Album: Purple Snow: Forecasting The Minneapolis Sound

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Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound

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Album details


Released: 6 December 2013
Length: 140:30
Label(s): The Numero Group
Studio(s): Cookhouse Studios, Minneapolis, MN, USA, Sound 80, Minneapolis, MN, USA (Prince-related tracks)

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


Of the 3 singles released from this album, only the one with a Prince contribution is listed below:

If You See Me
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See also


Symbolic Beginning
(album)
Stone Lover
(single)
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Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound is a collection of studio recordings by various artists from the Minneapolis (funk) music scene of the seventies and early eighties. The more complete and elaborate edition contains 32 tracks by over 20 artists including 3 songs which feature Prince as a musician : If You See Me with 94 East, Stone Lover and Got To Be Something Here by The Lewis Connection / Music, Love, & Fun (which was basically the same band with two different names).

If You See Me was previously released by Pepé Willie on the collection Symbolic Beginning in 1995. Stone Lover and Got To Be Something Here were released in the Twin Cities area in 1979 as a single (for Stone Lover) or in The Lewis Connection eponymous album. This compilation is the only release to contain the full unedited version of Stone Lover. Recorded between late 1975 and late 1976, these songs are among of the earliest-recorded sessions featuring Prince to have been released. Although Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound contains, sometimes previously unreleased, early songs by Mind & Matter (with Jimmy Jam), Flyte Time (with most of the members of The Time), Alexander O’Neal, Sue Ann Carwell and André Cymone, there is no song representing Prince’s band Grand Central or his solo work from this era.

Three singles were released to promote the compilation (It's The Things That You Do by Flyte Tyme, I Love You by Herman Jones and If You See Me by 94 East) with limited impact. The compilation did not chart but the liner notes by former Wax Poetic and producer Jon Kirby were nominated for Best Album Notes at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in 2015.



Track listing
CD Digital

Details given for Prince-related tracks only:

  • Disc 1:
  1. If You See Me - 94 East (5:44) 1
  2. Taste Of Love - Aura
  3. I Love You - Herman Jones
  4. Oh Lover - Orville Shannon
  5. I'm Under Your Spell - Mind & Matter
  6. Waiting For The Moment - Haze
  7. Get It On - The Prophets Of Peace
  8. Expense - Cohesion
  9. Sunshine Lady - Mind & Matter
  10. Higher - The Lewis Connection
  11. It's The Things That You Do - Flyte Tyme
  12. Ladie - Herman Jones
  13. You're All I Need - Michael Dixon & J.O.Y.
  14. Stone Lover - Music, Love, & Funk (7:12) 2
  15. Cohesion - Cohesion
  16. I Do Love My Lady - Haze
  17. Got To Be Something Here - The Lewis Connection (4:17) 3
  • Disc 2:
  1. I Have Love At Home - Walter Lewis & The Blue Stars
  2. I've Got You On My Mind - Flyte Tyme
  3. Can You Deal With It - Quiet Storm
  4. Quick - Steven
  5. If You Love Me - The Stylle Band
  6. I've Got My Eyes On You - The Girls (3)
  7. Should I Or Should I Not? - Sue Ann Carwell
  8. Do You Dare - Alexander O'Neal
  9. Contagious - Ronnie Robbins
  10. Borrowed Time - Alexander O'Neal
  11. One Life To Live - Orville Shannon
  12. Somebody Said - André Cymone
  13. Do It Baby Do It - Walter Lewis & The Blue Stars
  14. Together - Rockie Robbins
  15. No One Else Can Do It To Me Baby - Mind & Matter



LP

  • Side 1:
  1. If You See Me - 94 East (5:44) 1
  2. Taste Of Love - Aura
  3. I Love You - Herman Jones
  4. Oh Lover - Orville Shannon
  • Side 2:
  1. I'm Under Your Spell - Mind & Matter
  2. Waiting For The Moment - Haze
  3. Get It On - The Prophets Of Peace
  4. Expense - Cohesion
  5. Sunshine Lady - Mind & Matter
  • Side 3:
  1. Higher - The Lewis Connection
  2. It's The Things That You Do - Flyte Tyme
  3. Ladie - Herman Jones
  4. You're All I Need - Michael Dixon & J.O.Y.
  • Side 4:
  1. Stone Lover - Music, Love, & Funk (7:12) 2
  2. Cohesion - Cohesion
  3. I Do Love My Lady - Haze
  4. Got To Be Something Here - The Lewis Connection (4:17) 3
  • Side 5:
  1. I Have Love At Home - Walter Lewis & The Blue Stars
  2. I've Got You On My Mind - Flyte Tyme
  3. Can You Deal With It - Quiet Storm
  4. Quick - Steven
  • Side 6:
  1. If You Love Me - The Stylle Band
  2. I've Got My Eyes On You - The Girls (3)
  3. Should I Or Should I Not? - Sue Ann Carwell
  4. Do You Dare - Alexander O'Neal
  • Side 7:
  1. Contagious - Ronnie Robbins
  2. Borrowed Time - Alexander O'Neal
  3. One Life To Live - Orville Shannon
  4. Somebody Said - André Cymone
  • Side 8:
  1. Do It Baby Do It - Walter Lewis & The Blue Stars
  2. Together - Rockie Robbins
  3. No One Else Can Do It To Me Baby - Mind & Matter


