Wednesday, October 26, 2016

NEW: Prince "Testament volume 2: 1985-1989" - 1CD-ROM - almost 12 hours of outtakes

Volume 2: 1985 To 1989
1985 - 1989

Total time: 11 hours, 52 minutes, 29 seconds



1985
Many of these songs are from sessions for the Parade album, along with work on Mazarati's debut album. Other songs were also recorded at this time for various projects.

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Total time: 2 hours, 16 minutes, 2 seconds
Click below to select individual tracks:

When Doves Scream (3:35) This is a "punk" version of "When Doves Cry" recorded from a 1985 tour rehearsal.
Possessed [#3] (4:22) Unreleased. This song was occasionally performed live on the Purple Rain tour, and is quite different from the earlier unreleased studio version. This recording is from the Prince and the Revolution Live home video that was recorded at the March 30, 1985 show in Syracuse, New York.
Wendy's Parade (2:08) This is the original unreleased version of the song that eventually evolved into "Christopher Tracy's Parade."
I Wonder U (1:34) Alternate version. Unlike the released one, this version is sung as a duet between Prince and Wendy.
Others Here With Us (2:40) Unreleased.
Old Friends 4 Sale [#1] (3:31) Alternate version. Very different lyrics from the version recorded in 1991 that was released on The Vault...Old Friends 4 Sale in 1999.
All My Dreams (7:19) Unreleased.
Girls And Boys (5:41) Alternate version. Slightly different beginning and ending.
Love Or $ (4:13) Alternate version. Different music and vocals throughout.
Old Friends 4 Sale [#2] (3:42) Alternate version. Different intro and includes some orchestration.
Drawers Burnin' (4:13) Unreleased. No studio version is known to exist. This song is from Prince's June 7, 1985 show at the Prom Center in St. Paul.
Kiss [#1] (1:16) Alternate version. Prince's very raw demo he gave to Mazarati as a guide for use on their debut album.
Kiss [#2] (4:04) Mazarati's unreleased version of Prince's song. After hearing this, Prince reclaimed the song for his own use on Parade.
Jerk Out (7:06) Mazarati's unreleased version of the song Prince later gave to The Time for use on their 1990 Pandemonium album. Very different lyrics in parts.
100 MPH [#2] (7:22) Alternate version. This includes a long instrumental intro not included on Mazarati's album version.
Kiss (Instrumental) (4:25) This is from the karaoke portion of the The Artist Formerly Known As Prince Interactive CD-ROM.
G-Spot [#2] bass (4:57) This is Prince's bass guitar track from his recording of the song that was released on the 1987 Jill Jones album.
G-Spot [#2] guitar (3:29) This is Prince's guitar track from his recording of the song that was released on the 1987 Jill Jones album.
G-Spot [#2] piano (1:15) This is Prince's piano track from his recording of the song that was released on the 1987 Jill Jones album.
G-Spot [#2] (4:59) This is an alternate mix of the song released on the 1987 Jill Jones album.
Heaven (7:11) Unreleased.
Strange Relationship (4:24) Alternate version. Different music and vocals throughout. This version was from the aborted Dream Factory album.
Teacher, Teacher (3:05) Unreleased. From an early configuration of the aborted Dream Factory album.
Neon Telephone (3:50) Prince's unreleased version of the song he later gave to Three O'Clock for use on their 1988 Paisley Park album, Vermillion.
Sexual Suicide (3:33) Alternate version. Quite different mix from the one later released on Crystal Ball. Was placed in an early edit of the Under The Cherry Moon film.
Go (1:04) Unreleased. This is an incomplete excerpt of the song.
Suzie Lovelace (5:16) Unreleased. Little is known about this song. It is possibly Brown Mark or Terry Casey of Mazarati on vocals. Prince's involvement is questionable.
Eternity (3:39) This is Prince's unreleased version of a song he gave to George Clinton for use on an aborted Vanessa Williams album. It was later released by Sheena Easton, and covered by Chaka Khan.
Dream Factory [#1] (2:40) Alternate version. This is shorter than the version later released on 1998's Crystal Ball, but there are some musical differences near the end.
Can I Play With U? (4:10) Unreleased. Prince recorded this song for Miles Davis for possible inclusion on his Tutu album.
U Gotta Shake Something (15:19) Unreleased. This was recorded at the end of 1985 for possible use on an aborted Prince project called "The Flesh."

