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Mint Condition's New Album, Music @ The Speed of Life

June 8, 2012

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After spending over two decades creating original records, Mint Condition finally sense "it's our time now." The band released the album 7 in 2011, which produced two Grammy nominations, increasing their momentum and growing their fan base.

Ready to build on the successes of last year's hits like "Caught My Eye," the veteran group will not wait several years to drop a new album. They will release their eighth studio album Music @ The Speed of Life in September.

"We definitely think we're headed in the right direction. It's kind of strange to say that after two decades but we feel it's our time now, we've paid a lot of dues, been schooled in the business, honed our craft, in other words, we've gone to the "puppet show" and seen the strings!" said the band.

Mint Condition stays close to their roots integrating Jazz, R&B, Rock, Latin influences and pushing their boundaries. "We believe by staying true you become vulnerable in many ways and people feel that, whether it's joy, love or pain, it comes across in the music and people embrace that!"

The album will be released by Shanachie Entertainment,.

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[Edited 7/26/12 6:57am]

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Reply #1 posted 06/08/12 5:44pm

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excited worship

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Reply #2 posted 06/08/12 7:14pm

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Cool. This is very surprising considering historically they generally took 3

years between albums. They've already completed many of the tracks

for the album and have begun shooting photos for the album.

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Reply #3 posted 06/08/12 7:21pm

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I cannot wait for this!!! woot!

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Reply #4 posted 06/08/12 8:04pm

mjscarousal

eek eek eek eek eek excited

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Reply #5 posted 06/08/12 8:20pm

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the last album is still fresh to me. I probably won't be buying this one ASAP because it's too soon.

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Reply #6 posted 06/09/12 8:41am

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Yay! woot! Looking forward to it! biggrin

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Reply #7 posted 06/09/12 9:22am

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Yes sir........

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Reply #8 posted 06/09/12 3:59pm

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Great news. Need some new Mint ASAP! The momentum of 7 was so well-executed and this couldn't come at a more perfect time. Excited! biggrin

New photo leaked for The Speed of Life:

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Reply #9 posted 06/09/12 4:51pm

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silverchild said:

Great news. Need some new Mint ASAP! The momentum of 7 was so well-executed and this couldn't come at a more perfect time. Excited! biggrin

New photo leaked for The Speed of Life:

Oh hot damn!!!! excited In the famous words of Morris E. Day: "Too sexy".

Stokely and Jeffrey...drool

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Reply #10 posted 06/09/12 7:29pm

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Always a good day when the mint drop a new album
Life has a way of making you live it. . . .
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Reply #11 posted 06/11/12 5:34pm

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If the new one is as good as "7" is, I really want to hear it! wink

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Reply #12 posted 06/11/12 6:13pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

If the new one is as good as "7" is, I really want to hear it! wink

The Mint combined with Eric Leeds....I can't see nothing but an excellent album as a result of it. nod

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Reply #13 posted 06/11/12 11:12pm

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missfee said:

silverchild said:

Great news. Need some new Mint ASAP! The momentum of 7 was so well-executed and this couldn't come at a more perfect time. Excited! biggrin

New photo leaked for The Speed of Life:

Oh hot damn!!!! excited In the famous words of Morris E. Day: "Too sexy".

Stokely and Jeffrey...drool

...drool I know I thought it was just me lol

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Reply #14 posted 06/12/12 4:51am

Graycap23

missfee said:

purplethunder3121 said:

If the new one is as good as "7" is, I really want to hear it! wink

The Mint combined with Eric Leeds....I can't see nothing but an excellent album as a result of it. nod

They are about drop a musical BOMB.

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Reply #15 posted 06/13/12 7:54am

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missfee said:

silverchild said:

Great news. Need some new Mint ASAP! The momentum of 7 was so well-executed and this couldn't come at a more perfect time. Excited! biggrin

New photo leaked for The Speed of Life:

Oh hot damn!!!! excited In the famous words of Morris E. Day: "Too sexy".

Stokely and Jeffrey...drool

Jeffery is so cute. I heart him...

