Father’s Song

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Father's Song

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from the album Purple Rain Deluxe
Song details
Performer: Prince (Prince and the Revolution)
First Released: 16 June 2017 - Purple Rain Deluxe preview download
Album(s): Purple Rain Deluxe
Writer(s): Prince & John L. Nelson (credited to John L. Nelson)
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Father's Song is an instrumental recorded on 24 October 1983 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota, USA. It was tentatively included on an early configuration of Purple Rain. The song appears in the Purple Rain movie, where Prince's character "The Kid" storms in the house looking for his father and finds him playing the song on piano. Predating the recording of the standalone track, the main melody was included as a motif in Computer Blue.

While a solo recording, Father's Song is listed here as a Prince and the Revolution track as it was recorded for the Purple Rain album and released in 2017 as the eleventh track on the From The Vault & Previously Unreleased disc of a Deluxe release of Purple Rain, which are both credited to Prince and the Revolution.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
24 October 1983 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
20 November 1983 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
7 February 1984 Sunset Sound - Studio 2,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Solo piano version used in Purple Rain
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Father's Song 5:30 Purple Rain Deluxe (From The Vault & Previously Unreleased)

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Father's Song (listed as 'Piano Jam') Studio solo piano version
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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