Album: Raise Up

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Raise Up

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Album details


Released: 20 September 2012 (French release)

25 September 2012 (US release)

Length: 63:39
Label(s): Moosicus Records
Studio(s): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; The G-Station, Chanhassen, MN, USA; Studio de l’Hacienda, Tarare, France

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


  • None

See also


GCS 2000
(album)
 
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Raise Up is the ninth studio album by Larry Graham & Graham Central Station, and their second to include input by Prince (although the previous album was released under the band name Graham Central Station only). It was released in September 2012, on the Art Of Groove label, over 13 years since their last studio album, GCS 2000.

Prince appears on three tracks, Raise Up, Shoulda Coulda Woulda and Movin'. Authorship of the tracks is currently unknown, however. The album also includes new versions of three songs previously released by Graham Central Station, which Prince has also covered live at other times (see It's Alright, Now Do-U-Wanta-Dance and It Ain't No Fun To Me), as well as a cover version of Stevie Wonder's track Higher Ground, also covered live by Prince (see Higher Ground), but he is not known to have been involved in these studio recordings.

It is not known when the tracks were recorded, and whether any of the tracks date from the 1997-8 recording sessions for GCS 2000. The three tracks that Prince participated in are credited to at least being partially recorded at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA, but The G-Station, Chanhassen, MN, USA and Studio de l’Hacienda, Tarare, France are also listed as recording locations for the tracks.

No singles have been released to promote the album. More information about the album will be added shortly.



Track listing
CD LP

Details given for Prince-related tracks only:

  1. GCS Drumline
  2. Throw-N-Down The Funk
  3. It's Alright (The New Master)
  4. Raise Up (5:36) - featuring Prince 1
  5. Shoulda Coulda Woulda (4:48) - featuring Prince 1
  6. Welcome 2 Our World
  7. It Ain't No Fun To Me (The New Master)
  8. Higher Ground
  9. No Way
  10. Hold You Close
  11. Movin' (4:58) - featuring Prince 1
  12. Now Do-U-Wanta-Dance (The New Master)
  13. One Day - featuring Raphael Saadiq
  • Side 1:
  1. GCS Drumline
  2. Throw-N-Down The Funk
  3. It's Alright (The New Master)
  4. Raise Up (5:36) - featuring Prince 1
  • Side 2:
  1. Shoulda Coulda Woulda (4:48) - featuring Prince 1
  2. Welcome 2 Our World
  3. It Ain't No Fun To Me (The New Master)
  4. Higher Ground
  • Side 3:
  1. No Way
  2. Hold You Close
  3. Movin' (4:58) - featuring Prince 1
  • Side 4:
  1. Now Do-U-Wanta-Dance (The New Master)
  2. One Day - featuring Raphael Saadiq


1 Written by Larry Graham



Personnel
Musicians


Production
  • Larry Graham - producer
  • Quentin Geerinckx - executive producer
  • Joachim Becker - executive producer


Thanks
  • Our Artist friends:
Prince: My "brother" and friend forever. Much Love.
Raphael Saadiq for connection your heart with mine and sharing your special gift.
Wilton "Fab" Rabb, Ashling "Biscuit" Cole, Jimi "Joy" McKinney, Brian "Rio" Braziel and David "City" Council - "The Hardest Working Band In Show Biz".
The "Millfield Horns" for some slammin' horns!
All the other talented musicians and singers for sharing their unique gifts on this album.



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

USA CD 7930183372-2
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Germany CD  ???
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Germany LP x2 M 1202-1
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

Germany CD M 1202 promotional 5 tracks sampler
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Germany CD M 1202-S promotional 2 tracks sampler
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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

  • The project was announced on French music website Funk ★ U.
  • A 5-track promo EP CD for the album was available in August 2012, containing the following tracks:
  1. It's Alright
  2. Throw-N-Down The Funk
  3. Higher Ground
  4. Movin' (4:58)
  5. Shoulda Coulda Woulda (4:48)
Promo cover art:
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  • A 2-track promo EP CD for the album was available in September 2012, containing the following tracks (it is not considered a single, as it is clearly labeled "2-track promo EP"):
  1. Raise Up (5:36) 1
  2. It Ain't No Fun To Me

References
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The Cookhouse Five
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 2012
Superconductor
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