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Reply #16 posted 06/13/12 1:06pm

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Okay, I need some help getting into Mint Condition. I have the GH and I have 7 and I can't think of any tracks from these albums I didn't love. Which one should I pick up next? Which is your least favorite and why?

"Keep in mind that I'm an artist...and I'm sensitive about my shit."--E. Badu
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Reply #17 posted 06/13/12 1:36pm

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MidniteMagnet said:

Okay, I need some help getting into Mint Condition. I have the GH and I have 7 and I can't think of any tracks from these albums I didn't love. Which one should I pick up next? Which is your least favorite and why?

From The Mint Factory is probably the next one you want. It's probably the most

popular among fans. My personal favorite thus far is Livin The Luxury Brown.

The most slept on album by the group is Life's Aquarium which is their best imo

from a songwriting standpoint. This album has a nice mix of uptempo cuts and

ballads. If you like their ballads you will love Just The Man For You and

This Day, This Minute, Right Now. My least favorite would be a tossup between

ELife and Meant To Be Mint. These weren't bad albums but on ELife a few of the

tracks are just pale in comparison to other work and I can't really find fault with

Meant To Be Mint other than the fact i don't listen to it very often and it's just a

victim of being in that time 1991 but i still love most of the tracks especially

the rocked out I Wonder If She Likes Me and probably why i like Livin The Luxury

Brown a lot because of a few of the rocked out tracks. Hope this helps.

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Reply #18 posted 06/13/12 1:41pm

Graycap23

MidniteMagnet said:

Okay, I need some help getting into Mint Condition. I have the GH and I have 7 and I can't think of any tracks from these albums I didn't love. Which one should I pick up next? Which is your least favorite and why?

Definition of a Band.............or Luxury Brown.

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Reply #19 posted 06/13/12 1:44pm

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phunkdaddy said:

MidniteMagnet said:

Okay, I need some help getting into Mint Condition. I have the GH and I have 7 and I can't think of any tracks from these albums I didn't love. Which one should I pick up next? Which is your least favorite and why?

From The Mint Factory is probably the next one you want. It's probably the most

popular among fans. My personal favorite thus far is Livin The Luxury Brown.

The most slept on album by the group is Life's Aquarium which is their best imo

from a songwriting standpoint. This album has a nice mix of uptempo cuts and

ballads. If you like their ballads you will love Just The Man For You and

This Day, This Minute, Right Now. My least favorite would be a tossup between

ELife and Meant To Be Mint. These weren't bad albums but on ELife a few of the

tracks are just pale in comparison to other work and I can't really find fault with

Meant To Be Mint other than the fact i don't listen to it very often and it's just a

victim of being in that time 1991 but i still love most of the tracks especially

the rocked out I Wonder If She Likes Me and probably why i like Livin The Luxury

Brown a lot because of a few of the rocked out tracks. Hope this helps.

Hell fucking yes!!! nod "From the Mint Factory" is my number one favorite followed by "Definition of a Band". hammer

Cause I'm fabulous and I live a fabulous life. batting eyes
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Reply #20 posted 06/13/12 1:58pm

Graycap23

missfee said:

phunkdaddy said:

From The Mint Factory is probably the next one you want. It's probably the most

popular among fans. My personal favorite thus far is Livin The Luxury Brown.

The most slept on album by the group is Life's Aquarium which is their best imo

from a songwriting standpoint. This album has a nice mix of uptempo cuts and

ballads. If you like their ballads you will love Just The Man For You and

This Day, This Minute, Right Now. My least favorite would be a tossup between

ELife and Meant To Be Mint. These weren't bad albums but on ELife a few of the

tracks are just pale in comparison to other work and I can't really find fault with

Meant To Be Mint other than the fact i don't listen to it very often and it's just a

victim of being in that time 1991 but i still love most of the tracks especially

the rocked out I Wonder If She Likes Me and probably why i like Livin The Luxury

Brown a lot because of a few of the rocked out tracks. Hope this helps.

Hell fucking yes!!! nod "From the Mint Factory" is my number one favorite followed by "Definition of a Band". hammer

Hell..........just get them all.

