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Thread started 05/01/17 1:35am

bobsteezy

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Late to the song "Back in Time"

So I was late to listen to Judith Hill's album. Just within the last month did I discover Back in Time. I LOVE this song and I would love to know more about the song.

I read in another thread that while Judith is credited w/ all the writing, some were disputing that notion. Put me in that camp. Back in Time is a Prince song if I've ever heard one.

I believe I hear him on bass, and guitar, and I'm wondering who is on drums? Is it P? Is it John Blackwell?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

We all want the stuff that's found in our wildest dreams.

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Reply #1 posted 05/01/17 1:54am

LBrent

bobsteezy said:

So I was late to listen to Judith Hill's album. Just within the last month did I discover Back in Time. I LOVE this song and I would love to know more about the song.

I read in another thread that while Judith is credited w/ all the writing, some were disputing that notion. Put me in that camp. Back in Time is a Prince song if I've ever heard one.

I believe I hear him on bass, and guitar, and I'm wondering who is on drums? Is it P? Is it John Blackwell?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

From Princevault:

http://www.princevault.com/index.php?title=Album:_Back_In_Time

Back In Time is the debut solo studio album by Judith Hill. The album includes eleven tracks, and is produced by Prince, who appears throughout the album as a musician. The album was initially made available as a free download through Prince's Live Nation email list, and through Judith Hill's own website for a 48-hour period, followed by a free stream of the full album on Hill's Soundcloud page. Seven months later, the album received a wider official release.


Recording Process

Initial tracking is believed to have taken place in January and February 2015 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. In a preview, Prince mentioned that they had recorded the album in two or three weeks, saying it was the fastest he'd ever made an album (N.E.W.S., however, was recorded in a single day). Two tracks, Beautiful Life and My People, had been previously recorded by Judith Hill without Prince and released on the soundtrack album to Spike Lee's movie Red Hook Summer (2012), but were re-recorded with Prince for use on this album.

Prince appears a few times singing background vocals (and occasional lead vocals) on the album, and he appears playing guitar and bass guitar throughout.

On the original free download of the album, the final track, Back In Time, is a half-second of silence. Prince explained at an album preview that she wanted to record an album like Sly And The Family Stone; the title track to their 1971 album There's A Riot Goin' On was also a silent track and was listed on the album sleeve as 0:00 long. This track was replaced by a full studio song of the same name when the album received its full retail release.

[Edited 5/1/17 1:57am]

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Reply #2 posted 05/01/17 2:26am

bobsteezy

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LBrent said:

bobsteezy said:

So I was late to listen to Judith Hill's album. Just within the last month did I discover Back in Time. I LOVE this song and I would love to know more about the song.

I read in another thread that while Judith is credited w/ all the writing, some were disputing that notion. Put me in that camp. Back in Time is a Prince song if I've ever heard one.

I believe I hear him on bass, and guitar, and I'm wondering who is on drums? Is it P? Is it John Blackwell?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

From Princevault:

http://www.princevault.com/index.php?title=Album:_Back_In_Time

Back In Time is the debut solo studio album by Judith Hill. The album includes eleven tracks, and is produced by Prince, who appears throughout the album as a musician. The album was initially made available as a free download through Prince's Live Nation email list, and through Judith Hill's own website for a 48-hour period, followed by a free stream of the full album on Hill's Soundcloud page. Seven months later, the album received a wider official release.


Recording Process

Initial tracking is believed to have taken place in January and February 2015 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. In a preview, Prince mentioned that they had recorded the album in two or three weeks, saying it was the fastest he'd ever made an album (N.E.W.S., however, was recorded in a single day). Two tracks, Beautiful Life and My People, had been previously recorded by Judith Hill without Prince and released on the soundtrack album to Spike Lee's movie Red Hook Summer (2012), but were re-recorded with Prince for use on this album.

Prince appears a few times singing background vocals (and occasional lead vocals) on the album, and he appears playing guitar and bass guitar throughout.

On the original free download of the album, the final track, Back In Time, is a half-second of silence. Prince explained at an album preview that she wanted to record an album like Sly And The Family Stone; the title track to their 1971 album There's A Riot Goin' On was also a silent track and was listed on the album sleeve as 0:00 long. This track was replaced by a full studio song of the same name when the album received its full retail release.

[Edited 5/1/17 1:57am]

Thank you!

We all want the stuff that's found in our wildest dreams.

http://www.ustream.tv/cha...dj-bobstar
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Reply #3 posted 05/01/17 2:54am

LBrent

bobsteezy said:

LBrent said:

From Princevault:

http://www.princevault.com/index.php?title=Album:_Back_In_Time

Back In Time is the debut solo studio album by Judith Hill. The album includes eleven tracks, and is produced by Prince, who appears throughout the album as a musician. The album was initially made available as a free download through Prince's Live Nation email list, and through Judith Hill's own website for a 48-hour period, followed by a free stream of the full album on Hill's Soundcloud page. Seven months later, the album received a wider official release.


