The Ride

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The Ride

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from the album Crystal Ball
Song details
Performer: SymbolSmallerBlue.png
First Released: 6 March 1995 - The Undertaker and The Sacrifice Of Victor home videos (video versions)

29 January 1998 - Crystal Ball album (audio version)

Album(s): Crystal Ball
Writer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
Producer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

The Ride is the sixth track on the third disc of Prince's 20th album Crystal Ball (his fourth using the name SymbolSmallerBlue.png). The released version is a live version recorded on 29 October 1995 (a.m.) at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Three years previously, however, a 1993 rehearsal take of the song had been included as the first track on The Undertaker home video and, released the same day, a 1993 live version was included as the first track on The Sacrifice Of Victor home video (in 2002, this same video version was released as a video download as part of the NPG Music Club Edition # 5). In 1996, the same 1995 live version later included on Crystal Ball was included on the Love 4 One Another TV movie. In 2003, a 2002 live version was included as a bonus track on the Live At The Aladdin Las Vegas DVD.

The rehearsal version included on the The Undertaker album (which was ultimately abandoned, but released on home video) was recorded on 14 June 1993 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (along with versions of Poorgoo, Honky Tonk Women, Bambi, Zannalee, The Undertaker and Dolphin, the day before recording Calhoun Square), but no other studio version by Prince is known to exist.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
14 June 1993 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Rehearsal recording
29 October 1995 a.m. Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Live recording
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
The Ride 5:12 Crystal Ball Live 29 October 1995 a.m., Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
The Ride 9:38 The Undertaker VHS/laserdisc Rehearsal 14 June 1993, Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; some alterations/edits
The Ride 5:53 The Sacrifice Of Victor VHS/laserdisc

NPG Music Club Edition # 5 .mov download

Live 8 September 1993 am, Bagley's Warehouse, London, England
The Ride T.B.C. Live At The Aladdin Las Vegas DVD Live 15 December 2002, Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
The Ride T.B.C. Delayed concert TV broadcast Live 29 October 1995 a.m., Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; same as Crystal Ball version
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
The Ride Rehearsal The Undertaker version; 14 June 1993, Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; edited for video recording above
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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