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DEMOS, OUTTAKES AND OTHER RARE STUDIO MATERIAL
4CD SET (5 HOURS 10 MIN.)
DISC ONE (1976-1983) 78:56
01. Soft And Wet #1 3’17 (1976)
The track was one of the earliest professional recordings by Prince, and recordings were made in Summer 1976 at Moonsound, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
02. Soft And Wet #2 3’01 (1976)
In late 1976 - early 1977, the track was re-recorded at Sound 80, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
03. Miss You 4’16 (1978-79)
Unreleased track recorded as a home recording in the second half of 1978 at Prince's France Avenue Home Studio, Edina, MN, USA.
The song contains only acoustic guitar and vocals by Prince.
04. Rough 5’40 (1980)
Unreleased song originally recorded in May - June 1980 at Prince's Wayzata Home Studio, Wayzata, MN, USA during recording sessions for the Dirty Mind album.
05. Feel U Up 6’35 (1981)
Initially recorded in sequence following Irresistible Bitch in late 1981 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA.
06. Broken 2’59 (1981)
Unreleased song recorded in early 1981, at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio.
07. Strange Way (Of Saying I Love You) 2’00 (1981)
Unreleased song recorded at some point in 1981 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio.
08. Do Yourself A Favor (a.k.a. If You See Me) 9’18 (1982)
Prince recorded an entirely new version of the track at his Kiowa Trail Home Studio, titled Do Yourself A Favor.
According to Pepé Willie, Prince recorded it from memory and had not heard it for years.
09. Turn It Up 5’10 (1982)
Unreleased song recorded on 20 January 1982 at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA.
10. Moonbeam Levels 4’04 (1982)
Song recorded on 6 July 1982, at Sunset Sound.
It was released as the only previously-unreleased track on the first posthumous compilation of Prince's music, Prince 4ever.
11. Jungle Love (Jesse Johnson's instr. demo) 4’20 (1983)
Original 1983 recording before Jesse Johnson's 1984 lead guitar overdubs. He used Prince's Hohner Tele to play the rhythm guitar part.
12. Wet Dream Cousin (instr.) 4’55 (1983)
Unreleased instrumental recorded by Prince and Bobby Z. at some point in 1983 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio.
It was intended for Vanity 6's planned second album.
13. Wonderful Ass 6’16 (1983)
Track recorded in early 1983 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio.
The track is a pop-funk track with synth lead lines, a drum machine beat and rhythm guitar.
The track's lyrics were supposedly inspired by Vanity. It is unknown if Wonderful Ass was intended for any project at the time of recording.
14. Velvet Kitty Cat 2’43 (1983)
Unreleased track recorded on 19 April 1983 at Sunset Sound.
In 2017 Velvet Kitty Cat was released as the eighth track on the From The Vault & Previously Unreleased disc of a Deluxe release of Purple Rain.
15. My Love Belongs To You (instr.) 7’01 (1983)
Unreleased track recorded on 20 April 1983 at Sunset Sound.
The track was recorded for possible use on The Time's third album Ice Cream Castle, but the song was not included on the release.
16. Sex Shooter (Vanity 6) 5’05 (1983)
Initial tracking took place in November 1983 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
with lead vocals by Vanity, and the track was originally planned for a second album by Vanity 6.
When Vanity left the group and decided not to participate in the Purple Rain movie, Prince instead began the group Apollonia 6.
New lead vocals were recorded and Prince worked on the track further.
17. Wednesday 1’39 (1983)
Unreleased track recorded on 24 October 1983 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio.
It was intended to be sung by Jill Jones in the movie Purple Rain.
DISC TWO (1983-1985) 78’03
01. The Glamorous Life 8’07 (1983)
Initial tracking took place on 27 December 1983 at Sunset Sound, and the song was originally intended for Apollonia 6 until Prince began to work with Sheila E. in February 1984, at which time he set the song aside for her.
02. She's Always In My Hair 6’27 (1983)
Initial tracking took place on 30 December 1983 at Sunset Sound.
Although credited to Prince and the Revolution, the track is a solo performance by Prince.
03. Ice Cream Castles (instr.) 7’01 (1984)
Initial tracking took place on 13 January 1984 at Sunset Sound.
