Better Than You Think

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Better Than You Think

Minneapolisgenius album 1992.jpg
from the album Minneapolis Genius - featuring Prince
Song details
Performer: 94 East
First Released: 30 June 1992 - Minneapolis Genius - featuring Prince album re-issue
Album(s): Minneapolis Genius - Featuring Prince

Symbolic Beginning
The Legends Collection
94 East Featuring Prince
One Man Jam
If You Feel Like Dancin'
The Cookhouse Five

Writer(s): Pepé Willie and Kristie Lazenberry
Producer(s): Pepé Willie and Tony Silvester
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

Better Than You Think was first released in two versions (instrumental and vocal) on a 1992 reissue of 94 East's first collection of studio recordings Minneapolis Genius, featuring Prince on guitar. The track has featured on every subsequent collection of 94 East's early recordings. In 1995 both versions were included on Symbolic Beginning (re-released in 1999 as The Legends Collection). In 2000 the vocal version was included as the tenth track on 94 East Featuring Prince. Also in 2000, both versions were included on One Man Jam. In 2002, both versions were included on If You Feel Like Dancin'. In 2011, a remixed version by Matt "Dr." Fink was included as the first track on the digital collection The Cookhouse Five.

Basic tracking took place on 4 December 1975, at Cookhouse Studios in Minneapolis, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions as Games, I'll Always Love You, If We Don't and If You See Me), marking the earliest recording sessions featuring Prince to have been released. Matt "Dr." Fink remixed the track in June 2010, at StarVu Studios in Minneapolis, Minnesota, along with the other Cookhouse Studios tracks from the same session.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
4 December 1975 Cookhouse Studios, Minneapolis, MN, USA Basic tracking
June 2010 StarVu Studios, Minneapolis, MN, USA Remix by Matt "Dr." Fink
Recording Personnel
  • Pepé Willie - vocals and guitar
  • Dale Alexander - drums
  • Wendell Thomas - bass guitar
  • Prince - guitar
  • Pierre Lewis - keyboards
  • Teddy Randazzo - mellotron
  • Marcy Ingvoldstad - vocals
  • Kristie Lazenberry - vocals

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Better Than You Think 4:29 Minneapolis Genius - Featuring Prince

Symbolic Beginning
The Legends Collection
94 East Featuring Prince
One Man Jam
If You Feel Like Dancin'

Studio a.k.a. Better Than You Think (Vocal)
Better Than You Think (Instr.) 4:31 Minneapolis Genius - Featuring Prince

Symbolic Beginning
The Legends Collection
One Man Jam
If You Feel Like Dancin'

Studio a.k.a. Better Than You Think (Instrumental Version)
Better Than You Think 4:16 The Cookhouse Five Remix Remix by Matt "Dr." Fink



 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • This track, recorded in December 1975, marks a part of the earliest-recorded sessions featuring Prince to have been released.

References
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