lunes, 4 de julio de 2016

domingo, 3 de julio de 2016

2015-1999 O(+> PRINCE The SOUL Experience


http://hitnrun.podomatic.com/entry/2016-08-19T13_18_11-07_00

01.) "WHEN SHE COMES" 2015 HITnRUN Phase Two.
02.) "WHAT IT FEELS LIKE" ft Andy Allo 2014 Art Official Age.
03.) "WHITECAPS" ft Hannah Ford 2014 Plectrumelectrum.
04.) "FUTURE SOUL SONG" 2010 20TEN.
05.) "HERE" 2009 MPLSound.
06.) "LOVE LIKE JAZZ" 2009 Lotusflow3r.
07.) "FUTURE BABY MAMA" 2007 Planet Earth.
08.) "BEAUTIFUL, LOVED AND BLESSED" ft Támar Davis 2006 3121.
09.) "DEAR MR. MAN" 2004 Musicology.
10.) "WHAT DO U WANT ME 2 DO?" 2004 Musicology.
11.) "PEARLS B4 THE SWINE" 2002 One Nite Alone...
12.) "SHE LOVES ME 4 ME" 2001 The Rainbow Children.
13.) "EVERYWHERE" 2001 The Rainbow Children.
14.) "MUSE 2 THE PHARAOH" 2001 The Rainbow Children.
15.) "WHEREVER U GO, WHATEVER U DO" 1999 Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic.
16.) "SILLY GAME" 1999 Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic.
17.) "MAN 'O' WAR" 1999 Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic.
18.) "THE SUN, THE MOON AND STARS" 1999 Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic.
19.) "TANGERINE" extended 2001 Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic.
20.) "OLD FRIENDS 4 SALE" 1999 The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale.
21.) "5 WOMEN" 1999 The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale.

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01.) "WHEN SHE COMES" 2015 HITnRUN Phase Two.
When She Comes is a song performed live on 11 May 2011. It was long assumed a studio version was recorded around that same time, but this was unconfirmed until 2015 when it appeared on Hitnrun Phase Two.


02.) "WHAT IT FEELS LIKE" ft Andy Allo 2014 Art Official Age.
What It Feels Like is the eighth track on Prince's 37th album Art Official Age. Almost 15 months before its release, however, the track was streamed during a DJ set by Dudley D. on 11 July 2013 (am), during 3rdEye TV broadcast # 16. The track is a duet between Prince and Andy Allo.

Initial tracking dates are unknown, but it is likely the track was recorded between Summer 2011 and early 2012 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA, during recording sessions for Andy Allo's second album Superconductor.

The track's lyrics make reference to the Biblical figures David and Saul. Although the phrase "this is what it feels like" is used repeatedly in When Stars Collide, which did end up on Superconductor, the tracks are otherwise unrelated.


03.) "WHITECAPS" 2014 Plectrumelectrum.
Whitecaps is the fifth track on Prince's 36th album Plectrumelectrum (the first by Prince and 3rdEyeGirl), and was released four weeks earlier as a pre-order download, hours after the track was debuted by Vibe.com. It was also available to purchase separately (on the same day U Know was released to promote Art Official Age).

The track features lead vocals by Hannah Ford.

While specific recording dates are not known, it is likely the track was recorded in 2013 or early 2014, at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. It was first mentioned in an interview with Mojo Magazine released in February 2014.


04.) "FUTURE SOUL SONG" 2010 20TEN.
Future Soul Song is the third track from Prince's 35th album 20TEN.

Initial tracking dates are uncertain, but it is believed that the track was recorded in early 2010 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA.


05.) "HERE" 2009 MPLSound.
Here is the fifth track on Prince's 34th studio album MPLSound.

Recording dates and studio are unknown, but it is likely that the track was recorded in 2008 - early 2009 at either Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA or 77 Beverly Park, Hollywood, CA, USA.


06.) "LOVE LIKE JAZZ" 2009 Lotusflow3r.
Love Like Jazz is the seventh track on Prince's 33rd studio album Lotusflow3r.

Recording dates and studio are unknown. Prince has stated that some tracks on the Lotusflow3r date back to 3121 recording sessions - as this song features Michael B. and Sonny T., it is possible that this track comes from their late 2005 recording session, or one of the subsequent sessions, but no information has been verified.


