01.) "If Eye Could Have Your Attention" from 2015 Re-recording.
02.) "Stare" from 2015 Spotify release.
03.) "What If" from 2015 Live Nation email download.
04.) "Da Bourgeoisie" from 3rdEyeGirl 2013 download.
05.) "Something In The Water" from 2013, a rehearsal recording.
06.) "Groovy Potential" from 3rdEyeGirl 2013 download.
07.) "Menstrual Cycle" from 3rdEyeGirl 2013 Soundcloud download.
08.) "Octopus Heart" from 3rdEyeGirl 2013 Soundcloud download.
09.) "Cause And Effect" from 2010 on Minnesota public radio station.
10.) "In A Large Room With No Light" from 2009 Stream on Montreux Jazz.
11.) "The Song Of The Heart" from 2006 Happy Feet movie soundtrack.
12.) "Glasscutter" from 2004 NPG Music Club's Glam Slam VIP room.
13.) "United States Of Division" from 2004 NPG Music Club virtual b-side.
14.) "Vavoom" from 2001 NPG Music Club Edition #10.
15.) "One Song" from 2001 Video streamed on Love4OneAnother.
16.) "Smgroove" from 2001 NPG Music Club.
17.) "U Make My Sun Shine" ft Angie Stone. NPGOnlineLtd 2000 download.
18.) "Cybersingle" from 2000 NPGOnlineLtd mp3 free download.
19.) "1999 The New Master" from 1999 stand-alone single re-recorded.
01.) If Eye Could Have Your Attention. 19 September 1987 - Taja Sevelle album.
The track was written by Prince, although credited to Taja Sevelle, who wrote additional lyrics, and was produced by Prince (although credited to the album's main producer, Chico Bennett).
In November 2015, a re-recording of the track by Prince (now titled If Eye Could Get Ur Attention) was available to stream as Tidal's Purple Pick of the Week. A few weeks later, on 3 December 2015, Tidal opened a download store which included If Eye Could Get Ur Attention among many other previously-streamed tracks by Prince (including Stare, Stones (by The Golden Hippie) and Pretzelbodylogic Reloaded, along with the updated version of the album The Chocolate Invasion).
Initial tracking of the original version (with Prince on vocals) took place on 10 May 1986, at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA (four days after recording incidental music for Under The Cherry Moon, on the same day as Frustration, the day before Boy U Bad and It). Recording dates and studio information for Taja Sevelle's vocal overdubs are not known.
In mid-September 1993, the song was tried out during early sessions for Mayte's first album at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA, and was included as the fifth track on an early version of the album, which was titled Latino Barbie Doll at the time. The track was removed when the album evolved into Child Of The Sun, however.
A re-recording of the track with Prince on lead vocals (now titled If Eye Could Get Ur Attention), which was believed to have been recorded in Autumn, 2014, at Paisley Park Studios (during sessions for the Judith Hill album Back In Time), was premiered over the PA prior to an unannounced Prince show at Paisley Park Studios on 16 November 2014 (am) (along with Revelation, The X's Face, a new recording of A 1,000 Hugs And Kisses, Ain't About 2 Stop and a remix of Pretzelbodylogic), following a show by FKA twigs in a different room.
A 21-second snippet of the same recording was made available almost a year later on Prince's Soundcloud account on 4 November 2015, five days before the full track was made available on Tidal.
It has been speculated that this new recording was intended for inclusion on Hitnrun Phase Two, but it is not on that release.
02.) Stare. 30 July 2015 - Spotify stream; 3 December 2015 - Tidal download.
Eight months earlier, three snippets of the track were posted as teaser videos on the 3rdEyeGirl YouTube account. The videos all stated "Buy Now!" and included an iTunes URL, but the link pointed towards the single Baltimore, which went on sale less than 12 hours earlier. The three snippets were removed from the YouTube account around 18 June 2015. All three teaser videos consisted of a excerpt of the song, over text and images stating "new funk" by Prince would be coming in Summer 2015. An image contained in the video may be a cover for an album titled Free Urself, but there has been no confirmation of an album by that name, and when Stare was available in full on Spotify, a different album, Hitnrun Phase One, had been announced.
Two months after the video snippets, the full track was made available on streaming music service Spotify (a few weeks after Prince removed all his other music from the service in protest to the low royalties paid to artists through the service).
In conjunction with Prince's increased presence on Tidal in September 2015 to coincide with the exclusive stream of Hitnrun Phase One, Stare was included as the first Purple Pick of the Week for "new tracks, exclusives, rarities and more from the vault", despite its prior availability.
