Pink Cashmere

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Pink Cashmere

Thehits1.jpg
from the album The Hits 1
Pinkcashmere single.jpg
single art for Pink Cashmere
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 31 August 1993 - Pink Cashmere single
Album(s): The Hits 1

The Hits / The B-Sides
Girl 6

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

Pink Cashmere is the 13th track (second of two new tracks) on Prince's first compilation album The Hits 1 (also included as the first disc of The Hits / The B-Sides), and, two weeks prior to the album's release, Pink Cashmere was released as the album's first single (in North America, Europe and Australia).

In 1996, the track was included as the second track on the soundtrack album Girl 6 (a compilation of music by Prince and associated artists for the movie Girl 6, directed by Spike Lee).

Basic tracking took place on 10 June 1988, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same session as Times Squared (That was then known as Sticky Wicked, not to be confused by the Chaka Khan song of the same name, and Pickle, two days before an entirely different song named Sticky Wicked). The session actually started on 9 June with the other songs, but Prince did not commence work on Pink Cashmere until 2 a.m. on the 10th.

The synths from the basic tracking session were added to by Clare Fischer's orchestration at Mad Hatter Studios in Los Angeles, California at a later date.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
10 June 1988 Paisley Park Studios (Studio B),
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
July/August 1990 Mad Hatter Studios
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Orchestral overdubs
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted
  • Clare Fischer - string orchestration
  • String performers not credited


  • Eddie Miller - engineer

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Pink Cashmere 6:13 The Hits 1

The Hits / The B-Sides
Pink Cashmere single
Girl 6

Studio a.k.a. Pink Cashmere (Album Version)
Pink Cashmere (Guitar Version) 3:58 Pink Cashmere single Edit Edited to include guitar solo
Pink Cashmere (Vocal Version) 3:56 Pink Cashmere single Edit Edited to include all vocals
Pink Cashmere (12" Remix) 6:19 Pope promo Remix Remix by unknown remixer
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Pink Cashmere 3:41 Promotional release only Promo video See Pink Cashmere video for more details
Pink Cashmere 2:49 Promotional release only Promo video (different from above) See Pink Cashmere video for more details


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Pink Cashmere Studio Includes synths before being replaced by string orchestration
Pink Cashmere Mix #1 Studio/Remix exists as an edit and full version
Pink Cashmere Mix #2 Studio/Remix exists as an edit and full version
Pink Cashmere Wild Mix Studio/Remix
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Although Anna Fantastic said she got a cassette with the song together with an actual pink cashmere coat, somewhere in the second half of 1988, another girl named Vivian that Prince was seeing at the time he recorded the song, thinks she also could have been inspiration for it. She used to call Prince 'my little man' – as he sings in the lyrics, and he played her the song one time while picking her up from the airport, providing her with the lyrics to read. Vivian would later play the part of 'Miss Thang' in T.C. Ellis' video for the song with the same name.

References
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