07.) "FUTURE BABY MAMA" 2007 Planet Earth.
Future Baby Mama is the fifth track from Prince's 32nd album Planet Earth, and, in late 2007, Future Baby Mama was available as a promo single in the France only as the album's third worldwide single (but the first and only in France). On 10 February 2008, the track won the Grammy Award for "Best Male R&B Vocal Performance" (beating Woman by Raheem DeVaughn, B.U.D.D.Y. by Musiq Soulchild, Because Of You by Ne-Yo and Please Don't Go by Tank).

While specific recording dates are not known, it is likely that initial tracking took place in 2006 or early 2007, most likely at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (although possibly at either 3121 at The Rio Las Vegas, NV, USA or Circle House Miami, FL, USA).


08.) "BEAUTIFUL, LOVED AND BLESSED" 2006 3121.
Beautiful, Loved And Blessed (a.k.a. Beautiful, Loved & Blessed) is the tenth track on Prince's 31st studio album 3121, and, one month before the album's release, a version with a slightly different ending was included as the b-side of Black Sweat, the album's first single. Beautiful, Loved & Blessed was also released as a promo single in the USA (credited to Támar feat. Prince) at around the same time.

Exact recording dates are unknown, but it was likely recorded at some point between early 2005 (when Prince first worked with Támar Davis) and early 2006. It is the only track to receive the artist credit "Prince feat. Támar Davis", although they worked on several tracks together in 2005 and 2006, at either Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA, or 3121 (Mulholland), West Hollywood, CA, USA (it was not included on a late 2005 configuration of 3121, but this may be because it was intended for Támar's use rather than Prince's). At the time of 3121's release, the Black Sweat single version of Beautiful, Loved And Blessed (as Beautiful, Loved & Blessed) was also included on Támar's first album, then titled Beautiful, Loved & Blessed; it was included as the seventh track when the album was later renamed Milk & Honey, with a reprise of the song included as the twelfth and final track on the album.


09.) "DEAR MR. MAN" 2004 Musicology.
Dear Mr. Man is the eleventh track on Prince's 28th album Musicology. Six months after the album's release, the European version of the Cinnamon Girl single contained a live version of the track in both audio and video form. The studio version, with overdubs by Dr. Cornel West and titled Mr. Man, was included as the fourth track on Cornel West & BMWMB's 2007 album Never Forget: A Journey Of Revelations.

Initial recording dates are unknown, but it is likely that the track was recorded in 2003 or early 2004 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA.


10.) "WHAT DO U WANT ME 2 DO?" 2004 Musicology.
What Do U Want Me 2 Do? is the seventh track on Prince's 28th studio album Musicology, but four and a half months before the album's release, the track was streamed in the NPG Music Club' Glam Slam VIP room when it was announced that the seven-CD set The Chocolate Invasion was put on hold indefinitely.

Initial recording dates are unknown, but it is likely that the song was recorded in 2003 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA.


11.) "PEARLS B4 THE SWINE" 2002 One Nite Alone...
Pearls B4 The Swine is the eighth track on Prince's 25th album One Nite Alone..., but eight months before the album's release, the track was included in NPG Ahdio Show 8, a special show posted in response to the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks in the USA.

Specific recording dates are unknown, but it is believed that initial tracking took place in Spring 2001 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (along with the rest of the One Nite Alone... album), during the mastering of The Rainbow Children album. It is possible that the track was recorded in mid-September 2001, following the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks, but this is unverified.

The title is a Biblical reference, taken from Matthew 7:6.


12.) "SHE LOVES ME 4 ME" 2001 The Rainbow Children.
She Loves Me 4 Me is the eleventh track on Prince's 24th album The Rainbow Children, his first album after reverting to the name Prince, and, in late 2001, She Loves Me 4 Me was available as a promotional single (as well as a four-track "Jazz Sampler"), in addition to a free download through www.rainbowchildren.com on 10 December 2001.

Specific recording dates are unknown, but it is likely that initial tracking took place in late 2000 or early 2001 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA.


13.) "EVERYWHERE" 2001 The Rainbow Children.
Everywhere is the fifth track on Prince's 24th album The Rainbow Children, his first album after reverting to the name Prince.