Jesse Johnson stated, "Morris & I recorded a song name "Old & Ingnorant" in Mpls. The next day Morris & I fly out to meet Prince In LA, at Sunset Sound.
He dug it and the track was rerecorded, rewritten, and became "Ice Cream Castles". Prince kept telling me: "It's so cool how you played the bass on the AND
instead of the 1". Great compliment even though at that time I didn't know what he was talking about. Yeah of course I do now!"
04. Paisley Park (instr.; different song) 4’10 (1984)
Unreleased instrumental song recorded on 9 March 1984 at Sunset Sound. Apart from its title the song has no relation with the song Paisley Park.
It features drums, bass and a keyboard pattern from the Yamaha DX-7 synth.
05. When Doves Cry 9’11 (1984)
Rehearsal from 1984.
06. Next Time Wipe The Lipstick Off Your Collar 3’45 (1984)
Sheila E.'s vocals were recorded in the first few days of April 1984 at Sunset Sound. Next Time Wipe The Lipstick Off Your Collar is notable for featuring the first use of violin (by Novi Novog) and accordion (by Nick DeCaro) on a Prince-related track.
07. The Dance Electric 6’28 (1984)
Initial tracking for Prince's initial version took place on 17 August 1984. Prince reportedly gave the song to André Cymone after Cymone's mother asked Prince for a song.
In 2017 Prince's own version was released as the first track on the From The Vault & Previously Unreleased disc of a Deluxe release of Purple Rain.
08. The Screams Of Passion 5’32 (1984)
Initial tracking took place on 19 August 1984 at the Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse in Eden Prairie. Prince's original studio version, missing strings.
09. Around The World In A Day 5’06 (1984)
The track was first written and recorded by David Coleman (Lisa Coleman's brother) in June 1984, when given two days of studio time at Sunset Sound as a birthday gift from Prince. When Prince heard the resulting track, he loved it and wanted to include it on his next album. He re-recorded the track and made some musical and lyrical changes. Basic tracks for Prince's version were recorded on 16 September 1984 at Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse.
10. Our Destiny (Jill Jones) 3’11 (1984)
Unreleased track, initially recorded during Prince and the Revolution's concert on 7 June 1984 at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN, USA, during the same show where the basic tracks for Roadhouse Garden and All Day, All Night were also recorded. Sessions with horn players and strings were organized and both Lisa Coleman and Jill Jones added a lead vocal to the track, replacing Prince's vocals. Prince was not present for these sessions. This is the studio version with Jill Jones vocal and horn & string overdubs.
11. Roadhouse Garden 3’31 (1984)
Although tracked separately in the studio, the track seems to have purposively conjoined with Our Destiny. This is the case for the live version and the two songs (using the same four-on-the-floor bass drumbeat) were also mixed together segueing into one another in the studio rendition. Roadhouse Garden is not known to have been considered for inclusion on Prince's next album, Around The World In A Day.
12. Mutiny 3’58 (1984)
Prince's original studio version, using an alternate mix from the final release. While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking took place in late June 1984 at the Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse.
13. Dear Michaelangelo 5’00 (1985)
Solo version by Prince, before studio overdubs with Sheila E. bandmembers. Initial tracking took place in January 1985 at Master Sound, Atlanta, GA, USA.
14. Toy Box (instr.) 6’17 (1985)
Early instrumental version. Initial tracking took place in January 1985 at Master Sound, Atlanta.
DISC THREE (1985-1986) 78’08
01. Come Elektra Tuesday 4’23 (1985)
Unreleased song recorded on 26 May 1985 at Sunset Sound. The song features Jill Jones on background vocals.
It is unknown if this song was intended for any project at the time.
02. Others Here With Us 2’45 (1985)
Unreleased track recorded on 20 April 1985 at Sunset Sound.
The song's backing is largely built up from samples from the Fairlight CMI sample-synthesizer.
It was included as the fifth track on a 1 May 1985 configuration of Parade, but was removed before the album's release.
03. Living Doll (Jill Jones) 3’08 (1985)
Unreleased song recorded on 2 June 1985 at Sunset Sound.
The song was intended for Jill Jones' album Jill Jones, but ultimately not included.
04. Empty Room 3’23 (1985)
Initial tracking took place on 4 August 1985 at the Washington Avenue Warehouse, Eden Prairie, MN, USA.
