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Thread started 05/07/12 12:19pm

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Songs Rescued From the Vault

I've always felt that (despite what he's implied over the years) Prince is very much in tough with his older material -- often revisiting songs to include on a current project (a huge advantage to having such a well stocked vault).

So for the fun of it I dug through various resources to come up with a list of albums (Prince's as well as protege's) that contained unreleased songs from the fabled vault. I didn't include songs on compilations like "Old Friends" & "Crystal Ball" -- I also left off albums that probably have Vault tracks but couldn't confirm from any resources (Emancipation).

I'm sure there are many more examples than what's on my list so if anyone has more info please share! (Also let me know if I'm wrong on any of these...)

Dirty Mind

Head

Controversy

Dear Uncle George (Private Joy)

The Time

Oh, Baby

Vanity 6

Wet Dream, Make-Up, Drive Me Wild

1999

International Lover, All the Critics

Purple Rain

Baby I’m A Star, 17 Days, Take Me With U

Glamorous Life

Shortberry Strawcake, Oliver's House, Lipstick Off Your Collar, The Glamorous Life

ATWIAD

Raspberry, Girl, She's Always In My Hair

Parade

New Position

Different Light (Bangles)

Manic Monday

Sign O The Times

Strange Relationship, I Could Never Take The Place

Mazarati

100MPH

They Don't Make Them Like They Used To (Kenny Rogers)

You’re My Love

Black Album

Rockhard

Jill Jones

Mia Boca, Baby You’re A Trip, G-Spot, All Day All Night

Lovesexy

When 2 R in Love

Bright Lights, Big City (Soundtrack)

Good Love

Taja Seville

If I could Get Your Attention, Wouldn’t U Love 2 Love Me

Vermillion (The 3 O’clock)

Neon Telephone

Batman

Electric Chair, Vicki Waiting, Scandelous, Feel U Up

CK (Chaka Kahn)

Eternity

Time Waits for No One (Mavis Staples)

Jaguar, Come Home, I Guess I’m Crazy, Train

Graffitti Bridge

Tick Tick Bang, Can’t Stop, We Can Funk, Question of U, Joy in Repetition, Graffiti Bridge, Elephants & Flowers, Latest Fashion, Melody Cool, Still Would Stand All Time,

Be Yourself (Patti LaBelle)

Yo Mister

Diamonds & Pearls

Live 4 Love

Private Waters (Kid Creole)

Sex of It

Pandemonium (The Time)

Jerk Out, Chocolate, Latest Fashion, Data Bank, My Summertime Thang

Times Squared (Eric Leeds)

Little Rock, Easy Does It, Andorra, Night Owl, Overnight, Every Night, Kenya, Once Upon A Time, Times Squared, Cape Horn, The Dopamine Rush

Here It Is (Jevetta Steele)

And How

Spellbound (Paula Abdul)

U

True Confessions (TC Ellis)

Girl O My Dreams

Symbol

The Flow

May 19th, 1992 (Ingred Chavez)

Heaven Must Be Near, Crystal City Cry, Wintersong, Whispering Dandelions, Slappy Dappy, Candle Dance, Elephant Box, Touch Of Love, Blue Boy, Jadestone, Sad Puppet Dance, Standing In The Rain, Cross The Line)

Night Calls (Joe Cocker)

5 Women

Alligience (Howard Hewitt)

Alligience

Carmen Electra

Good Judy Girlfriend, Fantasia Erotica

Let’s Get Started (Louie Louie)

Get Blue, Dance Unto The Rhythm

Heaven Help Us All (The Steeles)

Well Done

The Voice (Mavis Staples)

A Man Called Jesus, The Voice

Millinium (EW&F)

Superhero

Smell My Finger (George Clinton)

The Big Pump

1-800-New-Funk (Various)

MPLS, Color, Standing at the Alter, Carnac (17),

Come

Race

Gold Exp

Shh, Endorphin, Dolphin, Now, Shy, 319, Billy Jack, Gold

Chaos & Disorder

Zannalee, Chaos And Disorder, Right The Wrong, I Like It There , The Same December

Living Single (TV Soundtrack)

Pain

Girl 6 (Soundtrack)

She Spoke 2 Me

Don’t Talk to Strangers

Come 2 My House

Don't Talk 2 Strangers, Journey 2 The Center Of Your Heart, I’ll Never Open My Legs Again (I'll Never B Another Fool)

Rave In2 the Joy Fantastic

Rave

Rainbow Children

(God Is) Everywhere

C-NOTE

Empty Room

Musicology

A Million Days, If Eye Was The Man In Ur Life,

Lotus/MPLS

From The Lotus..., Colonized Mind, Love Like Jazz, Wall Of Berlin, ...Back 2 The Lotus, 4ever, Feel Better, Feel Good, Feel Wonderful, U're Gonna C Me, (There'll Never B) Another Like Me

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Reply #1 posted 05/07/12 12:31pm

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Interesting list, but if you have this info, it would be nice to list when these songs were originally worked on. For example, I didn't know "Head" was an older track.. when was it originally written/recorded? I'm not a Prince historian..

