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from the album Come

from the album Crystal Ball
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 16 August 1994 - Come album
Album(s): Come
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Dark is the seventh track on Prince’s fifteenth album Come. In 1993, Dark was included in the Glam Slam Ulysses stage-show, during the segment titled “Penelope” (credited, as was the whole project, to ).

In 1998, a remixed version, titled So Dark, was included as the eighth track on the first disc of Prince’s 20th album Crystal Ball (his fourth using the name ).

On 18 October 2012 a 4:18 rehearsal version of Dark by Prince and the New Power Generation was streamed on Andy Allo Facebook Page.

On 7 January 2014, a live video of So Dark from 05 October 2013, Paisley Park, Chanhassen, MN, USA was put on 3rdEyeGirl YouTube account.

Basic tracking took place on 2 January 1993 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same one-day session that produced Come, Dolphin, Dream and Endorphinmachine).

It was included as the ninth track on a 11 March 1994 configuration of the Come album. The album version begins with a segment of Poem which was edited out when the track became Orgasm (Pheromone, Race and Letitgo include other segments in their opening seconds).

Recording/remixing dates for So Dark are not known, but it is likely remixed in early-mid 1994 at Paisley Park Studios.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
2 January 1993 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Early-mid 1994 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Remix (named So Dark)
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Dark 6:10 Come Studio
So Dark 5:13 Crystal Ball Remix
Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Dark 4:18 Andy Allo Facebook page
mp4 stream
Rehearsal Recorded in October 2012, Paisley Park, Chanhassen, Minnesota (assumed).; contains samples from "Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories: Rick James", a 2004 skit from Chappelle’s Show
Dark 5:01 3rdEye TV Show # 15 live concert video stream Live 6 July 2013, Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA
So Dark 1:52 3rdEyeGirl You Tube account
mp4 video stream
Live 05 October 2013, Paisley Park, Chanhassen, MN, USA
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Dark Studio Original full-length version.
Dark (7" Remix) Remix
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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