01.) "Free Urself" from 2015 Download-only single.
02.) "This Could B Us" from 2015 "Hit n Run Phase One".
03.) "Hardrocklover" from 2015 Download-only single.
04.) "Baltimore" ft Eryn Allen Kane. From 2015 Download-only single.
05.) "Clouds" ft Lianne La Havas. From 2014 "Art Official Age".
06.) "Breakdown" from 2014 Download-only single.
07.) "Fallinlove2nite" ft Zooey Deschanel. 2014 Download-only single.
08.) "Pretzelbodylogic" from 2014 "Plectrumelectrum".
09.) "Breakfast Can Wait" from 2013 Download-only single.
10.) "Fixurlifeup" from 2013 "Plectrumelectrum".
11.) "Screwdriver" from 2013 Download-only single.
12.) "Rock and Roll Love Affair" from 2012 Hit n Run Phase Two.
13.) "Extraloveable" ft Andy Allo. 2011 Download-only single.
14.) "Dance 4 Me" from 2009 Download-only single/EP.
15.) "F.U.N.K." from 2007 Download-only single. Non-album single.
16.) "Guitar" from 2007 "Planet Earth".
17.) "Fury" from 2006 "3121".
18.) "Black Sweat" from 2006 "3121".
19.) "Te Amo Corazón" from 2005 "3121".
20.) "S.S.T." from 2005. Non-album single.
01. "Free Urself" (28 September 2015 - Tidal stream).
The artwork used with the track had been previously shown (with the words "Free Urself") in three teaser videos for the track Stare four months earlier. All three teaser videos consisted of a excerpt of Stare, over text and images stating "new funk" by Prince would be coming in Summer 2015.
It has been speculated that Free Urself is the title of an album, but this has not been confirmed.
On 30 September 2015 the song was made available as a stand-alone single on iTunes without prior announcement.
While specific recording dates are not known, it is assumed to have been recorded in early 2015 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA.
02. "This Could B Us" (28 August 2015 (digital release) ).
The single version of the song was the same as that first streamed on the Tidal three days earlier; a remix (with additional recording) of the original track which was released the previous year on Art Official Age.
03. "Hardrocklover" (7 July 2015 iTunes release).
The single is currently only available on iTunes.
The single version of the song was the same as that first streamed on the Prince3EG Soundcloud account six days earlier.
04. "Baltimore" ft Eryn Allen Kane (26 May 2015 iTunes release).
05. "Clouds" ft Lianne La Havas (25 August 2014 - Art Official Age album pre-order download).
Clouds is the second track on Prince's 37th album Art Official Age, and was released five weeks earlier as a pre-order download for the album when it was announced on 25 August 2014 (along with Breakdown, which had previously been released as a single). A Clouds promo CD was also made available in Europe the week before the album.
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 a vocalist on 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, or at least her portion of 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 Affirmation I & II, Way Back Home and Affirmation III), but this is purely speculative.
A snippet of the track was premiered over the PA prior to a live show, 26 July 2014, Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA, along with snippets of several other songs from Art Official Age.
Joshua Welton remixed the track in 2014 or early 2015 but the remix was developed into a distinct track, Mr. Nelson, which was then included on Prince's next album, Hitnrun Phase One.
06. "Breakdown" (18 April 2014 - The Breakdown single).
After being played live throughout 2013 and Prince announcing it as his favorite current song on his Arsenio Hall Show appearance in March 2014, the song was unexpectedly released a few minutes before midnight on 18 April 2014 several hours after the announcement of a new deal with Warner Bros. Records, though the album Art Official Age was not announced at the time. The song was also included as a download for pre-orders of the album when it was announced on 25 August 2014 (along with Clouds).
While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking is believed to have taken place in late 2012 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. The track was first heard when DJ Rashida played it prior to Prince's DJ set on 19 January 2013, Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, Minneapolis, MN, USA. During 3rdEye TV Show # 4 the chat moderator announced that Donna Grantis and Hannah Ford had been recording parts for Breakdown that evening at Paisley Park Studios (Studio C), suggesting new recording on the track took place on 22 June 2013, although the released version seems to be identical to the one first heard in January 2013, indicating that the additional recording was not kept.
07. "Fallinlove2nite" ft Zooey Deschanel (2 February 2014 - New Girl TV broadcast; 13 March 2014 - iHeart Radio stream; 17 March 2014 - Fallinlove2nite single).
