Nine Lives

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Nine Lives

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Song details
Performer: Cat; The Time
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
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

Nine Lives (sometimes known as 9 Lives) is an unreleased song originally recorded by Cat between November 1988, and January 1989, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, for use on her planned solo album (during the same set of sessions as Cat And Mouse, Cat Attack and A Man Called Jesus). The project was abandoned, however, when Cat announced she was moving to England to work with producer Tim Simenon. The track was worked on further in early June 1989, also at Paisley Park Studios, when Morris Day added lead vocal overdubs. Margie Cox added vocal overdubs on the chorus on 12 June 1989, also at Paisley Park Studios. The track was included as the second track on an early September 1989, configuration of Corporate World, and the track was planned as the first single release from the album, but it was removed when the album was re-worked to become Pandemonium. The track remains unreleased.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
November 1988 - January 1989 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Early June 1989 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Additional recording and lead vocal overdubs by Morris Day
12 June 1989 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Vocal overdubs by Margie Cox
Recording Personnel

Cat version

  • Cat - lead vocals
  • Prince - all instruments (assumed)


The Time version


Versions
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Nine Lives Studio Cat version; recorded November 1988 - January 1989; intended for Cat's solo album
Nine Lives Studio The Time version; before chorus overdubs
Nine Lives Studio The Time version; after chorus overdubs; intended for Corporate World


 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • "Nine lives" refers to the common myth that cats have nine lives, and so is appropriate that it was initially intended for Cat.

References
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