Girl O’ My Dreams

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Girl O’ My Dreams

from the album True Confessions
Song details
Performer: T.C. Ellis
First Released: 28 May 1991 - True Confessions album
Album(s): True Confessions
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Levi Seacer, Jr.
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

Girl O’ My Dreams is the twelfth track (tenth song) on T.C. Ellis’s first and only album True Confessions, and is written by Prince (although he does not feature as a musician).

While specific recording dates for the initial version of the song are not known, the song was originally recorded in 1982 at Prince’s Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The track was re-recorded on 18 June 1986 at the Washington Avenue Warehouse in Edina, Minnesota (the day after Data Bank, Can’t Stop This Feeling I Got and We Can Funk). These recordings were intended for an aborted musical tentatively titled Dream Factory. This version of Girl O’ My Dreams was later sent to Three O’Clock for consideration along with Neon Telephone, Teacher, Teacher, Can’t Stop This Feeling I Got and We Can Funk, but the band decided to use only Neon Telephone.

The track was given to T.C. Ellis, who had appeared in the Graffiti Bridge movie, when he and Levi Seacer, Jr. were working on his album True Confessions in 1990-1, and the track was re-recorded without Prince’s input for use on the album.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Spring-Summer 1982 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
21 July 1985 Washington Avenue Warehouse, Edina, MN, USA Mix of 1982 version (Wendy & Lisa, sans Prince)
18 June 1986 Washington Avenue Warehouse,
Edina, MN, USA
Tracking (multiple takes), rough mix
1990 - early 1991 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel

T.C. Ellis version

Unreleased version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments (assumed)

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Girl O’ My Dreams 1:34 True Confessions Studio

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Girl O’ My Dreams Studio 1982 version
Girl O’ My Dreams Studio 1986 recording before overdubs
Girl O’ My Dreams Studio 1986 recording after overdubs
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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