Prince ‎– N·E·W·S

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1 North
Strings [Additional String Samples] – Clare Fisher*
14:00
2 East 14:00
3 West 14:00
4 South 14:00

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Similar editions:
N·E·W·S (NPGMC edition without barcode)
N·E·W·S (Retail edition with barcode) [this release]

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[designed to mimic a compass, the 4 panels open up to the four cardinal points]
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recorded at Paisley Park on Feb 6th 2003
© 2003 NPG Records, Inc.

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© 2002 NPG Records

Enhanced section:
[when entering the CD into a computer]
Flash file which reveals the message "He causes 2 become"

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  • Barcode (Text): 7 85337 70712 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): M1S2 Z17858 WWW.COPYCATS MEDIA.COM ECD01
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): none
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 2U7H
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): M1S2 Z17858 WWW.COPYCATS MEDIA.COM ECD01
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): none
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 2U6E
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): M1S1 Z17858 WWW.COPYCATS MEDIA.COM ECD01
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 3, illegible): ifpi L
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 2U3P
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): M0S1 Z17858 WWW.COPYCATS MEDIA.COM ECD01
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 4, illegible): ifpi L
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 2U7B
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5): M1S3 Z17858 WWW.COPYCATS MEDIA.COM ECD01
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 5): none
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 2U4A

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Prince N·E·W·S(CD, Album, Enh) NPG Records none US 2003 Sell This Version
none Prince N·E·W·S(CDr, Album, Promo) NPG Records none Germany 2003 Sell This Version
none Prince N.E.W.S(4xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Tidal (3) none 2015
NPGMC09 Prince N·E·W·S(CD, Album, Enh, Unofficial) NPG Records (2) NPGMC09 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
VICP-62523 プリンス* = Prince プリンス* = Prince - N·E·W·S(CD, Album, Enh) NPG Records VICP-62523 Japan 2003 Sell This Version

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Said_Head

October 11, 2009

Probably my favorite EP project by Prince, and probably one of his 'worst'. 4 14-minute long instrumental compositions; I don't see what's not to like. Anyone suggesting that this may be along the lines of Prince's Madhouse project is surely in for a surprise. This collection of music has a much broader appeal in style and genre than Madhouse's primarily jazz array of instrumentation.

Most reviews of this product that I've read speak of self-indulgence, but I think if this album were not as musically strong or not as well layered in production I might agree (personally I feel most Madhouse music is rather self-indulgent) but this EP is one great composition after another, and it isn't as though each track is the same thing throughout the 14 minutes. Each piece grows and evolves; take West for instance, first a slow ballad-esque tune which like some tornado the track goes into a massive battery hyper aesthetic.

I'd say if you haven't heard NEWS yet ignore the hype of this being such a poor seller and pick it up to see for yourself.