Paisley Park Records

Prince – Madhouse 8 Vinyl LP Album US Play Tested Preloved: 1987

$52.00
  • Prince – Madhouse 8 Vinyl LP Album US Play Tested Preloved: 1987

Paisley Park Records

Prince – Madhouse 8 Vinyl LP Album US Play Tested Preloved: 1987

$52.00

Label: Paisley Park – 9 25545-1, Paisley Park – 1-25545

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album

Country: US

Released: Feb 1987

CONDITION: PRELOVED


CONTENTS:  COVER GOOD PLUS - LIGHT CREASING - CUTOUT TOP RIGHT FRONT 
CONTENTS:  VINYL - VERY GOOD PLUS  - HAS BEEN PLAY TESTED & PRO CLEANED

COMMENTS: US PRESSING - NOT RELEASED WITH PRINTED INNER SLEEVE - PAISLEY PARK LABEL

TRACK LISTING & BAND INFO BELOW

A1 One 7:16
A2 Two 5:31
A3 Three 3:16
A4 Four 2:24
A5 Five 1:15
B1 Six 4:28
B2 Seven 4:09
B3 Eight 10:05

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 © – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Copyright © – WEA International Inc.
Recorded At – Madhouse Studios, Pittsburgh
Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering
Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation
Published By – Parisongs
Art Direction, Design – Laura LiPuma
Costume Designer [Wardrobe], Stylist [Styling] – Lisa Elliott (2)
Hair, Make-Up – Rosha
Logo [Logo Design], Design [Logo Design] – Glenn Parsons
Model [Madhouse Cover Girl] – Maneca Lightner
Photography By – Richard Litt
Recorded By, Mixed By – Susan Rogers
Songwriter – Madhouse
"SRC" logo stamped in runouts and "E A S T" embossed around center hole on side B denote Specialty Records Corporation pressing.

Pressing variant to 8.

Catalog number 9 25545-1 on spine.
Catalog number 1-25545 on labels.

Recorded At Madhouse Studios, Pittsburgh, PA
Originally Mastered At Bernie Grundman Mastering

© 1987 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. & WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.
℗ 1986, 1987 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. & WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.