Album: Roadhouse Garden

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Roadhouse Garden

Album details

Intended Release Date: 1999
Label(s): NPG Records (assumed)
Studio(s): First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA; Galpin Blvd Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA; Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA; Washington Avenue Warehouse, Edina, MN, USA; Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA; Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA

See also

All My Dreams
Roadhouse Garden is an unreleased album announced on ’s website on 7 October 1998 (following an announcement on 30 September 1998 that "Prince and the Revolution r releasing a new album on NPG"), with a presumptive release date of 1999.

It was announced to be by Prince and the Revolution, although the announcement stated that "the group needn’t b 2gether 2 release an album" and that "can and will finish the album alone unless the tide turns otherwise." claimed to have offered Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman co-production work on the project, but they later denied this.

The album was said to include "things left unfinished" when the band dissolved in 1986, and "several new cuts that is putting together using parts from many tunes". The exact tracklist (if any was completed) is unknown, but the tracks mentioned in association with the album are listed below.

During a "? of the week" in 1999, a fan (using the name Arc1Love) asked whether there were plans to "continue the release" of the album as nothing had been announced for several months, to which Prince replied, :"That’s a ? better posed 2 Wendy and Lisa at this stage". In an xclusive innerview with Love 4 One Another on in 1999, announced that the album will include "Witness 4 The Prosecution and SPLASH which was one of my favorites". He also said that "all the songs that Wendy and Lisa sang on were left off of the Crystal Ball package 2 save 4 a Revolution album". Empty Room was also cited as one of the songs slated for Roadhouse Garden during a "? of the week".

Splash was later released in 2001 as a download from the NPG Music Club (the first and only Prince and the Revolution track to be offered through the club). Empty Room was released as a 2002 live version as a download on the NPG Music Club (and later included on the compilation C-Note. In A Large Room With No Light was available as an audio stream on the Montreux Jazz Festival website in 2009 in conjunction with Prince’s two shows at the festival. The other tracks believed to have been included on the album remained unreleased in any form during Prince’s lifetime. Roadhouse Garden (segued from Our Destiny) and Wonderful Ass were released on the From The Vault & Previously Unreleased disc of a Deluxe release of Purple Rain in 2017. [Witness 4 The Prosecution]], All My Dreams and the 1986 version of In A Large Room With No Light were released on the Vault Tracks part 1 disc included with the Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition in 2020.

Artwork was later posted online by a graphic designer for an NPG Music Club album titled All My Dreams, which may have been a later version of the Roadhouse Garden album, but nothing else is known about this album, which also remains unreleased.

Track listing
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The specific sequence of tracks is unknown, but tracks believed to have been included are:

Our Destiny (not mentioned, but likely since its link with Roadhouse Garden)
Roadhouse Garden
Witness 4 The Prosecution
All My Dreams
In A Large Room With No Light
Empty Room
Wonderful Ass

All songs written by Prince except where noted.

  • Other recording personnel details unknown

  • - producer (assumed)
  • Other production details unknown.

Additional Information


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Madrid 2 Chicago