Recording Process

Initial tracking is believed to have taken place in January and February 2015 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. In a preview, Prince mentioned that they had recorded the album in two or three weeks, saying it was the fastest he'd ever made an album (N.E.W.S., however, was recorded in a single day). Two tracks, Beautiful Life and My People, had been previously recorded by Judith Hill without Prince and released on the soundtrack album to Spike Lee's movie Red Hook Summer (2012), but were re-recorded with Prince for use on this album.

Prince appears a few times singing background vocals (and occasional lead vocals) on the album, and he appears playing guitar and bass guitar throughout.

On the original free download of the album, the final track, Back In Time, is a half-second of silence. Prince explained at an album preview that she wanted to record an album like Sly And The Family Stone; the title track to their 1971 album There's A Riot Goin' On was also a silent track and was listed on the album sleeve as 0:00 long. This track was replaced by a full studio song of the same name when the album received its full retail release.

[Edited 5/1/17 1:57am]

Thank you!

Not a problem...and you certainly were correct in your original post.

P's all over that release.

lol

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Reply #4 posted 05/01/17 7:15am

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Is there a full song called Back In Time? On my copy of the album, there's nothing but silence for that track.

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #5 posted 05/01/17 8:34am

Doozer

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purplethunder3121 said:

Is there a full song called Back In Time? On my copy of the album, there's nothing but silence for that track.

Read the PrinceVault description above - it is explained there. You have the free release; the retail release included a title track.

Check out The Mountains and the Sea, a Prince podcast by yours truly and my wife. More info at https://www.facebook.com/TMATSPodcast/
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Reply #6 posted 05/01/17 9:32am

TrcikyChristop
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bobsteezy said:

So I was late to listen to Judith Hill's album. Just within the last month did I discover Back in Time. I LOVE this song and I would love to know more about the song.

I read in another thread that while Judith is credited w/ all the writing, some were disputing that notion. Put me in that camp. Back in Time is a Prince song if I've ever heard one.

I believe I hear him on bass, and guitar, and I'm wondering who is on drums? Is it P? Is it John Blackwell?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Joshua Welton did the drum programming

Written by Judith

Produced by Prince & Joshua Welton.

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Reply #7 posted 05/02/17 1:07am

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Doozer said:

purplethunder3121 said:

Is there a full song called Back In Time? On my copy of the album, there's nothing but silence for that track.

Read the PrinceVault description above - it is explained there. You have the free release; the retail release included a title track.

Ah! I'd like to hear that one.

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #8 posted 05/02/17 11:15am

mediumdry

arguably the silent version of the song is better razz

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Reply #9 posted 05/04/17 6:48am

Doozer

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purplethunder3121 said:



Doozer said:




purplethunder3121 said:


Is there a full song called Back In Time? On my copy of the album, there's nothing but silence for that track.





Read the PrinceVault description above - it is explained there. You have the free release; the retail release included a title track.



Ah! I'd like to hear that one.



You can buy the single track off itunes/amazon/tidal for $1 to complete the album.
Check out The Mountains and the Sea, a Prince podcast by yours truly and my wife. More info at https://www.facebook.com/TMATSPodcast/
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Reply #10 posted 05/04/17 7:06am

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WHOA. This whole time (since album release in WAV), I had no idea I was missing this song! Maybe I'll have to find a retail version of the album. It's a great album from the get go with, 'As Trains Go By', which is dripping with Prince Funk.

"He's a musician's musician..."
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Reply #11 posted 05/04/17 7:32am

dodger

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purplethunder3121 said:

Ah! I'd like to hear that one.

You can buy the single track off itunes/amazon/tidal for $1 to complete the album.

Exactly what I did, and worth getting. Nice little track with some cool guitar and bass from Prince

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Reply #12 posted 05/04/17 8:23am

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Doozer said:

purplethunder3121 said:

Ah! I'd like to hear that one.

You can buy the single track off itunes/amazon/tidal for $1 to complete the album.

Thanks!

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #13 posted 05/04/17 8:32pm

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Back In Time is my favorite track on the album. Towards the end when Prince is wailing on guitar and Judith is singing, it is epic.

TRUE BLUE
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Reply #14 posted 05/04/17 9:01pm

dance4me3121

I wish I could've appreciated this album when I first heard it.i don't care for Judith's voice though.
[Edited 5/4/17 21:02pm]
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Reply #15 posted 05/04/17 9:23pm

bobsteezy

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Giovanni777 said:

WHOA. This whole time (since album release in WAV), I had no idea I was missing this song! Maybe I'll have to find a retail version of the album. It's a great album from the get go with, 'As Trains Go By', which is dripping with Prince Funk.

You and I seem to like lots of the same stuff. I'm thinking you will dig it.

We all want the stuff that's found in our wildest dreams.

http://www.ustream.tv/cha...dj-bobstar
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Reply #16 posted 05/04/17 9:24pm

bobsteezy

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dance4me3121 said:

I wish I could've appreciated this album when I first heard it.i don't care for Judith's voice though. [Edited 5/4/17 21:02pm]

I think she is horribly over-modulated, especially on Beautiful Life. I can't listen to that song because the mix is so bad.

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