1986
Many of these songs were recorded for use on the Dream Factory album, which was going to be Prince and the Revolution's follow-up to the Parade album. The project was aborted when the Revolution was disbanded, and Prince went to work on the planned three-record Crystal Ball album. Prince also considered releasing an album under the pseudonym Camille at this time, and an album was assembled. Both of these projects were abandoned, and many of the songs were released on the two-record Sign "O'" The Times album.
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Total time: 3 hours, 40 minutes, 35 seconds
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It's A Wonderful Day [#1] (3:41) Unreleased. From an early configuration of the aborted Dream Factory album.
It's A Wonderful Day [#2] (0:57) Unreleased. This excerpt of the song was heard in the Under The Cherry Moon film, and has some slightly different music.
Euphoria Highway (2:04) Unreleased. Jill Jones sings the intro. Prince gave this song to George Clinton for possible use on an aborted Vanessa Williams project.
Power Fantastic (6:10) Alternate version. Contains an instrumental introduction not included on the version released on The Hits / The B-Sides in 1993.
Wonderful Ass [#1] (6:16) Unreleased.
Wonderful Ass [#2] (10:02) Unreleased. This is an extended version, and there are a few other musical differences throughout.
Wonderful Ass [#3] (6:18) Unreleased. This is essentially an edit of version #2.
Witness 4 The Prosecution [#1] (3:57) Unreleased.
Movie Star [#1] (4:07) Alternate version. Has some lyrics that were deleted from the version released on Crystal Ball in 1998.
A Place In Heaven [#1] (2:50) Unreleased. Prince on lead vocals.
Witness 4 The Prosecution [#2] (3:57) Unreleased. Contains some backing vocals and horns not in version #1. This is the version intended for the aborted Dream Factory album.
Movie Star [#2] (4:26) Alternate version. This version with the spoken ending was intended for the aborted Dream Factory album.
A Place In Heaven [#2] (2:43) Unreleased. This version features Lisa Coleman on lead vocals, and is the version intended for the aborted Dream Factory album.
Visions (2:12) Alternate version. This piano piece by Lisa was the intro to the Dream Factory album. An abbreviated version of the song was released as "Minneapolis #1" on a 3" CD included with some copies of Wendy & Lisa's Eroica album.
Dream Factory [#2] (3:30) Alternate version. Includes part of "Nevaeh Ni Ecalp A" (a backwards portion of "A Place In Heaven") in the beginning. This version was the title track for the aborted Dream Factory album.
Crystal Ball [#1] (11:10) Alternate version. Longer than the version released in 1998.
Crystal Ball [#2] (9:55) Alternate version. Includes an echo on Prince's voice not on the released one, along with some musical differences.
Crystal Ball [#3] (9:29) Alternate version. This is an edit of version #2, and is the version intended for the aborted Dream Factory album.
Big Tall Wall (5:52) Unreleased. From an early configuration of the aborted Dream Factory album.
Get On Up (4:32) Prince's unreleased cover version of a song by The Esquires. Parts of the song were later used in "Everybody Get On Up" on Carmen Electra's 1993 album.
In A Large Room With No Light (3:13) Unreleased. Often mistakenly titled "Welcome 2 The Ratrace."
Interlude (0:59) Unreleased. This track was intended as a segue between "Starfish And Coffee" and "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man" on the aborted Dream Factory album.
Baby Go-Go (3:28) Prince's unreleased version of the song released on Nona Hendryx's 1987 album, Female Trouble.
Data Bank [#1] (7:44) Prince's unreleased version of the song released on The Time's 1990 album, Pandemonium.
Girl O' My Dreams [#1] (1:25) Prince's version of the song later released by T.C. Ellis on his 1991 Paisley Park album, True Confessions.
Can't Stop This Feeling I Got [#1] (2:06) Alternate version. Very different from the version released on Graffiti Bridge in 1990.
We Can Funk [#1] (5:29) Alternate version. Very different from the version released on Graffiti Bridge in 1990.
Girl O' My Dreams [#2] (1:23) Slightly different mix of version #1.
Can't Stop This Feeling I Got [#2] (2:05) Slightly different mix of version #1.
We Can Funk [#2] (5:32) Slightly different mix of version #1.
We Can Funk [#3] (5:53) Another slightly different mix. The vocals are more prominent in this version.
Train (4:18) Prince's unreleased version of the song released on Mavis Staples' 1989 album, Time Waits For No One. This version was intended for the aborted Dream Factory album.
Sign "O'" The Times (3:40) Alternate version. Has some slightly different music and vocals near the end. This version was intended for the aborted Dream Factory album.
I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (6:50) Alternate version. Longer than the released version, and has a different arrangement. This version was intended for the aborted Dream Factory album.
Joy In Repetition [#1] (5:30) Alternate version. The beginning is very different from the version released on Graffiti Bridge in 1990.
The Ball (4:35) Unreleased. Much of the music from this song was later used in "Eye No" on Lovesexy in 1988.
Joy In Repetition [#2] (5:08) Alternate version. This version segues from "The Ball."
An Honest Man (3:37) Alternate version. This recording is from an aftershow at Le New Morning Club in Paris on August 24, 1986. This version is very different from the one released on Crystal Ball in 1998.
Susannah's Blues (5:22) Unreleased. This is also from the August 24, 1986 Le New Morning Club aftershow. Prince's father plays piano.
It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night (8:47) Alternate version. This is a recording from the August 25, 1986 concert in Paris on the Parade tour. The version on the Sign "O'" The Times album is based on this recording. Most of the lyrics and studio effects were added later.
Crucial [#1] (7:16) Alternate version. Very different mix from the one released on the Crystal Ball compilation in 1998. This version has a long saxophone solo.
Crucial [#2] (7:27) Alternate version. Has a long guitar solo instead of the saxophone solo.
Witness 4 The Prosecution [#3] (4:45) Unreleased. Completely different recording of the song from the previous versions.
Rebirth Of The Flesh (5:00) Unreleased. This song was intended as the opening track on the original Crystal Ball, segued into "Play In The Sunshine." It was also intended for the Camille album.
Play In The Sunshine (4:55) Alternate version. The sound of gun shots can be heard at the beginning of the song, which is not on the released version.

