Lovesexy is Prince's tenth album. It was recorded quickly following the cancellation of The Black Album. It has an eclectic sound, with hip-hop, house and gospel influences alongside Prince's usual pop and funk styles.
The album is notable for being the first to be fully recorded at Paisley Park. A few of the songs feature the Sign O The Times/Lovesexy band. New sounds on the album include the Roland D-50 keyboard, which would become Prince's preferred keyboard into the 1990s, the Auerswald Model C electric guitar and the Dynacord ADD One drum machine.
Prince toured Lovesexy from May to June 1987 with the same, unnamed band that toured Sign O The Times. Prince also filmed the Livesexy concert movie with this band.
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The Band Live
Levi Seacer Jr
- Yamaha 9000 Recording Kit
- Roland PAD-8 Octapad
- Simmons SDS-V
- Linn LM-1
- Pearl 3″ floating snare
- Zildjian 13″ Hi-Hat
- Zildjian 13″ Thin Crash
- Paiste 8″ Splash 2002
- Paiste 16″ Crash 2002
- Paiste 17″ Crash 2002
- Paiste 18″ Crash 2002
- Paiste 22″ Ride 3000
- Paiste 28″ Ride 2002
- Paiste 18″ China Type 2002
- Paiste 22″ China Type 2002
Prince In The Studio
Lovesexy was recorded between October 1988 and January 1988 at Paisley Park studios.
The Lovesexy band appear on "Eye No", "Dance On" and possibly "Anna Stesia". Sheila E also appears on "I Wish U Heaven", "Positivity" and possibly "Glam Slam". For details of the equipment used by the band, please see the live section above.
Vocals recorded through a Focusrite 110 Pre-Amp and a UREI LA-2A compressor
Amps were recorded through Shure SM57 or Sennheiser MD421 microphones. Guitars were also recorded direct using a Countryman 85 DI
|Pianos and Keyboards|
- SSL 6000E Console (Studio A)
- API/DeMedio Console (Studio B)
- Soundcraft TS-24 (Studio C)
- Studer A-800 Mark 3 24 track/2inch tape machine (All Studios)
Please see our Paisley Park page for more details.
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