Everybody Want What They Don’t Got

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Everybody Want What They Don’t Got

Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition
from the album
Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 25 September 2020 - Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition album
Album(s): Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
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

Everybody Want What They Don’t Got is a song recorded on 13 July 1986 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California.

While sessions during July largely focused on recording for the Dream Factory album, neither this song or The Cross, recorded on the same day, were place on any configuration of the Dream Factory album.

The song’s lyrics appeared in the official 1994 book Neo Manifesto: Audentes Fortuna Juvat, along with lyrics of various other songs unreleased at that time, but it is unlikely that a companion audio release was ever planned.

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, and while Everybody Want What They Don’t Got was chosen by fans, the project was ultimately abandoned.

The song was released in September 2020 as the fourth track of Vault Tracks part 2, one of the discs with previously unreleased tracks included with the Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
13 July 1986 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocal and instruments

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Everybody Want What They Don’t Got 2:08 Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition Studio



 
Additional Information

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References
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