ok so i am going to see prince this week at the o2 stadium, and i’m getting a little excited.
i’m not a concert goer really, i have to really want to see an artist. prince has done a really good thing for his fans – firstly he’s kept ticket prices down and secondly he’s promised to sing what his fans want to hear. say what you want about his eccentricities but these actions speak volumes about his commitment to his fans.
to get myself in the mood, here are some more rare prince tracks, as a sequel to my first ever post. also check out those he produced for and those who went ahead and adopted his sound anyway…
originally written for cat glover and then turned into an unreleased morris day and the time track recorded for their 1990 album, pandemonium. the bassline sounds a bit like ‘7’ but this is more uptempo.
unreleased track from the gold experience sessions that actually samples two other unreleased tracks from the 80s. very typical of prince’s early 90s output.
all day all night
a 1984 outtake, which probably means it was intended for around the world in a day. ended up on jill jones’ album three years later.
written for nona hendryx in 1986. i haven’t heard her version but i love the production on his.
one of my absolute favourite unreleased prince tracks – can only have been left off ‘1999’ due to the controversial lyrcis. but aren’t most of his lyrics controversial?
written for purple rain, left off, then prince returned to it 8 years later to rerecord new vocals. still unreleased despite being a fan favourite.
if i love you tonight
written in 1979 for an early incarnation of prince’s band the revolution,. actually released 11 years later by mica paris.
originally a 1982 b-side, then rerecorded for the abandoned camille project, with wendy and lisa on backup.
love..thy will be done/martika’s kitchen
former disney kid martika’s first album was pop fluff and covers. for her second album, prince provided her with a ready made set including these two songs.
outtake from the 1984 project ‘the family’.
part of ‘the symbol’ sessions, this is a nice laid back tune.
the sex of it
written for and recorded by kid creole, but i prefer prince’s version.