Come Elektra Tuesday

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Come Elektra Tuesday

Song details
Performer: Prince
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

Come Elektra Tuesday is an unreleased song recorded on 26 May 1985 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California (two days after Hello, the same day as Heaven and Stella And Charles, two days before Polka-Dot Tiger).

The song features Jill Jones on background vocals.

The name "Elektra" (or "Electra") was already used in The Ladder. Prince wanted to give this stage name to Jill Jones, but she refused, preferring to keep her birth name for her musical career. This name was also intented to be used for the character she was supposed to play in a short-lived musical project in 1984 titled Roadhouse Garden. The nickname was eventually suggested a few years later to Tera Patrick, who came to be known as Carmen Electra.

It is unknown if this song was intended for any project at the time, but during Prince: A Celebration in June 2000, computer screens at Paisley Park Studios offered names of a selection of tracks which users could vote on for inclusion on Crystal Ball Volume II, but Come Elektra Tuesday was not chosen by fans, and the project was ultimately abandoned.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
26 May 1985 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted (assumed)
  • Jill Jones - background vocals

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Come Elektra Tuesday Studio Recorded 26 May 1985

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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