Specific recording dates are unknown, but it is likely that initial tracking took place in late 2000 or early 2001 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. The track is based around a drum pattern created by John Blackwell when Prince was out of the studio. When John Blackwell returned to the studio the following day he discovered that Prince had created an entire track using the pattern. Horn overdubs were recorded on 8 February 2001, also at Paisley Park Studios (on the same day as horn overdubs on Mellow and The Everlasting Now).


14.) "MUSE 2 THE PHARAOH" 2001 The Rainbow Children.
Muse 2 The Pharaoh is the second track on Prince's 24th album The Rainbow Children, his first album after reverting to the name Prince. In 2002 a live version from the One Nite Alone... Tour was released as the second track on the One Nite Alone... Live! album (along with Mellow, The Other Side Of The Pillow and Strange Relationship from the same show).

Specific recording dates are unknown, but it is likely that initial tracking took place in late 2000 or early 2001 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA.

One lyric from the song has caused some controversy. In discussing slavery, Prince states "Holocaust aside, many lived and died", and goes on to ask "but when all truth is told, would you rather be dead, or be sold?" Another unrelated lyric has caused some confusion, when Prince states "the opposite of NATO is OTAN." While OTAN is the French acronym for NATO, it's unclear if Prince is referring to this or something else. In live shows (including on the One Nite Alone... Live! album), he changes the lyric to "the opposite of NATO is monotheism". The lyric "Like a thief in the night, my Lord come and strike" is a reference to the Biblical New Testament passage 1 Thessalonians 5:2-4, the earliest of the apostle Paul's letters to the early Christian churches.


15.) "WHEREVER U GO, WHATEVER U DO" 1999 Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic.
Wherever U Go, Whatever U Do is the 16th track (14th song) on Prince's 23rd album Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic (his sixth using the name O(+> ). It is the last credited track on the album, containing 5:35 of silence following the end of the song (leading into an uncredited segue). The same version, without the silence, was included as the 13th track on the 2001 companion album Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic (Prettyman followed it as the uncredited final track, however).

While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking likely took place in early 1999 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA.


16.) "SILLY GAME" 1999 Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic.
Silly Game is the 14th track (twelfth song) on Prince's 23rd album Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic (his sixth using the name O(+> ). In 2001, it was included as the twelfth track on the companion album Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic.

While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking likely took place in early 1999 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. String overdubs by the NPG Orchestra (orchestrated by Clare Fischer), were recorded in mid-1999 at O'Henry Sound Studios, Burbank, CA, USA.


17.) "MAN 'O' WAR" 1999 Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic.
Man'O'War (often referred to as Man O' War) is the eleventh track (ninth song) on Prince's 23rd album Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic (his sixth using the name O(+> ), and, a few months after the album's release, Man'O'War was available as a promotional release in the USA only. In 2001, a remixed version titled Man'O'War (Remix), which was in fact mostly re-recorded, was included as the eighth track on the companion album Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic.

While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking likely took place in early 1999 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. The Hornheadz recorded horn overdubs for the track on 17 May 1999 at Paisley Park Studios (during the same session as horn overdubs for Y Should Eye Do That When Eye Can Do This?, Hot Wit U, I Ain't Gonna Run and R U Ready?). String overdubs by the NPG Orchestra (orchestrated by Clare Fischer), were recorded in mid-1999 at O'Henry Sound Studios, Burbank, CA, USA. The remix was likely recorded in late 1999, also at Paisley Park Studios.

The Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic version is preceded by a segue which contains the opening orchestration of the song.

An edit of the remix was also included as the first track on the Man'O'War (Remix) NPG Records Sampler unreleased cassette (intended for promotional use only).


18.) "THE SUN, THE MOON AND STARS" 1999 Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic.
The Sun, The Moon And Stars is the eighth track (seventh song) on Prince's 23rd album Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic (his sixth using the name O(+> ). An almost identical version, including an extra few seconds of ocean sounds at the fade-out, was included as the seventh track on the 2001 companion album Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic.

While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking likely took place in early 1999 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. String overdubs by the NPG Orchestra (orchestrated by Clare Fischer), were recorded in mid-1999 at O'Henry Sound Studios, Burbank, CA, USA. The Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic version was likely the full recording, edited slightly for its initial release on Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic.


