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Blissfully solitary in a white room with ten windows overlooking the shifting seasons of New England landscapes and skyways, Ingrid Chavez has been weaving intimate words into dreamtime poetry and song. There was no intended outcome for these creations…no record company breathing down her neck to meet a “deadline.” Rather, these ... Read more in Amazon's Ingrid Chavez Store

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  • Audio CD (24 Sept. 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Wea Corp
  • ASIN: B000008E5Z
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,419 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Heaven Must Be Near
2. Hippy Blood
3. Conole Dance
4. Elephant Box
5. Slappy Dappy
6. Little Mama
7. Jadestone
8. Wintersong
9. Spiritual Storm
10. Sad Puppet Dance
11. Whipering Dandelions

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John J. Martinez on 23 Sept. 2011
Format: Audio CD
Ingrid Chavez in 1990 became the female star of Prince's 1990 film Graffiti Bridge, and even though she was an unknown she did pretty well, although for the life of me I still really don't know what the film is about.

However, she felt she could be more than "just an actress" (as most actors and actresses do) and decided to make an album - of course, it didn't hurt that she easily received the help of her then-boyfriend & mentor Prince.

Ingrid, just like Carmen Electra, Vanity, Apollonia and many many female singers in the House of Prince, was given free rein to be developed, but the only problem here was that in this case, Ingrid HAD talent. She could act, sing, and write her own lyrics, drawing from an huga amount of her own poetry.

When you listen to the album, of course it has the total 1990 Prince sound and it DOES sound a bit dated, and Ingrid doesn't really sing, but more like half-whisper her lyrics over funky beats. However, this combination works for me in that you'll probably NEVER hear anything like this on any other album at the time.

Unfortunately, it also IMMEDIATELY reminds me of the much much more mainstream singer Madonna's "Justify My Love" (where oddly enough, she also half-whispers on her record over a funky beat), and to be honest, it could have been leftovers from this album!

(By the way, Ingrid was the inspiration for "Justify." When she moved on to start dating Lenny Kravitz, she read some of her poetry and put it to a funky beat - notice a pattern here? Oddly enough, it was rumored Madonna also "dated" Prince and Lenny Kravitz as well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. R. Hargreaves on 1 Mar. 2007
Format: Audio CD
"May 19, 1992" is an album was initially intended to be spoken word only, and then became the sound of Ingrid Chavez's voice rolling over the musical landscape of beats created by Prince.

A couple of the tracks stand out including "Heaven must be near", "Hippy Blood", and "Elephant Box".

The final song is a beautifully written poem called "Whispering Dandelions" that shows off her poetry and beautiful voice.

No singing by Prince can be heard on the album.

The poems in this album were written after Ingrid Chavez met Prince. Their meeting was one of the reasons Prince's Black album was not released. The result of their artist fusion is this wonderful album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Julian Stevens on 14 Nov. 2007
Format: Audio CD
A most original and unusual one-off (as far as I know) with help from various friends such as Paisley Park (Prince, as it turns out, at whose studio this was recorded), Michael Koppelman and Levi Seacer (I've no idea who they are). I rather suspect she wrote all the lyrics and other people set them to music for her, but the whole thing works brilliantly. Song titles such as Jadestone and Whispering Dandelions give a hint of what's on offer here.

The lyrics are poetry, the synth drums captivating, the vocal delivery decidedly unusual (more spoken than sung), and overall it's a little treasure of an album, in its own quirky way. I have nothing else like it in my collection. Rolling around In An Elephant Box and Sad Puppet Dance are my personal favourites, though there's plenty else here to savour. Experiencing this album might just enrich your life to a small but significant degree.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Justified at Paisley Park... 17 April 2003
By yygsgsdrassil - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
...this product was recorded, cut and mixed by the legendary Michael Koppelman. Ingrid's claim to fame is that she brought that exotic, sultry spoken lyrical feel (see Madonna's Justify My Love and Janet's spoken parts on songs like That's the Way Love Goes and her own tunes in Graffiti Bridge) to female pop music. Her tunes Elephant Box and Heaven Must Be Near and Hippy Blood still could be heard in some underculture clubs and circles. I thought Little Mama was ready for radio play when I first heard it because of the funky bassline and just the right 'it factor' in her vocals, but the "baby's no reason to lose your dreams" hook was probably a lil too much for program directors. Too bad, they didn't know how much talent they ignored...The CD itself is subtitled 'May 19, 1992'. Last we heard from her was from her club/restaurant exploits mid to late 90's. She was waaay ahead of her time...
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Heavenly 19 May 2006
By Tall Paul - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Wow what an incredible recording. Ingrid's speaking voice is soft and angelic. This was released WAY too soon, its 5 - 10 years ahead of its time. Incredible metaphoric poetry and insight. Ingrid shows that a woman can be incredibly sensuous without taking off her clothes or using explicit sexual language. But as usual, Warners sabotoged the project and didnt let Prince have full creative control. Its a shame this is the only album she made. She's a rare talent whom other female artists (like Madonna) copied from.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
amazing 15 April 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
She was discovered by Prince. She played a part in his movie 'Graffiti Bridge'. After that she made her own album and it's fantastic! It's very Spiritual, poetic and the music is mysterieus. It's a pitty that it's out of stock now and that she never made a new album, but you never know!
I think this cd could of Been ALOT better if music was not following the PRINCE sound totally 12 Jun. 2015
By MUZIC MYSTRO - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I got this cd because she was part of the PRINCE CREW OF 90's.... I think this cd could of Been ALOT better if music was not following the PRINCE sound totally.... But way too much talking.. Reminds me of the BATMAN SOUNDTRACK.... I could be wrong but that my thought on this.....

LISTEN TO GREAT MUSIC ON .... URBAN SOUL RADIO...... THE MUZIC MYSTRO RADIO SHOW IS COMING SOON. !!!! 6/11/2015
Nice but not what i was looking for 22 Oct. 2009
By Izanami - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I thought I finally found a song I have been searching for far and wide. I believe I did, but the remix I heard and loved was, in my opinion, much better than the original. If you enjoy spoken word set to a beat, you will love it. For me, however, not so much.
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