Superfunkycalifragisexy

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Superfunkycalifragisexy

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from the album "The Black Album"
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 22 November 1994 - "The Black Album" album
Album(s): "The Black Album"
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Superfunkycalifragisexy is the sixth song on Prince's sixteenth album "The Black Album" (originally planned for release as his tenth album, albeit with no artist credit). In 1989, a live version was included on the Lovesexy Live 2 VHS, taken from the 9 September 1988 live TV broadcast, as part of a medley of Controversy, Dirty Mind, Superfunkycalifragisexy and a Controversy coda. In 2001, an instrumental version of the track was included as part of the NPG Ahdio Show # 3 download.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in mid-September 1986 at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions that produced Koo Koo, One Day (I'm Gonna Make You Mine) and When The Dawn Of The Morning Comes), making the earliest-recorded track on "The Black Album". He worked on the track further in January 1987, at the Washington Avenue Warehouse in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

The title is spoof of the song Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, a song sung by Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke in the 1964 movie Mary Poppins.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Mid-September 1986 Galpin Blvd Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
January 1987 Washington Avenue Warehouse,
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Additional recording / overdubs
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Superfunkycalifragisexy 5:55 "The Black Album" Studio
Superfunkycalifragisexy 3:37 NPG Ahdio Show # 3 mp3 (not available as a separate track) Instrumental Instrumental version, faded in and out, with some musical differences
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Superfunkycalifragisexy 1:49 Lovesexy Live 2 VHS Live 9 September 1988, Westfalenhallen (Halle 1), Dortmund, West Germany


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Superfunkycalifragisexy Studio Original September 1986 recording; some musical differences and passages edited out for release
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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