19.) "TANGERINE" extended 2001 Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic.
Tangerine is the sixth track (fifth song) on Prince's 23rd album Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic (his sixth using the name O(+> ). An extended version (not labeled as such) was included as the fifth track on the 2001 companion album Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic.

While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking likely took place in early 1999 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. The Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic version was likely the full recording, edited for its initial release on Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic.


20.) "OLD FRIENDS 4 SALE" 1999 The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale.
Old Friends 4 Sale is the eighth track on Prince's 22nd album The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale.

Initial tracking took place on 20 April 1985 at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA (three days after Wendy's Parade, New Position, I Wonder U and Under The Cherry Moon, on the same day as Others Here With Us and Tibet, and the day before Life Can Be So Nice and Sometimes It Snows In April).

Clare Fischer arranged and recorded orchestration for the song at some point in mid-late 1985 at Monterey Sound Studios, Glendale, CA, USA. The lyrics of this original version mention several personal details of changes in Prince's band and his relationships with bandmembers and staff.

The song (without orchestration) was included as the eighth track on a 1 May 1985 configuration of Parade (and would therefore have been credited to Prince and the Revolution), but was removed before the album's release.

The track was reworked with less personal lyrics in 1991, most likely at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (the original 1985 orchestration was reused, however). It is this later version that was included on The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale.

On 24 September 2012, in anticipation of the "Welcome 2 Chicago" three-date residency, a 3:18 rehearsal version of Old Friends 4 Sale by Prince and the New Power Generation was streamed on DrFunkenberry blog, using the 1991 lyrics, with a minor change to the main subject of the song being female; this may have been in reference to Sheila E., who had tweeted vague references to a fallout with Prince a week earlier. The same day as the rehearsal's stream, Prince performed the song live for the first time, more than 27 years after its initial recording (the performance immediately followed a performance of The Glamorous Life, furthering the theory about the revised lyrics referring to Sheila E.).


21.) "5 WOMEN" 1999 The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale.
5 Women was initially available (as Five Women) as the ninth track on Joe Cocker's album Night Calls, and in 1992, Five Women was released as a single in Europe. In 1999, Prince's original version was released as the fourth track on Prince's 22nd album The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale, and at around the time of the album's release, 5 Women was available as a promotional single (with no commercial release).

While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking for Prince's version were recorded in late August or early September 1990 at Warner Pioneer Studio, Tokyo, Japan, while in Tokyo for two dates on the Diamonds And Pearls Tour (during the same set of sessions the produced Willing And Able, Strollin', Money Don't Matter 2 Night and Something Funky (This House Comes)). The track was sent to Joe Cocker for consideration in 1991, and Cocker re-recorded it with his band in 1991 at A&M Studios, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Cocker asked Prince to play guitar on this version, but Prince was busy at the time, and told Cocker that it was now "his baby".


viernes, 1 de julio de 2016

2015-1999 O(+> PRINCE The MYSTIC Experience


http://hitnrun.podomatic.com/entry/2016-08-19T13_24_40-07_00

01.) "REVELATION" 2015 HITnRUN Phase Two.
02.) "JUNE" 2015 HITnRUN Phase One.
03.) "WAY BACK HOME" ft Paloma Ayana 2014 Art Official Age.
04.) "TICTACTOE" 2014 Plectrumelectrum.
05.) "SEA OF EVERYTHING" 2010 20TEN.
06.) "BETTER WITH TIME" 2009 MPLSound.
07.) "U'RE GONNA C ME" 2009 MPLSound.
08.) "77 BEVERLY PARK" 2009 Lotusflow3r.
09.) "SOMEWHERE HERE ON THE EARTH" 2007 Planet Earth.
10.) "REFLECTION" 2004 Musicology.
11.) "ON THE COUCH" 2004 Musicology.
12.) "CALL MY NAME" 2004 Musicology.
13.) "ONE NITE ALONE..." 2002 One Nite Alone...
14.) "LAST DECEMBER" 2001 The Rainbow Children.
15.) "MELLOW" 2001 The Rainbow Children.
16.)"DIGITAL GARDEN" 2001 The Rainbow Children.
17.) "EYE LOVE U, BUT EYE DON'T TRUST U ANYMORE" 1999 Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic.
18.) "EXTRAORDINARY" 1999 The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale.
19.) "SHE SPOKE 2 ME" 1999 The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale.