The full studio version was premiered (along with Funknroll) in March 2014, on radio station 102.3 KJLH, based in Los Angeles, CA, USA, before being available to stream in full the following week on iHeart Radio's website.
The song was recorded specifically for the New Girl appearance, as vocals are shared between Prince and the show's lead actress Zooey Deschanel (who is also a professional singer, as one half of She & Him). Although the New Girl performance was intended to appear as though the track was being performed live, it was lip-synched over the studio recording.
The version included on Hitnrun Phase One does not contain Deschanel's vocals, and it is likely that it is the full studio version prior to her vocal overdubs, rather than her vocals being removed.
While specific recording dates are not known, it is assumed to have been recorded in late 2013 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (Prince's performance on the show was filmed on two days beginning 12 December 2013).
08. "Pretzelbodylogic" (3 February 2014 - Pretzelbodylogic single).
In October 2015, a remix of the track, titled Pretzelbodylogic Reloaded, was made available as Tidal's streaming Purple Pick of the Week. Two months later, on 3 December 2015, Tidal opened a download store which included Pretzelbodylogic Reloaded among many other previously-streamed tracks by Prince (including Stare, Stones (by The Golden Hippie), and If Eye Could Get Ur Attention along with the updated version of the album The Chocolate Invasion).
While specific recording details are not known, it is likely that initial tracking took place in late 2013 or early 2014 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA.
09. "Breakfast Can Wait" (5 February 2013 - 3rdEyeGirl.com website).
Six months later, on 17 August 2013, the track was re-released on 3rdEyeTunes.com with artwork showing of comedian Dave Chappelle dressed as Prince and serving pancakes, from a 2004 sketch from an episode of Chappelle's Show.
On 3 September 2013, Kobalt released the Breakfast Can Wait single with the same artwork on iTunes and Amazon. The following month, a digital maxi-single titled The Breakfast Experience was released, containing new remixes of the track by Joshua Welton. At the time the single was not announced as being connected to any album or larger project, and it is likely that the publicity generated by the track, and more specifically its artwork, led to its inclusion on Art Official Age.
While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking is believed to have taken place in late 2012 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA.
10. "Fixurlifeup" (12 April 2013 - CBC Radio broadcast; 16 May 2013 - Fixurlifeup single).
While specific recording dates are not known, it is assumed to have been recorded in early 2013 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA.
The track was first broadcast on 12 April 2013, on Toronto (Canada) radio station CBC Radio's show Q with Jian Ghomeshi, to promote the opening dates of the Live Out Loud Tour, which began in Vancouver three days later. The premiere was announced on Jian Ghomeshi's Twitter account the previous night with the tweet: "Just (finally) confirmed: We've got world premiere of the new #Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL song, #FIXURLIFEUP, tmrw morn on #Q. We like."
11. "Screwdriver" (4 February 2013 (digital release) ).
The single contains only the main studio version of the track.
The single's video was premiered at the launch of Prince's official website 20pr1nc3.com on 22 January 2013. Purple Music announced on their Facebook page on 25 January 2013 that they would be servicing Prince's song Screwdriver to radio stations.
12. "Rock and Roll Love Affair" (22 November 2012 (Europe) ).
The single was premiered on 17 September 2012 on US radio iHeartRadio.com (at the same time as Prince's appearance on US talk show The View). It was announced as rotating on European radios from 12 October 2012 onwards.
Rock And Roll Love Affair has been released sor far under CD and 12" vinyl (regular and picture) formats. The digital release is still pending. At the time of writing it is not known if this is intended to tie-in with any larger studio project, or will remain as a stand-alone single.
Aided by top-of-the-hour promotional airplay on participating Clear Channel and Media Entertainment-owned stations in the USA on 17 September 2012, the single entered the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart on 6 October 2012 at position 22.
13. "Extraloveable" ft Andy Allo (23 November 2011 (Canada); 24 November 2011 (Europe, Australia, New Zealand & Japan); 28 November 2011 (USA) ).
The digital release contains a 2011 re-recording of the previously-unreleased 1982 track Extraloveable. At the time of writing it is not known if this is intended to tie-in with any larger studio project, or will remain as a stand-alone single.
This single has not entered the iTunes singles chart at the time of writing.
14. "Dance 4 Me" (24 March 2009 - MPLSound album download).
