Hit n Run Phase Two is the thirty-ninth studio album by American recording artist Prince and the last to be released in his lifetime. It was initially released exclusively on the Tidal streaming service on December 12, 2015 for streaming and purchase as a continuation of his previous album, Hit n Run Phase One. Prince confirmed on Twitter that a physical CD would be released during a weekend of Paisley Park shows in January 2016
Hitnrun Phase Two (stylized as HITnRUN Phase Two) is the 39th full-length studio album by Prince, and the final Prince-related album to be released during his lifetime. It was released digitally in December 2015, just three months after his previous album Hitnrun Phase One, and four months before his death. The album contains twelve tracks, six of which were previously unreleased in any shape or form.
The second of Prince's HITNRUN series is another underwhelming entry in his catalog. From beginning to end, he seems more interested in establishing his proficiency than his creativity. Relative to the idiosycratic and all-over-the place first iteration of the HITNRUN series, Phase Two is an organic-textured, polished, and predictable release. Rather than an artist's interpretation, we get a craftman's tracing
HITNRUN Phase Two includes previously released songs "Baltimore" and "Screwdriver, which have been reworked for the new release. In early September, Prince dropped HITNRUN Phase One exclusively on Tidal. He earned his 25th top 10 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with the debut of his Phase One at No. 8 on the Oct. 3-dated chart.
HITnRUN Phase Two may be Prince’s best album in a decade or two, and certainly the most confident and agreeable confirmation of his qualities for many a year. Sly is, of course, one of the major influences looming over HITnRUN Phase Two. When he sings, in the closing triumphalist march Big City, that Everybody’s a star/You’re the most pretty, it’s a deliberate nod back to the collectivist uplift of Everybody Is A Star ; and if that isn’t former Family Stone bass legend Larry Graham slapping out that intro to Stare, somebody’s doing a damn good impression of him.
Album Name HITnRUN (Phase Two). Released date 12 December 2015. Members owning this album3. 2. RocknRoll Love Affair. 4. Look at Me, Look at U.
But HITNRUN Phase Two is all too aware of itself. On Prince’s fourth album in the last two years, his once limitless capacity for musical ideas appears here as flight from some invisible enemy, the midlife crisis that prompts someone to wheeze, Actually, I’ve never felt better when they look like shit. Don’t you wanna take a bath with me? he sings on XTRALOVEABLE, against a backdrop of dystopic synths and packaged horns.
|A3||2 Y. 2 D.||3:50|
|B1||Look At Me||3:27|
|C2||When She Comes||3:46|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Prince Records Inc.
- Copyright (c) – Prince Records Inc.
- Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, Performer [Per4med By] – Prince, The New Power Generation
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