Album: Superconductor

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Superconductor

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Album details


Released: 20 November 2012 (worldwide)
Length: Unknown
Label(s): NPG Records
Studio(s): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; Powerplay Studios, Maur, Switzerland; Record Plant, Hollywood, 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


People Pleaser
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See also


People Pleaser
(TV performance)
People Pleaser
(music video)
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Superconductor is the second studio album by Andy Allo, her first on NPG Records, released on 20 November 2012 (a USB edition with two live versions of album tracks followed in April 2014). The album includes six songs written by Andy Allo, and three songs co-written by Prince: Superconductor, The Calm and Long Gone.

The album includes contributions by Prince, who is the album's executive producer, Trombone Shorty (marking his first appearance on a Prince-related album), Maceo Parker, the Hornheads (as 'Hornheadz') (making their first appearance on a Prince-related album since 2001's The Rainbow Children) and members of the New Power Generation. Prince's musical contributions are not documented, but he is believed to play on every track.

Work on the album began in Summer, 2011. People Pleaser was premiered during a show on 24 June 2011, Métropolis, Montreal, QC, Canada, although it is unclear if a studio version had been recorded at that point. Zürcher Oberländer reported that Prince recorded at Powerplay Studios, Maur, Switzerland, from 20-31 August 2011, where some work on the album took place.

Further work took place at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA later in 2011 and early 2012. Trombone Shorty posted on Twitter on 23 November 2011, "Dream come true worked in the studio with Prince and Maceo Parker yesterday!!!", indicating that his work on the album was recorded then. In early January 2012, Andy Allo posted a photo of her with the Hornheadz, suggesting their contribution(s) were recorded around that time. Andy Allo gave a number of media interviews in Sacramento in June 2012, in which she stated that she was "putting the finishing touches" on the album.

The album was preceded by the digital single People Pleaser, released two weeks before the album.



Track listing
CD USB

The CD contains a digital booklet in .pdf not available on the digital version.

  1. Superconductor (5:31) 1
  2. People Pleaser (5:32)
  3. Long Gone (3:42) 1
  4. The Calm (5:29) 2
  5. Yellow Gold (4:20)
  6. Nothing More (5:51)
  7. If I Was King (6:22)
  8. Story Of You & I (3:25)
  9. When Stars Collide (6:27)


Platforms:

AlloEvolution.com
Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Deezer

Released in April 2014 through andyallo.com

  1. Superconductor (5:31) 1
  2. People Pleaser (5:32)
  3. Long Gone (3:42) 1
  4. The Calm (5:29) 2
  5. Yellow Gold (4:20)
  6. Nothing More (5:51)
  7. If I Was King (6:22)
  8. Story Of You & I (3:25)
  9. When Stars Collide (6:27)
  10. Long Gone (Live) (3:56) 1
  11. Story Of You & I (Live) (3:10)

All songs written by Andy Allo except where indicated.

1 Written by Prince
2 Written by Andy Allo & Prince



Personnel
Musicians


Credited Collectively as The Hornheadz:


Production
  • Andy Allo - producer, composer, mixing, mastering, art direction, album package design
  • Prince - executive producer (credited as NPG), mixing
  • Dylan Dresdow - mixing, mastering
  • Justin Stanley - mixing
  • AJ Clark - mixing assistant
  • Jesse String - mixing assistant
  • Justine Walpole - photography
  • Kim Berry - hair
  • Magpie - clothing
  • Jett Media - art direction & album package
  • Amelia Tubb - digital booklet design


Thanks
  • Thank you to Prince and The NPG community for taking me in and giving me all the nurturing and room to grow and blossom. Thank You to all the superconductors out there for taking this journey with me and sharing the music. I love you all and you have my eternal gratitude.



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

Worldwide Digital (mp3) B00A9UPZVK
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Worldwide Digital (aiff) - incl. digital booklet (.pdf)
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Worldwide CD 8-55624-00400-8 incl. digital booklet (.pdf)
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
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Worldwide Digital (mp3) - USB Key w/ digital booklet (.pdf), wallpapers + 2 bonus live tracks
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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

  • Press release on 11 September 2012:
    Andy Allo, funk/soul artist extraordinaire, has been announced to perform live at Prince's after-jam at Chicago's House of Blues on September 24, following a special performance by Prince himself, at his "Welcome 2 Chicago" engagement. The "Welcome 2" event will be held at the United Center earlier that evening, in support of the Rebuild the Dream foundation, founded by Van Jones, whose mission is to mobilize thousands of everyday people who come together to build strong vibrant communities, and to fix the U.S. economy from the ground up.

    Allo, who opens for Prince on-tour and is a guitarist/vocalist in his band, The New Power Generation, will be releasing her sophomore CD on Prince's NPG Records on September 20 titled "Superconductor." The album is Executive Produced by Prince, and features six self-penned tracks by Allo, with three songs co-written by Prince - "Superconductor," "The Calm" and "Gone"
    [released as Long Gone]. The album also includes featured artists Maceo Parker, Prince and Trombone Shorty.

    As soon as we felt Andy Allo's energetic presence on tour with r band," says Prince, "we knew she'd b leading her own revolution soon!"

    Adds Allo, "Touring with Prince & The NPG has been a challenging and rewarding experience and Superconductor is a work of art that encapsulates the journey thus far."

    A poet, songwriter, singer and dancer, Allo has been a member of The New Power Generation since 2011. Allo will continue to tour with Prince in conjunction with the release of "Superconductor."
  • Image of the USB edition:
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(image credit: discogs.com)


References
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