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Reply #21 posted 06/13/12 5:21pm

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Maybe I should have ranked them:

1) From the Mint Factory

2) Definition of a Band

3) 7

4) Livin' the Luxury Brown

5) Life's Aquarium

6) Meant To Be Meant

7) E-Life

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Reply #22 posted 06/14/12 8:14am

datdude

ok, confession time. i RESPECT Mint and I'm sure they're tight live and have a good to great catalogue. but i don't own ONE Mint album! i remember enjoying their big radio songs back in the day (pretty brown eyes, breaking my heart...). so i think i'll take the plunge and cop their most recent joint 7. there are lots of groups i've never really gotten into and i feel like oh well, i missed the time to FULLY appreciate their albums (the nuances of the different eras), which is why i think i'll get 7 first. Hope to be even more apologetic once i hear what i've missed.

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Reply #23 posted 06/14/12 8:19am

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missfee said:

Maybe I should have ranked them:

1) From the Mint Factory

2) Definition of a Band

3) 7

4) Livin' the Luxury Brown

5) Life's Aquarium

6) Meant To Be Meant

7) E-Life

This is very helpful...thanks! I'm intrigued by LTLB so I think I'll cop that one first...

"Keep in mind that I'm an artist...and I'm sensitive about my shit."--E. Badu
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Reply #24 posted 06/14/12 9:17am

Graycap23

MidniteMagnet said:

missfee said:

Maybe I should have ranked them:

1) From the Mint Factory

2) Definition of a Band

3) 7

4) Livin' the Luxury Brown

5) Life's Aquarium

6) Meant To Be Meant

7) E-Life

This is very helpful...thanks! I'm intrigued by LTLB so I think I'll cop that one first...

U can't go wrong in any case.

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Reply #25 posted 06/14/12 2:53pm

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datdude said:

ok, confession time. i RESPECT Mint and I'm sure they're tight live and have a good to great catalogue. but i don't own ONE Mint album! i remember enjoying their big radio songs back in the day (pretty brown eyes, breaking my heart...). so i think i'll take the plunge and cop their most recent joint 7. there are lots of groups i've never really gotten into and i feel like oh well, i missed the time to FULLY appreciate their albums (the nuances of the different eras), which is why i think i'll get 7 first. Hope to be even more apologetic once i hear what i've missed.

It's never, and I mean NEVER too late to get into the Mint's albums. Shucks before I saw them live for the first time in '05, I only owned "Life's Aquarium" and "Living the Luxury Brown".....BUT after I saw them live, you better believe the very next day I was pulling out them albums to play in my car and then headed to the wrecka stow to buy the ones I didn't have!!! I rocked nothing but their music for months straight. Couldn't even listen to nothing else.

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Reply #26 posted 06/14/12 2:57pm

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missfee said:

datdude said:

ok, confession time. i RESPECT Mint and I'm sure they're tight live and have a good to great catalogue. but i don't own ONE Mint album! i remember enjoying their big radio songs back in the day (pretty brown eyes, breaking my heart...). so i think i'll take the plunge and cop their most recent joint 7. there are lots of groups i've never really gotten into and i feel like oh well, i missed the time to FULLY appreciate their albums (the nuances of the different eras), which is why i think i'll get 7 first. Hope to be even more apologetic once i hear what i've missed.

It's never, and I mean NEVER too late to get into the Mint's albums. Shucks before I saw them live for the first time in '05, I only owned "Life's Aquarium" and "Living the Luxury Brown".....BUT after I saw them live, you better believe the very next day I was pulling out them albums to play in my car and then headed to the wrecka stow to buy the ones I didn't have!!! I rocked nothing but their music for months straight. Couldn't even listen to nothing else.

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Thats how it was for me to.. Never seen them live but one record got me hookedddddd (Nothing Left To Say ) and been in love ever since.

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And don't get me wrong, I love the other guys, Jeffrey, O'Dell, Ricky and the other guy, but when I see them live and Stokely sings...I swear, it feels like he's singing directly to me. :crush: That man sings to my soul. love

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Reply #28 posted 06/23/12 10:35pm

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New single Believe In Us will be released July 9th

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Reply #29 posted 06/24/12 9:39am

silkman

September, huh ? That's gonna be a hard wait,if no other good albums drop. I look forward to this.
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