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. The song features Jill Jones on background vocals, and was also considered for her eponymous album, but ultimately not included.

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. The name Elektra was also intended to be used for the character she was supposed to play in a short-lived musical project in 1984 titled Roadhouse Garden. The moniker was eventually suggested a few years later to Tera Patrick, who came to be known as Carmen Electra.

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 - Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Tracking, overdubs, mix
11 November 1986 Sunset Sound - Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Overdubs, mix, instrumental mix
14 November 1986 Sunset Sound - Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Overdubs, mix, extended version mix
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
Come Elektra Tuesday Studio Version with overdubs
Come Elektra Tuesday (Instrumental) Studio Instrumental mix
Elektra Tuesday Studio Extended version

Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
My Computer 4:36 Emancipation

My Computer (2019 cover mount single)

Studio Contains a synth line sampled or borrowed from Come Elektra Tuesday
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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