The Family (The Family album)
|Studio album by The Family|
|Released||August 19, 1985|
|Recorded||1984 - Paisley Park|
|Genre||Pop, R&B, funk, jazz|
|Label||Paisley Park/Warner Bros.
The Family is a 1985 album released on Prince's Paisley Park Records label by the band of the same name. The album consists of eight Minneapolis sound tracks but with a funk-jazz slant; two of the tracks are instrumentals, and three are ballads. A single was released for "The Screams of Passion," a modest hit that was re-released in 1996 on the Girl 6 soundtrack. A promo version of "High Fashion" was distributed. "Nothing Compares 2 U", an emotional ballad, became more widely-known five years later when a cover by Sinéad O'Connor was released as a single to worldwide success.
The album was released on vinyl; following the success of O'Connor's version of "Nothing Compares 2 U" a CD version of the album was released in Japan and Germany/Europe.
Peak position 14—Billboard R&B Chart (spent 29 weeks on the chart).
All songs written and composed by Prince, except where noted.
|3.||"The Screams of Passion"||5:26|
|4.||"Yes" (Prince and Eric Leeds)||4:27|
|5.||"River Run Dry" (Bobby Z.)||3:31|
|6.||"Nothing Compares 2 U"||4:31|
|7.||"Susannah's Pajamas" (Prince and Eric Leeds)||3:58|