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|album name            = Martika's Kitchen
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|date                  = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/August 27|27 August 1991]]
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|studios                = [[Paisley Park Studios]], Chanhassen, MN, USA
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|introduction          = '''Martika's Kitchen''' is the second album by California pop singer [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martika 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]].
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The album produced five singles, [[Single: Love... Thy Will Be Done|Love... Thy Will Be Done]], [[Single: Martika's Kitchen|Martika's Kitchen]], ''Colored Kisses'', ''Safe In The Arms Of Love'' and [[Single: Spirit|Spirit]] (promotional release only), and the album was a commercial hit worldwide, although a relative commercial failure in the USA.
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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.
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| [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/August 27|27 August 1991]]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_Records Columbia Records]
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| [[Paisley Park Studios]], Chanhassen, MN, USA
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'''Martika's Kitchen''' is the second album by California pop singer [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martika 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]].
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The album produced five singles, [[Single: Love... Thy Will Be Done|Love... Thy Will Be Done]], [[Single: Martika's Kitchen|Martika's Kitchen]], ''Colored Kisses'', ''Safe In The Arms Of Love'' and [[Single: Spirit|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.
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[[Prince]] became involved after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martika Martika] had already recorded most of the album. She had seen the [[Film: Graffiti Bridge|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.  
  
[[Prince]] became involved after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martika Martika] had already recorded most of the album. She had seen the [[Film: Graffiti Bridge|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 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martika Martika] loved what she heard; her record company encouraged her to work further with [[Prince]], and he quickly recorded further tracks.  
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He recorded and submitted [[Love... Thy Will Be Done]] in December 1990, and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martika 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. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martika 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.
 
[[Martika's Kitchen]], [[Spirit]] and [[Don't Say U Love Me]] were recorded in December 1990, or January 1991. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martika 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 [[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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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]].  
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==Track listing==
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[[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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|tracklisting          =Details given for [[Prince]]-related tracks only<br>
# <b>[[Martika's Kitchen]]</b> (5:08) *
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# <b>[[Spirit]]</b> (4:37) #
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# <b>[[Martika's Kitchen]]</b> (5:08) <sup>1</sup>
# <b>[[Love... Thy Will Be Done]]</b> (5:02) +
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# <b>[[Spirit]]</b> (4:37) <sup>2</sup>
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# <b>[[Love... Thy Will Be Done]]</b> (5:02) <sup>2</sup>
 
# <b>A Magical Place</b>
 
# <b>A Magical Place</b>
 
# <b>Coloured Kisses</b>
 
# <b>Coloured Kisses</b>
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# <b>Take Me To Forever</b>
 
# <b>Take Me To Forever</b>
 
# <b>Temptation</b>
 
# <b>Temptation</b>
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# <b>[[Don't Say U Love Me]]</b> (4:24) <sup>3</sup>
 
# <b>Broken Heart</b>
 
# <b>Broken Heart</b>
 
# <b>Mi Tierra</b>
 
# <b>Mi Tierra</b>
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<b>*</b> Written by [[Prince]]<br>
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|other format            = LP/MC
<b>#</b> Written by [[Prince]], Frankie Blue, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martika Martika] and [[Levi Seacer, Jr.]]<br>
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<b>+</b> Written by [[Prince]] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martika Martika]<br>
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===LP/MC===
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Side 1:
# <b>[[Martika's Kitchen]]</b> (5:08) *
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# <b>[[Martika's Kitchen]]</b> (5:08) <sup>1</sup>
# <b>[[Spirit]]</b> (4:37) #
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# <b>[[Spirit]]</b> (4:37) <sup>2</sup>
# <b>[[Love... Thy Will Be Done]]</b> (5:02) +
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# <b>[[Love... Thy Will Be Done]]</b> (5:02) <sup>2</sup>
 
# <b>A Magical Place</b>
 
# <b>A Magical Place</b>
 
# <b>Coloured Kisses</b>
 
# <b>Coloured Kisses</b>
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# <b>Take Me To Forever</b>
 
# <b>Take Me To Forever</b>
 
# <b>Temptation</b>
 
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# <b>[[Don't Say U Love Me]]</b> (4:24) <sup>3</sup>
 
# <b>Broken Heart</b>
 
# <b>Broken Heart</b>
 
# <b>Mi Tierra</b>
 
# <b>Mi Tierra</b>
 
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===Musicians===
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<sup>1</sup> Written by [[Prince]]<br>
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martika Martika] - vocals
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<sup>2</sup> Written by [[Prince]], Frankie Blue, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martika Martika] and [[Levi Seacer, Jr.]]<br>
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<sup>3</sup> Written by [[Prince]] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martika Martika]<br>
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|musicians              = [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martika Martika] - vocals
 
*[[Prince]] - all instruments, except where noted
 
*[[Prince]] - all instruments, except where noted
 
*Paul Pesco - guitar on [[Martika's Kitchen]] and [[Don't Say U Love Me]]
 
*Paul Pesco - guitar on [[Martika's Kitchen]] and [[Don't Say U Love Me]]
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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            = [[Prince]] - producer (as [[Alias: Paisley Park|Paisley Park]])
*[[Prince]] - producer (as [[Alias: Paisley Park|Paisley Park]])
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*[[Michael Koppelman]] - recording engineer
 
*[[Michael Koppelman]] - recording engineer
 
*Michael McDonald - recording engineer on [[Spirit]], [[Love... Thy Will Be Done]] and [[Don't Say U Love Me]]
 
*Michael McDonald - recording engineer on [[Spirit]], [[Love... Thy Will Be Done]] and [[Don't Say U Love Me]]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Rosa Bob Rosa] - mixing engineer
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Rosa Bob Rosa] - mixing engineer
 
*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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*[[Single: Love... Thy Will Be Done|Love... Thy Will Be Done]]
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*Colored Kisses
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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

Charts, Certifications & Awards


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


Love... Thy Will Be Done
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Lovethywillbedone single.jpg
Martika's Kitchen
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Martikaskitchen single.jpg
Spirit (promo only)
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Spirit single.jpg

See also


    
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.


Recording process

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
CD LP/MC

Details given for Prince-related tracks only

  1. Martika's Kitchen (5:08) 1
  2. Spirit (4:37) 2
  3. Love... Thy Will Be Done (5:02) 2
  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) 3
  11. Broken Heart
  12. Mi Tierra

Side 1:

  1. Martika's Kitchen (5:08) 1
  2. Spirit (4:37) 2
  3. Love... Thy Will Be Done (5:02) 2
  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) 3
  5. Broken Heart
  6. Mi Tierra


1 Written by Prince
2 Written by Prince, Frankie Blue, Martika and Levi Seacer, Jr.
3 Written by Prince and Martika



Personnel
Musicians



Production


Thanks



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

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

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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia


References
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May 19 1992
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