Days Of Wild

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Days Of Wild

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from the album Crystal Ball
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single art for Days Of Wild
Song details
Performer: SymbolSmallerBlue.png
First Released: 29 January 1998 - Crystal Ball album
Album(s): Crystal Ball
Writer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
Producer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Days Of Wild is the first track on the third disc of Prince's 20th album Crystal Ball (his fourth using the name SymbolSmallerBlue.png). The released version is a live version recorded on 9 December 1995 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. Four years earlier, however, a 1994 live version was included as the second track in the The Beautiful Experience TV movie.

In 1996, a 1995 live version was included on the Love 4 One Another TV movie. In 2001, a portion of a 1999 live version was included in NPG Ahdio Show # 1.

In 2002, Days Of Wild, containing a 2002 live version, was released as a single, initially given to attendees at the final night of the Xenophobia Celebration, before becoming available to purchase online and at shows.

On 12 June 2012, a 19:00 rehearsal version of Days Of Wild containing interpolations of Ain't Nobody, Get Wild, America and Wild And Loose by Prince and the New Power Generation was streamed on Cassandra O'Neal's Facebook page. A few minutes later Shelby J. also shared the rehearsal on her Soundcloud page. 45 minutes before the "jam" was streamed, Liv Warfield advertised it on her Facebook page, with the following text:
"On April 17, 2012, several bystanders in the streets of Chanhassen, Minnesota saw Paisley Park swaying back and forth 2 the sound of "Days of Wild and Loose". This is a copy of the 19 minute rehearsal of that jam! Thank U, Prince and The New Power Generation..."Aint nobody LOVE YA betta than AUSTRALIA!" THIS IS SHO NUFF FUNKY...ENJOY!".

Initial tracking for Prince's studio version (which remains unreleased) took place in late January 1994. The studio version of the song was premiered at a party at Glam Slam, Minneapolis, MN, USA on 16 March 1994 (along with EyeBlue.png Hate U, Billy Jack Bitch, Now and a remix of Pope, hours after recording Letitgo). This studio version was included as the sixth track on an untitled early-1994 album (likely an early configuration of The Gold Experience).

It was then included as the fourth track (second song) on a March 1994 configuration of The Gold Experience, and was kept as the fourth track (second song) on a May 1994 configuration, as well as the seventh track (fifth song) on a 13 October 1994 configuration. It was removed for the final release, with little explanation. Mayte was quoted as saying Prince had "other plans" for the track, but it is unclear what these plans were.

The track's lead line (usually played on synths, although sometimes by horns) is a modified version of the lead line from Caravan, a jazz standard composed by Juan Tizol (with lyrics by Irving Mills) and first performed by Duke Ellington in 1936.

The studio version (and most live versions) of the track also contain repeated vocal samples of "Hold on to your wits" from Ninety-9's track The Mood For Love (containing input by Prince) - it is unknown if this sample was added immediately or at a later date. Additionally, the sampled strings in the opening of the Crystal Ball version (actually the end of the previous performance, Shhh), are sampled from Violet The Organ Grinder, also heard in Paris 1798430.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Late January 1994 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Initial tracking
9 December 1995 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Live recording
Recording Personnel

Crystal Ball version


Days Of Wild single versions


Unreleased studio version

  • Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) - all vocals and instruments, except where noted
  • Ninety-9 - spoken samples

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Days Of Wild 9:18 Crystal Ball Live with overdubs 9 December 1995, Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA
Days Of Wild 3:34 NPG Ahdio Show # 1 mp3 (not available as a separate track) Live 23 October 1999 am, Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA
Days Of Wild 11:02 Days Of Wild single Live with overdubs 18 June 2002, Centre Molson Theatre, Montreal, QC, Canada; contains clip of Soul Man
Days Of Wild (Concert Mix) 10:45 Days Of Wild single Live with overdubs 18 June 2002, Centre Molson Theatre, Montreal, QC, Canada; clip of Soul Man edited out
Days Of Wild (Single Edit) 4:08 Days Of Wild single Live edit 18 June 2002, Centre Molson Theatre, Montreal, QC, Canada; edited version
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Days Of Wild ?:?? Promotional release only Live 13 February 1994, am, Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; see Days Of Wild video for details
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Days Of Wild ?:?? Delayed live concert film Live 13 February 1994 (a.m.): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; see The Beautiful Experience for details
Days Of Wild ?:?? Delayed live concert film Lipsync on live performance 5 August 1995, Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (with lip-synching film footage recorded 10 October 1995); see Love 4 One Another for details
Days Of Wild & Loose 19:00 Cassandra O'Neal Facebook page audio stream Rehearsal Recorded 17 April 2012, Paisley Park, Chanhassen, MN, USA; contains interpolations of Wild And Loose, Get Wild, Ain't Nobody and America
Days Of Wild 8:10 3rdEye TV Show # 13 performance video stream Rehearsal Recorded 6 July 2013 (a.m.), Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; contains interpolations of Ain't Nobody, Don't Stop The Music and Family Affair
Days Of Wild 2013 5:53 3rdEye TV Show # 14 performance video stream Rehearsal Recorded 6 July 2013, Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; contains interpolations of Ain't Nobody, Don't Stop The Music and Family Affair
Days Of Wild / Get On The Boat 1:19 3rdEyeGirl's YouTube account Live 26 August 2013 (a.m.): City Winery, New-York, USA; excerpts of both tracks edited together in one video
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Segue 3:00 Exodus Studio Days Of Wild studio version heard from 0:48 - 0:49, as if from a car driving by
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Days Of Wild Studio Original 'extended' version
Days Of Wild Edit Edited version intended for The Gold Experience
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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