Nine days before the surprise release of Hitnrun Phase Two, Tidal opened a download store which included Stare among many other previously-streamed tracks by Prince (including Stones (by The Golden Hippie), Pretzelbodylogic Reloaded and If Eye Could Get Ur Attention along with the updated version of the album The Chocolate Invasion).
While specific recording dates are not known, it is assumed to have been recorded in early 2015 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. The horns present on the full version were not included on the snippets made available in late May, so it is assumed that they were recorded in June or July 2015.
The track contains a sample from Prince and the Revolution's 1986 hit Kiss and an interpolation of Prince's 1979 song Sexy Dancer.
03.) What If. 14 March 2015 - Live Nation email download.
While specific recording dates are not known, it is assumed to have been recorded in January 2013, at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; the track was first mentioned as being rehearsed by the band in a late January 2013, Billboard interview.
04.) Da Bourgeoisie. 18 November 2013 (demo); 25 November 2013 (final version).
Upon which a few of the responders were asked to provide their email and were sent the song, with instructions to post a download link to it.
On 25 November 2013 the song, augmented with horns arrangements was made available as a wav track on 3rdEyeTunes.com and publicized on 3rdEyeGirl facebook page with the following message: "Definition of a chameleon: a changeable, fickle, or inconstant person."
The song was also streamed on 3rdEyeGirl YouTube account the same day.
While specific recording dates are not known, it is assumed that initial tracking took place in mid to late 2013, at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA.
The songs lyrics are slightly controversial and potentially offensive to some people as Prince shows explicit disapproval on the subject of two women being together (sexually), a lyrical content matter that was previously explored in Bambi, amongst others.
It is not known if the track is intended to be part of an album or any particular project.
05.) Something In The Water. 27 October 1982 - 1999 album.
On 31 October 2013, a rehearsal recording of Something In The Water (Does Not Compute), recorded on 30 October 2013 at Paisley Park Studios, was made available on the 3rdEyeGirl YouTube account as a static video with artwork by Stella Blu.
On 1 November 2013, the same rehearsal recording was made available on the 3rdEyeTunes.com.
Initial tracking took place at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA, in mid-April 1982. Prince re-recorded the song on 28 April 1982 (two days after How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore, four days before Automatic) at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA.
06.) Groovy Potential. 14 August 2013 - 3rdEyeTunes.com download.
While specific recording dates are not known, it is assumed that initial tracking took place in early-to-mid 2012, at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. Horn overdubs took place in late July 2012, also at Paisley Park Studios. Michael B. Nelson has stated that the horns were recorded as a "10 horn arrangement", with muted brass and woodwinds recorded first, followed by a second pass using their standard set-up, "mostly playing off of each other but sometimes together".
In December 2015 the song appeared as seventh track on the album Hitnrun Phase Two.
07.) Menstrual Cycle. 3 July 2013.
The track was recorded on 1 July 2013 (ending on 2 July 2013 (am)) at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. The version of the track made available is a live in-studio recording; it is not known if any other versions of the track were recorded, or if the track is intended to be part of an album or any particular project.
08.) Octopus Heart. 3 July 2013.
The track was recorded on 2 July 2013 (am) at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. The version of the track made available is a live in-studio recording; it is not known if any other versions of the track were recorded, or if the track is intended to be part of an album or any particular project.
09.) Cause And Effect. 26 February 2010 - 89.3 The Current website audio stream.
The song was also made available to download on Lotusflow3r.com the same day. The song was offered to the station the previous week.
On 7 January 2014, a live video of Cause And Effect from 17 August 2013, Coliseu dos Recreios - Sala Principal, Lisbon, Portugal was put on 3rdEyeGirl YouTube account.
While specific recording dates are not known, it is assumed to have been recorded in early 2010 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. The song includes a repeated sample of Prince shouting "I am here... Where are you?" taken from his second 2009 Montreux Jazz Festival show, 18 July 2009 (2nd show) (immediately following WhenEYE Lay My Hands On U, the performance of which was streamed as a video on Lotusflow3r.com in 2009).
One section of the song's lyrics mention four track titles which later appeared on the 20TEN album: Laydown, Beginning Endlessly, Compassion and Future Soul Song. While this was almost certainly a conscious choice on Prince's behalf, it is unlikely that Cause And Effect was considered for inclusion on the album due to the difference in style and the presence of Chris Coleman on drums (marking his first known appearance on a Prince-related track).
10.) In A Large Room With No Light. 15 July 2009 - montreuxjazz.com audio stream.
