Corporate World (The Time) Studio Album
Murph Drag / Nine Lives /Donald Trump(Black Version) / Love Machine /
Data Bank / Shake! / Corporate World / The Latest Fashion / Release It / My
(rates this release 5.0/5.0)
Corporate World is an
unreleased studio album by The Time, recorded in Summer 1989 and planned for
release in November, 1989. Like previous albums by The Time, all tracks featured
Prince heavily as a writer and musician, with Morris Day adding vocals as the
only member of the band to appear on the album. The album was submitted to
Warner Bros., and planned for release on 14 November, 1989, with Nine Lives
planned as the first single.
Warner Bros. stopped the release, however, feeling that other members of the
band should be brought in to contribute to the album.
Following a meeting with Prince, the band members Jesse Johnson, Monte Moir,
Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam began contributing songs to the album without input by
Prince, as well as revising Chocolate and Jerk Out; the resulting album became
The Time's fourth album Pandemonium.
Of the tracks included on Corporate World, three tracks were kept for
Pandemonium: Donald Trump (Black Version), Data Bank and My Summertime Thang.
Four other tracks were kept as The Time's contribution to Prince's twelfth album
Graffiti Bridge (the soundtrack album to the movie Graffiti Bridge): Love
Machine, Shake!, The Latest Fashion and Release It. Murph Drag was included on
NPG Ahdio Show # 3 in 2001, but was not available as a separate track.
Only Nine Lives and Corporate World have not been released in any form.