Album: True Confessions

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True Confessions

True Confessions (Front Cover)

Album details


Released: 28 May 1991
Length: 56:57
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


Miss Thang
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Missthang single.jpg

See also


    
True Confessions is the first and only album by rapper T.C. Ellis, and was released in May 1991.

The album was released on Paisley Park Records, and was mostly overseen by Levi Seacer, Jr., but it contained three tracks with writing input by Prince: Miss Thang (on which Prince also plays all instruments), Girl O' My Dreams and Bambi (Rap), a rap version of the track Bambi from Prince's 1979 album Prince (which contains no musical input by Prince and is considered a cover version).

In addition, the track True Confession contains a rap (written by T.C. Ellis) that had previously been included on the track New Power Generation (Pt. II).


Recording process

Girl O' My Dreams was initially recorded by Prince in Spring/Summer 1982, and was re-recorded by Prince and the Revolution in June 1986, before being re-recorded by T.C. Ellis and Levi Seacer, Jr. in 1990 or early 1991 while working on the True Confessions album.

Miss Thang was recorded by Prince and T.C. Ellis in late Summer, 1989, making it the only track recorded by Prince specifically for the album.

The album also includes contributions on other tracks from Eric Leeds, Rosie Gaines and George Clinton.


Promotion

The album produced two singles, Miss Thang and Pussycat, but the album failed to chart.



Track listing
CD LP/MC

Details given for Prince-related tracks only

  1. Intro
  2. Dope
  3. Segue
  4. Miss Thang (3:30) 1
  5. Pussycat
  6. For The Record
  7. Bustin'
  8. Brothers And Sisters
  9. True Confession
  10. Cold Thang
  11. Bambi (Rap)
  12. Girl O' My Dreams (1:34) 1
  13. Somebody's Got To Love Her
  14. Love
  15. Brothers And Sisters (Reprise)
  16. Miss Thang (Vasquez Ice Mix) (5:37) 1
  • Side 1:
  1. Intro
  2. Dope
  3. Segue
  4. Miss Thang (3:30) 1
  5. Pussycat
  6. For The Record
  7. Bustin'
  8. Brothers And Sisters
  • Side 2:
  1. True Confession
  2. Cold Thang
  3. Bambi (Rap)
  4. Girl O' My Dreams (1:34) 1
  5. Somebody's Got To Love Her
  6. Love
  7. Brothers And Sisters (Reprise)
  8. Miss Thang (Vasquez Ice Mix) (5:37) 1


1 Written by Prince



Personnel
Musicians



Production
  • Alan Leeds - executive producer
  • Prince - producer and mixing engineer on Miss Thang
  • Larry Robinson - remix on Miss Thang
  • Levi Seacer, Jr. - producer and mixing engineer on Girl O' My Dreams
  • Junior Vasquez - remix on Miss Thang (Vasquez Ice Mix)
  • David Friedlander - mastering
  • Howie Weinberg - mastering
  • Tom Berthiaume - album photography
  • Robin Lynch - art director
  • Lorna Stowall - designer
  • Hair - Earl Jones
  • Cheryl Nick - make-up
  • David C. Maderich - stylist
  • Charlnitta Ellis - stylist
  • Lisa Reker - album coordinator
  • Juli Knapp - album coordinator
  • Douglas A. Myren - personal management
  • Charlnitta Ellis - personal management


Thanks
  • I would like to thank GOD For His Guidance
  • Mentors: Mum and Dad, Stuart H. Ellis Jr. - Brother, Sallie A. Fletcher - Aunt Sadie, Prince - Partner & Friend, J.D. Steele - Partner & Friend, Mailia Franklin - Queen of Funk, Joseph C. Duke - Godfather
  • My Family: Mabel Louise Fletcher, Solon H. Ellis Jr., Thomas A. Ellis, Wanda J. Ellis, Chaltnitta M. Ellis, Sue Ann Carwell, Davierna Shelton
  • The Law: Winthrop and Weinstine - Robbie Soskin, Chuck Durant, Doug Myren, Paula Forbes
  • This album is dedicated to my mom, Mabel Louise Ellis, in loving memory of my father. Solon H. Ellis (1899-1987)
  • Special Thanks to Prince, Levi Seacer, Jr., George Clinton and the Funk Mob, Alan Leeds, Lisa Reker, Juli Knapp, Miko Weaver, Therese Stoulil, Eric Leeds, Richard Pryor, James Brown, Earth, Wind and Fire, Danny Ray, Sly Stone, Gilbert Davison, Harlan Austin, Duane Nelson, Derrick Henry, The Staff at Paisley Park, Warner Bros, David Maderich, Helen Hiatt, Earl Jones, Tonya Thompson, Lil' Lonnie J, Paula Forbes, Charlnitta Ellis, Diane Holmes, Sherry Moore, Scott "L7" McNeal, "B-Quik" (The Unknown), Big Mike Mess, 4 Deep (The Unknown), Kevin Eaves, Bryant Young, Tracey "Treylewd" Lewis, Mailia "The Queen Of Funk" Franklin, Gary Owens, EPMD, Public Enemy, Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Raheim of the Furious 5, KRS-ONE, Malcolm X, Dr. K., Sue Ann, Lane Bellamy, Claudia Shelton, Eric Bullock, Tamara Tollakson, Jay King, David "Dope Mix" Friedlander, Tim (C.T.) Lynch, The Steele Family, J.B. Ski, Rene Reeves, "V Smooth", "Sir Jam", Jana Anderson, Rosie Gaines, Robin Power, Kimberly Dionne, Leah Marie, Vivian "Miss Thang" Rivero, Kim Rashed, Leslie Kruze, Kirk Johnson, Damon Dickson, Tony Mosley, Tom Berthiaume, Donald Fields, Liz Eley, Sonny Thompson, Todd Marks, Tommy Elm, Joe Finger, Jimmy Steffan, Sean Turner, Walter "Q-Bear" Banks, Chicco Edner, Dorian Flowers, Alan Flowers, David Z., Tom Garneau, Paul Kelb, DJ Cowboy, Richard & Bonnie Vernon, Charles & Debbie Messinger, Ingrid Chavez, Shane & Katherine, Hot Sauce (The Sugar-Coated Daddies of Funk), Joseph C. Duke, Fred Devir, KMOJ, "Clip" Payne, Candace Harrison, "Amp" Fiddler, Darryl Boudreaux, Brownmark, Troy Fouford, Bobby Battle, Winthrop & Weinstine, Robbie Soskin, Doug Myren, Chuck Durant, Atosennim Music, Kay Kay Elliott, Lee Stanford, Mark Miller, Max Starr, Wednesday Night IBCA Group, D. Riese, CMP, and most of all, You!



Releases
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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
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Additional Information

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References
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