Paisley Park

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Paisley Park

Atwiad.jpg
from the album
Around The World In A Day
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single art for Paisley Park

Song details


Performer: Prince and the Revolution
First Released: 22 April 1985 - Around The World In A Day
Album(s): Around The World In A Day

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

Paisley Park is the second track on Prince's seventh album Around The World In A Day, the second to be credited to Prince and the Revolution, and a month after the album's release, Paisley Park was released as the album's first single in the UK, Europe and Australia (Raspberry Beret was released in North America and Japan).

Initial tracking took place in early September 1984 at Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse, Eden Prairie, MN, USA. The song was long thought to have been recorded in March 1984 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, CA, USA, but this was in fact an instrumental song titled Paisley Park, with no other connection to this song but its title.

Paisley Park became the name of Prince's recording studio complex, Paisley Park Studios, when it opened in 1987. Prince had previously used the term "Paisley Park" to refer to the recording facility at Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse in Eden Prarie, MN. It was also used as the name of his record label, Paisley Park Records, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. from 1985 to 1993. Despite the many uses of the term "Paisley Park", the lyrics state that "Paisley Park is in your heart", indicating that it is a feeling or an ideal rather than one specific place.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Early September 1984 Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse in Eden Prairie, MN, USA. Initial tracking


Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Paisley Park 4:41 Around The World In A Day

Paisley Park single
Pink Cashmere single
Controversy 1993 single
Prince 4ever album

Studio
Paisley Park (Remix) 6:56 Paisley Park single

His Majesty's Pop Life promo

Remix Slightly remixed extended version, with additional lyrics
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Paisley Park 3:36 Promotional release only Promo video
Paisley Park 3:36 Promotional release only Promo video Slightly different video


 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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