Digital Garden

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Digital Garden

Rainbowchildren album.jpg
from the album The Rainbow Children
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 16 October 2001 - The Rainbow Children album
Album(s): The Rainbow Children
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

Digital Garden is the third track on Prince's 24th album The Rainbow Children, his first album after reverting to the name Prince. In late 2001, it was also included as the fourth and final track on the She Loves Me 4 Me "Jazz Sampler" promo CD available only in the USA.

Specific recording dates are unknown, but it is likely that basic tracking took place in late 2000 or early 2001 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

The musical track transforms into a segue that continues the narrative of the album. "The Banished Ones" take over the world, except for the palace of the "Rainbow Children", which they surround with a "digital garden"; they try to remove "The Wise One" (king of the Rainbow Children) from power. The Wise One eventually "obliged with an invisible deed", and The Banished Ones return to the place they were born, "Menda City" (a play on words of "mendacity"). The Rainbow Children are then "willing to go door-to-door in search of those willing to do the work" of dismantling the digital garden. The segue then leads directly into The Work Pt. 1.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Late 2000 - early 2001 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel

Studio version


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Digital Garden 4:07 The Rainbow Children

She Loves Me 4 Me "Jazz Sampler" promo

Studio



 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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