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01.) "REVELATION" 2015 HITnRUN Phase Two.
Revelation was streamed in part during the Yahoo! Live album release party for Art Official Age and Plectrumelectrum by Joshua Welton from his Macbook Pro in Paisley Park Studios (Studio C), Chanhassen, MN, USA (along with The X's Face and the Rita Ora version of Ain't About 2 Stop).

While specific recording dates are not known, it is assumed to have been recorded in Summer 2014 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA.

In December 2015 the song appeared as eleventh track on the album Hitnrun Phase Two.


02.) "JUNE" 2015 HITnRUN Phase One.
June is the eleventh and final track on Prince's 38th album Hitnrun Phase One.

While specific recording dates are not known, a BBC interview with Joshua Welton seemed to confirm that Hardrocklover and June were recorded on the same day in late June 2015, at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. When discussing Hardrocklover, Welton is quoted as saying: Hardrocklover was done literally almost as soon as it came out. Actually, that and the last song on the album were made literally in the same hour.

In the lyrics, Prince states "[I] sometimes feel like I was born much too late; should have been born on the Woodstock stage." Prince was born in 1958, however, and was 11 years old at the time of the era-defining Woodstock Festival.


03.) "WAY BACK HOME" ft Paloma Ayana 2014 Art Official Age.
Way Back Home is the tenth track (ninth song) on Prince's 37th album Art Official Age.

While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking is believed to have taken place in Spring or Summer 2014 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. British folk/soul singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas, who appears as the narrator during the opening of the track, gave an interview in late February 2014, in which she stated she had not yet recorded with Prince but would love to, indicating that the track had not yet been recorded. La Havas appeared live with Prince in March and July 2014, and it is possible they worked together on the track then (along with Clouds, Affirmation I & II and Affirmation III), but this is purely speculative.


04.) "TICTACTOE" 2014 Plectrumelectrum.
Tictactoe is the tenth track on Prince's 36th album Plectrumelectrum (the first by Prince and 3rdEyeGirl).

It is likely the track was recorded in February 2014. The magazine quotes Prince describing the recording of the track: “We recorded it in Bryan Ferry’s studio Studio One in London, after a night of partying for which the Cocteau Twins was the soundtrack. You can’t understand the words of Cocteau Twins songs but their harmonies put you in a dreamlike state.” It was first mentioned in an interview with Mojo Magazine released in February 2014, describing the track as an "ethereal new ballad".

The title refers to the traditional two-player paper and pencil game Tic-tac-toe.


05.) "SEA OF EVERYTHING" 2010 20TEN.
Sea Of Everything is the eighth track from Prince's 35th album 20TEN.

Initial tracking dates are uncertain, but it is believed that the track was recorded in early 2010 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA.


06.) "BETTER WITH TIME" 2009 MPLSound.
Better With Time is the seventh track on Prince's 34th studio album MPLSound.

Recording dates and studio are unknown, but it is likely that the track was recorded in 2008 - early 2009 at either Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA or 77 Beverly Park, Hollywood, CA, USA. According to an interview with Prince conducted by Ann Powers of the Los Angeles Times, the song was dedicated to actress Kristin Scott Thomas, who played Mary Sharon in Under The Cherry Moon.


07.) "U'RE GONNA C ME" 2009 MPLSound.
U're Gonna C Me is the second track on Prince's 25th album One Nite Alone..., but four months before the album's release, on 17 January 2002, the track was released as an mp3 as part of NPG Music Club Edition # 12, the final edition of the first year of the NPG Music Club. In 2009, a re-recorded version of the track was included as the fourth track on Prince's 34th album MPLSound, and, nine months after the album's release, U're Gonna C Me was available as a promo single in France.

Specific recording dates are unknown, but it is believed that initial tracking took place in Spring 2001 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (along with the rest of the One Nite Alone... album), during the mastering of The Rainbow Children album. It is likely that the MPLSound version of the track was recorded in 2008 - early 2009 at either Paisley Park Studios or 77 Beverly Park, Hollywood, CA, USA, but this has not been confirmed.


