Raspberry Beret

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Raspberry Beret

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from the album
Around The World In A Day
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single art for Raspberry Beret
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
The Hits 2
The Hits / The B-Sides
The Very Best Of Prince
Ultimate

Prince 4ever

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:

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

In 1993, it was included as the ninth track on Prince's second compilation album The Hits 2 (also included as the second disc of The Hits / The B-Sides).

In 2002, a live version was included as the third track on the second disc of Prince's first live album One Nite Alone... Live! (along with Xenophobia, Extraordinary, Avalanche, Family Name, The Everlasting Now, EyeBlue.png Wanna B Ur Lover, Diamonds & Pearls, The Beautiful Ones, Nothing Compares 2 U and How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore from the same show).

The track was originally recorded in Prince's home studio, Kiowa Trail Home Studio, in Spring/Summer 1982. Basic tracks for the album version were recorded in August 1984 at Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse, Eden Prairie, MN, USA.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Spring/Summer 1982 Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA Preliminary version
August 1984 Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse, Eden Prairie, MN, USA Initial tracking of re-recording
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Raspberry Beret 3:31 Around The World In A Day album

Raspberry Beret single
The Story So Far... promotional album
The Crown Jewels promotional album
The Hits 2 album
The Hits / The B-Sides album
The Very Best Of Prince album
Prince 4ever

Studio
Raspberry Beret (Extended Remix) 6:33 Raspberry Beret single

His Majesty's Pop Life promo
Ultimate

Extended Version a.k.a. Raspberry Beret (New Mix and Raspberry Beret (12" Version)
Raspberry Beret 2:16 NPG Ahdio # 4 mp3 (not available as a separate track) Live 31 August 1986, Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, West Germany
Raspberry Beret 3:26 One Nite Alone... Live! Live 30 April 2002, Portland Center for the Perf. Arts - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR, USA
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Raspberry Beret 4:20 The Hits Collection VHS/DVD Promo video See Raspberry Beret video for more details
Take Me With U/Raspberry Beret T.B.C. Rave Un2 The Year 2000 VHS/DVD Live 18 December 1999, Paisley Park, Chanhassen, MN
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Raspberry Beret T.B.C. Live TV concert broadcast Live 1 July 1986, Holiday Inn Sheridan-Convention Center, Sheridan, WY, USA; Under The Cherry Moon premiere party broadcast on MTV
Raspberry Beret T.B.C. Live TV concert broadcast Live 7 June 1986, Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI, USA
Raspberry Beret T.B.C. Live TV performance broadcast Live 3 January 1997, NBC TV Studios, GE Building (Studio 1A), New York, NY, USA; The Today Show (farewell to Bryant Gumbel) broadcast on NBC
Raspberry Sorbet T.B.C. Delayed lip-sync TV broadcast Studio December 1997: Muppets Tonight, unknown location; lip-sync over brief clip of song parody
Take Me With U/Raspberry Beret T.B.C. Delayed TV performance broadcast Live 10 April 1997, 4th annual VH-1 Honors, Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA, USA
Raspberry Beret T.B.C. Live concert online stream Live 10 May 2015, Baltimore, MN, USA, Royal Farms Arena
Raspberry Beret T.B.C. 89.3 The Current Crazy 2 Cool broadcast Live 1 June 2014, Le Zénith, Paris, France (2nd show)
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Playgirl 4:21 I Am Studio Samples looped linn drum intro and count-in
Partyman (The Purple Party Mix) 6:02 Partyman single Remix Remix by Femi Jiya and Prince; Includes sampled clips of Sexy Dancer, I Wanna Be Your Lover, Head, Partyup, Let's Work, 1999, Raspberry Beret, Erotic City, Kiss, U Got The Look, Housequake and Alphabet St.
Partyman (The Purple Party Mix) 5:58 The Scandalous Sex Suite EP Remix edit As above, missing The Joker's opening dialogue
Purple Medley 11:03 Purple Medley single Studio medley See Purple Medley for more details
Girl 6 4:04 Girl 6

Girl 6 single

Studio See Girl 6 for more details
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Raspberry Beret Studio 1982 home studio recording
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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