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Madhouse – 6 (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 18th, 2016


A. Front


Madhouse is a jazz fusion band from Minneapolis that was created by Prince.

“6” was the first and only single to be released from Madhouse’s first album 8. It was released one week before the album, marking the first official release of any kind by Madhouse.

The single also contained an edit and an extended version of Six, as well as a non-album track, Six And ½. As with the accompanying album, the single’s name is written numerically (6), while the title track is written in full (Six), although the extended version (6 (End Of The World Mix)) is written numerically.

The single failed to enter the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart, but reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot Black Singles Chart, number 14 on the Billboard Crossover 30 Chart and number 24 on the 12-inch Singles Sales Chart.

6 (End Of The World Mix) 6:12

Six 3:37
Six And 1/2 2:30

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1987 6 U.S. Billboard Hot Black singles #5


Label: Paisley Park ‎– 9 20608-0 A, Paisley Park ‎– 0-20608
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: US
Released: 14 Jan 1987
Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul
Style: Jazz-Funk, Funk

Design – Laura LiPuma
Photography By – Richard Litt
Recorded By, Mixed By – Susan Rogers
Written-By – Madhouse

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B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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12 Responses to “Madhouse – 6 (US 12″)”

  1. David Says:

    Thanks. The Madhouse records are wonderful forgotten treasures.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome David 🙂


  2. AnthonyC Says:

    I think Madhouse is Prince’s most forgotten project. The albums and extended versions are exceptional. It would be great to have a Madhouse CD box set one day just so that the world could appreciate the music and remember it as being Prince.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    That would be nice AnthonyC 🙂


  3. Jeff Says:

    Because of these Prince “directed” singles, I’m finding out so much about his prolific work with other artists outside of his own hits. Thank you Paul for exposing me to your wonderful music collection and all the enchantments they possess. I feel that Prince is shining his purple light on you and you’re positively glowing. What a tribute you’re providing for all of us, even for the casual Prince fan. I know you’ll be moving on soon to other dance records, but I have to tell you that I’m having one of the best times (musically) in my life. What a treasure trove Burning The Ground is!! Just yesterday, I was reading the tab you have at the top of the page: “About BTG” and I haven’t done so in awhile. It’s so great your story and how you came to create this perfect sonic sanctuary in Cyberspace. I love the world wide web and it’s so great to be “cocooned” in the webby wavelengths of Burning The Ground. Yes, again I salute and sing your praises, but I can’t help myself. You are such a special guy Paul. You keep us motivated and musically enraptured!! Amen!!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you so much Jeff. I’m almost certain that if you look up into space there is a purple laser beam shooting out of my house lol I have really enjoyed this run of Prince related material and all of the new names that I have seen in the comments 🙂


  4. Thomas Says:

    This is terrific Paul! Thanks so much for this one. As said by another poster, this was a very under-appreciated Prince side project. Prince really was a once in a lifetime talent. I am sorry the world was cheated from ever hearing what he would have come up with in his twilight years had he lived even a couple more decades.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree Thomas it is such a shame to not know what might have been. He will be missed.


  5. tmthydunne Says:

    NOW WE’RE TALKIN’! I am almost as excited about the high quality scans as I am about the music itself.
    Please, oh please don’t stop these Prince related posts for a while. They have been absolutely amazing.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you tmthydunne 🙂


  6. Joey Says:

    I have to agree that this is an incredible series. An amazing tribute to Prince without actually playing Prince. I had read how he had done some recordings with Miles Davis which have not been released, and while I could see the connection, and see how the two would have worked well together, it really makes a lot more sense in the context of these recordings which were recorded around the same time.


  7. AnthonyC Says:

    I agree with tmthydunne…

    A lot of credit and thanks also has to go to all of the time and effort it takes to create awesome quality artwork scans!


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