Jill Jones

Jill Jones

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The debut set from Jill Jones was three years in the making and went through many different track listings, but in the end the final version was well worth the wait. The album is produced entirely by the multi-talented Prince and is highly regarded among his fans, even though it was not well received at the time. Highlights include lead single "Mia Bocca," "All Day, All Night," and "For Love," on which Prince can be heard on the backing vocals and the Revolution can be heard on all instruments. The closing track, "Baby, You're a Trip," was originally a Prince demo in the vein of "Purple Rain," and his backing track survives on this version. Jones' vocals are distinctive and passionate, and the influence of her mentor, Teena Marie, is evident throughout. The album was released on CD in 1987 but, due to a culmination of poor sales and poor promotion, was quickly deleted and has now become very sought after.

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