08.) "77 BEVERLY PARK" 2009 Lotusflow3r.
77 Beverly Park is the eighth track on Prince's 33rd studio album Lotusflow3r.

Recording dates are unknown, but the track was likely recorded at 77 Beverly Park, Hollywood, CA, USA, Prince's home and home studio from early 2008 until mid-2009. The track's echoed beginning is most likely the end of the recording of the album's previous track, Love Like Jazz, for which recording details are listed in its respective song entry.

77 Beverly Park is mentioned in a rap included in Ol' Skool Company, along with most track titles from the MPLSound album, indicating that it may have been intended for inclusion on that album before being added to Lotusflow3r, but this has not been verified.


09.) "SOMEWHERE HERE ON THE EARTH" 2007 Planet Earth.
Somewhere Here On Earth is the third track from Prince's 32nd album Planet Earth, and a week prior to the album's initial release (with the Mail on Sunday newspaper in the UK and Ireland) it was included as the b-side of Guitar, the first single from the album, in Europe.

Initial tracking dates are uncertain, but it is believed that the track was recorded in early March 2007 at 3121 at The Rio in Las Vegas, as the track was premiered with Christian Scott on 10 March 2007 (am) as an instrumental and 11 March 2007 (am) as the full vocal track.


10.) "REFLECTION" 2004 Musicology.
Reflection is the twelfth and final track on Prince's 28th album Musicology, but ten months prior to the album's initial release (in concerts and as a download), Reflection was offered as an mp3 download to members of the NPG Music Club, during the club's third year, after being streamed during the club's opening week. In April 2004, a video of the performance by Prince and Wendy Melvoin of this track on The Tavis Smiley Show (their first performance together in many years) was made available for download through the NPG Music Club.

Initial recording dates for the studio version are unknown, but it is likely that the track was recorded in early 2003. No recording studio information is given, but it is likely that the track was recorded at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA.


11.) "ON THE COUCH" 2004 Musicology.
On The Couch is the tenth track on Prince's 28th studio album Musicology, and, five weeks after the album's download release, it was included as the b-side of Musicology, the album's first single.

Initial recording dates are unknown, but it is likely that the track was recorded in 2003 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA.


12.) "CALL MY NAME" 2004 Musicology.
Call My Name is the fifth track on Prince's 28th studio album Musicology, and in July 2004, Call My Name was released as a promo-only single in North America. On 13 February 2005, the track won the Grammy Award for "Best Male R&B Vocal Performance", beating Charlene by Anthony Hamilton, Happy People by R.Kelly, What We Do Here by Brian McKnight, and Burn by Usher.

Initial recording dates are unknown, but it is likely that the track was recorded in 2003 - early 2004 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA.


13.) "ONE NITE ALONE" 2002 One Nite Alone...
One Nite Alone... is the first track on Prince's 25th album One Nite Alone..., but four months before the album's release, on 17 January 2002, the track was released as an mp3 as part of NPG Music Club Edition # 12, the final edition of the first year of the NPG Music Club. Later in 2002, a short live version was included as the fifth track on the second disc of Prince's first live album One Nite Alone... Live! (along with recordings of Free, Starfish & Coffee and Sometimes It Snows In April from the same show).

Specific recording dates are unknown, but it is believed that initial tracking took place in Spring 2001 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (along with the rest of the One Nite Alone... album), during the mastering of The Rainbow Children album. The song's title was the inspiration for the name of the One Nite Alone... Tour which took place in 2002.


14.) "LAST DECEMBER" 2001 The Rainbow Children.
Last December is the 14th and final credited track on Prince's 24th album The Rainbow Children, his first album after reverting to the name Prince; an uncredited reprise of the track is included as the 21st and final track on the album, following six uncredited silent tracks. In late 2001, Last December was available as a promotional single in Japan only, with no commercial release.

Specific recording dates are unknown, but it is likely that initial tracking took place in late 2000 or early 2001 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA.

One of the four albums mentioned in the One Nite Alone... Tour program as being available soon from the NPG Music Club was titled Last December. As the track had already been released on The Rainbow Children and Prince had not performed the track live at that point, the content of this album was unknown.


