Groovy Potential

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Groovy Potential

from the album Hitnrun Phase Two

promotional image released with download
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 14 August 2013 - download
Album(s): Hitnrun Phase Two
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not known to have been performed live by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Groovy Potential is the seventh track on the album Hitnrun Phase Two. Over two years earlier, however, the track was released through, Prince’s own music store (the third track to be released on this website).

A 1:20 minutes preview of the track was streamed on 3rdEyeGirl YouTube account minutes before the track’s release.

While specific recording dates are not known, it is assumed that basic tracking took place in early-to-mid 2012, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Horn overdubs took place in late July 2012, also at Paisley Park Studios. Michael B. Nelson has stated that the horns were recorded as a "10 horn arrangement", with muted brass and woodwinds recorded first, followed by a second pass using their standard set-up, "mostly playing off of each other but sometimes together".

The drum part was sourced from an other (unidentified) track. In a 2021 interview, Michael B. revealed that he learned that he was featured on the song when he met Prince after the release of the album: "the last session I did with Prince (likely for the Black Is The New Black album), as I was leaving he walked up to give me a copy of Hitnrun Volume Two, he’s like 'You're on this by the way. I recycled one of your one of your drum tracks on here'; and I guess it was for Groovy Potential.".

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Early-to-mid 2012 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
Late July 2012 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Horn overdubs
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Groovy Potential 6:17 .wav download

Hitnrun Phase Two


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Groovy Potential Studio Studio version before horn overdubs
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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