Album: Electric Circus

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Electric Circus

Electric Circus (Front Cover)

Album details


Released: 10 December 2002
Length: 71:15 (standard) 75:12 (UK edition)
Label(s): MCA Records
Studio(s): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (likely but unconfirmed)

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard 200, USA 28 Dec. 2002 47 13
USA: Billboard R&B Chart, USA 28 Dec. 2002 9 19
Certifications
This album has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released


See also


    
Electric Circus is the fifth full-length studio album by Chicago R&B/rap artist Common (born Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., formerly known as Common Sense), and was released in December 2002.

The album cover (deliberately reminiscent of The Beatles' 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band) shows images of many musicians, personalities, personal friends and family of Common, represents those directly or indirectly involved in, or influential to the making of the album. Prince appears (in a 1986 photo) in the top-left corner of the display.


Recording process

The album contained Star *69 (PS With Love), a track featuring Prince on keyboard and guitar (Prince is not credited for any writing input). Specific recording dates are unknown, but it is likely that basic tracking for Prince's contribution took place in the Summer of 2001 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (Common was one of the artists who played at Paisley Park Studios during the 2001 Prince: A Celebration week).


Promotion

The album produced one single, Come Close. The album reached number 47 on the US Billboard Pop Chart, and number 9 on the Billboard R&B Chart.




Track listing
CD LP

The compact disc version is the original issue.
Details given for Prince-related tracks only:

  1. Ferris Wheel (2:48)
  2. Soul Power (4:38)
  3. Aquarius (4:54)
  4. Electric Wire Hustler Flower (5:54)
  5. The Hustle (4:20)
  6. Come Close (4:35)
  7. New Wave (5:08)
  8. Star *69 (PS With Love) (5:30) 1 - featuring Bilal
  9. I Got A Right Ta (2:48)
  10. Between Me, You & Liberation (6:23)
  11. I Am Music (5:21)
  12. Jimi Was A Rock Star (8:32)
  13. Heaven Somewhere (10:24)


CD (UK Edition)

  1. Ferris Wheel (2:48)
  2. Soul Power (4:38)
  3. Aquarius (4:54)
  4. Electric Wire Hustler Flower (5:54)
  5. The Hustle (4:20)
  6. Come Close (4:35)
  7. New Wave (5:08)
  8. Star *69 (PS With Love) (5:30) 1 - featuring Bilal
  9. I Got A Right Ta (2:48)
  10. Between Me, You & Liberation (6:23)
  11. I Am Music (5:21)
  12. Jimi Was A Rock Star (8:32)
  13. Heaven Somewhere (10:24)
  14. The Light (Radio Edit) (3:57)

The vinyl long play format and the long play cassette were released at same time as the CD.

Side 1:
A1. Ferris Wheel (2:48)
A2. Soul Power (4:38)
A3. Aquarius (4:54)
A4. Electric Wire Hustler Flower (5:54)

Side 2:
B1. The Hustle (4:20)
B2. Come Close (4:35
B3. New Wave (5:08)
B4. Star *69 (PS With Love) (5:30) 1 - featuring Bilal

Side 3:
C1. I Got A Right Ta (2:48)
C2. Between Me, You & Liberation (6:23)
C3. I Am Music (5:21)

Side 4:
D1. Jimi Was A Rock Star (8:32)
D2. Heaven Somewhere (10:24)

1 Written by Lonnie Lynn, Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, James Poyser and James Yancey



Personnel
Musicians


Production


Thanks



Releases
LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
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America
USA 12" COMMONLP1 Sampler
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USA LP x2 088 113 114-1
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USA CD 088 113 114-2
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Europe LP x2 113 114-1
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Europe CD 113 114-2
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UK CD + DVD 0602498073926
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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

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References
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