Madhouse ‎– 8

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Tracklist

One 7:16
Two 5:31
Three 3:16
Four 2:24
Five 1:15
Six 4:28
Seven 4:09
Eight 10:05

Versions (22)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9 25545-1, 1-25545 Madhouse 8(LP, Album) Paisley Park, Paisley Park 9 25545-1, 1-25545 US 1987 Sell This Version
925 545-2 Madhouse 8(CD, Album) Paisley Park 925 545-2 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
9 25545-2 Madhouse 8(CD, Album) Paisley Park 9 25545-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
WB 25545-4, 25545-4 Madhouse 8(Cass, Album) Paisley Park, Paisley Park WB 25545-4, 25545-4 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
9 25545-4, 4-25545 Madhouse 8(Cass, Album) Paisley Park, Paisley Park 9 25545-4, 4-25545 US 1987 Sell This Version
4-25545, 9 25545-4 Madhouse 8(Cass, Album) Paisley Park, Paisley Park 4-25545, 9 25545-4 US 1987 Sell This Version
925 545-4 Madhouse 8(Cass, Album) Paisley Park 925 545-4 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
ML 925545-4 Madhouse 8(Cass, Album) Paisley Park (2) ML 925545-4 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
1-25545 Madhouse 8(Cass, Album, Club) Paisley Park 1-25545 US 1987 Sell This Version
92 55451 Madhouse 8(LP, Album) Paisley Park 92 55451 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
25545-1 Madhouse 8(LP, Album) Paisley Park 25545-1 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
925 545-1 Madhouse 8(LP, Album) Paisley Park 925 545-1 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
P-13457 Madhouse 8(LP, Album) Paisley Park P-13457 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
92 5545-1 Madhouse 8(LP, Album) Paisley Park 92 5545-1 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
925 545-1 Madhouse 8(LP, Album) Paisley Park 925 545-1 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
925 545-1 Madhouse 8(LP, Album) Paisley Park 925 545-1 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
9 25545-1, 1-25545 Madhouse 8(LP, Album) Paisley Park, Paisley Park 9 25545-1, 1-25545 US 1987 Sell This Version
W1 25545 Madhouse 8(LP, Album, Club) Paisley Park W1 25545 US 1987 Sell This Version
P-13457 Madhouse 8(LP, Album, Promo) Paisley Park P-13457 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
WPCP-3708 Madhouse 8(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Paisley Park WPCP-3708 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
WPCP-3708 Madhouse 8(CD, Album, RE) Paisley Park WPCP-3708 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
9 25545-2 Madhouse 8(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Paisley Park (2) 9 25545-2 US Unknown Sell This Version

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alan.james

alan.james

December 29, 2019
referencing 8, LP, Album, 9 25545-1, 1-25545
Just a quick note: The European and USA CD's were not released until circa (Jan) 1989 and were never released the same year as the vinyl LP's. 1987 copyrights year was used as the release date for the cd's which is technically (if not factually) incorrect. Far easier to confirm the 1990 release date for the Japan CD as it was printed on the OBI.
alan.james

alan.james

December 14, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing 8, CD, Album, 9 25545-2

Come for the cover art and stay for the funk!!!

The Madhouse pseudonym of the late great purple funk master, was basically a two man studio project, with PRINCE playing all instruments except for the sax and flute parts which were covered by Eric Leeds, who is the real treat here as he blows some serious sax on the bopping "Five"-a brief but bouncy little tune. But that aside, there's nothing less than good here, and the best numbers (literally) - "Two", "Five", "Six", "Eight" - are wonderfully enjoyable.

Although it's a PRINCE dominated album, Madhouse performed as a band in a live setting, actually opening for PRINCE himself, donning godfather type costumes that added a gansta imagery to their persona.

Madhouse is one of PRINCE's greatest, possibly most overlooked side project (given it wasn't pop-funk orientated). It's a pity it never lasted more than two albums.
izakteaz

izakteaz

August 3, 2019
referencing 8, LP, Album, 9 25545-1, 1-25545
This album is great and really set Prince apart from his peers yet again. Not many pop artists of his time were churning out jazz funk fusion albums at the same time writing hits for others, making movies and putting out his own 2LP set in the same year without blinking or taking any drugs. Madhouse 8 is a sophisticated jazz fusion recording between Sheila, Levi, Eric Leeds and Prince and deserves a much needed reissue and re-release. The next release 16 goes in even harder on the funk and is not to be missed.
Disco_Russ

Disco_Russ

October 19, 2018
referencing 8, LP, Album, 9 25545-1, 1-25545
Amazed this record has not been reviewed yet. I really like this album, cool instrumental jazz funk, Eric Leeds plays some killer saxophone, funky bass and a solid album! Sure Prince had something to do with this! Recommended!