The Love Symbol Album
Symbol also known as The Love Symbol Album is Prince’s thirteenth album. Although it was the last co-credited to the New Power Generation, Prince would continue referring to his band by that name. It features a wide variety of styles including hip-hop, R&B, reggae, jazz and a “rock opera”.
It notably features Prince’s horn section the Hornheadz for the first time. The New Power Generation appear on about half the songs and there remains a focus on live playing and instrumentation.
Prince and the New Power Generation toured from March to September 1993 on the Act I & II tours.
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The NPG Live
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Prince In The Studio
The Love Symbol Album was recorded at Paisley Park.
The NPG appear on "Sexy M.F.", "Love 2 The 9’s", "The Morning Papers", "Sweet Baby", "Damn U", "Arrogance", "And God Created Woman" and "3 Chains O’ Gold". See the live section above for details of their equipment.
Guitars were recorded direct into the board or through a Mesa/Boogie Mark III and Marshall 1960 cabinets.
Acoustic drums were recorded with the following microphones - Kick: AKG D-112; Snare/Toms: Yamaha MZ205 BE and Yamaha MZ204; Overheads: Crown PZM-306PB.
Horns were recorded with the following microphones - Baritone Sax: Neumann U47; Trumpet: AKG C-414 or C-460; Trombone: AKG D-12; Saxophones: Neumann U47 or AKG C-12; Room: AKG C-414.
- SSL 6000E Console (Studio A)
- API/DeMedio Console (Studio B)
- Studer A-800 Mark 3 (All Studios)
Please see our Paisley Park page for more details.
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