Album: Millennium

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Millennium

Millennium (Front Cover)

Album details


Released: 14 September 1993
Length: 63:55
Label(s): Reprise Records
Studio(s): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; other studio information needed

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard 200 2 Oct. 1993 39 11
USA: Billboard R&B Albums 2 Oct. 1993 8 24
Certifications
This album has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released


Blood Brothers (Japan only)
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See also


    
Millennium is the 16th studio album by legendary American R&B / disco band Earth, Wind & Fire.

It was their first on Reprise Records, and their first and only to include input by Prince, released in September 1993. The track includes one song written by Prince, Super Hero, on which he also features as a musician.


Recording process

Super Hero was originally recorded by Prince in September 1992, before vocal and instrumental overdubs were added by Earth, Wind & Fire at some point between late 1993 and Summer 1993.


Promotion

The album produced four singles, Sunday Morning, Spend The Night, Two Hearts and Blood Brothers (which contained an extended version of Super Hero, released in Japan only). The album reached number 39 on the US Billboard Pop Chart, and number 8 on the Billboard R&B Chart.



Track listing
CD LP/MC

Details given for Prince-related tracks only:

  1. Even If You Wonder
  2. Sunday Morning
  3. Blood Brothers
  4. Kalimba Interlude
  5. Spend The Night
  6. Divine
  7. Two Hearts
  8. Honor The Magic
  9. Love Is The Greatest Story
  10. The "L" Word
  11. Just Another Lonely Night
  12. Super Hero (4:08) 1
  13. Wouldn't Change A Thing About You
  14. Love Across The Wire
  15. Chicago (Chi-Town) Blues
  16. Kalimba Blues
  • Side 1:
  1. Even If You Wonder
  2. Sunday Morning
  3. Blood Brothers
  4. Kalimba Interlude
  5. Spend The Night
  6. Divine
  • Side 2:
  1. Two Hearts
  2. Love Is The Greatest Story
  3. Just Another Lonely Night
  4. Super Hero (4:08) 1
  5. Love Across The Wire
  6. The "L" Word


1 Written by Prince



Personnel
Musicians
  • specifically for Super Hero
  • Maurice White - lead and background vocals, horn arrangement
  • Philip Bailey - lead and background vocals
  • Verdine White - bass guitar
  • Prince - background vocals, keyboards and drum programming, rhythm arrangement
  • Sheldon M. Reynolds - background vocals, additional programming
  • Mike McKnight - synthesizer programming
  • Bill Meyers - synthesizer and horn arrangement
  • Michael Thompson - guitar
  • Jerry Hey - trumpet
  • Gary Grant - trumpet
  • Daniel Higgins - saxophone
  • Larry Williams - saxophone
  • William Reichenbach - trombone


Production
  • Album production credits, except where noted specifically for Super Hero
  • Maurice White - producer (for Kalimba International)
  • Paul Klingberg - recording engineer
  • Mark Feregesen - assistant engineer
  • Keith Kresge - assistant engineer
  • Judy Kürschner - assistant engineer
  • Terry Reiff - assistant engineer
  • Ray Blair - assistant engineer
  • Lee Watters - assistant engineer
  • Keith Cohen - mix for Super Hero (at Larrabee Sound Studios)
  • Tom Daughtery - mix assistant for Super Hero (at Larrabee Sound Studios)
  • Guy DeFazio - additional engineering
  • Steve Hall - mastering (at Future Disc Systems)
  • Richard Salvato - album coordination
  • Art Macnow - project supervision and business management
  • Tadanori Yokoo - illustration
  • Teruhisa Tajima - computer assistance
  • Reiko Yoshida - artwork coordinator
  • Kim Champagne - art direction


Thanks
  • A very special thanks to all staffs at all of the recording studios for your assistance and support during this project
  • Thanks to the following for technical & product support: Crate Amps, Dolby Laboratories, Inc. for their SR Noise Reduction System, Ensoniq, Peavey Guitars & Amps, Siemens Audio, Inc. for their AMS ST-250 Microphone, Washburn Basses, Westwood Music, Kurzweil.
  • Special thanks to: Mo Ostin, Lenny Waronker, Bob Cavallo, Benny Medina, Rebbeca K. Mostow, Leonard Richardson, Nicky Brown, Jon Lind, Simon Law, Jeff Welch, Emmitt Siniard & Jackie Cartwright/Playstation, Cheryl Robinson, Pat Dorn, Roy Ayers, Mark Fergesen, Sheila Minard, Laurel Stearns, Jeff Ingber, Ziva Edelson, Tony McAnany, and Max the dog for ignoring our equipment.
  • IN THE LAST THOUSAND YEARS, MANKIND HAS MADE EXTRAORDINARY STRIDES IN TECHNOLOGY OF ALL KINDS; BUT IN HUMAN COMMUNICATION, WE HAVE NOT PROGRESSED AS WELL. THERE IS STILL GREAT ANGUISH IN THE WORLD. HOPEFULLY, ART AND MUSIC CAN PLAY A CONTRIBUTING ROLE IN TOUCHING THAT PLACE IN OUR HEARTS THAT WILL AWAKEN US TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR ALL HUMANITY. WE DEDICATE THIS MUSIC TO THAT PURPOSE, AS WE APPROACH THE END OF THIS MILLENNIUM. PEACE - MAURICE WHITE, EARTH, WIND & FIRE 1993



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

USA CD 9 45274-2
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

None

 

 

 
Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia


References
Thevoice album.jpg 1993
The Voice
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 1993
The Red Shoes
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