Prince ‎– Musicology

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Columbia ‎– COL 517165 9, NPG Records ‎– 5171659000
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1 Musicology
Instruments [All Instruments], Voice [All Voices] – Prince
4:24
2 Illusion, Coma, Pimp & Circumstance 4:46
3 A Million Days
Instruments [All Instruments], Voice [All Voices] – Prince
3:50
4 Life 'O' The Party
Instruments [All Instruments], Voice [All Voices] – PrinceSaxophone [Sax] – Candy*Voice [Additional Voices] – Candy*, Chance*
4:29
5 Call My Name
Backing Vocals [Additional Backing Vox] – Chance*, Kip*, Stokley*Instruments [All Instruments], Voice [All Voices] – PrinceStrings [String Samples] – Clare Fischer
5:15
6 Cinnamon Girl
Backing Vocals [Additional Backing Vox] – Candy*, Chance*, Rhonda*Instruments [All Instruments], Voice [All Voices] – Prince
3:56
7 What Do U Want Me 2 Do?
Instruments [All Instruments], Voice [All Voices] – Prince
4:15
8 The Marrying Kind
Drums – John BlackwellHorns [Hornz] – Candy*, Greg*, Maceo*Instruments [All Instruments], Voice [All Voices] – Prince
2:49
9 If Eye Was The Man In Ur Life
Drums – John BlackwellHorns [Hornz] – Candy*, Greg*, Maceo*Instruments [All Instruments], Voice [All Voices] – Prince
3:09
10 On The Couch
Drums – John BlackwellHorns [Hornz] – Candy*, Greg*, Maceo*Instruments [All Instruments], Voice [All Voices] – Prince
3:33
11 Dear Mr. Man
Bass – Rhonda SmithDrums – John BlackwellInstruments [All Instruments], Voice [All Voices] – PrincePercussion [Shaker] – Sheila E.Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Renato Neto
4:14
12 Reflection
Instruments [All Instruments], Voice [All Voices] – Prince
3:06

Credits

  • Arranged By, Producer, Composed By, Performer [Per4med By]Prince

Notes

On Track 8, Ornelia Bonaccorsi is credited as 'una donna di passaggio' which translates as: 'a woman of passage'

CD-ROM contains a 4:57 mpeg of 1.
Comes with 14 page Musicology Booklet featuring pictures and lyrics.

Sticker on front states:
'School's In Session On Prince's New CD!
Includes The Smashes "Musicology"
And "Call My Name." Pop In The CD To
Watch The Video For "Musicology"!
5171652004'

Cat number on rear of booklet is: 5171652001

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 099751 716594
  • Matrix / Runout: S5171+659000-0101 11 B1 Sony Music
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L551
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 94V4

Other Versions (5 of 18) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CK 92560 Prince Musicology(CD, Album, Enh) NPG Records CK 92560 US 2004 Sell This Version
30C 92560 Prince Musicology(CD, Album, Enh, Lon) NPG Records 30C 92560 US 2004 Sell This Version
CK92560LP Prince Musicology(2xLP, Album, Promo) Urban Division CK92560LP UK 2004 Sell This Version
none Prince Musicology(CD, Album, Promo, Car) NPG Records none US 2004 Sell This Version
COL 517165 0 Prince Musicology(CD, Album, Enh) NPG Records COL 517165 0 Russia 2004 Sell This Version

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Said_Head

October 15, 2009

My least favorite Prince album hands-down. Between the jazz/fusion muzak and desperate hip-hop dance numbers and the extremely shallow and predictable lyrics I really can't say I find anything remotely enjoyable in this album.

First, the lyrics are, as I said, predictable. You can pretty much guess each song's message via the title; for instance, 'Dear Mr. Man' is about writing a rhetorical letter to authority; 'A Million Days' talks about waiting for a lover; 'Illusion, Coma, Pimp & Circumstance' is perhaps the most interesting lyrically, but it's a stretch for me to say it's up to Prince's usual level of quality songwriting.

As far as the music goes, it's extremely bland. Jazz fusion worked pretty well I think in The Rainbow Children, but here songs like 'What Do U Want Me 2 Do?' and 'On The Couch' sound like the soundtrack to my local weather report channel. But what's worse, what I feel is the worst song Prince ever wrote, is 'Life O' The Party', a vomit-inducing dance song where the female's opening into the song with 'This is the life o' the...PAWTEH, We gonna do it right' already make me wretch. The lyrics are truly awful and bland, I'm embarrassed for Prince... 'We gonna have us a party, All r welcome 2, We ain't down with nobody, That don't party like we do'... is all I have left to say about it.

What confuses me most is how during this time period Prince actually released a number of albums, though only NPG club members got them, and the rest of us had to settle for this.

At least 3121 and Planet Earth have reclaimed his musical glory for me.