Rescue Me

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Rescue Me

Song details
Performer: Prince
Writer(s): Raynard Miner and Carl Smith
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • None
Performed occasionally in shows:

Rescue Me is an unreleased cover version of the track by Fontella Bass, written by Raynard Miner and Carl Smith (released as a single in 1965, and included on her 1966 album The New Look).

Prince’s version was recorded on 5 October 1986, at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California (four days after Eight, the day before a re-recording of Witness 4 The Prosecution). He sent his version to country music star Dolly Parton for consideration for her next album, but she didn’t feel it was appropriate for the album, and it is unlikely she recorded any vocals for the track.

Prince’s version of the track remains unreleased.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
5 October 1986 Sunset Sound - Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Tracking, overdubs, vocals, mix, instrumental mix
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments (assumed)

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Rescue Me Studio
Rescue Me (Instrumental) Studio Instrumental mix

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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