Wednesday, October 26, 2016

NEW: Prince "Testament volume 1 1976-1984" - 1CD-ROM - over 12 hours of outtakes

Volume 1: 1976 To 1984
1976 - 1984

Total time: 12 hours, 25 minutes, 4 seconds



1976
These are some of the earliest known recordings made by Prince. They were probably recorded on a simple tape recorder or boom box, so the quality is crude, with the exception of "Soft And Wet [#1]" and two instrumentals which were recorded at Moonsound in Minneapolis.

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Total time: 56 minutes, 52 seconds
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Sweet Thing (4:23) Prince's unreleased cover version of the song by Rufus.
Wouldn't You Love To Love Me? [#1] (3:52) Very different from the version of the song that Prince later gave to Taja Sevelle.
I Spend My Time Loving You (7:17) Unreleased. The song title is tentative.
Rock Me, Lover (3:49) Unreleased.
Instrumental [#1] (0:38) Unreleased.
Do You Wanna Ride? (5:12) Unreleased. The song title is tentative.
Nightingale (4:14) Unreleased.
Leaving For New York (5:49) Unreleased.
Instrumental [#2] (0:30) Unreleased.
Instrumental [#3] (0:29) Unreleased.
Instrumental [#4] (0:37) Unreleased.
Instrumental [#5] (0:50) Unreleased.
Telephone Conversation (0:56) This is apparently a recording of Prince talking on the phone.
Instrumental [#6] (0:59) Unreleased.
Instrumental [#7] (0:57) Unreleased.
For You [#1] (1:06) Alternate version.
For You [#2] (0:41) Alternate version.
Hey Lover (0:41) Unreleased.
For You [#3] (1:17) Alternate version.
For You [#4] (1:15) Alternate version.
Instrumental [#8] (0:07) Unreleased.
Soft And Wet [#1] (3:17) Alternate version.
Instrumental [#1] (Moonsound) (7:21) Unreleased.
Instrumental [#2] (Moonsound) (0:35) Unreleased.

1977
Most of these songs were recorded at Sound 80, a studio in Minneapolis right before and around the time Prince signed with Warner Brothers. Many of the tracks are outtakes or alternate versions of songs that were eventually released on Prince's first album For You in 1978. The tracks labeled "Instrumental" [#'s 1 - 8] were recorded in a rehearsal room at Owen Husney's office, and feature Prince on keyboards, André Cymone on bass, and Bobby Z. on drums.
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Total time: 1 hour, 37 minutes, 36 seconds
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Baby [#1](3:13) Alternate version.
Baby [#2] (3:21) Alternate instrumental version.
Jelly Jam (2:11) Unreleased instrumental that was eventually used in the ending section of the released version of "Just As Long As We're Together."
Just As Long As We're Together [#1] (3:43) Alternate version.
Just As Long As We're Together [#2] (5:46) Alternate version.
Just As Long As We're Together [#3] (5:56) Alternate version.
Make It Through The Storm (2:45) Unreleased.
My Love Is Forever (4:07) Alternate version.
Soft And Wet [#2] (3:06) Alternate version.
We Can Work It Out (3:01) Unreleased.
Instrumental (Sound 80) (3:52) Unreleased.
Instrumental [#1] (5:23) Unreleased.
Instrumental [#2] (6:31) Unreleased.
Instrumental [#3] (6:21) Unreleased.
Instrumental [#4] (8:40) Unreleased.
Instrumental [#5] (7:03) Unreleased.
Instrumental [#6] (8:13) Unreleased.
Instrumental [#7] (7:45) Unreleased.
Instrumental [#8] (6:39) Unreleased.

1978-1979
These tracks are mostly raw recordings Prince recorded in his home after the release of For You.
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Total time: 34 minutes
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Wouldn't You Love To Love Me? [#2] (5:07) Alternate version of the song released by Taja Sevelle in 1987.
I Miss You (2:00) Unreleased.
Donna (4:10) Unreleased.
Down A Long Lonely Road (1:21) Unreleased.
Baby, Baby, Baby (2:52) Unreleased.
Nadeara (1:53) Unreleased.
K-FUNK Interview (7:53) Prince and his girlfriend Nadeara goofing around in a fake interview.
Instrumental [#1] (2:14) Unreleased.
Instrumental [#2] (2:20) Unreleased.
Instrumental [#3] (0:53) Unreleased.
Instrumental [#4] (1:10) Unreleased.
Instrumental [#5] (1:30) Unreleased.
Instrumental [#6] (0:37) Unreleased.

