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from the album 1999
Automatic single.jpg
single art for Automatic
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 27 October 1982 - 1999 album
Album(s): 1999

1999 Super Deluxe Edition

Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Automatic is the sixth track on Prince’s fifth album 1999, and, in late 1982, it was included as the third and final track on a US promo 12" release of 1999, the album’s first single. Ten months after the album’s release Automatic was released as the album’s fifth single (released in Australia only).

Basic tracking for Automatic took place on 2 May 1982 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California (four days after Something In The Water (Does Not Compute), seven days before Delirious).

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
2 May 1982 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Automatic 9:27 1999

1999 promo
Little Red Corvette single
Let’s Pretend We’re Married promo

Automatic 9:27 1999 (Super) Deluxe Edition Studio Remastered in 2019
Automatic (Edit) 3:38 Automatic single

1999 (Super) Deluxe Edition

Automatic 1:48 NPG Ahdio Show # 7 mp3 (not available as a separate track) Live 30 May 1986, Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, California; part of medley with Automatic / D.M.S.R. / The Dance Electric
Automatic (Video Version) 8:21 1999 Super Deluxe Edition Edit
Automatic 7:02 1999 Super Deluxe Edition Live 1 December 1982 (a.m.): Masonic Temple Auditorium, Detroit, MI, USA
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Automatic 8:23 Promotional release only Promo video See Automatic video for more details
Automatic 5:44 1999 Super Deluxe Edition DVD Live 29 December 1982: The Summit, Houston, TX, USA
Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Automatic T.B.C. Live concert TV broadcast Live 7 June 1986, Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI, USA

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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