Beatown

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Beatown

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Song details
Performer: Prince
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince.
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Beatown is an unreleased track, likely recorded in mid-to-late September 1987, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The song is thought to have been written specifically for the Graffiti Bridge movie, and a song believed to have been Beatown was outlined in the initial script, dated 22 September 1987.

It was included as the sixth track on the 25 September 1988 configuration of the Graffiti Bridge album. Eric Leeds then recorded saxophone overdubs to the track on 30 September 1988, also at Paisley Park Studios, but the song was removed as the album and movie underwent further changes.

The song remains unreleased.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Mid-to-late September 1987 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
30 September 1988 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Saxophone overdubs by Eric Leeds
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted (assumed)
  • Eric Leeds - saxophone

Versions
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Beatown Studio Initial recording before saxophone overdubs
Beatown Studio Final recording after overdubs


 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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