Passion Play (album)

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Passion Play
Studio album by Teena Marie
Released July 19, 1994
Recorded 1993-1994
Genre R&B
Label Sarai
Producer Teena Marie
Teena Marie chronology
Ivory
(1990)
Passion Play
(1994)
La Doña
(2004)

Passion Play is the tenth album by Teena Marie, released in 1994. Marie had parted company with Epic Records following disappointing sales of her 1990 album Ivory, and Passion Play was released on her own independent label, Sarai. Without the backing of a major label, the album received only limited distribution, sold modestly and failed to chart, despite being highly regarded by Marie's hardcore fans. The CD has long been out of print and is one of the most sought-after items in Marie's catalogue.

Passion Play contains guest contributions from Lenny Kravitz ("Main Squeeze") and rapper Yo-Yo ("Sweet on You"). It also includes a cover of the Linda Jones classic "Hypnotized". "Warm as Momma's Oven" was released as a single, but did not chart.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Teena Marie, except where noted.

  1. "Warm as Momma's Oven" (Marie, Doug Grigsby)
  2. "Main Squeeze" (Marie, Grigsby) Feat. Lenny Kravitz
  3. "Wild Horses"
  4. "Smooth Tip" Feat. Lady Levi
  5. "Hypnotized Prelude"
  6. "Hypnotized" (Poindexter, Spolan)
  7. "Parking Music"
  8. "Sweet on You" (Marie, Grigsby, Slikk) Feat. Yo-Yo
  9. "Slow Grind" (Marie, Grigsby)
  10. "Climb the Walls"
  11. "Breakfast in Bed" (Marie, Grigsby)
  12. "Passion Play" (Marie, Grigsby)
  13. "Pretty Man"
  14. "The Air I Breathe"