Crosstown Circle Warehouse

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Crosstown Circle Warehouse


Overview & History

The Crosstown Circle warehouse was not a professional studio as such, but a converted rehearsal space which Prince also used for recording, mostly band performances between July 1985 and July 1986.

The Crosstown Circle Warehouse was a building situated on 10125 Crosstown Circle in Eden Prairie, a small street off of Flying Cloud Drive, less than a quarter mile from the former warehouse on Flying Cloud Drive, that was razed in early 1985 with plans to built a new studio on that plot.


Prince started using the Crosstown Circle warehouse as a rehearsal space and studio in July 1985, after returning from France scouting locations for Under The Cherry Moon.

Studio

This third warehouse (after ones in St. Louis Park and on Flying Cloud Drive) was the spaciest of the three and had offices of PRN production in the same building as well. The console used in it was a newly bought Soundcraft TS-24,that Susan Rogers installed there in the 4th of July weekends of 1985 and was later installed in Studio C In Paisley Park Studios. Prince furthermore used the MARA MCI JH24 2” 24-Track recorder that was previously in the Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse.


Material Produced

Music

Albums

The following albums have been recorded at the Crosstown Circle warehouse in whole or part. Check album pages for details.

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Songs

The following songs have been recorded at the Crosstown Circle warehouse:


Trivia

References