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PurpleYoda3121

Early 80's demos of Raspberry Beret and Baby I'm A Star

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Raspberry Beret- The track was originally recorded in Prince's home studio, Kiowa Trail Home Studio, in Spring/Summer 1982. Basic tracks for the album version were recorded in August 1984 at Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse, Eden Prairie, MN, USA.

Baby I'm A Star- Prince first recorded a studio version of the song in late 1981-1982 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA. Prince and the Revolution later recorded the song live on 3 August 1983 at First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA (at the same concert where I Would Die 4 U and Purple Rain were also recorded).

Has anyone heard these? I imagine it would be fascinating to listen to early incarnations of 2 of his most beloved songs.

[Edited 7/26/17 9:33am]

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Reply #1 posted 07/26/17 9:33am

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BIAS studio version is circulating in poor quality
"I like to watch."
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Reply #2 posted 07/26/17 9:36am

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Would LOVE to hear the early version of RB
"I like to watch."
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Reply #3 posted 07/26/17 9:38am

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PurpleYoda3121 said:

From Princevault:

Raspberry Beret- The track was originally recorded in Prince's home studio, Kiowa Trail Home Studio, in Spring/Summer 1982. Basic tracks for the album version were recorded in August 1984 at Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse, Eden Prairie, MN, USA.

Baby I'm A Star- Prince first recorded a studio version of the song in late 1981-1982 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA. Prince and the Revolution later recorded the song live on 3 August 1983 at First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA (at the same concert where I Would Die 4 U and Purple Rain were also recorded).

Has anyone heard these? I imagine it would be fascinating to listen to early incarnations of 2 of his most beloved songs.

[Edited 7/26/17 9:33am]

The demo of Baby I'm A Star has been circulating widely for a couple of years (I'm sure longer in private circles.) It's in shitty quality unfortunately but still worth tracking down. I prefer the album version myself but the demo is is still pretty good and interesting to trace how the early idea evolved.

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sulls said:

BIAS studio version is circulating in poor quality


I vaguely remember this.... hmm. Or maybe it was just my imagination...
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Reply #5 posted 07/26/17 10:22am

PurpleYoda3121

Found BIAS demo, thanks for letting me know it was out there. Nothing very special, unfortunately, but still educational.

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Reply #6 posted 07/26/17 10:32am

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Fun to hear. Thankfully we got the movie version. Can't get any better!
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Reply #7 posted 07/26/17 10:34am

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ufoclub said:

sulls said:
BIAS studio version is circulating in poor quality
I vaguely remember this.... hmm. Or maybe it was just my imagination...

Running away with you??? wink

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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