Emancipation is Prince’s nineteenth album (credited to Symbol). It was his first release after leaving Warner Brothers. It is a triple album and features a range of styles including techno, ambient and new age alongside funk, R&B and rock.
The album saw a change in Prince’s band, with old and new versions of the New Power Generation appearing on some songs. Most notably, drummer Kirk Johnson associate produced and programmed several songs on the album.
Prince and the New Power Generation toured from January 1997 to January 1998 on two extensive North American tours - the Love 4 One Another charities tour and the Jam Of The Year tour.
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The NPG Live
Prince In The Studio
Emancipation was recorded between January 1995 and October 1996 at Paisley Park.
The Come/Gold Experience lineup of the NPG appear on three songs ("Betcha By Golly Wow!", "Saviour", "One Of Us") - see the Come page for a list of their equipment. Various members of the Emancipation line up of the NPG appear on other songs - see the live section above for their equipment.
Guitars were recorded direct into the board or through Prince's live rig.
For a list of equipment used at Paisley Park, please see our Paisley Park page.
Musician (1997) The Sound Of Emancipation