Jill Jones (album)

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Jill Jones
Jill Jones, cover album, US, 1987.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 26, 1987
RecordedJuly 1982-October 1986; Paisley Park, Sunset Sound, Electric Lady Studios , Cherokee Studios, Nola Recording Studios http://www.discog.info/prince-projects.html
GenreR&B, Pop
LabelPaisley Park / Warner Bros. Records
ProducerPrince, David Z, Jill Jones
Jill Jones chronology
Jill Jones

Jill Jones is the self-titled debut solo album from the artist of the same name; Jill Jones. The album was released in 1987 on Paisley Park / Warner Bros. Records. It was produced by Jones and Prince.

Her debut was warmly received in Europe, but failed to chart in the U.S. on the Billboard Top 100 Pop, Black, or Dance charts. None of the three released singles managed to enter any of the Top 100 charts. Warner Bros. Records never pushed the album[citation needed].

In 1983, Jones moved to Minneapolis to begin work on her solo album. Prince spent three years working with his "protégé". Prince wrote and performed much of the music on the album while Jones supplied the lyrics. David Z. did a large portion of the audio engineering and music production (without Prince) at Electric Lady Studios in New York City.

In addition, Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens (a close friend of Jones's), contributed to three tracks on the album. However, only the cover of Prince’s "With You" made the album. His other two contributions "77 Bleeker St." and "Baby Cries (Ay Yah)" were issued as B-sides.

The album is out of print.

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Jill Jones & Prince except where indicated.

Side 1[edit]

1."Intro (Baby You're A Trip)" (Jill Jones)1:25
2."Mia Bocca" (Jill Jones)5:56
4."Violet Blue (w/ Darlene Koldenhoven)"4:24
5."With You (w/ Steve Stevens)" (Prince)4:00
  • The music for "Mia Bocca" was heard in Prince's 1986 movie Under the Cherry Moon
  • "G-Spot" was originally recorded by Prince & the Revolution in 1983, and was intended for a scene in Purple Rain along with "Electric Intercourse," but was replaced by "The Beautiful Ones"
  • "With You" was record by Prince on his 1979 album Prince

Side 2[edit]

6."All Day, All Night (w/ The Revolution)"5:41
7."For Love (w/ The Family)"4:27
8."My Man" (Jill Jones)3:15
9."Baby, You're A Trip" (Jill Jones)5:23
  • the Family (band) a Prince protégé band that record 1 album in 1985. St Paul Peterson (keyboards) Jellybean Johnson (drums-also drummer for the Time band) Eric Leeds (sax) and possibly with other extended Family band members like: Miko Weaver (guitar) Jonathon Melvoin (keyboards), etc.
  • the Revolution: Prince (guitar) Bobby Z (drums) Dr Fink (keyboards) Lisa Coleman (keyboards) Brown Mark (bass) Wendy Melvoin (guitar). The song was originally recorded live at First Avenue in June 1984 with Prince on lead vocals

Album Singles[edit]


1."G-Spot (Extended Version) (Prince Mix)"6:22
2."Baby Cries (Ay Yah) (Extended Version)"6:44

Mia Bocca (Additional Production and Mixing by Arthur Baker)

1."Mia Bocca (Extended Version)"6:04
2."Mia Bocca (Dub Version)"5:48
3."77 Bleeker St."4:34

For Love

1."For Love (4-Play Remix)"7:29
2."For Love (Bonus Beats)"4:55