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*[[Jevetta Steele]] - background vocals on [[House In Order]], [[Blood Is Thicker Than Time]], [[You Will Be Moved]], [[The Undertaker]], [[Melody Cool]] and [[Positivity]]
 
*[[Jevetta Steele]] - background vocals on [[House In Order]], [[Blood Is Thicker Than Time]], [[You Will Be Moved]], [[The Undertaker]], [[Melody Cool]] and [[Positivity]]
 
*[[Fred Steele]] - background vocals on [[House In Order]], [[Blood Is Thicker Than Time]], [[You Will Be Moved]], [[The Undertaker]], [[Melody Cool]] and [[Positivity]]
 
*[[Fred Steele]] - background vocals on [[House In Order]], [[Blood Is Thicker Than Time]], [[You Will Be Moved]], [[The Undertaker]], [[Melody Cool]] and [[Positivity]]
*[[JD Steele]] - background vocals on [[House In Order]], [[Blood Is Thicker Than Time]], [[You Will Be Moved]], [[The Undertaker]], [[Melody Cool]] and [[Positivity]]
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*[[JD Steele]] - background vocals on [[House In Order]], [[Blood Is Thicker Than Time]], [[You Will Be Moved]], [[The Undertaker]], [[Melody Cool]] and [[Positivity]], background vocal arrangement
 
*[[Jearlyn Steele]] - background vocals on [[House In Order]], [[Blood Is Thicker Than Time]], [[You Will Be Moved]], [[The Undertaker]], [[Melody Cool]] and [[Positivity]]
 
*[[Jearlyn Steele]] - background vocals on [[House In Order]], [[Blood Is Thicker Than Time]], [[You Will Be Moved]], [[The Undertaker]], [[Melody Cool]] and [[Positivity]]
 
*[[Billy Franze]] - guitar on [[Blood Is Thicker Than Time]] and [[You Will Be Moved]]
 
*[[Billy Franze]] - guitar on [[Blood Is Thicker Than Time]] and [[You Will Be Moved]]
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|production            = [[Prince]] - producer on [[The Voice]] (as [[Alias: Paisley Park|Paisley Park]]) and [[Melody Cool]]
 
|production            = [[Prince]] - producer on [[The Voice]] (as [[Alias: Paisley Park|Paisley Park]]) and [[Melody Cool]]
 
*[[Ricky Peterson]] - producer on [[House In Order]], [[Blood Is Thicker Than Time]], [[You Will Be Moved]], [[The Undertaker]], [[A Man Called Jesus]] and [[Positivity]], horn arrangement on [[House In Order]], additional production on [[Melody Cool]]
 
*[[Ricky Peterson]] - producer on [[House In Order]], [[Blood Is Thicker Than Time]], [[You Will Be Moved]], [[The Undertaker]], [[A Man Called Jesus]] and [[Positivity]], horn arrangement on [[House In Order]], additional production on [[Melody Cool]]
*Michael Stokes - remix on [[The Voice]]
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*Skeff Anselm - engineer (unspecified album track)
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*Joe Blaney - engineer (unspecified album track)
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*F. Byron Clark - engineer (unspecified album track)
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*Steve Durkee - engineer (unspecified album track)
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*Hugo Dwyer - engineer (unspecified album track)
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*Bill Essex - engineer (unspecified album track)
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*David Friedlander - engineer (unspecified album track)
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*Tom Garneau - engineer (unspecified album track)
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*Alan Gregorie - engineer (unspecified album track)
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*Ray Hahnfeldt - engineer (unspecified album track)
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*Femi Jiya - engineer (unspecified album track)
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*Kevin Kelly - engineer (unspecified album track)
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*Dave Kent - engineer (unspecified album track)
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*Michael Koppelman - engineer (unspecified album track)
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*Jimmy Lee - engineer (unspecified album track)
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*Eddie Miller - engineer (unspecified album track)
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*Steve Noonan - engineer (unspecified album track)
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*Brian Poer - engineer (unspecified album track)
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*John Poppo - engineer (unspecified album track)
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*Blair Sherman - engineer (unspecified album track)
 
*[[Statik]] - additional programming on [[Melody Cool]], [[A Man Called Jesus]] and [[Positivity]]
 
*[[Statik]] - additional programming on [[Melody Cool]], [[A Man Called Jesus]] and [[Positivity]]
*[[Tom Tucker]] - remix on [[Melody Cool]]
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*Michael Stokes - engineer (unspecified album track), remix on [[The Voice]]
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*[[Tom Tucker]]- remix on [[The Voice]], remix on [[Melody Cool]]
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*Dana Vleck - engineer (unspecified album track)
 
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Revision as of 18:06, 15 August 2019

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The Voice

The Voice (Front Cover)

Album details


Released: 24 August 1993
Length: 53:44 - 1993 release

59:13 - 1995 reissue

Label(s): Paisley Park 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 Voice
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Blood Is Thicker Than Time
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See also


    
The Voice is the eighth solo studio album by Mavis Staples (her second and final on Paisley Park Records), and her second to include input by Prince.

