The Voice (Mavis Staples album)

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The Voice
Studio album by Mavis Staples
Released August 24, 1993
Recorded 1990-1993
Genre Soul
Length 54:44
Label Paisley Park
Producer Prince, Bernard Belle, Rick Brown, Ivan Hampden, Jr., Kirk Johnson, Emmanuel Rahiem LeBlanc, Danny Madden, Ricky Peterson, Statik, J.D. Steele, Michael Stokes, Tom Tucker, Gordon Williams
Mavis Staples chronology
Time Waits For No One
(1989)Time Waits For No One1989
The Voice
Spirituals & Gospel
(1996)Spirituals & Gospel1996
Singles from The Voice
  1. "Melody Cool"
  2. "The Voice"
  3. "Blood Is Thicker Than Time"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]
Cross Rhythms 4/5 stars [2]

The Voice is the eighth studio album by American soul singer Mavis Staples. This album was her second for Prince's Paisley Park Records label and was released on August 24, 1993. The song "Melody Cool" from the 1990 movie Graffiti Bridge appeared on this album as well as the movie soundtrack. The song "Positivity" is a cover of Prince's version from the 1988 album Lovesexy.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Prince; except where indicated

  1. "The Voice" (4:14) (Rosie Gaines, Prince)
  2. "House In Order" (4:44)
  3. "Blood Is Thicker Than Time" (3:13)
  4. "You Will Be Moved" (4:12)
  5. "All Because Of You" (5:06) (Billy Beck, Rick Brown)
  6. "Undertaker" (7:26) (Michael B., Levi Seacer, Jr., Prince. Sonny T.)
  7. "Melody Cool" (3:46)
  8. "Kain't Turn Back" (4:03) (Bernard Belle, Raymond Watkins)
  9. "I'll Be Right There" (4:03) (Emmanuel Rahiem LeBlanc, Gordon Williams)
  10. "A Man Called Jesus" (3:56)
  11. "Why" (4:27) (Mike Ferguson, Ivan Hampden, Danny Madden, Paulette McWilliams)
  12. "Positivity" (4:34)


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