1979
The following songs are all from sessions Prince recorded with his band after he completed his second album. The project was to be titled "The Rebels," which was basically going to be Prince and his band in disguise. Prince does not sing lead vocals, but he was an active participant in all the recordings. Rebels sessions studio work order
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Total time: 31 minutes, 9 seconds
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You [#1] (2:58) Lead vocals by Gayle Chapman. Very different from the version of the song Prince gave to Paula Abdul, which was released as "U" on her Spellbound album in 1991.
Too Long (4:19) Unreleased. Lead vocals by Dez Dickerson.
Hard To Get (3:46) Unreleased. Lead vocals by André Cymone.
Thrill You Or Kill You (6:14) Unreleased. Lead vocals by André Cymone.
Disco Away (4:40) Unreleased. Lead vocals by Dez Dickerson.
Instrumental [#1] (1:12) Unreleased.
Instrumental [#2] (1:08) Unreleased.
If I Love You Tonight [#1] (4:46) Lead vocals by Gayle Chapman. Very different from the version of the song Prince gave to Mica Paris, and was released on her Contribution album in 1991. Mayte also released a version of the song on her 1995 Child Of The Sun album.
Turn Me On (2:06) Unreleased. Lead vocals by Gayle Chapman.

1980-1981
These songs all originate from the period after Prince completed the Dirty Mind album, and throughout and after the sessions for the Controversy album.
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Total time: 44 minutes, 49 seconds
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Lisa (5:56) Unreleased.
Everybody Dance (3:38) Unreleased. This song was performed on rare occasions on the Dirty Mind tour. No studio recording is known to exist. This version is from the March 9, 1981 show at Sam's (later First Avenue) in Minneapolis.
Broken (3:01) Unreleased. Occasionally performed live on the Dirty Mind tour.
She's Just A Baby (4:30) Unreleased.
Trouble (6:17) Alternate instrumental version of a song released on André Cymone's first solo album, Livin' In The New Wave, in 1982. Prince's involvement is questionable.
So Fine (2:54) Alternate instrumental version of a song released on André Cymone's first solo album, Livin' In The New Wave, in 1982. Prince's involvement is questionable.
Tick, Tick, Bang [#1] (3:14) Alternate version. Very different from the version released on Graffiti Bridge in 1990.
The Second Coming (1:58) Unreleased. This recording was used as an introduction to concerts on the Controversy tour. This was recorded from the December 9, 1981 show in Houston.
Feel U Up (6:37) Alternate version of the song released as the b-side of "Partyman" in 1989.
Irresistible Bitch (4:35) Alternate version of the song released as the b-side of "Let's Pretend We're Married" in 1983.
Strange Way Of Saying I Love U (2:09) Unreleased. This is an incomplete excerpt of the song.

1982
Most of these songs are from sessions during which Prince was primarily working on The Time's What Time Is It? album, his own 1999 album, and the Vanity 6 album.
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Total time: 1 hour, 29 minutes, 19 seconds
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A Cappella (0:15) Unreleased.
Turn It Up [#1A] (3:34) Unreleased. Edited version.
Turn It Up [#1B] (2:28) Unreleased. This is an extended portion that picks up where the first one leaves off.
Turn It Up [#2] (5:18) Unreleased. This is the full length version.
Do Yourself A Favor (8:38) Prince's version of a song by Pepé Willie titled "If You See Me." Jesse Johnson later released the song on his 1986 album Shockadelica.
Dance To The Beat (2:45) Unreleased. This song was performed by The Time live during some 1982 shows. No studio version is circulating. This recording is from the March 8, 1982 show at First Avenue in Minneapolis.
Extra Loveable (7:16) Unreleased. It was considered for use on the Vanity 6 album.
D.M.S.R. (6:29) Alternate version with a different mix.
Something In The Water (Does Not Compute) (4:03) Alternate version. Very different music and vocals.
Delirious (6:00) Alternate version. Longer than the released one.
No Call U (3:00) Unreleased. It was considered for use on the Vanity 6 album.
Moonbeam Levels (3:58) Unreleased. Often mistakenly titled "A Better Place 2 Die."
Baby, You're A Trip (3:46) Prince's version of the song that was eventually released on the Jill Jones album in 1987.
Lust U Always (10:26) Unreleased. This is an instrumental version of a song that Prince later offered to Robert Palmer (but he turned it down). It's sometimes mistakenly titled "Divinity."
Purple Music [#1] (10:48) Unreleased.
Purple Music [#2] (10:35) Unreleased. Contains some guitar parts not in version #1.

