Album: Minneapolis Genius

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Minneapolis Genius

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Album details


Released: 12 February 1986 (original release)
30 June 1992 (re-issue)
Length: 33:20 (1986 release)
35:54 / 42:30 (1992 re-issue)
Label(s): Hot Pink / Castle Classics
Studio(s): Music Farm Studios, New York, NY, USA; Sound 80, Minneapolis, MN, USA; Cookhouse Studios, Minneapolis, MN, USA, France Avenue Home Studio, Edina, MN, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
This album has not charted in in the USA
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


Just Another Sucker
b/w Just Another Sucker
Justanothersucker single.jpg
If You Feel Like Dancin'
b/w If You Feel Like Dancin'
Ifyoufeellikedancin single.jpg

See also


Symbolic Beginning
(album)
94 East
(album)
Symbolicbeginning album.jpg 94east ft prince album.jpg
Minneapolis Genius is the first collection of studio recordings by 94 East, the band name given to a number of tracks recorded by Pepé Willie and Prince with occasional other musicians (it is misleading to consider it an "album", as the tracks have been rearranged many times for reissues under different titles).

The collection contained one song with writing input by Prince, Just Another Sucker, and Prince appeared as a musician on all tracks, stemming from recording sessions between 1975 and 1979 (the cover subtitle incorrectly labels the sessions as "the historic 1977 recordings").

Prince had no input into the final release, however, and was upset at its release, leading to a heated discussion between Prince and Pepé Willie in First Avenue in Minneapolis upon its release.

This collection has been re-released several times under different titles, often with additional tracks. The other releases containing these tracks are:

A second collection, featuring different tracks (including two additional tracks featuring Prince, titled 94 East, was released in 2002.

The album was released without much promotion, and did not chart.



Track listing
CD LP

The compact disc version is a reissue from the original LP.

  1. If You Feel Like Dancin' (7:11)
  2. Lovin' Cup (4:21)
  3. Games (5:01)
  4. Just Another Sucker (5:21)1
  5. Dance To The Music Of The World (5:09)
  6. One Man Jam (6:17)2


CD reissue (1992)

  • Disc 1:
  1. Just Another Sucker (Vocal) (5:17)1
  2. Games (Vocal) (3:34)
  3. If You Feel Like Dancin' (Instr.) (7:09)
  4. Love, Love, Love (Vocal) (3:52)
  5. If You See Me (Instr.) (5:41)
  6. One Man Jam (Instr.) (6:16)2
  7. You Can Be My Teacher (Vocal) (4:05)
  • Disc 2:
  1. Games (Instr.) (3:35)
  2. Lovin' Cup (4:18)
  3. If You See Me (Vocal) (5:41)
  4. I'll Always Love You (Vocal) (3:52)
  5. Better Than You Think (Vocal) (4:29)
  6. Dance To The Music Of The World (Vocal) (6:03)
  7. Dance To The Music Of The World (Vocal) (5:03)
  8. Games (Instr.) (4:58)
  9. Better Than You Think (Instr.) (4:31)

The vinyl long play is the original issue.

  • Side 1:
  1. If You Feel Like Dancin' (7:11)
  2. Lovin' Cup (4:21)
  3. Games (5:01)
  • Side 2:
  1. Just Another Sucker (5:21)1
  2. Dance To The Music Of The World (5:09)
  3. One Man Jam (6:17)2

All songs written by Pepé Willie, except where noted.

1 Written by Prince and Pepé Willie
2 Written by Ike Paige / Sylvester



Personnel
Musicians


Production
  • Pepé Willie - co-producer
  • Tony Sylvester - co-producer
  • Other production credits needed


Thanks
  • none.



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

This section is under construction

Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

This section is under construction

 
Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

  • Minneapolis Genius - featuring Prince 1992 CD reissue artwork:
    Minneapolisgenius album 1992.jpg

References
Differentlight album.jpg 1986
Different Light
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 1986
Mazarati
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