Colleen

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Colleen

1999 Deluxe.jpg
from the album 1999 Super Deluxe
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 29 November 2019 - 1999 Super Deluxe album
Album(s): 1999 Super Deluxe
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
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

Colleen is an instrumental recorded on 15 January 1982 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California during recording sessions for The Time's second album What Time Is It? (the day after International Lover and The Walk, and four days before Wild And Loose). The track may have simply been a studio experiment, however, and not intended for The Time.

In a 2019 interview, engineer Peggy McCreary talked about the origin of the track's name, explaining that he had recorded it at the end of a session and McCreary asked what the track should be called on documentation. “He said, ‘What's your middle name?' I said ‘Colleen.' He said, ‘Name it “Colleen.” ' The song never got finished; it never had lyrics.”

The instrumental was discarded at the time, but was released in 2019 as the seventh track on the Vault Tracks part 1 disc of a Super Deluxe edition of the 1999 album. The liner notes also note that the track was revisited by Prince in April 1993, although no additional information is given about whether further recording took place.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
15 January 1982 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all instruments (assumed)


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Colleen 5:30 1999 Super Deluxe
Studio



 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The released mix of this track was done by Nick Bolas specifically for the 1999 Super Deluxe release. It was made to replicate the original mix from the time the song was initially tracked as much as possible. So even when a slightly different mix of this track, might exist, the now released version is not considered a true alternate mix of the track.

References
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