Mavis Staples (1993) The Voice FR 12″ Promo

Very Brief:
‘The Voice’ was the second Paisley Park Records album recorded by the legendary Mavis Staples. The title track from that album was released as a single in the US, France and Europe. In the US and Europe, I could only find releases that featured the album version. But, Discogs lists French commercial and promo 12″ releases featuring a remix of the track by Prince. Princevault lists a US promo 12″ with the same catalog number as my French copy. Either way, it appears to me that the Extended Remix Edit was only available on vinyl releases. The song itself was written by Prince with Rosie Gaines, Francis Jules and Tony M also receiving writing credits. Production credits go to Prince, Alan Leeds and Peter Edge. And, yes, that’s Tony M rapping on the record…

Mavis Staples (1993) The Voice FR 12" PromoThe Source:
Label: Paisley Park Records
Catalog#: PRO 1091
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: FR
Released: 1993

Mavis Staples (1993) The Voice FR 12" PromoThe A Side:
The Voice (Extended Remix Edit) 6:09

The B Side:
The Voice (Album Version) 4:14

The Equipment:
Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable
Audio Technica AT440MLa Phono Cartridge
Yamaha RX-Z1 A/V Receiver
Sony PCM-R300 DAT Deck
Turtle Beach Catalina sound card
Mustek Scan Express A3 1200 Scanner
Spin Clean Record Washer MKII

The Software:
Cool Edit Pro
Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006
Microsoft ICE

The Links:


The Voice FLAC

The Voice MP3

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The Voice

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4 Responses to “Mavis Staples (1993) The Voice FR 12″ Promo”

  1. CycoZed says:

    Very rare 12” pressing
    I do notknow if it was even given to media people or promotion.
    All I’ve seen for sale and including mine present some damage on sleeve either by water or hits.
    Maybe there was only one box and it suffered so it wasn’t distributed after that?

    • djrichiep says:

      Info on this release is really scarce, I’ve only seen the one copy that I have but, from your comment, it sounds like there aren’t very many of these out in the world.

  2. MPLS Mike says:

    Thanks,I’ve Never heard this remix, or even knew it existed

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