It was recorded with the Revolution, following an argument with Susannah Melvoin.
05. My Baby Knows (Jill Jones) 4’07 (1985)
In Summer, 1985, Prince worked on the track further with Jill Jones, who added lead vocal overdubs at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA.
Soon after, Prince sent the song to Clare Fischer to add orchestration, which was added in August 1985, at Monterey Sound Studios, Glendale, CA, USA,
but the song was ultimately not included on Jill Jones' album Jill Jones.
06. Killin' At The Soda Shop (Jill Jones) 2’40 (1985)
Unreleased song recorded on 29 May 1985 at Sunset Sound. Clare Fischer arranged and recorded orchestration for the song in August 1985,
at Monterey Sound Studios, but the song was ultimately not included on Jill Jones' album Jill Jones.
07. Eternity 3’53 (1985)
While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking took place in December 1985, at Sunset Sound.
Prince first offered the track to George Clinton for a project he was producing for Vanessa Williams, but the song was not used.
Sheena Easton's vocals were recorded later, although details of her recording are not known.
08. Mia Bocca (Jill Jones) 5’29 (1986)
Prince mixed the song on 30 January 1986 at Sunset Sound. While David Z. and Jill Jones are listed as producers of the song,
the only musicians known to have contributed to the track beyond Prince and Jill Jones are Clare Fischer's orchestra, hired by Prince.
09. If I Could Get Your Attention (Jill Jones) 2’06 (1986)
Jill Jones version, recorded in May/June 1986. The track was written by Prince, although credited to Taja Sevelle,
who wrote additional lyrics, and was produced by Prince.
10. Power Fantastic 6’15 (1986)
Includes instrumental intro removed for inclusion on The Hits / The B-Sides. The track was recorded live on 19 March 1986 at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio in Chanhassen, MN, USA, during initial sessions for the Dream Factory album.
11. Crystal Ball 11’21 (1986)
Initial tracking took place on 17 April 1986 at Galpin Blvd Home Studio.
Original full length version without Clare Fischer orchestra, as placed on the 3 June 1986 configuration of Dream Factory.
12. Witness 4 The Prosecution 3’55 (1986)
Unreleased track initially recorded on 27 March 1986 at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio.
Prince re-recorded the track completely on 6 October 1986 (the day after Rescue Me and the day before disbanding the Revolution and recording Telepathy) at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA. It is not known if this re-recording was intended for any specific project.
13. Movie Star 4’21 (1986)
Initial tracking took place on 27 March 1986 at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio.
Original version with additional lyrics, included on 3 June 1986 configuration of Dream Factory, segueing into A Place In Heaven.
14. A Place In Heaven 2’43 (1986)
Unreleased track recorded on 27 March 1986 at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio.
Lisa Coleman's vocal version of the track was included as the tenth track on a late April 1986 configuration of the Dream Factory album.
Prince surprisingly performed a two and a half minute rendition of it at the first show of the Piano & A Microphone Tour in Melbourne Australia, seemingly in connection with the passing of Denise Matthews a.k.a. Vanity the day before.
15. Girl O' My Dreams 1’35 (1986)
The track was re-recorded on 18 June 1986 at the Washington Avenue Warehouse.
The track was given to T.C. Ellis, who had appeared in the Graffiti Bridge movie, when he and Levi Seacer, Jr.
were working on his album True Confessions in 1990-1, and the track was re-recorded without Prince's input for use on the album.
16. Can't Stop This Feeling I Got 2’08 (1986)
The track was re-recorded on 17 June 1986 at the Washington Avenue Warehouse.
17. We Can Funk 5’34 (1986)
This is the 'Finished' 1986 version. Prince toned down the title and lyrics of the song, and re-recorded the track on 17 June 1986 at the Washington Avenue Warehouse. The original version titled We Can Fuck was released (as We Can F**k) as the tenth track on the From The Vault & Previously Unreleased disc of the Purple Rain Deluxe album in June 2017.
18. Data Bank 7’51 (1986)
Initial tracking took place on 17 June 1986 at the Washington Avenue Warehouse.
