Martika's Kitchen

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Martika's Kitchen

Martikaskitchen album.jpg
from the album Martika's Kitchen
Martikaskitchen single.jpg
single art for Martika's Kitchen
Song details
Performer: Martika
First Released: 27 August 1991 - Martika's Kitchen album
Album(s): Martika's Kitchen

The Best Of Martika: More Than You Know
I Feel The Earth Move
Toy Soldiers: The Best Of Martika

Writer(s): Prince
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
  • This song is not believed to have been performed live by Prince.

Martika's Kitchen is the first track on Martika's second album Martika's Kitchen, and, around two months after the album's release, Martika's Kitchen was released as the album's second single. In 1997, the single edit was included as the fifth track on the compilation album The Best Of Martika: More Than You Know. In 1998, the album version was included as the sixth track on the compilation album I Feel The Earth Move (released in Germany only). In 2005, the single edit was included as the fifth track on the compilation album Toy Soldiers: The Best Of Martika.

Although specific recording dates are unknown, basic tracking took place in December 1990 or early 1991 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions as Spirit, Don't Say U Love Me and Open Book). In Spring 1991, Martika overdubbed her lead vocals and her musicians added overdubs to the track, in New York, NY, USA. Later in 1991, Prince reused the musical backing of Martika's Kitchen for en entirely separate track, Work That Fat (see that song's entry for details).


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
December 1990 - early 1991 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Early 1991 Studio information needed,
New York, NY, USA
Additional recording and Martika vocal overdubs
Recording Personnel
  • Martika - vocals
  • Prince - all instruments, except where noted
  • Paul Pesco - guitar
  • C.J. Vanston - additional organ
  • Marlen Landin - background vocals
  • Tony M. - rap

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Martika's Kitchen 5:08 Martika's Kitchen

Martika's Kitchen promo
I Feel The Earth Move

Studio
Martika's Kitchen (Edit) 4:10 Martika's Kitchen single

The Best Of Martika: More Than You Know
Toy Soldiers: The Best Of Martika

Edit
Martika's Kitchen (5.20 Version) 5:20 Martika's Kitchen promo Extended version
Martika's Kitchen (Alt. Dub Version) 5:07 Martika's Kitchen single Remix Remix by Bob Rosa, rap by Tony M. (uncredited)
Martika's Kitchen (Alt. 7" Video Version) 4:58 Martika's Kitchen promo Remix
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Martika's Kitchen 4:10 Promotional release only Studio See Martika's Kitchen video for details
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Work That Fat Studio Contains musical backing of Martika's Kitchen
Boom Box Studio Contains musical backing of Martika's Kitchen
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Martika's Kitchen Studio Original version with Prince on vocals
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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