Miss Understood

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Miss Understood

Song details
Performer: The Family
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

Miss Understood is an unreleased song by The Family recorded on 10 August 1984, at Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and was intended for The Family album. Susannah Melvoin, who overdubbed a lead vocal on the track at Sunset Sound, in Hollywood, California didn’t like the track, which was a cheery pop song unlike other tracks by The Family. She argued with Prince to not include it on the album. According to engineer Susan Rogers, Prince defended the track and even threatened to find someone else to sing in the band instead of Susannah Melvoin, but ultimately the track was not included on the album as it was released.

Jill Jones says it was also considered for her eponymous debut album, and presumably she recorded a lead voice on it at some point.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
10 August 1984 Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse,
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
August 1984 (assumed) Sunset Sound
Hollywood, CA, USA
Susannah Melvoin vocal overdubs
1984-1986 unknown studio Jill Jones vocal overdubs
Recording Personnel

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Miss Understood Studio Prince vocal
Miss Understood Studio Susannah Melvoin vocal
Miss Understood Studio Jill Jones version

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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