Call Of The Wild

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Call Of The Wild

Song details
Performer: Prince and the Revolution
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince.
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Call Of The Wild is an unreleased track recorded in late July 1985 at the Washington Avenue Warehouse in Edina, Minnesota. Susannah Melvoin had prompted Prince to listen to some music by British rock band Led Zeppelin, which inspired Prince to write this heavy rock track. Susan Rogers and Peggy McCreary mixed the track in September 1985, when Prince was considering it for use on Parade. It was not included on any known configuration of the album, however, and Prince may have thought it did not fit musically. The track remains unreleased, but the lyrics and melody of its verses were later re-used in part for the also unreleased We Got The Power. The melody of the verses was also re-used for The Ryde Dyvine.

While it is not known if the recording included participation from other Revolution bandmembers, the song is listed here as a Prince and the Revolution recording based on the timing of its recording and its consideration for the Parade album, which was released under the name Prince and the Revolution.

A lyric from Call Of The Wild - "We play it loud so they know we're alive" - is displayed prominently in the posthumous Prince: The Immersive Experience attraction, which opened in Chicago, Illinois, on 9 June, 2022.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
23 July 1985 Washington Avenue Warehouse,
Edina, MN, USA
25 September 1985 Sunset Sound - Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Mix (Susan Rogers & Coke Johnson, Prince not present)
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments (assumed)

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Call Of The Wild Studio

Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
We Got The Power Unreleased Studio The lyrics and the melody have been adapted for We Got The Power
Additional Information

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