Colonized Mind

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Colonized Mind

from the album Lotusflow3r
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 24 March 2009 - Lotusflow3r album
Album(s): Lotusflow3r
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Colonized Mind is the fifth track on Prince’s 33rd studio album Lotusflow3r. The track was premiered on Los Angeles radio station Indie 103 on 18 December 2008, along with Crimson And Clover, Wall Of Berlin and 4ever. In October 2015, the album version was featured as a Tidal Purple Pick of the Week, accompanied by a 2012 article focusing on Prince’s guitar skills.

Basic tracking took place on 19 November 2004, during a three-and-a-half hour session with Michael B. on drums and Sonny T. on bass at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota that also yielded 3121, From The Lotus..., ...Back 2 The Lotus, Love Like Jazz, Wall Of Berlin, Planet Earth, Guitar, Shameless and others tracks. In an August 2006 interview, Michael B. said they recorded eleven or twelve tracks that night. On a different occasion he later indicated that this was the last recording session they did with Prince for a while after that.

The presence of Támar Davis on background vocals suggests that the track was overdubbed by her before Summer 2006, while Shelby J.’s vocals are not likely to have been recorded before 2007 when she first started performing with Prince.

Whether intentionally or not, the song’s music is largely based upon Miriam Makeba’s 1974 song "Quit It" (written by Bongi Angela Makeba, Caiphus Semenya).

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
19 November 2004 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
2005 / 2006 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
2007 (assumed) unknown studios overdubs
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Colonized Mind 4:48 Lotusflow3r Studio
Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Colonized Mind 4:58 Studio radio broadcast Studio Full fade-out (without overlap with Feel Better, Feel Good, Feel Wonderful), played on Los Angeles radio station Indie 103 on 18 December 2008
Colonized Mind 3:42 3rdEye TV Show # 19 concert video stream Live 7 August 2013, Dyrehaven - Bøgescenen, Skanderborg, Denmark

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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