Paisley Park Records

Prince – Madhouse 16 Vinyl Album LP US Paisley Park Play Tested Preloved:1987

$65.00
  • Prince – Madhouse 16 Vinyl Album LP US Paisley Park Play Tested Preloved:1987

Paisley Park Records

Prince – Madhouse 16 Vinyl Album LP US Paisley Park Play Tested Preloved:1987

$65.00

Label: Paisley Park – 9 25658-1, Paisley Park – 1-25658
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: Oct 1987

CONDITION  : PRELOVED
CONTENTS    : COVER - GOOD PLUS - LIGHT CREASING - SOME EDGE WEAR - CUTOUT BOTTOM RIGHT FRONT 

CONTENTS    : VINYL - VERY GOOD PLUS - HAS BEEN PLAY TESTED & PRO CLEANED
COMMENTS  : US PRESSING - PAISLEY PARK LABEL - SUPPLIED WITH INNER SLEEVE


A1 Nine 2:06
A2 Ten 5:04
A3 Eleven 6:14
A4 Twelve 5:14
B1 Thirteen 4:46
B2 Fourteen 5:12
B3 Fifteen 3:49
B4 Sixteen 4:17

BAND INFO : Curtesy of PrinceVault.com

Madhouse was originally a 'faux 'jazz rock group conjured up by Prince in late 1986 in Minneapolis to be an outlet for some jazz material he had recorded with Eric Leeds.

In essence it can be seen as an instrumental follow up to The Family, of which the two instrumental songs they released are very much in the vein of Madhouse and the ill-fated project The Flesh.

The band played live shows in 1987 (supporting the Sign O’ The Times Tour with a live line-up that did not included Prince).

The band was assembled as an afterthought when Prince had recorded a bunch of instrumental tracks with Eric Leeds overdubbing saxophone. At the time of release of their first album 8 a press release touted Madhouse as the brainchild of a keyboardist from Atlanta by the name of Austra Chanel. Furthermore, the group, according to the official biography consisted of drummer John Lewis, bassist Bill Lewis, and Eric Leeds, of which only Leeds is a real person.

The group’s second album 16 released in November 1987, credits Dr. Fink and Levi Seacer, Jr. who played in the live line-up of Madhouse while they supported Prince on the Sign O’ The Times Tour. Of the two, only Seacer appears on the album, albeit on only two tracks. The fictional John Lewis (which are Prince’s father’s given names) is credited on drums once more although these are played by Prince again, except for two tracks where Sheila E. features uncredited as drummer.

Efforts to create a third album 24 did not come to fruition in 1988 and the project was shelved. Later, in '89/'90, efforts by Eric Leeds to create a different follow-up album to 16, tentativdly titled 26, in the end evolved into Leeds' first solo album Times Squared.

In 1994 a whole new 24 album was created, with a line-up of Prince, Eric Leeds, Michael B. (drums), Sonny T. (bass) and Levi Seacer, Jr. (guitar). However, this project was also is shelved in 1995....PrinceVault


Record Company – Warner Communications
Manufactured By – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Distributed By – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – WEA International Inc.
Copyright © – WEA International Inc.
Copyright © – Paisley Park Records
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Paisley Park Records
Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering
Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation
Published By – Parisongs
Art Direction, Design – Laura LiPuma
Costume Designer [Dress By] – Lisa Elliott (2), Neo 80
Engineer [Engineered] – Eddie Garcia, Eddie Miller
Hair, Make-Up – Rosha
Mixed By – Eddie Garcia, Eric Leeds
Model [Madhouse Cover Girl] – Maneca Lightner
Performer [The Players], Bass – Levi Seacer, Jr.*
Performer [The Players], Drums – John Lewis (23)
Performer [The Players], Keyboards – Dr. Fink
Performer [The Players], Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Keyboards, Flute – Eric Leeds
Photography By – Richard Litt
Producer, Written-By – Madhouse
Stylist [Styling] – Carol James (2)
Specialty pressing variant to 16 (New Directions In Garage Music).

Issued with printed inner sleeve with artwork and credits.

Catalog number 9 25658-1 on spine and inner sleeve.
Catalog number 1-25658 on labels.

Title on spine, labels: 16

Labels:
℗ 1987 Paisley Park Records for the U.S.