My Little Pill

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My Little Pill

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from the album The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale

Song details


Performer: Prince
First Released: 24 August 1999 - The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale album
Album(s): The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
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

My Little Pill is the sixth track on Prince's 22nd album The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale.

While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking took place in mid-late March 1992 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (during the same set of sessions as I'll Do Anything, Make Believe and a re-recording of Empty Room). The song was written specifically for the James L. Brooks movie I'll Do Anything.

The track was re-recorded by the ensemble cast for the movie, and was included in a rough cut of the movie. This version was included as the third track on a planned I'll Do Anything album. While Prince was not directly involved in this version, it is included in the listing here as his own version was intended as a demo for the soundtrack version. When preview audience reactions to the music were overwhelmingly negative, all production numbers from the film were cut, and the album was abandoned.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Mid-late March 1992 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Initial tracking
Mid-late 1992 - 1993 Studio information needed Initial tracking (I'll Do Anything movie versions, no Prince input)
Recording Personnel

Released version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments


I'll Do Anything chorus version

  • I'll Do Anything chorus - vocals (unconfirmed singers)
  • Other recording personnel not known.

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
My Little Pill 1:08 The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale Studio


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
My Little Pill Studio Different and earlier faded ending
My Little Pill Studio I'll Do Anything movie version with Tracey Ullman vocals
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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