Soft And Wet

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Soft And Wet

For you.jpg
from the album For You
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single art for Soft And Wet
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 7 April 1978 - For You album
Album(s): For You

The Hits 1
The Hits / The B-Sides
Prince 4ever

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

Soft And Wet is the third track on the album For You, and, two months after the album's release, was released as the album's first single (Prince's first single).

In 1988, it was included as the b-side on the "Back-to-Back Hits" re-release of Kiss, the first single from Prince's eighth album Parade.

In 1993, the track was included as the third track on The Hits 1 (also included as the first disc of The Hits / The B-Sides), and it was included as the b-side of the US release of Pink Cashmere, the album's first single.

The track was one of the earliest professional recordings by Prince, and recordings were made in Summer 1976 at Moonsound, Minneapolis, MN, USA (during the same set of sessions as Aces, Baby, Diamond Eyes, Don't Forget, Don't Hold Back, Fantasy, I'm Yours, Jelly Jam (which was later used as the instrumental portion of Just As Long As We're Together), Leaving For New York, Love Is Forever (later renamed My Love Is Forever), Make It Through The Storm, Since We've Been Together and Surprise).

In late 1976 - early 1977, the track was re-recorded at Sound 80, Minneapolis, MN, USA (during the same set of sessions as re-recordings of Love Is Forever (later renamed My Love Is Forever), Baby, Jelly Jam (which was later used as the instrumental portion of Just As Long As We're Together), Make It Through The Storm, and recordings of Just As Long As We're Together, 10:15, Fortune Teller and Got To Be Something Here).

Recording dates for the album recording are not known, but the album was recorded at the Record Plant, Sausalito, CA, USA, from 1 October 1977 to 22 December 1977, before overdubs and mixing took place, in early January 1978 at Sound Labs, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

In a 2013 Minneapolis Star-Tribune interview, Pierre Lewis (lead-singer of the short-lived The Lewis Connection, with whom Prince recorded Got To Be Something Here in late 1976) mentioned that Prince had once borrowed his keyboard, and that this is the keyboard used on Soft And Wet:
“I loaned it to him and had to finally go get it from him. He wouldn’t give it back," Lewis claimed.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Summer 1976 Moonsound, Minneapolis, MN, USA Initial tracking
Late 1976 - early 1977 Sound 80, Minneapolis, MN, USA Re-recording
October - December 1977 Record Plant, Sausalito, CA, USA Re-recording
Early January 1978 Sound Labs, Los Angeles, CA, USA Overdubs and mixing (using 1977 recording)
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Soft And Wet 3:01 For You

Soft And Wet single
Strange Tales From The Rain promo
Kiss "Back-to-Back Hits" re-release
Pink Cashmere single
The Hits 1
The Hits / The B-Sides
Prince 4ever

Studio
Soft And Wet 3:01 Soft And Wet promo Mono version
Soft And Wet (Disco Mix) 3:02 Just As Long As We're Together promo Remix
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Soft And Wet T.B.C. Live concert TV broadcast Live 7 June 1986, Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI, USA
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Soft And Wet Studio 1976 Moonsound preliminary version; more disco-oriented sound, alternate lyrics
Soft And Wet Studio 1976-1977 Sound 80 version
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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