References:
US: NUM050


CD Promo

  1. If You See Me - 94 East (5:44) 1
  2. Taste Of Love - Aura
  3. I Love You - Herman Jones
  4. Higher - Lewis Connection
  5. Oh Lover - Orville Shannon
  6. I Have Love At Home - Walter Lewis & The Blue Stars
  7. I'm Under Your Spell - Mind & Matter
  8. It's The Things That You Do - Flyte Tyme
  9. Should I Or Should I Not? - Sue Ann Carwell
  10. Waiting For The Moment - Haze
  11. Can You Deal With It - Quiet Storm
  12. If You Love Me - Stylle Band
  13. Stone Lover - Music, Love, & Funk (7:12) 2
  14. Together - Rockie Robbins
  1. If You See Me - 94 East (5:44) 1
  2. Taste Of Love - Aura
  3. I Love You - Herman Jones
  4. Oh Lover - Orville Shannon
  5. I'm Under Your Spell - Mind & Matter
  6. Waiting For The Moment - Haze
  7. Get It On - The Prophets Of Peace
  8. Expense - Cohesion
  9. Sunshine Lady - Mind & Matter
  10. Higher - The Lewis Connection
  11. Lady - Herman Jones
  12. You're All I Need - Michael A. Dixon & J.O.Y.
  13. Stone Lover - Music, Love, & Funk (7:12) 2
  14. Cohesion - Cohesion
  15. I Do Love My Lady - Haze
  16. Got To Be Something Here - The Lewis Connection (4:17) 3
  17. I Have Love At Home - Walter Lewis & The Blue Stars
  18. Can You Deal With It - Quiet Storm
  19. Quick - Steven
  20. If You Love Me - The Stylle Band
  21. I've Got My Eyes On You - The Girls
  22. Should I Or Should I Not - Sue Ann Carwell
  23. Do You Dare - Alexander O'Neal
  24. Contagious - Ronnie Robbins
  25. Borrowed Time - Alexander O'Neal
  26. One Life To Live - Orville Shannon
  27. Somebody Said - Andre Cymone
  28. Do It Baby Do It - Walter Lewis & The Blue Stars
  29. Together - Rockie Robbins
  30. No One Else Can Do It To Me Baby - Mind & Matter




LP
Missprint
  • Side 1:
  1. No One Else Can Do It To Me Baby - Mind & Matter
  2. The Wonder Of It All - Mind & Matter
  3. My Love Is Like A Fire - Mind & Matter
  4. I Don't Know Why (I Love You Like I Do) - Mind & Matter
  • Side 2:
  1. I'm Under Your Spell - Mind & Matter
  2. Waiting For The Moment - Haze
  3. Get It On - The Prophets Of Peace
  4. Expense - Cohesion
  5. Sunshine Lady - Mind & Matter
  • Side 3:
  1. Higher - The Lewis Connection
  2. It's The Things That You Do - Flyte Tyme
  3. Ladie - Herman Jones
  4. You're All I Need - Michael Dixon & J.O.Y.
  • Side 4:
  1. Stone Lover - Music, Love, & Funk (7:12) 2
  2. Cohesion - Cohesion
  3. I Do Love My Lady - Haze
  4. Got To Be Something Here - The Lewis Connection (4:17) 3
  • Side 5:
  1. I Have Love At Home - Walter Lewis & The Blue Stars
  2. I've Got You On My Mind - Flyte Tyme
  3. Can You Deal With It - Quiet Storm
  4. Quick - Steven
  • Side 6:
  1. If You Love Me - The Stylle Band
  2. I've Got My Eyes On You - The Girls
  3. Should I Or Should I Not? - Sue Ann Carwell
  4. Do You Dare - Alexander O'Neal
  • Side 7:
  1. Contagious - Ronnie Robbins
  2. Borrowed Time - Alexander O'Neal
  3. One Life To Live - Orville Shannon
  4. Somebody Said - André Cymone
  • Side 8:
  1. Do It Baby Do It - Walter Lewis & The Blue Stars
  2. Together - Rockie Robbins
  3. No One Else Can Do It To Me Baby - Mind & Matter
  • Side 9:
  1. If You See Me - 94 East (5:44) 1
  2. Taste Of Love - Aura
  3. I Love You - Herman Jones
  4. Oh Lover - Orville Shannon
  • Side 10:
  1. I'm Under Your Spell - Mind & Matter
  2. Waiting For The Moment - Haze
  3. Get It On - The Prophets Of Peace
  4. Expense - Cohesion
  5. Sunshine Lady - Mind & Matter

1 Written by Pepé Willie
2 Written by Jeffery Tresvant, Pierre Lewis, Joe Lewis and Bill Perry
3 Written by Sonny Thompson




Personnel
Musicians


Production
  • Jon Kirby, Ken Shipley, Rob Sevier - reissue producers
  • Jon Kirby - Liner notes, research
  • Daniel Ross, Julia Dratel, Sebouh Peltekian - additional research
  • Nathan Phillips - design
  • Jeff Lipton, Maria Rice - mastering


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

USA Vinyl NUM050 4 LP - 32 tracks
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USA Vinyl (purple) NUM050 4 LP - 32 tracks
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USA CD NUM050 2 CD - 32 tracks
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USA Digital 30 tracks
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USA Vinyl NUM050 5 LP - Missprint. 41 tracks. The first disc contains the A-side of Mind & Matter’s album "1514 Oliver Avenue (Basement)".
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USA CD Promo - 14 tracks
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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

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References
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