Paisley Park (instrumental)

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Paisley Park

Song details
Performer: Prince
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

Paisley Park is an unreleased instrumental song recorded on 9 March 1984 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California. Apart from its title the song has no relation with the song Paisley Park that was released on Around The World In A Day. It features drums, bass and a keyboard pattern from the Yamaha DX-7 synth. Throughout the song this groove is played over a bed of the sound of children playing, taken from a sound library collection. It slightly foreshadows the children playing in the video made for Paisley Park, but this song is thought to be otherwise unrelated to the released song Paisley Park.

The song was briefly placed on an early configuration of The Family, but remains unreleased.

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.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
9 March 1984 Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA Basic tracking
Recording Personnel

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Paisley Park Studio Recorded 9 March 1984

Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • This is the first use of the name/phrase Paisley Park, a name Prince would later utilize for his studio complex and record label.

  • Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions 1983 and 1984, Duane Tudahl (2017)
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