1987
This material encompasses the period after Prince completed the Sign "O'" The Times album, and throughout 1987, including sessions for the Lovesexy album.
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Total time: 54 minutes, 5 seconds
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Wouldn't You Love To Love Me? [#3] (6:09) Prince's version of the song Taja Sevelle released on her 1987 album. This version was originally offered to Michael Jackson. The sound quality is poor.
Housequake (Razormaid Remix) (7:42) Alternate version. Prince commissioned the DJ remix service Razormaid to create this remix of the song. Prince didn't like the results, so he never released it (but it was circulated on some Razormaid remix compilations).
What Did I Do? (9:16) Unreleased. This song was performed during Prince's aftershow performance at the Le New Morning Club in Paris on June 15, 1987. He improvised the lyrics, and even the title is tentative.
If I Love U 2nite [#2] (3:43) Prince's version of the song he gave Mica Paris for use on her 1991 Contribution album. This was recorded from a mispressed 12" single of Mica's version of the song that mistakenly included Prince's version also.
If I Love U 2nite [#3] (4:12) This version is longer, and has a slightly different mix.
The Sex Of It (3:31) Prince's version of the song he gave to Kid Creole And The Coconuts for use on their 1990 Private Waters In The Great Divide album.
U [#2] (4:16) Prince's version of the song he gave to Paula Abdul for use on her 1991 Spellbound album. Was first recorded as "You" during The Rebels sessions in 1979.
Positivity (7:45) Alternate version. Includes a rap by Cat that was originally used in "Cindy C."
The Line (7:31) Unreleased. Also known as "Cross The Line." Originally intended for the Lovesexy album.

