Mellow

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Mellow

Rainbowchildren album.jpg
from the album The Rainbow Children
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 16 October 2001 - The Rainbow Children album
Album(s): The Rainbow Children

One Nite Alone... Live!

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

Mellow is the seventh track on Prince's 24th album The Rainbow Children, his first album after reverting to the name Prince, and, on 14 January 2002, the track was offered as a free download from AOL.com to AOL members. In 2002, a live version was included as the fifth track on the first disc of Prince's first live album One Nite Alone... Live! (along with Muse 2 The Pharaoh, The Other Side Of The Pillow and Strange Relationship from the same show).

Specific recording dates are unknown, but it is likely that basic tracking took place in late 2000 or early 2001 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Horn overdubs were recorded on 8 February 2001, also at Paisley Park Studios (on the same day as horn overdubs on Everywhere and The Everlasting Now). Lyrics in the track refer to the 17 November 2000 (a.m.) aftershow concert at Metro, Chicago, IL, USA, which featured Macy Gray and Common as guests on stage. The song's lyrics also refer to "The Egg", a building on the Paisley Park Studios grounds with an unknown purpose (see Paisley Park Studios for more details).


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Late 2000 - early 2001 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
8 February 2001 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Horn overdubs
Recording Personnel

Studio version


One Nite Alone... Live! version


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Mellow 4:23 The Rainbow Children

AOL.com mp3 download

Studio
Mellow 4:36 One Nite Alone... Live EP promo Live 11 March 2002, Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, IN, USA; same recording as below, but also includes spoken intro for The Other Side Of The Pillow
Mellow 4:30 One Nite Alone... Live! Live 11 March 2002, Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, IN, USA; slightly alternate edit than above



 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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