Album: A.C.

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A.C.

A.C. (Front Cover)

Album details


Released: 16 August 1985 (original)

29 August 2011 (expanded edition)

Length: 39:13
Label(s): Columbia Records
Studio(s): Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse, Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, CA, USA;

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
Billboard 200 Chart, USA 21 Sep. 1985 121 48
Billboard Soul LP's Chart, USA 21 Sep. 1985 28 13
Certifications
This album has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released


Of the 3 singles released, only the one containing a Prince contribution is listed below.

The Dance Electric
b/w Red Light
Thedanceelectric single.jpg

See also


    
A.C. is the third and final solo album by André Cymone (who had left Prince's band in 1981), and was released on 16 August 1985.

The album included one song written and produced by Prince, titled The Dance Electric, which was Prince's first and only contribution to André Cymone's solo studio recordings.

Prince reportedly gave the song to André Cymone after Cymone's mother asked Prince for a song (Cymone himself was too proud to do so). The rest of the album was written and produced by André Cymone.

An expanded CD re-release of the album was released by Big Break Records in the UK in 2011, marking the album's first CD release, and containing additional tracks, including the versions of The Dance Electric previously only included on the single release of The Dance Electric.


Recording process

The Dance Electric was recorded by Prince almost exactly a year before the album's release, on 17 August 1984. Cymone's lead vocals were overdubbed in early 1985 at Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, CA, USA.


Promotion

The album produced three singles, The Dance Electric, Satisfaction, and Lipstick Lover. The Dance Electric became his biggest hit, perhaps due to Prince's input on the song.

The album reached only number 121 on the US Billboard 200 Chart, but reached number 28 on the US Billboard Soul LP's Chart.



Track listing
CD LP

The compact disc version is an Expanded Edition2 reissued in 2011 from the original LP.
Details given for Prince-related tracks only:

  1. The Dance Electric (5:44) 1
  2. Lipstick Lover
  3. Pretty Wild Girl
  4. Book Of Love
  5. Satisfaction
  6. Sweet Sensuality
  7. Vacation
  8. Neon Pussycat
  9. Fallin' Fallin'
  10. Red Light
  11. The Dance Electric (Single Version) (4:13) 1
  12. Lipstick Lover (Clubmix)
  13. Satisfaction (12" Remix)

The vinyl long play format is the original issue.

  • Side 1:
  1. The Dance Electric (5:44) 1
  2. Lipstick Lover
  3. Pretty Wild Girl
  4. Book Of Love
  • Side 2:
  1. Satisfaction
  2. Sweet Sensuality
  3. Vacation
  4. Neon Pussycat


1 Written by Prince
2 An earlier announced extra tracks were The Dance Electric (Long Version) / Lipstick Lover (Clubmix) / Satisfaction (12" Remix) / Red Light / Fallin' Fallin' / The Dance Electric (Single Version) / Lipstick Lover (Instrumental) / Satisfaction (Single Version), but three of those did not appear on the released version.



Personnel
Musicians


Production
  • Prince - producer
  • André Cymone - producer (album), engineer (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Bobby Brooks - engineer (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain, likely vocal overdub recording at Ocean Way Studios)
  • David Ahlert - assistant engineer (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain, likely vocal overdub recording at Ocean Way Studios)
  • Susan Rogers - assistant engineer (credited for whole album, specifically, original Prince recording)
  • Wayne Edwards - executive producer
  • Bernie Grundman - mastering


Thanks
  • none.



Releases
LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
 
Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia


References
Apollonia6 album.jpg 1984
Apollonia 6
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 1985
The Family
Thefamily album.jpg