Hide The Bone

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Hide The Bone

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from the album Crystal Ball
Song details
Performer: New Power Generation
First Released: 29 January 1998 - Crystal Ball album
Album(s): Crystal Ball
Writer(s): Brenda Lee Eager and Hilliard Wilson (original lyrics), and SymbolSmallerBlue.png
Producer(s): SymbolSmallerBlue.png
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Hide The Bone is the sixth track on the first disc of Prince’s 20th album Crystal Ball (his fourth using the name SymbolSmallerBlue.png). While the album is credited to SymbolSmallerBlue.png, the album includes tracks credited to Prince and SymbolSmallerBlue.png, but the liner notes' discussion of this track say "Recorded by The NPG", so it is credited to the band in this entry.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in mid-November 1993 at Guillaume Tell, Suresnes, France.

The original lyrics by Brenda Lee Eager and Hilliard Wilson were developed after Eager gave the lyrics to Somebody’s Somebody to her friend Mavis Staples (presumably when she was working on her second album The Voice in 1992). Prince liked the lyrics and put music to it and then asked Eager for more material, which yielded Hide The Bone.

In 1994, a live version of the track was included on a planned “Live” single which was not released.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Mid-November 1993 Studio Guillaume Tell,
Suresnes, France
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Hide The Bone 5:03 Crystal Ball Studio

Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
95 Tour Wallpaper (video) Unreleased Glam Slam clubs in-house video Long-form video-mix with vocal samples from Hide The Bone among others.
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Hide The Bone Live Live recording intended for 1994 “Live” single
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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