Splash

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Splash

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NPG Music Club Edition # 1 - no official artwork created

Song details
Performer: Prince and the Revolution
First Released: 18 February 2001 - NPG Music Club Edition # 1 download
Album(s): None
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Splash was offered as an mp3 download as part of NPG Music Club Edition # 1 (along with Mad, Funky Design, Peace, When EyeBlue.png Lay My Hands On U and NPG Ahdio Show #1). The track originates from 1985, however, and an excerpt of the track had been streamed on NPGOnlineLtd.com on 1 June 2000 before the full track was released in 2001. The track carries the artist credit "Prince and the Revolution", the first time this credit had been used for a previously-unreleased song since Power Fantastic in 1993 (and, at the present time, the latest song to do so).

Initial tracking took place on 1 August 1985 at the Washington Avenue Warehouse, Eden Prairie, MN, USA (the day after the release of the Pop Life single, three days before recording Empty Room). The track was sent to Clare Fischer for string recording in July 1986, but the song was not included on any known configurations of any album. It is likely that further work was done on the track prior to its eventual release, but recording dates are not known. This final version was planned for inclusion on the Prince and the Revolution album Roadhouse Garden album worked on in 1998-9, but the album remains unreleased.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
1 August 1985 Washington Avenue Warehouse, Eden Prairie, MN, USA Initial tracking
July 1986 Studio information needed Orchestral overdubs by Clare Fischer
September 1998 Paisley Park Studios (assumed) Additional recording
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted (assumed)
  • Wendy Melvoin - background vocals and guitar (assumed)
  • Lisa Coleman - background vocals and keyboards (assumed)
  • Other recording personnel not known.

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Splash 4:05 NPG Music Club Edition # 1 mp3 download Studio
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Splash ?:?? NPGOnlineLtd.com Real Audio stream Excerpt Excerpt from full studio version above
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Splash Studio Original 1985 studio version before string overdubs
Splash Studio 1986 version after string overdubs, before additional recording
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The track carries the artist credit "Prince and the Revolution", the first time this credit had been used for a previously-unreleased song since Power Fantastic in 1993 (and, at the present time, the latest song to do so).

References
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