Feline

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Feline

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Song details
Performer: Prince; The Family; Eric Leeds
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Feline is an unreleased song recorded on 16 July 1984 at Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse, and was intended for The Family album. Paul Peterson confirmed in 2009 that he did record vocals for the track, confirming that a version by The Family does exist. Peterson objected to the lyrics of the song and asked for it not to be included on the album.

Prince reworked the track with Sheila E. on 13 February 1985 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California. Some lines from Feline were reused for Holly Rock recorded later in the Spring. Eric Leeds worked on the track again in January 1990 (presumably as an instrumental track) for possible inclusion on a planned third Madhouse album which ultimately became his Times Squared, but it was not included on the final album.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
16 July 1984 Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse,
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Tracking
Summer 1984 Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse,
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Vocal and musical overdubs by The Family
13 February 1985 Sunset Sound - Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Re-recording with Sheila E.
January 1990 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Saxophone and percussion overdubs (for Madhouse)
Recording Personnel

Prince version


The Family version


Prince/Sheila E. version

  • Sheila E. - drums and vocals
  • Prince - all other instruments (assumed)
  • Other personnel, if any, unknown


Eric Leeds version


Versions
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Feline Studio Prince version
Feline Studio The Family version
Feline Studio with Sheila E.
Feline Studio Eric Leeds version


Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Holly Rock 5:02 Krush Groove Studio
Holly Rock (Edit) 3:58 Holly Rock single Edit
Holly Rock (Extended Version) 6:35 Holly Rock single Extended Version Original full-length version
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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