Eight of the album's twelve songs are written by Prince (two of which, Melody Cool and Positivity, had previously been included in different forms on albums released by Prince), and he appears as a musician to varying degrees on some of the tracks also. Ricky Peterson produced the five newly-written Prince tracks, and added production to the vault track A Man Called Jesus.


Recording process

Melody Cool was recorded in Summer, 1987 (and was at one point planned for the Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic album), before lead vocals by Mavis Staples were overdubbed in late 1989 (a remix by Ricky Peterson was made in 1992 for its inclusion on The Voice).

A Man Called Jesus was recorded in late December 1988, with saxophone by Candy Dulfer added in July 1989, and lead vocals by Mavis Staples added in Summer 1992. The Voice was recorded in April 1991, with vocal overdubs by Mavis Staples in late 1992 or early 1993.

House In Order, Blood Is Thicker Than Time, You Will Be Moved and The Undertaker were recorded in Summer 1992, without Prince's direct involvement. Positivity was recorded in 1992 or early 1993, reusing some tracks from the original December 1987, recording by Prince.


Promotion

The album produced two singles, The Voice and Blood Is Thicker Than Time, but the album failed to chart.

In 1995, the album was re-released by NPG Records with a different sequence, including an additional track, Come Home, which was previously included in identical form on Mavis Staples' first Paisley Park Records release Time Waits For No One.



Track listing
CD MC

Details given for Prince-related tracks only:

  1. The Voice (4:14) 1
  2. House In Order (4:44) 2
  3. Blood Is Thicker Than Time (3:13) 2
  4. You Will Be Moved (4:12) 2
  5. All Because Of You (5:06)
  6. The Undertaker (7:26) 3
  7. Melody Cool (3:46) 2
  8. Kain't Turn Back (4:03)
  9. I'll Be Right There (4:03)
  10. A Man Called Jesus (3:56) 2
  11. Why (4:27)
  12. Positivity (4:34) 2


1995 NPG Records release

  1. Blood Is Thicker Than Time (3:13) 2
  2. I'll Be Right There (4:03)
  3. Why (4:27)
  4. House In Order (4:44) 2
  5. All Because Of You (5:06)
  6. A Man Called Jesus (3:56) 2
  7. Kain't Turn Back (4:03)
  8. Come Home (5:29) 2
  9. You Will Be Moved (4:12) 2
  10. The Voice (4:14) 1
  11. The Undertaker (7:26) 3
  12. Melody Cool (3:46) 2
  13. Positivity (4:34) 2
  • Side 1:
  1. The Voice (4:14) 1
  2. House In Order (4:44) 2
  3. Blood Is Thicker Than Time (3:13) 2
  4. You Will Be Moved (4:12) 2
  5. All Because Of You (5:06)
  6. The Undertaker (7:26) 3
  • Side 2:
  1. Melody Cool (3:46) 2
  2. Kain't Turn Back (4:03)
  3. I'll Be Right There (4:03)
  4. A Man Called Jesus (3:56) 2
  5. Why (4:27)
  6. Positivity (4:34) 2


1 Written by Prince, Rosie Gaines and Francis Jules
2 Written by Prince
3 Written by Prince, Tommy Barbarella, Michael B., Levi Seacer, Jr. and Sonny T.



Personnel
Musicians


Production
  • Prince - producer on The Voice (as Paisley Park) and Melody Cool
  • Ricky Peterson - producer on House In Order, Blood Is Thicker Than Time, You Will Be Moved, The Undertaker, A Man Called Jesus and Positivity, horn arrangement on House In Order, additional production on Melody Cool
  • Skeff Anselm - engineer (unspecified album track)
  • Joe Blaney - engineer (unspecified album track)
  • F. Byron Clark - engineer (unspecified album track)
  • Steve Durkee - engineer (unspecified album track)
  • Hugo Dwyer - engineer (unspecified album track)
  • Bill Essex - engineer (unspecified album track)
  • David Friedlander - engineer (unspecified album track)
  • Tom Garneau - engineer (unspecified album track)
  • Alan Gregorie - engineer (unspecified album track)
  • Ray Hahnfeldt - engineer (unspecified album track)
  • Femi Jiya - engineer (unspecified album track)
  • Kevin Kelly - engineer (unspecified album track)
  • Dave Kent - engineer (unspecified album track)
  • Michael Koppelman - engineer (unspecified album track)
  • Jimmy Lee - engineer (unspecified album track)
  • Eddie Miller - engineer (unspecified album track)
  • Steve Noonan - engineer (unspecified album track)
  • Brian Poer - engineer (unspecified album track)
  • John Poppo - engineer (unspecified album track)
  • Blair Sherman - engineer (unspecified album track)
  • Statik - additional programming on Melody Cool, A Man Called Jesus and Positivity
  • Michael Stokes - engineer (unspecified album track), remix on The Voice
  • Tom Tucker- remix on The Voice, remix on Melody Cool
  • Dana Vleck - engineer (unspecified album track)


Thanks



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

USA CD 9 25049-2
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CAN Cassette 92 50494
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

CAN CD ACD 1419 Reissue distributed by Attic
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GER CD 0060542 Re-issued by NPG Records
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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia


References
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