Graffiti Bridge is Prince's twelfth album. It is the soundtrack to the film of the same name and features a number of guest vocalists. It is mostly made up of Vault material giving it a diverse sound that includes contemporary R&B and New Jack Swing styles alongside Prince’s earlier sound.
The older songs feature familiar elements like the Linn LM-1 and the Fairlight. On the newer songs, Prince started using the Publison Infernal Machine for sampling and arranging entire songs.
Prince embarked on the "Nude" tour in from June to September 1990, backed by an unnamed band that would evolve into the NPG. Conceived as a greatest hits tour, it also featured a few songs from Graffiti Bridge and Batman.
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The Band Live
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Prince In The Studio
Graffiti Bridge was recorded over a number of years, with many songs from the album either coming from the Vault or from earlier versions of the album dating back to 1987. The newer songs were recorded or re-recorded at Paisley Park.
For the vault tracks, please see these pages:
- We Can Funk - see Purple Rain
- Question Of U - see Parade
- Joy In Repetition - see Sign O The Times
- Graffiti Bridge, Melody Cool - see Lovesexy
- Elephants & Flowers and Still Would Stand All Time - see Batman
Guitars were recorded with Sennheiser MD 441, Crown PZM-306 and Neumann TLM 170 microphones.
- SSL 6000E Console (Studio A - Paisley Park)
- API/DeMedio Console (Studio B - Paisley Park)
- Studer A-800 Mark 3 (All Studios - Paisley Park)
- AMS RMX16
- DBX 160X Compressor
- Lexicon PCM70 Reverb
- Neve 31105 Pre-amp
- Focusrite 110 EQ/Pre-amp
- Publison Infernal Machine IM-90
Please see our Paisley Park page for more details.
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