In December 2011, close to three years after the album's release, Swiss dance music label Purple Music released a new single of Dance 4 Me, containing remixes of the track by Jamie Lewis and David Alexander, as well as the remixes recorded for potential release in 2009.
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. Remixes were done in mid-2009 at unknown studios. Jamie Lewis recorded a remix in mid-to-late 2011 at an unknown studio.
15. "F.U.N.K." (8 November 2007 - Princefansunited.com audio stream (as PFUnk); 20 November 2007 - F.U.N.K. download single).
Initial recording dates are unknown, but engineer Jesse Sutcliffe says this song was recorded around the time the Musicology album was conceived which places its initial recording around 2003 or early 2004. It is believed Prince updated the lyrics and re-recorded the track on 7 November 2007, the day before it was sent to PrinceFansUnited.com.
16. "Guitar" (2 February 2007 - 3121.com mp3 download).
In 2011, new bandmember Andy Allo posted on her Facebook page the track Guitar (Acoustic), seemingly a rehearsal take of the track, recorded only with Prince and Allo (complete with Prince giving direction to Allo). Interestingly, the meta-data of the track gives the artist credit as "Prince/Allo", and gives an album title of "The L/C", about which nothing is known. The artwork embedded in the track also gives the credit "Prince/Allo", while the artwork's photo is a picture of Prince lifting up Allo's guitar (see artwork below). The song was also offered as a free download at ThisIsRealMusic.com.
Initial tracking dates are uncertain, but it is believed that the track was recorded in early 2007 at either Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA or at 3121 at The Rio Las Vegas, NV, USA. The initially-released version appears to be a solo production by Prince, while Michael B. has confirmed that both he and Sonny T. appear on the album version (album credits are not split up by track). A recording date for the 2011 rehearsal between Prince and Allo is not known, but assumed to be in July 2011, while on the Welcome 2 America Euro 2011 Tour in Europe.
17. "Fury" (21 March 2006 - 3121 album).
Exact recording dates for the studio version are unknown, but it was likely recorded at some point in late 2005 or early 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, suggesting it may have been recorded after that configuration was compiled).
18. "Black Sweat" (21 February 2006 - Black Sweat download single).
Black Sweat is the fourth track on Prince's 31st studio album 3121, and, a month prior to the album's release, Black Sweat was released (as a download) as the album's second single (a CD single release followed in Europe a week after the album's release).
Specific recording dates are unknown, but the track was likely written in mid-late June 2004, as Prince added it to the acoustic section of the Musicology Live 2004ever tour on 25 June 2004 and played it fairly regularly after that (Prince spent a few days at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA, around this time, and it is likely that the track was recorded there). Since the released track is a dance track rather than an acoustic track, it is possible the initial recording was re-worked later on, but information has not been verified. The track was included as the sixth track on a late 2005 configuration of 3121, following on from Incense And Candles before switching places with it while Streets Of Panama was removed from the album before its release.
The live recording of Black Sweat from Prince's final full show (14 April 2016, Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA, USA) was made available from Tidal on 18 April 2016 as the Purple Pick of the Week, and became the final official release of music by Prince before his death on 21 April 2016.
19. "Te Amo Corazón" (13 December 2005 - Te Amo Corazón single).
Exact recording dates for the studio version are unknown, but it was likely recorded at some point in 2005 in either Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA, or 3121 (Mulholland), West Hollywood, CA, USA, with orchestra recordings by Clare Fischer recorded in Los Angeles, CA, USA. The track was included as the fourth track on a late 2005 configuration of 3121, before Streets Of Panama was removed from the album before its release. Of note is that this is the earliest released studio track to feature Josh Dunham on bass guitar and Cora Coleman-Dunham on drums (although both appeared on a live version of Satisfied released earlier in 2005).
20. "S.S.T." Non-album single. 3 September 2005 - NPG Music Club download.
Initial tracking took place on 2 September 2005 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, as Prince watched footage of Hurricane Katrina's effects on the city of New Orleans while listening to Sade's The Sweetest Taboo (from the 1985 album Promise, also released as a single), which became the acronym used for the song's title ("Sade's Sweetest Taboo").
"S.S.T." is also an acronym for "sea surface temperature", which can be used in forecasting hurricanes. Brand New Orleans, which is based around the final instrumental section of S.S.T., was recorded at the same session.