Father’s Song

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Father’s Song

Purplerain Deluxe.jpg
from the album Purple Rain Deluxe Expanded Edition
Song details
Performer: Prince (Prince and the Revolution)
First Released: 16 June 2017 - Purple Rain Deluxe Expanded Edition preview download
Album(s): Purple Rain Deluxe Expanded Edition
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
Overdubs
7 February 1984 Sunset Sound - Studio 2,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Solo piano version used in Purple Rain
Recording Personnel


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


Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Computer Blue 3:59 Purple Rain

Strange Tales From The Rain promo

Studio See Purple Medley for more details
Computer Blue 3:59 Purple Rain (Expanded) Deluxe Edition
Studio Remastered 2015
Computer Blue ('Hallway Speech' Version) 12:19 Purple Rain Deluxe Expanded Edition (From The Vault & Previously Unreleased)
Studio
Computer Blue 4:15 Prince And The Revolution: Live Live 30 March 1985, Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY, USA
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Father’s Song (listed as 'Piano Jam') Studio solo piano version
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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