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|introduction              = '''Movie Star''' is the eighth track on the first disc of [[Prince]]'s 20th album [[Album: Crystal Ball|Crystal Ball]] (his fourth using the name [[File: SymbolSmallerBlue.png|link=Alias: Symbol]]). The album is not clearly divided between [[Prince]] tracks and [[File: SymbolSmallerBlue.png|link=Alias: Symbol]] tracks, and the liner notes' discussion of this track does not use either name, but the recording date places it clearly as a "[[Prince]]" track, so it is listed as such here. The [[Album: Crystal Ball|Crystal Ball]] liner notes state that the song was chosen for inclusion because it was "D'Angelo's favorite bootleg".
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|introduction              = '''Movie Star''' is the eighth track on the first disc of [[Prince]]’s 20th album [[Album: Crystal Ball|Crystal Ball]] (his fourth using the name [[File: SymbolSmallerBlue.png|link=Alias: Symbol]]). The album is not clearly divided between [[Prince]] tracks and [[File: SymbolSmallerBlue.png|link=Alias: Symbol]] tracks, and the liner notes' discussion of this track does not use either name, but the recording date places it clearly as a "[[Prince]]" track, so it is listed as such here. The [[Album: Crystal Ball|Crystal Ball]] liner notes state that the song was chosen for inclusion because it was "D'Angelo’s favorite bootleg".
  
Basic tracking took place on [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/March_27|27 March 1986]] at [[Prince]]'s [[Galpin Blvd Home Studio]] in Chanhassen, Minnesota (two days after [[Love And Sex-1|Love And Sex]], on the same day as [[A Place In Heaven]] and [[Witness 4 The Prosecution]]). Although this track was not included on a late April 1986 configuration of the [[Album: Dream Factory|Dream Factory]] album, it was included as the seventeenth track (fifteenth song) on the [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/June 3|3 June 1986]] configuration (segueing directly into [[A Place In Heaven]], which includes the final line of dialogue from [[Movie Star]] in its opening bars) and as the seventeenth track (sixteenth song) on the [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/July 18|18 July 1986]] configuration (with a complete ending). It was dropped, however, when the project evolved into the [[Album: Crystal Ball 1986|Crystal Ball]] triple LP (completely separate from the 1998 release of the same name). The [[Album: Crystal Ball|Crystal Ball]] liner notes state that the song was written for [[The Time]], although the band was no longer together at the time [[Prince]] recorded the track, and it is unknown if the song was considered for the band when [[Prince]] and [[Morris Day]] began work on the [[Album: Corporate World|Corporate World]] album in 1989. The version released on [[Album: Crystal Ball|Crystal Ball]] contains an opening which samples [[Jam Of The Year]] in the background of a party scene.
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Basic tracking took place on [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/March_27|27 March 1986]] at [[Prince]]’s [[Galpin Blvd Home Studio]] in Chanhassen, Minnesota (on the same day as [[Witness 4 The Prosecution]]). Although this track was not included on a late April 1986 configuration of the [[Album: Dream Factory|Dream Factory]] album, it was included as the seventeenth track (fifteenth song) on the [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/June 3|3 June 1986]] configuration (segueing directly into [[A Place In Heaven]], which includes the final line of dialogue from [[Movie Star]] in its opening bars) and as the seventeenth track on the [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/July 18|18 July 1986]] configuration (with a complete ending). It was dropped, however, when the project evolved into the [[Album: Crystal Ball 1986|Crystal Ball]] triple LP (completely separate from the 1998 release of the same name). The [[Album: Crystal Ball|Crystal Ball]] liner notes state that the song was written for [[The Time]], although the band was no longer together at the time [[Prince]] recorded the track, and it is unknown if the song was considered for the band when [[Prince]] and [[Morris Day]] began work on the [[Album: Corporate World (1989)|Corporate World]] album in 1989. The version released on [[Album: Crystal Ball|Crystal Ball]] contains an opening which samples [[Jam Of The Year]] in the background of a party scene.
 