The track was re-recorded with Morris Day on lead vocals in Summer 1989, at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA, when Prince and Morris Day worked on the projected fourth album by The Time, Corporate World, which later morphed into Pandemonium.
DISC FOUR (1986-1987) 76’40
01. Love And Sex (Sheila E.) 4’16 (1986)
Unreleased track recorded on 25 March 1986 at Sunset Sound.
The song was intended for Sheila E.'s third album Sheila E., but was not included on the final release.
02. Yah, U Know 5’37 (1986)
This track has been worked on for possible inclusion on Dream Factory, but it was not included on any known configurations of the album.
Eric Leeds recorded saxophone overdubs on 4 June 1986 at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio.
03. In A Large Room With No Light (a.k.a. Life Is Like Looking For A Penny In A Large Room With No Light) 3’15 (1986)
Initial tracking for the original version were recorded on 4 May 1986 at Sunset Sound,
and was recorded with members of the Revolution and Sheila E.'s band. The track's first live performance took place on 29 March 2009, am, almost 23 years after its initial recording.
04. Baby Go-Go 4’40 (1986)
Prince's own version, recorded on 12 June 1986 at Sunset Sound.
Nona Hendryx re-recorded the track with her own musicians in early 1987, with both Mavis Staples and George Clinton adding background vocals.
05. Eggplant 5’18 (1986)
Unreleased duet song between Wendy and Prince, recorded on 8 July 1986 at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio. Inspiration for this song came from Susannah and Wendy Melvoin, as Prince overheard their conversation about vain girls who constantly flip their hair while having a conversation with someone. The song makes an analogy between a shallow girl and an eggplant, presumably the opposite of an egghead (an intellectual).
06. Big Tall Wall 5’40 (1986)
Unreleased track, recorded in mid-April 1986 at Galpin Blvd Home Studio. The track is a minimalist funk/rock song, with Prince's vocals accompanied only by a Linn LN-1 drum machine. The track was recorded around the time when Prince's then-girlfriend Susannah Melvoin had moved out of Prince's house and the lyrics, including "I'm gonna build a big tall wall, stone circle so you can’t get out”
07. The Ball 4’33 (1986)
Unreleased track recorded on 26 July 1986 at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio. Prince re-recorded the track with new lyrics as Eye No, but kept the original segue ending the track (which was also used at the beginning of the released version of Joy In Repetition).
08. Make Your Mama Happy 1’30 (1986)
Basic track was recorded on 8 August 1986 at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio.
09. Crucial 3’42 (1986)
Initial tracking took place on 13 September 1986 at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio. This version missed the guitar solo.
10. Coco Boys 5’50 (1986)
Prince recorded a studio version of the track (with lyrics) on 14 September 1986 at his Galpin Blvd Home Studio.
The Coco Boys was the name of a band included as characters in the musical; while the band names changed, the idea of rival bands was reused in the Graffiti Bridge movie.
11. Emotional Pump 4’55 (1986)
Unreleased track recorded on 16 October 1986 at Sunset Sound. The song was written for Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, who had influenced Prince greatly. It was sent to her, but she didn't think it matched her style and she told Prince she couldn't sing it. The track remains unreleased.
12. Telepathy 2’27 (1986)
Initial tracking took place on 7 October 1986 at Sunset Sound. It is the first track on Deborah Allen's fourth album Telepathy.
13. Wally 4’34 (1986)
Unreleased song originally recorded on 28 December 1986 at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio. After finishing the song Prince ordered engineer Susan Rogers to erase all channels on the the 24-stem recording. It is not clear if a cassette copy of the song was made prior to its erasing. The original version was a solo recording dealing with Prince's break-up with Susannah Melvoin, and thanking Wally Safford for being his friend. He felt the song was too personal, however, and kept adding layers of percussion and changing the feel of the track.
14. 101 4’02 (1987)
Initial tracking took place on 10 January 1987 at Sunset Sound. It is the eighth track on Sheena Easton's ninth album The Lover In Me.
15. U Got The Look (Alternate extended version) 5’14 (1987)
16. La, La, La, He, He, Hee (Highly Explosive) 10’32 (1987)
While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking took place in mid-January, 1987 at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio after completion of the Sign O' The Times album. This is the original full-length version.
[Edited 7/15/17 9:58am]
[Edited 7/15/17 9:58am]