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Reply #2 posted 05/07/12 12:40pm

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CrabalockerFishwife said:

Interesting list, but if you have this info, it would be nice to list when these songs were originally worked on. For example, I didn't know "Head" was an older track.. when was it originally written/recorded? I'm not a Prince historian..

It'd be quicker using this http://www.princevault.co..._song_list click on any song title for all the info you would ever need.

wink

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Reply #3 posted 05/07/12 12:40pm

alphachannel

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CrabalockerFishwife said:

Interesting list, but if you have this info, it would be nice to list when these songs were originally worked on. For example, I didn't know "Head" was an older track.. when was it originally written/recorded? I'm not a Prince historian..

Good point -- I'll update the list when I have a moment. BTW "Head" was written & originally recorded during The Rebels session in 1979...

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Reply #4 posted 05/07/12 12:51pm

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CrabalockerFishwife said:

Interesting list, but if you have this info, it would be nice to list when these songs were originally worked on. For example, I didn't know "Head" was an older track.. when was it originally written/recorded? I'm not a Prince historian..

[Edited 5/7/12 12:52pm]

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Reply #5 posted 05/07/12 12:54pm

alphachannel

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TheDigitalGardener said:

CrabalockerFishwife said:

Interesting list, but if you have this info, it would be nice to list when these songs were originally worked on. For example, I didn't know "Head" was an older track.. when was it originally written/recorded? I'm not a Prince historian..

It'd be quicker using this http://www.princevault.co..._song_list click on any song title for all the info you would ever need.

wink

Indeed that's where much of this info originated -- my error for not giving this excellent site credit. I also used DMSR and in some cases Wikipedia for verification

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Reply #6 posted 05/07/12 1:07pm

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alphachannel said:

TheDigitalGardener said:

It'd be quicker using this http://www.princevault.co..._song_list click on any song title for all the info you would ever need.

wink

Indeed that's where much of this info originated -- my error for not giving this excellent site credit. I also used DMSR and in some cases Wikipedia for verification

I checked this site after making my post.. it makes no mention of "Head" being from 1979. So, updating your list (adding when the songs were first worked on) when you get the time would still be helpful..

[Edited 5/8/12 8:27am]

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Reply #7 posted 05/07/12 8:48pm

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alphachannel said:

I've always felt that (despite what he's implied over the years) Prince is very much in tough with his older material -- often revisiting songs to include on a current project (a huge advantage to having such a well stocked vault).

So for the fun of it I dug through various resources to come up with a list of albums (Prince's as well as protege's) that contained unreleased songs from the fabled vault. I didn't include songs on compilations like "Old Friends" & "Crystal Ball" -- I also left off albums that probably have Vault tracks but couldn't confirm from any resources (Emancipation).

I'm sure there are many more examples than what's on my list so if anyone has more info please share! (Also let me know if I'm wrong on any of these...)

Dirty Mind

Head

Controversy

Dear Uncle George (Private Joy)

The Time

Oh, Baby

Vanity 6

Wet Dream, Make-Up, Drive Me Wild

1999

International Lover, All the Critics

Purple Rain

Baby I’m A Star, 17 Days, Take Me With U

Glamorous Life

Shortberry Strawcake, Oliver's House, Lipstick Off Your Collar, The Glamorous Life

ATWIAD

Raspberry, Girl, She's Always In My Hair

Parade

New Position

Different Light (Bangles)

Manic Monday

Sign O The Times

Strange Relationship, I Could Never Take The Place

Mazarati

100MPH

They Don't Make Them Like They Used To (Kenny Rogers)

You’re My Love

Black Album

Rockhard

Jill Jones

Mia Boca, Baby You’re A Trip, G-Spot, All Day All Night

Lovesexy

When 2 R in Love

Bright Lights, Big City (Soundtrack)

Good Love

Taja Seville

If I could Get Your Attention, Wouldn’t U Love 2 Love Me

Vermillion (The 3 O’clock)

Neon Telephone

Batman

Electric Chair, Vicki Waiting, Scandelous, Feel U Up

CK (Chaka Kahn)

Eternity

Time Waits for No One (Mavis Staples)

Jaguar, Come Home, I Guess I’m Crazy, Train

Graffitti Bridge

Tick Tick Bang, Can’t Stop, We Can Funk, Question of U, Joy in Repetition, Graffiti Bridge, Elephants & Flowers, Latest Fashion, Melody Cool, Still Would Stand All Time,

Be Yourself (Patti LaBelle)

Yo Mister

Diamonds & Pearls

Live 4 Love

Private Waters (Kid Creole)

Sex of It

Pandemonium (The Time)

Jerk Out, Chocolate, Latest Fashion, Data Bank, My Summertime Thang

Times Squared (Eric Leeds)

Little Rock, Easy Does It, Andorra, Night Owl, Overnight, Every Night, Kenya, Once Upon A Time, Times Squared, Cape Horn, The Dopamine Rush

Here It Is (Jevetta Steele)