Initial tracking for the original version were recorded on 4 May 1986 at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA, and was recorded with members of the Revolution and Sheila E.'s band. Eric Leeds confirmed in an interview with The Last Miles that the full title of the track was originally Life Is Like Looking For A Penny In A Large Room With No Light. The track was initially included as the tenth track on the first disc of the 3 June 1986 configuration of the Dream Factory album (and hence would have been credited to Prince and the Revolution), but was removed for the 18 July 1986 configuration. UK radio station Jazz FM premiered the 2009 version, stating that it had been finished only two days prior to the premiere (on 14 July 2009), and it is assumed that this recording took place at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA, but this is not confirmed.
The track's first live performance took place on 29 March 2009, am, almost 23 years after its initial recording.
11.) The Song Of The Heart. 31 October 2006 - Happy Feet movie soundtrack.
While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking took place during Summer, 2006, shortly after Prince was shown a rough-cut of the Happy Feet movie to obtain permission to use the song Kiss in the movie, performed by actors. It was likely recorded at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, MN, USA, although this is unconfirmed. Of note is that the song features the first appearance on a Prince recording of Bria Valente, performing background vocals (uncredited).
The song was awarded a Golden Globe Award in the category of "Best Original Song - Motion Picture" at the HFPA 64th Golden Globes Awards on 15 January 2007. It's competitors in the category were: Never Gonna Break My Faith by Bryan Adams, Eliot Kennedy and Andrea Remanda (from Bobby, 2006); Listen by Scott Cutler, Beyoncé Knowles, Henry Krieger and Anne Preven (from Dreamgirls, 2006); Try Not To Rememberby Sheryl Crow (from Home Of The Brave, 2006); and A Father's Way by Seal and Christopher Bruce (from The Pursuit Of Happyness, 2006). The award marks Prince's only Golden Globe Award to date, though he also appeared as a presenter for the same award in 2015.
12.) Glasscutter. 30 October 2004 - NPG Music Club stream; 5 April 2005 - NPG Music Club mp3 download.
While specific recording dates and studio information are not known, the track was likely recorded in September or October 2004 (following the end of the Musicology Live 2004ever tour) at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA.
13.) United States Of Division. 4 July 2004 - NPG Music Club download.
Specific recording dates are unknown, but it is likely that the track was recorded in early 2004 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA.
14.) Vavoom. 15 November 2001 - NPG Music Club Edition # 10.
Recording dates are unknown, but the track was believed to have been recorded in early-to-mid 2000, at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. It was not included on the aborted High, however.
15.) One Song. 1 January 2000 - Love4OneAnother.com video stream; 7 July 2001 - NPG Music Club .mov download.
While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking is believed to have taken place in late 1999 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. It is not known if the song was intended for any project beyond introducing the new millennium.
16.) Smgroove. 7 July 2001 - NPG Music Club Edition # 6 download.
Initial recording dates are unknown, but the track was believed to have been recorded in 1997 during sessions for the New Power Generation's album Newpower Soul. Since this album was largely recorded by O(+> alone, it is likely there was no 'band' version recorded.
17.) U Make My Sun Shine ft Angie Stone. 21 December 2000 - U Make My Sun Shine single download.
Recording dates are unknown, but the track was included as the ninth track on the aborted High, announced by NPGOnlineLtd.com to be complete (in rough form) on 8 August 2000, which would suggest the track was recorded in early-to-mid 2000. Since Angie Stone was a guest on-stage at Prince's A Celebration end-of week show on 13 June 2000 but they did not play this song, it is possible that the song was recorded shortly after that in mid-June 2000 (most likely at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA). This track is the only known Prince-related track to feature Angie Stone.
18.) Cybersingle. 14 July 2000 - NPGOnlineLtd.com mp3 download.
Specific recording dates are unknown, but it is likely that the track was recorded in Spring, 2000, at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA.
19.) 1999 The New Master. 2 February 1999.
Although Prince was using the name O(+> at the time, the tracks and single were credited to Prince and the Revolution, although the original track and single were recorded and credited only to Prince, and no original Revolution members appear on this re-recording (instead, Rosie Gaines, Larry Graham and Doug E. Fresh appear).
The single was released independently by NPG Records within six weeks of Warner Bros.' re-release of the original 1999 single, but there was no video accompanying the single and without much marketing, the single did not sell well, reaching only number 150 in the US Billboard Pop Chart, and number 58 on the Billboard R&B Chart.
Love4OneAnother.com stated at the time that every track released by Warner Bros. had been re-recorded as a "new master" by Prince (specifically as O(+> ) (to, in essence, regain control over the songs), and that this was the first taste of these recordings. No other "new masters" have been made publicly available, however.