New Power Soul

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New Power Soul

Exodus album.jpg
from the album Exodus
Song details
Performer: New Power Generation
First Released: 27 March 1995 - Exodus album
Album(s): Exodus
Writer(s): Prince, Sonny T., Michael B., Mr. Hayes and Tommy Barbarella (credited to the New Power Generation)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to the New Power Generation)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

New Power Soul is the fifth track (second song) on the New Power Generation’s second 'solo' album Exodus. Seven months later, the track was included as the b-side of Count The Days, the album’s third single in the UK and Europe.

Basic tracking took place on 15 May 1994, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (on the same day as Count The Days, Get Wild, The Exodus Has Begun, Hallucination Rain, Slave 2 The System and It Takes 3). The song was included as the eighth track (fourth song) on the 19 June 1994 configuration of Exodus, and was included as the ninth track (sixth song) on the 2 December 1994 configuration.

Prince had previously used the term "New Power Soul" as early as 1988 on the packaging for the album Lovesexy.

The album’s packaging suggested that a follow-up album with the name New Power Soul would be available soon, but it is not known how far this album was developed and what relationship (if any) the album had to this track (the 1998 album Newpower Soul and its title track, Newpower Soul are unrelated, however).

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
15 May 1994 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
New Power Soul 4:10 Exodus

Count The Days single

New Power Soul 0:34 NPG Records Sampler Experience Excerpt clip only

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
New Power Soul Studio Slightly longer version with shouting by Mr. Hayes following the track
New Power Soul Studio Original full-length version edited for release
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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