1988
Much of this material was recorded before and while Prince was on 1988's Lovesexy tour, and throughout the remainder of 1988, including sessions for the first unreleased Madhouse 24 album.
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Total time: 2 hours, 20 minutes, 16 seconds
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I Wish U Heaven (3:06) Alternate version. Features a brief guitar part where there's a synth on the released one.
Alphabet St. (7:54) Alternate version. Was probably intended as a remix for inclusion on the 12" single.
Alphabet St. (acoustic) (4:28) Alternate version. This is an interesting improvised take of the song.
Eye No (2:30) Alternate version. This is an unreleased remix with different music and partly different vocals.
Fuschia Light (4:16) Unreleased. Was intended for Tony LeMans, but it wasn't included on his debut Paisley Park album in 1989.
Different Kinda Thing (4:43) Alternate version of the song released by Tony LeMans on his 1989 Paisley Park Records album.
Electric Chair [#1] (7:02) Alternate version. This is considerably longer than the released version.
Pink Cashmere (6:04) Alternate version. Uses synths instead of the orchestration of the version released in 1993.
Intermission (2:58) Unreleased. This recording was played over the PA before the second part of the concerts on the Lovesexy tour.
Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic (5:20) Alternate version. Contains some musical differences near the end. Prince assembled an album in late 1988 with this as the title song, but he abandoned the project when he started work on the Batman album. He offered the song for use in the Batman film, but it was rejected. It was eventually released in 1999 as the title track of the Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic album.
If I Had A Harem (2:16) Unreleased. Quite different from the song Prince played during the Lovesexy tour. Intended for the unreleased version of the Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic album assembled in 1988.
God Is Alive [#1] (6:20) Unreleased. Includes vocals by Prince and Mavis Staples.
God Is Alive [#2] (2:35) Unreleased. This is the end portion of the song, but without the guitar solos of version #1.
People Without (9:39) Unreleased. This song was performed at a few aftershows on the Lovesexy tour, but no studio version is known to exist. This version is from the August 18, 1988 aftershow at the Het Paard Van Troje club in Rotterdam, Holland. This was the first public performance of the song, and much of it was improvised on the spot.
If U Let Me Undress U (1:18) Unreleased. This short tune was played during the piano portion of the August 21, 1988 Lovesexy tour show in Copenhagen, Denmark. No studio version is known to exist.
Blues In C (If I Had A Harem) (4:51) Unreleased. This was performed regularly throughout the Lovesexy tour, and the live version is quite different from the studio one. This version is from the September 9, 1988 show in Dortmund, Germany which was aired on TV and released on home video in some countries.
We Got The Power [#1] (3:32) Unreleased. Some of the chorus to this song were later used in "Batdance" and in Carmen Electra's unreleased "Power From Above." This song has also been called "Dance With Power" by some sources.
We Got The Power [#2] (0:36) Unreleased. This portion of the song was synched to footage in an early unreleased trailer for the Batman film.
The Voice Inside (5:09) Unreleased. Intended for the unreleased 1988 version of the Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic album, segued into "Melody Cool."
Cookie Jar (5:27) Unreleased. This is Prince's version of a song originally recorded by Parlet, a side project of George Clinton's.
Girl Power (6:47) Unreleased. This song was recorded by Prince and Sheila E. for her intended fourth album with Prince that was scrapped.
17 (Penetration) (4:51) Unreleased. This was the opening track to the planned third Madhouse album titled 24, which was never released.
18 (R U Legal Yet?) (4:07) Unreleased. From the unreleased Madhouse 24 album.
19 (Jailbait) (4:48) Unreleased. From the unreleased Madhouse 24 album. Prince later changed the title to "The Batman Theme" and offered it for inclusion in the Batman film, but it was declined.
20 (A Girl And Her Puppy) (4:18) Unreleased. From the unreleased Madhouse 24 album.
21-24 (The Dopamine Rush Suite) (18:34) Unreleased. From the unreleased Madhouse 24 album. This track encompasses the following four songs in one continuous suite: "21 (The Dopamine Rush)," "22 (Amsterdam)," "23 (Spanish Eros)," and "24 (Orgasm)." Much of "21" was released as "The Dopamine Rush" on the Eric Leeds album Times Squared in 1991.
Instrumental (6:47) Unreleased. Little is known about this song. Some attribute it as being a Madhouse instrumental.

