Prince and the New Power Generation release ‘Diamonds and Pearls’ his thirteenth album featuring ‘Cream’ and ‘Insatiable’ (1991)

Prince’s ‘Diamonds and Pearls’ is his thirteenth studio album recorded with the New Power Generation and released on October 1, 1991 by Paisley Park Records.

Track Listing : 1.Thunder (Prince And The New Power Generation) – 05:45 . 2.Daddy Pop (Prince And The New Power Generation) – 05:17 . 3.Diamonds And Pearls (Prince And The New Power Generation) – 04:45 . 4.Cream (Prince And The New Power Generation) – 04:13 . 5.Strollin’ (Prince And The New Power Generation) – 03:47 . 6.Willing And Able (Prince, Levi Seacer, Jr., Tony Mosley) – 05:00 . 7.Gett Off (Prince And The New Power Generation) – 04:31 . 8.Walk Don’T Walk (Prince And The New Power Generation) – 03:07 . 9.Jughead (Prince, Tony Mosley, Kirk Johnson) – 04:57 . 10.Money Don’T Matter 2 Night (Prince And The New Power Generation) – 04:46 . 11.Push (Prince, Rosie Gaines) – 05:53 . 12.Insatiable (Prince And The New Power Generation) – 06:39 . 13.Live 4 Love (Prince And The New Power Generation, Tony Mosley) – 06:59


Randee Saint Nicholas

Musicians : Prince – All Other Vocals And Instruments . Rosie Gaines – Keyboards On (2), Co-Lead Vocals On (3 – 11), Backing Vocals And Keyboards On (4 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9) . Tommy Barbarella – Keyboards On (2 – 3 – 4 – 6 – 7 – 8) . Levi Seacer, Jr. – Bass On (2 – 5 – 6 – 8-10), Rhythm Guitar On (4 – 7) . Sonny T. – Bass On (3 – 4 – 7 – 13) . Michael B. – Drums On (2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 -7 – 8 – 10 – 13) . Sheila E. – Synth Drum Fills On (3) . Damon Dickson, Kirk Johnson – Percussion On (6 – 7 – 9) . Eric Leeds – Flute On (7) . Tony M. – Rap On (2 – 6 – 7 – 9 – 11 – 13) . Elisa Fiorillo – Additional Vocals On (2 – 8) . Clare Fischer – Sampled Orchestration On (11)


Spike Lee

Production : Produced By Prince And The New Power Generation . Keith “Kc” Cohen – Engineer, Mixing . David Friedlander – Engineer . Michael Koppelman – Engineer, Mixing, Mastering . Matt Larson – Engineer . Sylvia Massy – Engineer . Steve Noonan – Engineer . Tim Penn – Engineer . Brian Poer – Engineer . Tom Garneau – Mixing

Package : Jeff Gold – Art Direction . Greg Ross – Design . Randee Saint Nicholas asterisques RVM – Photography . Earl Jones – Hair Stylist . Joel Larson – Photography . Robyn Lynch – Make-Up . Cheryl Nick – Make-Up . Kasha Breuning – Make-Up . Tom Recchion – Art Direction

Video Director(s) : Spike Lee asterisques RVM for “Money Don’t Matter 2 Night”

Recorded 1989–1991 At Paisley Park Studios & London.

Released On October 1, 1991 By Paisley Park Records.

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BBC
The by-numbers rap efforts, Push and Jughead, are unmemorable (to be kind), but cut the fashion-following rather than trend-setting filler from Diamonds and Pearls and you’re left with a still-satisfying set of songs that stand up well to Prince’s very best. It’s no classic, but this album marked the vital revival of an artist who continues to fascinate. […]

Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
Stylistically there’s not much new: “Strolling” and “Money Don’t Matter 2night” are about the most mainstream pop recordings he’s made, although “Walk Don’t Walk” effectively uses sound effects to make its rather obvious point about individuality. But the tunes are good if predictable: […]

Robert Christgau
I confess I’m too square to regale the guests at my all-ages dance party with “Sexy M.F.,” a title extended to six syllables in its recorded version. But “My Name Is Prince” clears up a question posed by the title, a rune available on floppy disc to any publication willing to take his guff. […]

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