Reflection

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Reflection

Musicology album.jpg
from the album Musicology
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 29 May 2003 - NPG Music Club mp3 download
Album(s): Musicology
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Reflection is the twelfth and final track on Prince's 28th album Musicology, but ten months prior to the album's initial release (in concerts and as a download), Reflection was offered as an mp3 download to members of the NPG Music Club, during the club's third year, after being streamed during the club's opening week. In April 2004, a video of the performance by Prince and Wendy Melvoin of this track on The Tavis Smiley Show (their first performance together in many years) was made available for download through the NPG Music Club.

Initial recording dates for the studio version are unknown, but it is likely that the track was recorded in early 2003. No recording studio information is given, but it is likely that the track was recorded at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Early 2003 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Reflection 3:04 NPG Music Club mp3 download

Musicology

Studio
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Reflection (Live) 2:46 NPG Music Club .wmv download Live 12 February 2004, The Tavis Smiley Show, KCET Studios, Hollywood, CA, USA
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Reflection (Live) 2:46 Delayed live performance broadcast Live 12 February 2004, The Tavis Smiley Show, KCET Studios, Hollywood, CA, USA; same as video above


 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Although Prince released two albums and multiple downloads during 2003, this track is the only studio track to include vocals released during 2003.
  • This track has only been performed live twice; both times (in 2004 and 2007) it was performed by Prince with former bandmember Wendy Melvoin on acoustic guitar.

References
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