1989
Sessions include work on the Batman and Graffiti Bridge soundtrack albums, and the unreleased Corporate World album.
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Total time: 2 hours, 41 minutes, 31 seconds
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Dance With The Devil (7:54) Unreleased. This song was planned for use in the Batman film and soundtrack, but was replaced by "Batdance."
Batdance (8:55) Alternate version. This is much longer than the released one, and includes many parts that were deleted.
Electric Chair [#2] (7:41) Alternate version. This is an unreleased instrumental remix.
Partyman (6:50) Unreleased remix.
Murph Drag (5:09) Unreleased. This was intended as the opening track on an unreleased album by The Time titled Corporate World. Prince recorded the album with Morris Day and Jerome Benton. The album was scrapped when the other members of The Time became involved in the recording. Many of the Corporate World tracks were salvaged and used on Graffiti Bridge and The Time's Pandemonium album in 1990.
9 Lives (3:58) Unreleased. From the unreleased Corporate World album. Prince later offered this song to Cat for her proposed solo album.
Donald Trump (Black Version) (4:33) Alternate version. Prince backing vocals are very audible in parts. From the unreleased Corporate World album.
Data Bank [#2] (5:25) Alternate version. Slightly different mix. From the unreleased Corporate World album.
Corporate World (4:09) The unreleased title track to the Corporate World album.
The Latest Fashion (4:06) Alternate version. Very different music and vocals from the version released on Graffiti Bridge. From the unreleased Corporate World album.
My Summertime Thang [#1] (7:14) Alternate version. Very different in parts, including a funny dialogue featuring Prince. From the unreleased Corporate World album.
My Summertime Thang [#2] (4:25) Alternate mostly instrumental version. From the unreleased Corporate World album.
Good Man [#1] (4:04) Unreleased. Prince's version of the song also recorded for the unreleased MC Flash album.
Your Love Is So Hard (5:21) Unreleased.
R U There? (3:06) Unreleased. This was intended as the opening track on an unreleased album by MC Flash that was planned for release on Paisley Park Records. The band was essentially Dr. Mambo's Combo and featured Margie Cox (former lead vocalist of the Jesse Johnson project Ta Mara and the Seen), Sonny T., Michael B., and Tommy Barbarella. Prince and Levi Seacer were heavily involved in writing and recording for the project.
Brand New Boy (4:29) Unreleased. Prominent Prince backing vocals. From the unreleased MC Flash album.
Warden In The Prison Of Love (4:47) Unreleased. From the unreleased MC Flash album.
Bed Of Roses (4:12) Unreleased. From the unreleased MC Flash album.
Good Man [#2] (4:34) Unreleased. Lead vocals by guitarist Billy Franze. From the unreleased MC Flash album.
Whistlin' Kenny (2:48) From the unreleased MC Flash album. Was later released as the b-side of Margie Cox's "Standing At The Altar" single. cassette single
We Can Hang (3:00) Unreleased. From the unreleased MC Flash album.
Curious Blue (6:14) Unreleased. From the unreleased MC Flash album.
Girls Will Be Girls (8:37) Unreleased. From the unreleased MC Flash album. Also known as "Boys Will Be Boys."
Good Body Every Evening (2:14) Unreleased. From the unreleased MC Flash album. Also known as "Goodbye."
Boom Boom (4:08) Unreleased. This was recorded by Prince and Jill Jones for Jill's planned (but never completed) second album on Paisley Park Records. An unreleased video also exists for this song. clips from unreleased video
Flesh And Blood (5:07) Unreleased. From the planned second Jill Jones album.
My Baby Knows How To Love Me (4:58) Unreleased. From the planned second Jill Jones album.
Miss Thang (2:39) Alternate version. This is Prince's original version of the T.C. Ellis song before Junior Vasquez remixed it for release.
Mind Bells (3:32) Prince's unreleased version of the song he gave the Japanese artist Kahoru Kohiruimaki for her Time The Motion album.
Bliss (4:06) Prince's unreleased version of the song he gave the Japanese artist Kahoru Kohiruimaki for her Time The Motion album.
Me Touch Myself (3:38) Unreleased.
Seven Corners (4:39) Unreleased. Lead vocals by Ingrid Chavez. Some of the lyrics to the song were heard in the Graffiti Bridge film.
Number One (3:47) Unreleased. Features vocals by Robin Power and samples "Elephants & Flowers." A portion was heard in the Graffiti Bridge film.
Undercover Lover (1:12) Unreleased. Lead vocals by Robin Power. This incomplete portion of the song was aired on the New Power Generation radio show on December 2, 1989 in Minneapolis.

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