Elephant Box

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Elephant Box

May191992 album.jpg
from the album May 19, 1992
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single art for Elephant Box
Song details
Performer: Ingrid Chavez
First Released: 22 August 1991 - Elephant Box single
Album(s): May 19, 1992
Writer(s): Ingrid Chavez (lyrics) and Prince (as Paisley Park, music)
Producer(s): Prince (as Paisley Park)
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

Elephant Box is the fourth track on Ingrid Chavez's first album May 19, 1992, and, four weeks before the album's release, Elephant Box was released as the album's first single, containing several remixes.

Although specific recording dates are unknown, Ingrid Chavez's vocal track was recorded with an improvised electric piano backing by Prince in mid-December 1987, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (shortly after cancelling the release of "The Black Album", during the same set of sessions as Reason Enough, Heaven Must Be Near, Crystal City Cry, Wintersong, Whispering Dandelions, Slappy Dappy, Candle Dance, Touch Of Love, Blue Boy, Jadestone, Sad Puppet Dance, Standing In The Rain and Cross The Line). Prince recorded a new musical backing for the track in early March 1991, at Larrabee Sound Studios in North Hollywood, California (during the same set of sessions as recording new musical backings for Slappy Dappy, Jadestone and Whispering Dandelions). It is likely that the remixes included on the single were recorded in Summer 1991, although recording dates and locations are not known.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Mid-December 1987 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Early March 1991 Larrabee Sound Studios,
North Hollywood, CA, USA
Musical re-recording
Summer 1991 (assumed) Studio information needed Remixes
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Elephant Box 4:30 May 19, 1992 Studio
Elephant Box 3:51 Elephant Box single
Studio
Elephant Box (Bee Bop Mix) 6:13 Elephant Box single

Hippy Blood EP single

Remix Additional production and remix by Junior Vasquez, additional keyboards by Joey Moskowitz, mixing engineer P. Dennis Mitchell
Elephant Box (Dub Box) 6:04 Elephant Box single Remix Additional production and remix by Junior Vasquez, additional keyboards by Joey Moskowitz, mixing engineer P. Dennis Mitchell
Elephant Box (Elephant House Mix) 6:36 Elephant Box single

Hippy Blood EP single

Remix Additional production and remix by Junior Vasquez, additional keyboards by Joey Moskowitz, mixing engineer P. Dennis Mitchell
Elephant Box (Full Pass Instrumental) 6:15 Elephant Box single Remix Additional production and remix by Junior Vasquez, additional keyboards by Joey Moskowitz, mixing engineer P. Dennis Mitchell
Elephant Box (Full Pass Mix) 6:15 Elephant Box single

Hippy Blood EP single

Remix Additional production and remix by Junior Vasquez, additional keyboards by Joey Moskowitz, mixing engineer P. Dennis Mitchell
Elephant Box (Hip Hop Mix) 7:04 Elephant Box single Remix Additional production and remix by Junior Vasquez, additional keyboards by Joey Moskowitz, mixing engineer P. Dennis Mitchell
Elephant Box (Hip Hop 7") 3:55 Elephant Box promo Remix edit Additional production and remix by Junior Vasquez, additional keyboards by Joey Moskowitz, mixing engineer P. Dennis Mitchell
Elephant Box (Ivory Dub) 6:33 Elephant Box single Remix Additional production and remix by Junior Vasquez, additional keyboards by Joey Moskowitz, mixing engineer P. Dennis Mitchell
Elephant Box (The Solo) 6:28 Elephant Box single

Hippy Blood EP single

Remix Additional production and remix by Junior Vasquez, additional keyboards by Joey Moskowitz, mixing engineer P. Dennis Mitchell
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Elephant Box 4:02 Promotional release only Studio See Elephant Box video for details


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Elephant Box Studio Original 1987 poetry recording with improvised electric piano backing by Prince
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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