Vagina

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Vagina

1999 Deluxe.jpg
from the album 1999 Deluxe
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 29 November 2019 - 1999 Deluxe album
Album(s): 1999 Deluxe
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

Vagina is a track recorded circa November 1981, at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. With only a vocal and guitar and no drums other than Prince's vocal rhythm cues, the sngs has an unfinished feel to it. The track was long thought to have been recorded for possible use on The Hookers album, that later became Vanity 6's album Vanity 6, but given its ambiguous lyrics it seems unlikely this was actually the case. However, "Vagina" was the name Prince suggested Denise Matthews would go by when she joined the band. Allegedly she dismissed the moniker and agreed to Vanity instead, at which point the project was titled Vanity 6.

In 2019 the song was released as the fourth track on the Vault Tracks part 1 disc of a Deluxe edition of the 1999 album.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
November 1981 (estimate) Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Vagina 3:28 1999 Deluxe
Studio



 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The released mix of this track was done by Nick Bolas specifically for the 1999 Deluxe release. It was made to replicate the original mix from the time the song was initially tracked, as much as possible. So even when a slightly different mix of this track might exist, the now released version is not considered a true alternate mix of the track.

References
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