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One song recorded for inclusion on the album, [[Open Book]], was not included, but was later released by Jevetta Steele on the 1993 reissue of her album [[Album: Here It Is|Here It Is]]. [[Open Book]] was written as a response to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martika Martika]'s song ''Safe In The Arms Of Love'', which also appears on '''Martika's Kitchen''', and quotes passages from the song.
 
One song recorded for inclusion on the album, [[Open Book]], was not included, but was later released by Jevetta Steele on the 1993 reissue of her album [[Album: Here It Is|Here It Is]]. [[Open Book]] was written as a response to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martika Martika]'s song ''Safe In The Arms Of Love'', which also appears on '''Martika's Kitchen''', and quotes passages from the song.
 
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=Track listing=
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==Track listing==
 
Details given for [[Prince]]-related tracks only
 
Details given for [[Prince]]-related tracks only
==CD==
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===CD===
 
# <b>[[Martika's Kitchen]]</b> (5:08) *
 
# <b>[[Martika's Kitchen]]</b> (5:08) *
 
# <b>[[Spirit]]</b> (4:37) #
 
# <b>[[Spirit]]</b> (4:37) #
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<b>+</b> Written by [[Prince]] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martika Martika]<br>
 
<b>+</b> Written by [[Prince]] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martika Martika]<br>
 
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==LP/MC==
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===LP/MC===
 
Side 1:
 
Side 1:
 
# <b>[[Martika's Kitchen]]</b> (5:08) *
 
# <b>[[Martika's Kitchen]]</b> (5:08) *
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# <b>Mi Tierra</b>
 
# <b>Mi Tierra</b>
  
=Personnel=
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==Personnel==
==Musicians==
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===Musicians===
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martika Martika] - vocals
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martika Martika] - vocals
 
*[[Prince]] - all instruments, except where noted
 
*[[Prince]] - all instruments, except where noted
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Frank David Frank] - keyboard programming on [[Don't Say U Love Me]]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Frank David Frank] - keyboard programming on [[Don't Say U Love Me]]
 
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==Production==
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===Production===
 
*[[Prince]] - producer (as [[Alias: Paisley Park|Paisley Park]])
 
*[[Prince]] - producer (as [[Alias: Paisley Park|Paisley Park]])
 
*[[Michael Koppelman]] - recording engineer
 
*[[Michael Koppelman]] - recording engineer
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*Michael Cruz - vocal recording engineer on [[Martika's Kitchen]] and [[Love... Thy Will Be Done]]
 
*Michael Cruz - vocal recording engineer on [[Martika's Kitchen]] and [[Love... Thy Will Be Done]]
 
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=Singles released=
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==Singles released==
 
*[[Single: Love... Thy Will Be Done|Love... Thy Will Be Done]]
 
*[[Single: Love... Thy Will Be Done|Love... Thy Will Be Done]]
 
*[[Single: Martika's Kitchen|Martika's Kitchen]]
 
*[[Single: Martika's Kitchen|Martika's Kitchen]]
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[[Image:Lovethywillbedone single.jpg|100px|border|link=Single: Love... Thy Will Be Done]][[Image:Martikaskitchen single.jpg|100px|border|link=Single: Martika's Kitchen]][[Image:Spirit single.jpg|100px|border|link=Single: Spirit]]
 
[[Image:Lovethywillbedone single.jpg|100px|border|link=Single: Love... Thy Will Be Done]][[Image:Martikaskitchen single.jpg|100px|border|link=Single: Martika's Kitchen]][[Image:Spirit single.jpg|100px|border|link=Single: Spirit]]
 
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*Information needed.
 
*Information needed.
 
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=Awards, nominations, and certifications=
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==Awards, nominations, and certifications==
 
* Information needed.
 
* Information needed.
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==Trivia==
 
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* None.
 
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=References=
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==References==
 
* ''[[Book:_The_Vault|The Vault: The Definitive Guide to the Musical World of Prince (2004)]] ''
 
* ''[[Book:_The_Vault|The Vault: The Definitive Guide to the Musical World of Prince (2004)]] ''
 
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Revision as of 20:25, 1 September 2016

1991: Trueconfessions album.jpg True Confessions All Albums All Related Artists Albums 1991: May191992 album.jpg May 19 1992

Martika's Kitchen


Martika's Kitchen (Front Cover)

Album details


Released: 27 August 1991
Length: 57:18
Label(s): Columbia Records
Studio(s): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA

Martika's Kitchen is the second album by California pop singer Martika, and was released in August 1991. The album contained four tracks with writing and production input by Prince: Martika's Kitchen, Spirit, Love... Thy Will Be Done and Don't Say U Love Me.

The album produced five singles, Love... Thy Will Be Done, Martika's Kitchen, Colored Kisses, Safe In The Arms Of Love and Spirit (promotional release only), and the album was a commercial hit worldwide, although a relative commercial failure in the USA. It reached only number 111 on the US Billboard Pop Chart, but fared much better in the UK, reaching number 15 on the Gallup Album Chart.

Prince became involved after Martika had already recorded most of the album. She had seen the Graffiti Bridge movie several times and had contacted Prince saying the movie spoke to her and reflected things she had written in her own notebook. He recorded and submitted Love... Thy Will Be Done in December 1990, and Martika loved what she heard; her record company encouraged her to work further with Prince, and he quickly recorded further tracks.

Martika's Kitchen, Spirit and Don't Say U Love Me were recorded in December 1990, or January 1991. Martika simply replaced Prince's vocals with her own in early 1991 (adding some additional lyrics, resulting in her co-writing credit), and additional instrumentation and background vocals were recorded by her musicians in New York.

One song recorded for inclusion on the album, Open Book, was not included, but was later released by Jevetta Steele on the 1993 reissue of her album Here It Is. Open Book was written as a response to Martika's song Safe In The Arms Of Love, which also appears on Martika's Kitchen, and quotes passages from the song.

Track listing

Details given for Prince-related tracks only

CD

  1. Martika's Kitchen (5:08) *
  2. Spirit (4:37) #
  3. Love... Thy Will Be Done (5:02) +
  4. A Magical Place
  5. Coloured Kisses
  6. Safe In The Arms Of Love
  7. Pride & Prejudice
  8. Take Me To Forever
  9. Temptation
  10. Don't Say U Love Me (4:24) +
  11. Broken Heart
  12. Mi Tierra


* Written by Prince
# Written by Prince, Frankie Blue, Martika and Levi Seacer, Jr.
+ Written by Prince and Martika

LP/MC

Side 1:

  1. Martika's Kitchen (5:08) *
  2. Spirit (4:37) #
  3. Love... Thy Will Be Done (5:02) +
  4. A Magical Place
  5. Coloured Kisses
  6. Safe In The Arms Of Love

Side 2:

  1. Pride & Prejudice
  2. Take Me To Forever
  3. Temptation
  4. Don't Say U Love Me (4:24) +
  5. Broken Heart
  6. Mi Tierra

Personnel

Musicians


Production


Singles released

Lovethywillbedone single.jpgMartikaskitchen single.jpgSpirit single.jpg

Charts


Chart, Country Entry Date Peak Position Weeks In Chart
USA: Billboard 200 14 Sep. 1991 111 9
U.K.: Gallup Top 40 Albums 7 Sep. 1991 15 15

Releases

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

 

Album promotion

  • Information needed.


Awards, nominations, and certifications

  • Information needed.

Trivia

  • None.


References

Trueconfessions album.jpg 1991
True Confessions
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 1991
May 19 1992
May191992 album.jpg