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Song details
Performer: NPG Q
Writer(s): Marcus Anderson
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is known to have been performed live by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Dandelion is an unreleased track written by Marcus Anderson and recorded in August 2014 by NPG Q, a band consisting of John Blackwell, Marcus Anderson, Andrew Gouché and Xavier Taplin.

The basis for the track was recorded live during a show by NPG Q on 10 August 2014 (a.m.) at Paisley Park Studios ('NPGMC Room') in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Prince added his guitar parts later in August.

The song was originally thought to be co-written by Prince and Marcus Anderson but Anderson has since confirmed that he was misquoted and is in fact the sole author of the track, the inspiration coming from a story Prince told him about his father.

Dandelion was intended for an album by NPG Q, a project that was abandoned when John Blackwell left to tour with D’Angelo in October 2014.

Marcus Anderson re-recorded the track with other musicians and released it in 2017 on his “Limited Release” album. The version with Prince’s instrumental and production inputs remains unreleased.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
10 August 2014 (a.m.) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Live recording
August 2014 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Guitar overdubs by Prince
Recording Personnel

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Dandelion Live Recording 10 August 2014 (a.m.) Paisley Park version; non-overdubbed live recording (no Prince input)
Dandelion Live Version with overdubs With guitar overdubs by Prince

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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