1983
Most of these songs are from sessions for the aborted second Vanity 6 album, and the Purple Rain album and movie.
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Total time: 3 hours, 2 minutes, 49 seconds
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There's No Telling What I Might Do (1:31) Unreleased. Recorded from a jam session of Prince improvising at the piano.
Cold Coffee And Cocaine (5:26) Unreleased. Also from the jam session of Prince improvising at the piano.
Mama (6:46) Unreleased. Also from the jam session of Prince improvising at the piano.
White Girls (11:20) Unreleased. This is an excerpt of a 27 minute jam session from 1983, which includes lyrics from "Ice Cream Castles" and "Erotic City."
Chocolate (5:48) Prince's version of the song that was later released on The Time's Pandemonium album in 1990.
Wet Dream Cousin (4:41) Unreleased. This instrumental was a work in progress for the second Vanity 6 album. The title comes from its similarity to the song "Wet Dream" on their first album.
Possessed [#1] (8:31) Unreleased. This was occasionally performed live on the Purple Rain tour.
Vibrator [#1] (7:09) Unreleased. This was intended for the second Vanity 6 album.
Vibrator [#2] (1:06) Unreleased. This is the spoken dialogue from the above song by Prince, Vanity, and Jill Jones.
Instrumental (4:45) Unreleased. This song is often called "Climax" or "Jamming Till The Dawn" on various bootlegs.
Instrumental (bass) (4:41) Unreleased. This is just the bass guitar parts to the above song.
G-Spot [#1] (5:13) Prince's version of the song that was eventually released on the Jill Jones album in 1987.
Sex Shooter (7:09) Alternate version. This is the Vanity 6 version of the song that was later released by Apollonia 6.
Electric Intercourse (4:49) Unreleased. No studio version is circulating. The version included here is from a band rehearsal in the summer of 1983.
I Would Die 4 U [#1] (3:17) Alternate version. Contains a short instrumental break in the middle of the song.
Baby, I'm A Star (4:53) Alternate version. Has a slightly different introduction.
Purple Rain [#1] (13:20) Alternate version. This is the uncut recording of the performance of the song live at the August 3, 1983 show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, which was edited and used on the Purple Rain album.
Purple Rain [#2] (12:09) Alternate version. This is the orchestration to the song accompanied on piano.
Darling Nikki (4:13) Alternate version. Has a different beginning and an extra instrumental break.
Computer Blue [#1] (13:29) Alternate version. This version is rawer than the others, containing completely different vocals and music from the released one.
Computer Blue [#2] (11:57) Alternate version. This is essentially an extended version of the released song, including the "hallway speech."
Computer Blue [#3] (12:27) Alternate version. Similar to version #2, but the "hallway speech" is cut out.
Computer Blue [#4] (7:33) Alternate version. Similar to version #3, but this is an edited version.
The Beautiful Ones (6:11) Alternate version. Contains some extra lyrics near the end.
Father's Song (0:55) Unreleased. A portion of this song was featured in the Purple Rain film, and the melody was partly used in "Computer Blue." No studio version is circulating, this recording is from a rehearsal.
Erotic City [#1] (6:40) Alternate version with a slightly different mix.
Erotic City [#2] (6:50) Another alternate version with a slightly different mix.