And How

Spellbound (Paula Abdul)

U

True Confessions (TC Ellis)

Girl O My Dreams

Symbol

The Flow

May 19th, 1992 (Ingred Chavez)

Heaven Must Be Near, Crystal City Cry, Wintersong, Whispering Dandelions, Slappy Dappy, Candle Dance, Elephant Box, Touch Of Love, Blue Boy, Jadestone, Sad Puppet Dance, Standing In The Rain, Cross The Line)

Night Calls (Joe Cocker)

5 Women

Alligience (Howard Hewitt)

Alligience

Carmen Electra

Good Judy Girlfriend, Fantasia Erotica

Let’s Get Started (Louie Louie)

Get Blue, Dance Unto The Rhythm

Heaven Help Us All (The Steeles)

Well Done

The Voice (Mavis Staples)

A Man Called Jesus, The Voice

Millinium (EW&F)

Superhero

Smell My Finger (George Clinton)

The Big Pump

1-800-New-Funk (Various)

MPLS, Color, Standing at the Alter, Carnac (17),

Come

Race

Gold Exp

Shh, Endorphin, Dolphin, Now, Shy, 319, Billy Jack, Gold

Chaos & Disorder

Zannalee, Chaos And Disorder, Right The Wrong, I Like It There , The Same December

Living Single (TV Soundtrack)

Pain

Girl 6 (Soundtrack)

She Spoke 2 Me

Don’t Talk to Strangers

Come 2 My House

Don't Talk 2 Strangers, Journey 2 The Center Of Your Heart, I’ll Never Open My Legs Again (I'll Never B Another Fool)

Rave In2 the Joy Fantastic

Rave

Rainbow Children

(God Is) Everywhere

C-NOTE

Empty Room

Musicology

A Million Days, If Eye Was The Man In Ur Life,

Lotus/MPLS

From The Lotus..., Colonized Mind, Love Like Jazz, Wall Of Berlin, ...Back 2 The Lotus, 4ever, Feel Better, Feel Good, Feel Wonderful, U're Gonna C Me, (There'll Never B) Another Like Me

Great List

Prince's Sarah
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Reply #8 posted 05/08/12 5:17am

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wow, can't believe c&d had so many from the vault, zannalee was rescued thank goodness, it used to be so great playing it loud to annoy the chit out of my dad.

"who need the exercise"..lol

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Reply #9 posted 05/08/12 5:59am

alphachannel

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CrabalockerFishwife said:

alphachannel said:

Indeed that's where much of this info originated -- my error for not giving this excellent site credit. I also used DMSR and in some cases Wikipedia for verification

I checked this site after making my post.. it makes no mention of "Head" being from 1979. Therefore, updating your list when you get the time would still be helpful..

Again one of the other sources was Per Nilsen's book "Dance Music Sex Romance"; regarding Head:

A few of the Dirty Mind songs had been written prior to the sessions in the Minnetonka house. Head was demoed during The Rebels sessions in Colorodo in July 1979 and was introduced into the set in 1980.

It's tough to find copies of this book but you can read lengthy excerpts on Google Books

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Reply #10 posted 05/08/12 6:35am

stillwaiting

alphachannel said:

CrabalockerFishwife said:

I checked this site after making my post.. it makes no mention of "Head" being from 1979. Therefore, updating your list when you get the time would still be helpful..

Again one of the other sources was Per Nilsen's book "Dance Music Sex Romance"; regarding Head:

A few of the Dirty Mind songs had been written prior to the sessions in the Minnetonka house. Head was demoed during The Rebels sessions in Colorodo in July 1979 and was introduced into the set in 1980.

It's tough to find copies of this book but you can read lengthy excerpts on Google Books

If Dirty Mind came out in 1999, it might have been a stretch to say it was a 1979 song. Since Dirty Mind came out in October 1980, it is realistic to believe that many of the songs existed in 1979 in some form.

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Reply #11 posted 05/08/12 6:37am

stillwaiting

You forgot "Reflection" from Musicology.

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Reply #12 posted 05/08/12 7:38am

alphachannel

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stillwaiting said:

alphachannel said:

Again one of the other sources was Per Nilsen's book "Dance Music Sex Romance"; regarding Head:

A few of the Dirty Mind songs had been written prior to the sessions in the Minnetonka house. Head was demoed during The Rebels sessions in Colorodo in July 1979 and was introduced into the set in 1980.

It's tough to find copies of this book but you can read lengthy excerpts on Google Books

If Dirty Mind came out in 1999, it might have been a stretch to say it was a 1979 song. Since Dirty Mind came out in October 1980, it is realistic to believe that many of the songs existed in 1979 in some form.

That's totally fair -- I struggled with whether to include several songs for the reason you've mentioned. With the ones I included I pictured Prince pulling a older song or demo off the shelf for whatever project he's currently working on. Not an exact process and goodness knows I'm not an expert holding inside information biggrin .

All this is just an attempt to maybe dig up some gems of knowlege we may or spur conversation beyond Prince's hair and poop color while we wait for new music to drop...

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