Shaft

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Shaft

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Song details
Performer: NPG Q
Writer(s): John Blackwell, Marcus Anderson, Andrew Gouché and Xavier Taplin (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Shaft is an unreleased track recorded in August 2014 by NPG Q, a band consisting of John Blackwell, Marcus Anderson, Andrew Gouché and Xavier Taplin.

The basis for the track was recorded live during a show by NPG Q on 10 August 2014 (a.m.) at Paisley Park Studios ('NPGMC Room') in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Prince added his guitar parts later in August. The song was played live by NPG Q during the release-party for the Art Official Age and Plectrumelectrum albums at Paisley Park Studios on 30 September 2014.

Shaft was intended for an album by NPG Q. The project was abandoned when John Blackwell left to tour with D’Angelo in October 2014. The track remains unreleased.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
10 August 2014 (a.m.) Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Live recording
August 2014 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Guitar overdubs by Prince
Recording Personnel

Versions
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Shaft Live Recording 10 August 2014 (a.m.) Paisley Park version; non-overdubbed live recording
Shaft Live Version with overdubs With guitar overdubs by Prince


 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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