Martika's Kitchen

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Martika's Kitchen
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Studio album by Martika
Released 26 August 1991 (UK,[1] Australia)
27 August 1991 (US)
Genre Pop
Length 57:24
Label Columbia
Producer Prince, Christopher Max, Clivillés and Cole, Bob Rosa, Martika, Frankie Blue, Les Pierce, Joe Galdo
Martika chronology
Martika
(1988)Martika1988
Martika's Kitchen
(1991)
Singles from Martika's Kitchen
  1. "Love... Thy Will Be Done"
    Released: July 25, 1991
  2. "Martika's Kitchen"
    Released: 1991
  3. "Coloured Kisses"
    Released: 1992
  4. "Safe in the Arms of Love"
    Released: 1993
  5. "Spirit (remixes; promo only)"
    Released: 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly C[3]

Martika's Kitchen is the second album released by pop singer and former child actor Martika. Released in 1991, it features four songs written and produced by Prince. The album was a departure in musical styles from Martika's debut album. Martika's Kitchen incorporates elements of gospel, jazz, funk, R&B and traditional Cuban music.

The title track cracked the US Billboard Hot 100 and the Prince-penned gospel song "Love... Thy Will Be Done" made the top 10.[4]

The album was certified gold in both the UK[1] and Australia.[5] "Love... Thy Will Be Done" reached #1 in Australia,[6] and the top 10 in the UK,[7] Ireland,[8] and New Zealand.[9] The "Martika's Kitchen" single reached the top 40 in the UK,[7] Ireland,[8] Germany,[10] Australia,[6] and New Zealand.[9] A third single, "Coloured Kisses", narrowly missed the top 40 in the UK,[7] and peaked at #39 in Australia.[6] A fourth single, "Safe In the Arms of Love", was released in Europe in 1992[11] but failed to chart. "Temptation" was set to become the final single[citation needed] but was never officially released.

A concert tour to promote the album visited over 200 cities.[citation needed]

The four Prince songs (tracks 1, 2, 3 and 10) on the album were recorded by him and then sent to Martika to overdub. Three of those songs were based on a lyrics notebook Martika had given Prince for inspiration.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Martika's Kitchen" (Prince) – 5:09
  2. "Spirit" (Frankie Blue, Martika, Prince, Levi Seacer Jr.) – 4:38
  3. "Love... Thy Will Be Done" (Martika, Prince) – 5:02
  4. "A Magical Place" (Christopher Max) – 4:41
  5. "Coloured Kisses" (Blue, Les Pierce, Martika) – 4:37
  6. "Safe in the Arms of Love" (Michael Cruz, Martika, Michael Jay) – 5:09
  7. "Pride and Prejudice" (Cruz, Martika) – 5:12
  8. "Take Me to Forever" (Martika, Jay) – 4:35
  9. "Temptation" (Blue, Pierce, Martika) – 4:46
  10. "Don't Say U Love Me" (Martika, Prince) – 4:24
  11. "Broken Heart" (Blue, Pierce, Martika) – 4:33
  12. "Mi Tierra" (duet with Celia Cruz) (Blue, Pierce, Martika) – 4:38

Singles[edit]

  1. 1991 "Love... Thy Will Be Done" #10 US, #9 UK, #1 AUS
  2. 1991 "Martika's Kitchen" #92 US, #17 UK, #29 AUS
  3. 1992 "Coloured Kisses" #41 UK, #39 AUS
  4. 1993 "Safe in the Arms of Love"
  5. 1993 "Spirit" (remixes promo only)
  6. 1993 "Mi Tierra/El Amor Llegará" (Argentine promo only)

Other tracks[edit]

  1. "El Amor Llegará" ("Love... Thy Will Be Done") – 5:01
  • Released in Argentina with "Mi Tierra" as a double A-side promo single.
  1. "Beautiful Fabulous" (outtake)
  2. "Rub U Down" (outtake)
  3. "The Do" (outtake)

Remixes[edit]

  1. "Love... Thy Will Be Done" (7" edit)
  2. "Love... Thy Will Be Done" (Prince mix) – 6:01
  3. "Martika's Kitchen" (7" edit)
  4. "Martika's Kitchen" (second version) – 5:20
  5. "Martika's Kitchen" (remix 1; alternate 7" video version)
  6. "Martika's Kitchen" (alternate dub version)
  7. "Safe in the Arms of Love" (7" edit)
  8. "Safe in the Arms of Love" (Edit version)
  9. "Spirit" (house mix)
  10. "Spirit" (hip hop mix)
  11. "Coloured Kisses" (single version) – 4:07
  12. "Coloured Kisses" (club mix) – 7:23
  13. "Coloured Kisses" (Clivillés and Cole 7" edit)
  14. "Coloured Kisses" (Clivillés and Cole remix)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[6] 9
Canadian Albums Chart[12] 81
German Albums Chart[13] 51
New Zealand Albums Chart[9] 40
UK Albums Chart[7] 15
U.S. Billboard 200[14] 111

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "BPI > Certified Awards > Search results for 'Martika'". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  2. ^ AllMusic review
  3. ^ http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20260080,00.html
  4. ^ "Billboard > Artists / Martika > Chart History > The Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  5. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  6. ^ a b c d "australian-charts.com > Discography Martika". Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2016-02-21. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Official Charts > Martika". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  8. ^ a b "The Irish Charts - All there is to know > Search results for 'Martika'". Fireball Media. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  9. ^ a b c "charts.org.nz > Discography Martika". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  10. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts > Martika (single)" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  11. ^ "Martika - Safe In the Arms of Love". discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  12. ^ http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca
  13. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts > Martika (albums)" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  14. ^ "Billboard > Artists / Martika > Chart History > Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-01-21.