Album: The Story So Far...

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The Story So Far...

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Album details

Released: Summer 1986
Length: 48:50
Label(s): Warner Bros.
Studio(s): Alpha Studios, Burbank, CA, USA; Hollywood Sound Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, USA; North Arm Drive Home Studio, Orono, MN, USA; Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA; Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA; Mobile Recording Unit, First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA; Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse, Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Monterey Sound Studios, Glendale, CA, USA; Washington Avenue Warehouse, Edina, MN, USA

See also

Parade Tour  
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The Story So Far... is the third promotional compilation album by Prince (after Strange Tales From The Rain and His Majesty’s Pop Life), available in Summer 1986 on cassette in the UK only (the previous two were only available in Japan), to be played in stores to promote the first three nights of the Parade Tour in the UK (starting 12 August 1986).

A promotional VHS, also titled The Story So Far..., was also available for in-store play.

The cassette includes eleven tracks which had all been released as singles, from seven Prince/Prince and the Revolution studio albums, all released originally between 1979 and 1986. The cover states:
"A special collection of some of Prince’s songs taken from his seven Warner Brothers [sic] albums"
Prince had, in fact, released eight albums at that point, although neither For You nor Controversy were represented on this collection).

Track listing
  • Side one:
  1. I Wanna Be Your Lover (5:47)
  2. Dirty Mind (4:11)1 
  3. 1999 (6:22)
  4. Little Red Corvette (4:58)
  5. When Doves Cry (Edit) (3:49)2 
  • Side two:
  1. Purple Rain (edit) (4:02)2 
  2. I Would Die 4 U (Single Version) (2:57)2 
  3. Raspberry Beret (3:31)2 
  4. Kiss (Single Version) (3:45)2 
  5. Mountains (3:58)2 
  6. Girls And Boys (5:30)2 

All songs written by Prince, except where noted.

1  Written by Prince and Dr. Fink (music)
2  Written by Prince (credited to Prince and the Revolution)

  • See individual tracks for credits.

  • See individual tracks and respective albums for credits.

LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

This section is under construction

Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

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Additional Information


  • This album was a promotional release, not meant to be distributed to the general public and/or made available for retail.

Hismajestyspoplife album.jpg 1985
His Majesty’s Pop Life
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 1987
Sounds O’ The Times
Soundofthetimes album.jpg