Roadhouse Garden

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Roadhouse Garden

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from the album Purple Rain Deluxe
Song details
Performer: Prince and the Revolution
First Released: 12 May 2017 - Purple Rain Deluxe preview download
Album(s): Purple Rain Deluxe
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Roadhouse Garden is a track that was initially recorded in May 1984, likely as the first song to be recorded at the new Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. A live version was recorded soon after at a show on 7 June 1984 at First Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during the same show where the basic tracks for Our Destiny and All Day, All Night were also recorded.

Although tracked separately in the studio, the song seems to have purposively been conjoined with Our Destiny when released on the second disc (titled From The Vault & Previously Unreleased) of Purple Rain Deluxe in 2017 (as Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden), emulating the live rendition of both, using the same four-on-the-floor bass drumbeat, performed as segueing into one another. It is unclear if this was originally intended by Prince for the studio version as well, or that it was only done as such before their inclusion on the second disc (titled From The Vault & Previously Unreleased) of Purple Rain Deluxe. It has been suggested this was possibly the case as there was a limit set to the number of songs to be released on the bonus disc of the release.

Roadhouse Garden is not known to have been considered for inclusion on Prince's next album, Around The World In A Day. It was at some point planned for inclusion on the Prince and the Revolution album Roadhouse Garden worked on in 1998-9, but that album remained unreleased.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
May 1984 (assumed) Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse,
Eden Prairie, MN, USA (assumed)
Basic tracking of studio version
May 1984 (assumed) Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse,
Eden Prairie, MN, USA (assumed)
Wendy & Lisa vocals overdubs
7 June 1984 First Avenue,
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Live recording
Recording Personnel

live version


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden 6:25 Purple Rain Deluxe (From The Vault & Previously Unreleased)
Studio


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Roadhouse Garden Live 7 June 1984, First Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden Studio w/ Wendy & Lisa vocals overdubs
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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