15.) "MELLOW" 2001 The Rainbow Children.
Mellow is the seventh track on Prince's 24th album The Rainbow Children, his first album after reverting to the name Prince, and, on 14 January 2002, the track was offered as a free download from AOL.com to AOL members. In 2002, a live version was included as the fifth track on the first disc of Prince's first live album One Nite Alone... Live! (along with Muse 2 The Pharaoh, The Other Side Of The Pillow and Strange Relationship from the same show).

Specific recording dates are unknown, but it is likely that initial tracking took place in late 2000 or early 2001 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. Horn overdubs were recorded on 8 February 2001, also at Paisley Park Studios (on the same day as horn overdubs on Everywhere and The Everlasting Now). Lyrics in the track refer to the 17 November 2000 (am) aftershow concert at Metro, Chicago, IL, USA, which featured Macy Gray and Common as guests on stage. The songs' lyrics also refer to "The Egg", a building on the Paisley Park Studios grounds with an unknown purpose (see Paisley Park Studios for more details).


16.)"DIGITAL GARDEN" 2001 The Rainbow Children.
Digital Garden is the third track on Prince's 24th album The Rainbow Children, his first album after reverting to the name Prince. In late 2001, it was also included as the fourth and final track on the She Loves Me 4 Me "Jazz Sampler" promo CD available only in the USA.

Specific recording dates are unknown, but it is likely that initial tracking took place in late 2000 or early 2001 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA.

The musical track transforms into a segue that continues the narrative of the album. "The Banished Ones" take over the world, except for the palace of the "Rainbow Children", which they surround with a "digital garden"; they try to remove "The Wise One" (king of the Rainbow Children) from power. The Wise One eventually "obliged with an invisible deed", and The Banished Ones return to the place they were born, "Menda City" (a play on words of "mendacity"). The Rainbow Children are then "willing to go door-to-door in search of those willing to do the work" of dismantling the digital garden. The segue then leads directly into The Work Pt. 1.


17.) "EYE LOVE U, BUT EYE DON'T TRUST U ANYMORE" 1999 Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic.
Eye Love U, But Eye Don’t Trust U Anymore is the 13th track (eleventh song) on Prince's 23rd album Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic (his sixth using the name O(+> ). In 2001, it was included as the tenth track on the companion album Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic.

Initial tracking dates are unknown, but the track was believed to have been recorded in Spring 1999 during sessions for the album; independent singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco recorded her guitar part at Paisley Park Studios following her concert in Minneapolis on 3 June 1999 (during the same session Maceo Parker recorded his saxophone part for Prettyman). Prince returned the favor to DiFranco by playing guitar on her track Providence.


18.) "EXTRAORDINARY" 1999 The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale.
Extraordinary is the tenth and final track on Prince's 22nd album The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale. Two weeks prior to the album's release, Extraordinary was released as a promo-only single in the USA, but no commercial release was planned. Soon afterwards, it was included as the second and final track on a Japanese promo-only single of The Rest Of My Life. In 2002, a live version of the track was included as the fourth track on the first disc of Prince's first live album One Nite Alone... Live! (along with Xenophobia, Avalanche, Family Name, Raspberry Beret, The Everlasting Now, Eye Wanna B Ur Lover, Diamonds & Pearls, The Beautiful Ones, Nothing Compares 2 U and How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore from the same show).

While specific recording dates are unknown, basic tracks were recorded in September 1992 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (during the same set of sessions that produced Down, Holly Don't Care, The P, The Halls Of Desire, Paris 1798430, Uncle Sam, Super Hero and a remake of Shhh). The song was originally intended for Rosie Gaines' planned solo album Concrete Jungle, and she recorded vocals for the track, although Prince reclaimed the track before the known configurations of Concrete Jungle were compiled in 1993.


19.) "SHE SPOKE 2 ME" 1999 The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale.
She Spoke 2 Me was first available as the first track on the movie soundtrack album Girl 6 (a compilation of music by Prince and associated artists for the movie Girl 6, directed by Spike Lee), and was later released in extended form as the third track on Prince's 22nd album The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale.

While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking took place in October 1991 at Paisley Park Studios (during sessions for the O(+>  album). The full version (used on The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale) was edited for inclusion on Girl 6.