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from the album Around The World In A Day
Song details
Performer: Prince and the Revolution
First Released: 22 April 1985 - Around The World In A Day
Album(s): Around The World In A Day
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the Revolution)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the Revolution)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Temptation is the ninth and final track on Prince’s seventh album Around The World In A Day, the second album to be credited to Prince and the Revolution.

Basic tracking was done during a one-day session on 7 December 1984 at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, California, (the unusual location was because engineer David Leonard was now working there). The session was with only Prince and Eddie M. on saxophone.

The song was tried out with the band the day prior, during sound check at the Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio, initially as a rock blues number, nearly twice as fast in pace as the eventual session. Although this sound check session on 6 December 1984 was recorded as well, Prince decided to not use any of it, but instead start on a much slower version from scratch the next day, with just him and Eddie M. participating in the session.

Additional recording took place on 24 December 1984, when Prince recorded the 'god dialogue' at the Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota, immediately following his matinee show at Saint Paul Civic Center Arena, St. Paul, Minnesota, as the final recording made for Around The World In A Day. Since at this point there was no console, the home studio was not fully operational. Prince used the rented Mobile Audio Remote Recording that he had on tour, parked in his driveway to record it.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
6 December 1984 Richfield Coliseum,
Richfield, OH, USA
Tracking of scrapped band version
7 December 1984 Capitol Studios,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Tracking (final version)
24 December 1984 Kiowa Trail Home StudioDriveway /
Mobile Audio Remote Recording,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
'God dialogue' overdub
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted
  • Eddie M. - saxophone

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Tempation 8:17 Around The World In A Day Studio

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Temptation Studio recording before monologue overdub
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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