Electric Chair

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Electric Chair

Batman.jpg
from the album Batman
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 20 June 1989 - Batman album
Album(s): Batman
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Electric Chair is the second track on Prince's eleventh album Batman (the motion picture soundtrack to the Tim Burton movie Batman), and, eleven months after the album's release, a remix of the track by William Orbit was included as the b-side of The Future, the album's fifth and final commercially-released single (available in Europe only).

Basic tracking took place on 6 June 1988 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (three days before Pink Cashmere, Pickle and Times Squared (recorded as Sticky Wicked).

Prince's performance on a special 10th anniversary edition of the TV show Saturday Night Live is notable for being the first live performance to feature Michael B. on drums, and Candy Dulfer on saxophone, both of whom would play regularly with Prince over the coming years.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
6 June 1988 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Late 1989 - early 1990 Studio information needed Remix by William Orbit
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Electric Chair 4:13 Batman

The Future single

Studio
Electric Chair (Remix) 5:43 The Future single Remix Remix by William Orbit
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Electric Chair ?:?? Live performance TV broadcast Live 24 September 1989, Saturday Night Live, NBC TV Studios, GE Building (Studio 8H), New York, NY, USA
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Batdance 6:13 Batman Studio See Batdance for more details
Batdance (Vicki Vale Mix) 5:55 Batdance single Remix
Batdance (Vicki Vale Mix Edit) 5:55 Batdance single Remix Edit a.k.a. Batdance (Vicki Vale Mix Radio Edit)
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Electric Chair Studio Full-length version edited for release; includes extended instrumental sections
Electric Chair Remix Instrumental remix, possibly intended for a single release
Electric Chair Remix /Edit Instrumental remix, possibly intended for a single release
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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