Joy In Repetition

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Joy In Repetition

Graffitibridge.jpg
from the album Graffiti Bridge
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 20 August 1990 - Graffiti Bridge album
Album(s): Graffiti Bridge

One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain't Over

Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Joy In Repetition is the eighth track on Prince's twelfth album Graffiti Bridge. The song also features in the movie Graffiti Bridge.

In 2002, a live version was included as the opening track on the live album One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain't Over.

Initial tracking took place on 17 July 1986 (the day after I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man was re-worked, five days before Soulpsychodelicide (a song mentioned in Joy In Repetition), and an instrumental later released as Easy Does It), but it was not included on the configuration of the album Dream Factory prepared the very next day; it was, however, included as the album developed into the triple-album Crystal Ball (where it segued from The Ball). When the album was pared down to became Sign O' The Times, Joy In Repetition was removed.

It was included as the seventh track on a 1989 configuration of Graffiti Bridge (where it kept the original segue, this time from We Can Funk). It was included as the eighth track on a 1990 configuration, where it remained for release (with the segue intact).


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
17 July 1986 Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA Initial tracking
Recording Personnel

Graffiti Bridge version


One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain't Over version


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Joy In Repetition 4:53 Graffiti Bridge Studio Segues from We Can Funk
Joy In Repetition 4:56 Graffiti Bridge cassette version Studio Additional fade-out at the end (as final track on first half)
Joy In Repetition 3:00 Graffiti Bridge Studio Version with the first verse as instrumental
Joy In Repetition 10:55 One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain't Over Live 10 April 2002 (a.m.): The World, New York, NY, USA
Joy In Repetition SOH Live 3:51 Tidal download Live 20 February 2016 (show 2): Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Joy In Repetition ?:?? Live performance TV broadcast Live 12 November 1996, Emancipation Freedom Concert, Paisley Park, Chanhassen, MN, USA
Joy In Repetition ?:?? 3121.com video stream Live 3 August 2007, The O2 Arena, London, England; part of medley containing Joy In Repetition, Anotherloverholenyohead (incl. uptempo 'rock jam' coda), Peach
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Joy In Repetition Studio 1986 version beginning with lone drumbeat, rather than segue
Joy In Repetition Studio 1986 version segueing from The Ball, intended for Crystal Ball album
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Artwork for Joy In Repetition SOH Live version available for purchase on Tidal on 9 March 2016:
JoyInRepetitionSOHLive.jpg

References
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