The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale

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The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale
Prince Vault.jpg
Studio album by Prince
Released August 24, 1999
Recorded January 23, 1985 – June 18, 1994
Genre Rock, pop, soul, funk
Length 39:17
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Prince
Prince chronology
Crystal Ball / The Truth
The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale
Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic
Singles from The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale
  1. "Extraordinary"
    Released: August 10, 1999
  2. "The Rest of My Life"
    Released: 1999
  3. "5 Women"
    Released: 1999
  4. "It's About That Walk"
    Released: 1999

The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale is the twenty-second studio album by American recording artist Prince. It was released on August 24, 1999 by Warner Bros. Records. The album was submitted to Warner Bros. Records in 1996, complete with artwork at the same time as Chaos and Disorder, but released three years later, shortly before Prince's Arista album release Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic. The album was recorded from 1985 through 1994. It was the last album to be released by Warner Bros. to fulfill his 1992 contract obligations.[1]

Fans often complain that the songs have been overworked and watered down from the original versions that can be heard on various bootlegs, particularly "Old Friends 4 Sale".[citation needed] Not much promotion was done in the United States or United Kingdom to support the album. "Extraordinary" was occasionally performed during his 2002 One Nite Alone... Tour.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
The A.V. Club (unfavorable) link
Entertainment Weekly B+ link
Mojo (favorable) link
PopMatters 6/10 stars link
Rhapsody (favorable) link
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Prince.

  1. "The Rest of My Life" – 1:40
  2. "It's About That Walk" – 4:26
  3. "She Spoke 2 Me" – 8:20
  4. "5 Women" – 5:13
  5. "When the Lights Go Down" – 7:11
  6. "My Little Pill" – 1:09
  7. "There Is Lonely" – 2:29
  8. "Old Friends 4 Sale" – 3:27
  9. "Sarah" – 2:53
  10. "Extraordinary" – 2:28


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