St. Louis Park Warehouse
St. Louis Park Warehouse a.k.a 'The Warehouse'
Overview & History
The St. Louis Park Warehouse was not a professional studio as such, but a converted rehearsal space where Prince occasionally recorded band performances after he stopped using the U-Warehouse on 400 East Lake Street in May 1984. The Warehouse, formerly a pet food storage facility with cement walls was located on 6651 Highway No. 7 in St. Louis Park, MN and was initially rented for band rehearsals and dancing and acting classes for Prince & The Revolution, The Time and Vanity 6.
While initially rented for rehearsals and acting classes, a few songs were recorded in The Warehouse as well, even when the building wasn't suited to serve as a studio-recording as it had no separate booth for the console. David Leonard was flown in to help Susan Rogers install Prince's home equipment in the warehouse to record a 'studio' version of Let's Go Crazy, previously recorded at the 3 August 1983: First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN benefit show. A different band take version of Computer Blue was also recorded, but remains unreleased.
The following albums have been recorded at the St. Louis Park Warehouse in part. Check album page for details.
The following songs have been recorded at the St. Louis Park Warehouse:
|unknown instrumental||1983||Initial tracking|
|Let's Go Crazy||1983||Initial tracking|
|Computer Blue||1983||Initial tracking of unreleased version|