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|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/March_27|27 March 1986]]
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|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/March_14|14 March 1986]]
|studio                    = [[Galpin Blvd Home Studio]], Chanhassen, MN, USA
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|studio                    = [[Galpin Blvd Home Studio]],<br>Chanhassen, MN, USA
|additional info          = Basic tracking
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|additional info          = Probable tracking, overdubs, mix
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|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/March 15|15 March 1986]]
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|studio                    = [[Galpin Blvd Home Studio]],<br>Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
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|additional info          = Overdubs, mix
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}}
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{{RecordingLine|
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|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/April_15|15 April 1986]]
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|studio                    = [[Galpin Blvd Home Studio]],<br>Chanhassen, MN, USA
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|additional info          = Overdubs, including horns, mix
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}}
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{{RecordingLine|
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|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/April_20|20 April 1986]]
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|studio                    = [[Galpin Blvd Home Studio]],<br>Chanhassen, MN, USA
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|additional info          = Possible vocal overdubs, mix
 
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|recording personnel      =  
 
|recording personnel      =  
*[[Prince]] - all vocals and instruments, except where noted (assumed)
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*[[Prince]] - all vocals and instruments, except where noted
*[[Susannah Melvoin]] - spoken vocals
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*[[Wendy Melvoin]] - spoken vocals (uncredited)
 
*Unidentified male - spoken vocals
 
*Unidentified male - spoken vocals
 
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|2= Studio
 
|2= Studio
 
|3= Original version with additional lyrics, included on [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/July 18|18 July 1986]] configuration of [[Album: Dream Factory|Dream Factory]]
 
|3= Original version with additional lyrics, included on [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/July 18|18 July 1986]] configuration of [[Album: Dream Factory|Dream Factory]]
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|1= '''Movie Star'''
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|2= Studio
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|3= With horns by [[Eric Leeds]]
 
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|see also                  = [[Album: Crystal Ball|Crystal Ball]] album
 
|see also                  = [[Album: Crystal Ball|Crystal Ball]] album
 
|references                = ''[[Book:_The_Vault|The Vault: The Definitive Guide to the Musical World of Prince (2004)]] ''
 
|references                = ''[[Book:_The_Vault|The Vault: The Definitive Guide to the Musical World of Prince (2004)]] ''
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* ''[https://www.duanetudahl.com/prince-book Prince and the Parade/Sign O’ The Times Era Studio Sessions 1985 and 1986, Duane Tudahl (2021)]''
 
|categories                = [[Category:1998]][[Category:Released Songs (Prince)]][[Category:Songs (Prince)]][[Category:Recorded 1986]]
 
|categories                = [[Category:1998]][[Category:Released Songs (Prince)]][[Category:Songs (Prince)]][[Category:Recorded 1986]]
 
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Latest revision as of 19:08, 21 August 2021

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Movie Star

Crystalball album.png
from the album Crystal Ball
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 29 January 1998 - Crystal Ball album
Album(s): Crystal Ball
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
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

Movie Star is the eighth track on the first disc of Prince’s 20th album Crystal Ball (his fourth using the name SymbolSmallerBlue.png). The album is not clearly divided between Prince tracks and SymbolSmallerBlue.png tracks, and the liner notes' discussion of this track does not use either name, but the recording date places it clearly as a "Prince" track, so it is listed as such here. The Crystal Ball liner notes state that the song was chosen for inclusion because it was "D'Angelo’s favorite bootleg".

Basic tracking took place on 27 March 1986 at Prince’s Galpin Blvd Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota (on the same day as Witness 4 The Prosecution). Although this track was not included on a late April 1986 configuration of the Dream Factory album, it was included as the seventeenth track (fifteenth song) on the 3 June 1986 configuration (segueing directly into A Place In Heaven, which includes the final line of dialogue from Movie Star in its opening bars) and as the seventeenth track on the 18 July 1986 configuration (with a complete ending). It was dropped, however, when the project evolved into the Crystal Ball triple LP (completely separate from the 1998 release of the same name). The Crystal Ball liner notes state that the song was written for The Time, although the band was no longer together at the time Prince recorded the track, and it is unknown if the song was considered for the band when Prince and Morris Day began work on the Corporate World album in 1989. The version released on Crystal Ball contains an opening which samples Jam Of The Year in the background of a party scene.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
14 March 1986 Galpin Blvd Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Probable tracking, overdubs, mix
15 March 1986 Galpin Blvd Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
Overdubs, mix
15 April 1986 Galpin Blvd Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Overdubs, including horns, mix
20 April 1986 Galpin Blvd Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Possible vocal overdubs, mix
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted
  • Wendy Melvoin - spoken vocals (uncredited)
  • Unidentified male - spoken vocals

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Movie Star 4:25 Crystal Ball Studio


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Movie Star Studio Original version with additional lyrics, included on 3 June 1986 configuration of Dream Factory, segueing into A Place In Heaven
Movie Star Studio Original version with additional lyrics, included on 18 July 1986 configuration of Dream Factory
Movie Star Studio With horns by Eric Leeds
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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