Send In The Clowns

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Send In The Clowns

Song details
Performer: Prince
Writer(s): Stephen Sondheim
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
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

Send In The Clowns is an unreleased cover version of the Stephen Sondheim song from the 1973 musical A Little Night Music (incorrectly attributed by Prince as being written by Judy Collins, whose version he was probably familiar with.

The track is believed to have been recorded in 1977 at an unknown studio. Prince’s handwritten notes as used in The Beautiful Ones book released posthumously in 2019 revealed the previously-unknown cover version as the ninth and final track on an early configuration of his debut album For You. It has not been confirmed that the song was fully recorded in a professional studio, though, nor that the album was ever actually compiled in this form; it is certainly possible that Prince was simply working through ideas using songs he had written when compiling this tracklist.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
1977 Unknown studio, USA Tracking (assumed, see notes above)
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments (assumed)

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Send In The Clowns Studio Assumed, see notes above

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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