Album: Dial M-A-C-E-O

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Dial M-A-C-E-O

Dial M-A-C-E-O (Front Cover)

Album details


Released: 23 March 2000 (Japanese release)

11 April 2000 (US release)

Length: 54:35
Label(s): W.A.R.? (What Are Records?)
Studio(s): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
This album has not charted in the USA
Certifications
This album has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released


The Greatest Romance Ever Sold

b/w The Greatest Romance Ever Sold Radio Edit
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See also


Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic
(album)
To The Teeth
(album)
 
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Dial M-A-C-E-O is the eleventh solo studio album by American funk and soul saxophonist Maceo Parker , and was released in April 2000 (with a Japanese release three weeks earlier).

The album contained mostly-instrumental versions of The Greatest Romance Ever Sold and Baby Knows (as a hidden, uncredited track), both of which had previously been included (as vocal tracks) on Prince's (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic album (on which Maceo Parker had appeared on another track, Prettyman). Since they utilize the same basic tracks as Prince's versions, these are considered alternate versions of the tracks rather than simple cover versions.


Recording process

Maceo Parker was in Ani DiFranco's band at the time of their meeting. Prince met DiFranco and Parker following DiFranco's concert at the Midway Stadium in Minneapolis, MN, USA, on 3 July 1999, and invited them back to Paisley Park Studios, where DiFranco added guitar to EyeBlue.png Love U, But EyeBlue.png Don't Trust U Anymore and Maceo Parker added saxophone to Prettyman, before later joining Prince's band.

Prince sent Parker the basic tracks for The Greatest Romance Ever Sold and Baby Knows, and his saxophone overdubs were likely recorded in September 1999, at Dan's House Of Love, New York, NY, USA, along with the rest of the album.

The album also contained contributions from Ani DiFranco and folk singer James Taylor, albeit on different tracks, as well as Greg Boyer, who would later become a part of Prince's band.


Promotion

The Greatest Romance Ever Sold was available as a promotional single around the same time as the album's release, but no singles were commercially released from the album, and the album did not enter the charts.



Track listing
CD LP

Details given for Prince-related track only:

  1. Dial M A C E O
  2. Rabbits In The Pea Patch
  3. My Baby Loves You
  4. I've Got Work To Do
  5. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (5:38) 1
  6. Black Widow
  7. Coin Toss
  8. Simply Tooley
  9. Latin Like
  10. The Closer I Get To You
  11. My Love
  12. Homeboy
  13. Baby Knows (3:20) (hidden bonus track) 1
  • Side 1:
  1. Dial M A C E O
  2. Rabbits In The Pea Patch
  3. My Baby Loves You
  4. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (5:38) 1
  5. The Closer I Get To You
  • Side 2:
  1. I've Got Work To Do
  2. Black Widow
  3. Coin Toss
  4. Simply Tooley
  5. Homeboy
  6. Baby Knows (3:20) (hidden bonus track) 1





Personnel
Musicians


Production
  • Prince - (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) producer; recording engineer
  • Hans-Martin Buff - recording engineer
  • Paul Mitchell - additional recording and assistance on The Greatest Romance Ever Sold
  • Marcus Miller - additional recording and assistance on The Greatest Romance Ever Sold
  • Kevin Brennan - additional engineering on Baby Knows
  • Greg Calbi - mastering (at Sterling Sound, NYC)
  • Natasha Maddison - executive producer
  • Joachim Becker - executive producer
  • Rob Gordon - executive producer
  • Holger Keifel - photography
  • Joachim Oster - cover concept and design
  • Niko Plaitakis - cover concept and design



Thanks
  • None



Releases
LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia


References
Totheteeth album.jpg 1999
To The Teeth
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 2001
The Self Titled Album
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