1984
Most of these songs are from sessions that included putting the finishing touches on the Purple Rain project, The Time's Ice Cream Castle album, the Apollonia 6 album, Sheila E.'s The Glamorous Life, early work on the Around The World In A Day album, and The Family's debut album.
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Total time: 3 hours, 28 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Bird (You Turn Me Up) (1:50) This is a short studio jam with Jesse Johnson on vocals. It features some parts that were used in "The Bird" by The Time, along with what eventually evolved into a song titled "You Turn Me Up" that was released as a b-side by Ta Mara And The Seen, which Jesse produced.
The Bird (6:26) Alternate version. This is an unreleased studio recording of the song by The Time. The released version is a live recording.
A Million Miles (I Love You) (2:02) Prince's version of the song released on the Apollonia 6 album. This an incomplete excerpt of the song.
Take Me With U (4:56) Alternate version. Longer than the released one.
Manic Monday (2:49) Original version of the song with vocals by Apollonia 6. It was replaced by "Happy Birthday, Mr. Christian" on their album. Prince later gave it to the Bangles and it was released in 1986. original album sleeve
Possessed [#2] (7:44) Unreleased. This version of the song is an instrumental that was heard in part in the Purple Rain film.
Around The World In A Day [#1] (5:58) Alternate version.
Around The World In A Day [#2] (5:15) Alternate version.
Gotta Shake This Feelin' (8:22) An alternate version of "Purple Rain" with different, ad-libbed lyrics. Recorded from a rehearsal for Prince's 1984 birthday show.
Our Destiny (3:08) Unreleased. This was recorded at Prince's June 7, 1984 birthday show at First Avenue. This live recording was later worked on in the studio.
Roadhouse Garden (4:55) Unreleased. This was recorded at Prince's June 7, 1984 birthday show at First Avenue. This live recording was later worked on in the studio.
All Day, All Night (5:54) Prince's version of the song he later gave to Jill Jones for release on her 1987 album.
High Fashion (5:00) Prince's version of the song released on The Family's album in 1985.
Mutiny (3:53) Prince's version of the song released on The Family's album in 1985.
Desire (5:15) Prince's version of the song released on The Family's album in 1985.
Susannah's Pajamas (4:15) Alternate version of the instrumental released on The Family's album in 1985. It was originally titled "Mazarati," and Prince intended it for Mazarati's debut album.
Yes (6:59) Alternate version of the instrumental released on The Family's album in 1985.
Feline (4:08) Unreleased. This instrumental was recorded for possible inclusion on The Family's album. An uncirculating version exists with lyrics.
Nothing Compares 2 U (4:39) Alternate version. Has some musical differences throughout.
Miss Understood (5:21) Unreleased. This was recorded for possible inclusion on The Family's album. Lead vocals by Susannah Melvoin.
The Screams Of Passion (8:32) Prince's studio version of the song released on The Family's album in 1985 is not circulating. This is recorded from one of Prince and the Revolution's rehearsals of the song.
100 MPH [#1] (3:19) Prince's version of the song released on Mazarati's debut album in 1986.
The Dance Electric (11:42) Prince's version of the song he gave André Cymone, which was released on his A.C. album in 1985. This is much longer than the released version.
I Would Die 4 U [#2] (30:54) Alternate version. This is the complete, uncut session that was drastically edited and used for the "Extended Version" of the song released on a 12" single.
Toy Box (6:20) An alternate instrumental version of the song Prince later gave to Sheila E. for release on her 1985 Romance 1600 album.
Billy (7:10) Unreleased. This is an excerpt of a song played during a 1984 rehearsal with the Revolution. No studio version is known to exist.
Purple Rain Film Score (41:44) This is the instrumental background music that was featured in the Purple Rain film, which was composed by Michel Colombier. Some of this music was discarded and not used in the movie. Prince was probably not involved in the recording of this music. The titles of the songs included in the score are listed below in the same order they are in the Library of Congress copyright listing (which is not the same order they are included in the actual recording).
Purple Intro
I Like Your Song Too
Family Dispute
First Avenue
The Bitches Are Okay
I.D.S. Center
Lake Minnetonka
Puppets
A Little Song And Dance
Thinking About Buying A Guitar
Argument
Join Morris' Group
Let's Go Baby, Parts I, II, and III
Alley
Underpass
Home Again
Light Switch
Suicide
Sheet Music
Memories
Back-Stage

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