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from the album Plectrumelectrum
Song details
Performer: Prince and 3rdEyeGirl
First Released: 30 September 2014 - Plectrumelectrum
Album(s): Plectrumelectrum
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and 3rdEyeGirl)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Marz is the eleventh track on Prince’s 36th album Plectrumelectrum (the first by Prince and 3rdEyeGirl).

It is assumed that a studio version was recorded in 2013 or early 2014 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The track was premiered live on 9 February 2014, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, England (after appearing on a written setlist at a show three days earlier, along with Wow).

The track’s opening line, "I lost my job at Mickey D’s, gave away too much food for free", was also used in the (seemingly-improvised) track Midnight Blues, streamed in June 2013. Since that track is largely instrumental, it is possible that Marz was already recorded, and that Prince used the opening lines of the track while jamming on Midnight Blues, although since the lyrics beyond that opening line are different, it could simply be that Prince liked the lyric and decided to reuse it (while Midnight Blues was streamed live once but not mentioned nor performed again).

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
2013 - early 2014 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Marz 1:48 Plectrumelectrum Studio
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Marz 1:51 Promotional release only Promo video See Marz for details
Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Marz ?:?? Live performance TV broadcast Live 1 November 2014, Saturday Night Live, NBC-TV Studios, GE building (Studio 8H), New York, NY, USA

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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