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1-800 NEW FUNK

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1-800 NEW FUNK is a compilation album of the artists signed to Prince’s label, NPG Records. All the songs are written by Prince except George Clinton’s Hollywood1. 1-800 NEW FUNK is the name to Prince’s soon to be launched merchandise website 1800newfunk.com and phone number of the order line of that same store.

1-800 NEW FUNK was released to coincide with Warner Brothers’ release of Come but also under urgency because the artists were signed to Paisley Park Records which was a subsidiary of Warner, whom was about to shut it down due their dispute with Prince over his contract. The two albums were ultimately released just three days apart.

Prince established NPG Records as a result and appears on this compilation under the name Prince love symbol. The album charted at 45 in the R&B list, and contains one new Prince song Love Sign (referencing his new name Prince love symbol), a duet with Nona Gaye, daughter of Marvin Gaye.

Data

Producer
Prince
Label
NPG Records
Distribution
NPG Records
Released
26 years, 1 months ago on 14 August 1994
Running Time
46:02
US Chart Peak
45
UK Chart Peak
-
Orig. Formats

Tracklist

  1. MPLS [performed by Minneapolis] (4:28) 1
  2. Hollywood [by George Clinton] (4:33)
  3. Love Sign [feat. Nona Gaye and Prince] (3:32)
  4. [performed by Mayte] (4:20)
  5. Colour [performed by The Steeles] (4:21)
  6. [by The NPG] (5:08)
  7. Standing At The Alter [performed by Margie Cox] (3:55)
  8. [performed by Mavis Staples] (4:12)
  9. 17 [by Madhouse] (5:24)
  10. A Woman's Gotta Have It [performed by Nona Gaye] (4:31)
  11. Minneapolis [Reprise] [performed by MPLS] (0:49)

1 Released as singles.

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