
Certifications
This album has not received any certifications in in the USA
Awards
This album has not received any awards in in the USA

Singles released


6
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See also


Sign O' The Times Tour
(Madhouse opening act)
16
(album)
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8 is the first studio album by Madhouse, and was released in January 1987.

All eight tracks were written or co-written by Prince, and all contain him playing most instruments, with Eric Leeds playing saxophone and flute. All tracks are given written numerical names, from One to Eight, while the album is named numerically. The album is the first instrumental album released by Prince under any name.


Recording process

The album's credits state that the album was recorded at "Madhouse Studios", Pittsburgh, PA, USA (to go along with the pretense that this was a project Eric Leeds recorded with his previous band), but in fact the whole album was recorded over the course of four days (28 September - 1 October 1986) at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA.


Promotion

The album produced one single, 6. It reached only number 107 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums Chart, and number 25 on the Billboard Top Black Albums Chart.



Track listing
CD LP

The compact disc version was released at same time as the LP.

  1. One (7:18)
  2. Two (5:29)
  3. Three (3:16)
  4. Four (2:24)
  5. Five (1:18)
  6. Six (4:28)
  7. Seven (4:09)
  8. Eight (10:06)

The vinyl long play is the original issue.

  • side 1:
  1. One (7:18)
  2. Two (5:29)
  3. Three (3:16)
  4. Four (2:24)
  5. Five (1:18)
  • Side 2:
  1. Six (4:28)
  2. Seven (4:09)
  3. Eight (10:06)

All tracks written by Prince (credited as Madhouse)



Personnel
Musicians
  • Eric Leeds – tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, flute
  • Prince – all other instruments, except where noted (uncredited)
  • Unidentified vocalists - telephone conversation on Five

Credited but don't appear on the recording


Production
  • Prince - producer (credited as Madhouse)
  • Susan Rogers - engineer
  • Bernie Grundman - mastering
  • Maneca Lightner - "Madhouse cover girl"
  • Laura LiPuma - art direction / design
  • Richard Litt - photography
  • Rosha - hair, make-up
  • Lisa Elliott - wardrobe styling
  • Glen Parsons - logo design


Thanks
  • none.



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

America
USA CD 2-25545
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USA LP 1-25545
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USA Cassette 4-25545
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Canada LP 92 55451
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Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2
Europe
Germany CD 925 545-2
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Germany LP 925 545-1
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Germany Cassette 925 545-4
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Asia
Japan CD WPCP-3708
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Pacific
Australia LP 25545-1
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

None


 

 

 
Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

  • Album progression in Billboard 200:
    Entry position 169 (21 Feb. 87), 142 (28 Feb. 87), 130 (7 Mar. 87), 110(14 Mar. 87), 107 (21 Mar. 87), 107 (28 Mar. 87), 126 (4 Apr. 87), 126 (11 Apr. 87), 144 (18 Apr. 87), Exit position: 169 (25 Apr. 87).

References
Theydontmakethemliketheyusedto album.jpg 1986
They Don't Make Them Like They Used To
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 1987
Sheila E.
Sheila E. album tb.jpg