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|song name                = Wally
 
|song name                = Wally
|single image              = [[File:Unreleasedsong.jpg|100px|link=Unreleased Songs]]
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|single image              = [[File:sottDeluxe.jpg|100px|link= Album: Sign O’ The Times Deluxe|Sign O’ The Times ''Super Deluxe Edition'']]<br><small> from the album <br>[[Album: Sign O’ The Times Deluxe|Sign O’ The Times ''Super Deluxe Edition'']]
|performer                = [[Prince]] (assumed)
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|first released            = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/September 25|25 September 2020]] - [[Album: Sign O’ The Times Deluxe|Sign O’ The Times ''Super Deluxe Edition'']] album
|writer(s)                = [[Prince]] (assumed)
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|album(s)                  = [[Album: Sign O’ The Times Deluxe|Sign O’ The Times ''Super Deluxe Edition'']]
|producer(s)              = [[Prince]] (assumed)
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|performer                = [[Prince]]
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|writer(s)                = [[Prince]]
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|producer(s)              = [[Prince]]
 
|previous song            = [[Wall Of Berlin]]
 
|previous song            = [[Wall Of Berlin]]
 
|next song                = [[Wanderlust]]
 
|next song                = [[Wanderlust]]
|introduction              = '''Wally''' is an unreleased song originally recorded on [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/December 28|28 December 1986]] at [[Prince]]'s [[Galpin Blvd Home Studio]] in Chanhassen, Minnesota (two days after finishing a three-month stay in Los Angeles by recording [[Pony Ride]]).  
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|introduction              = '''Wally''' is a song originally recorded on [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/December 28|28 December 1986]] at [[Prince]]’s [[Galpin Blvd Home Studio]] in Chanhassen, Minnesota (two days after finishing a three-month stay in Los Angeles by recording [[Ponyride]]).  
 
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After finishing the song [[Prince]] ordered engineer [[Susan Rogers]] to erase all channels on the the 24-stem recording, against her pleas not to. A new version for which [[Eric Leeds]] and [[Atlanta Bliss]] added horns, was then recorded two days afterwards.  
 
After finishing the song [[Prince]] ordered engineer [[Susan Rogers]] to erase all channels on the the 24-stem recording, against her pleas not to. A new version for which [[Eric Leeds]] and [[Atlanta Bliss]] added horns, was then recorded two days afterwards.  
  
The original version was a solo recording dealing with [[Prince]]'s break-up with [[Susannah Melvoin]], and thanking [[Wally Safford]] for being his friend. He felt the song was too personal, however, and kept adding layers of percussion and changing the feel of the track.  
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The original version was a solo recording dealing with [[Prince]]’s break-up with [[Susannah Melvoin]], and thanking [[Wally Safford]] for being his friend. Allegedly he felt the song was too personal, however, and kept adding layers of percussion and changing the feel of the track.  
 
   
 
   
The song is not known to have been considered for inclusion on any configuration of [[Album: Sign O' The Times|Sign O' The Times]] or any other project at the time.
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The song is not known to have been considered for inclusion on any configuration of [[Album: Sign O’ The Times|Sign O’ The Times]] or any other project at the time. In September 2020, the re-recorded version was released as the fifth track of ''Vault Tracks part 3'', one of the discs with previously unreleased tracks included with the [[Album: Sign O’ The Times Deluxe|Sign O’ The Times ''Super Deluxe Edition'']].
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|date                      = shortly after 28 December 1986
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|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/December 29|29 December]] into [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/December 30|30 December 1986]]
 
|studio                    = [[Galpin Blvd Home Studio]],<br>Chanhassen, MN, USA
 
|studio                    = [[Galpin Blvd Home Studio]],<br>Chanhassen, MN, USA
|additional info          = Re-recording
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|additional info          = Re-recording & horn overdubs
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|date                      = Late December 1986 / Early January 1987
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|studio                    = [[Galpin Blvd Home Studio]],<br>Chanhassen, MN, USA
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|additional info          = Horn overdubs
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|recording personnel      =  
 
|recording personnel      =  
'''Original version'''
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'''Released version'''
*[[Prince]] - all vocals and instruments, except where noted
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'''Re-recording'''
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*[[Prince]] - all vocals and instruments, except where noted
 
*[[Prince]] - all vocals and instruments, except where noted
 
*[[Eric Leeds]] - saxophone
 
*[[Eric Leeds]] - saxophone
 
*[[Atlanta Bliss]] - trumpet
 
*[[Atlanta Bliss]] - trumpet
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'''Unreleased original version'''
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*[[Prince]] - all vocals and instruments, except where noted
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|released versions        =
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|1= '''Wally'''
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|2= 4:45
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|3= [[Album: Sign O’ The Times Deluxe|Sign O’ The Times ''Super Deluxe Edition'']]
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|4= Studio
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|5=
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|1= '''Wally'''
 
|1= '''Wally'''
 
|2= Studio
 
|2= Studio
|3= Recorded [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/December 28|28 December 1986]], original 24-track stems were fully erased
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|3= Recorded [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/December 28|28 December 1986]], original 24-track stems were fully erased. No longer exists.
 
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|1= '''Wally'''
 
|2= Studio
 
|3= Recorded shortly after 28 December.
 
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|1= '''Wally'''
 
|2= Studio
 
|3= Final version with overdubs
 
 
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|performed regularly on    = none
 
|performed regularly on    = none
 
|performed occasionally in = none
 
|performed occasionally in = none
|trivia                    = This track is believed to be the only track [[Prince]] has ever deliberately erased the 24-track stems in full. [[Susan Rogers]] has suggested that a cassette copy might have been made prior to its erasing, but this seems unlikely, as he would have been the only one in a position to make this copy, and she has no recollection of doing so. In 2020 [The Estate|Estate]] archivist Michael Howe also stated in an interview that no such cassette was located in the vault.
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|trivia                    = This track is believed to be the only track [[Prince]] has ever deliberately erased the 24-track stems in full. [[Susan Rogers]] has suggested that a cassette copy might have been made prior to its erasing, but this seems unlikely, as he would have been the only one in a position to make this copy, and she has no recollection of doing so. In 2020, the [[The Prince Estate|Estate]] archivist Michael Howe also stated in an interview that no such cassette was located in the vault.
 
* This track is named after [[Wally Safford]].
 
* This track is named after [[Wally Safford]].
|see also                  = [[Unreleased Songs]]
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|see also                  = [[Album: Sign O’ The Times Deluxe|Sign O’ The Times ''Super Deluxe Edition'']] album
 
|references                = ''[[Book:_The_Vault|The Vault: The Definitive Guide to the Musical World of Prince (2004)]]''
 
|references                = ''[[Book:_The_Vault|The Vault: The Definitive Guide to the Musical World of Prince (2004)]]''
|categories                = [[Category:1986]][[Category:Songs (Prince)]][[Category:Unreleased Songs]][[Category:Recorded 1986]]
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|categories                = [[Category:2020]] [[Category:Released Songs (Prince)]] [[Category:Songs (Prince)]] [[Category:Recorded 1986]]
 
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Latest revision as of 12:14, 26 September 2020

Wall Of Berlin   < < < Non-Prince Songs All Prince Songs Unreleased Songs > > >   Wanderlust
Wally

Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition
from the album
Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 25 September 2020 - Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition album
Album(s): Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition
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

Wally is a song originally recorded on 28 December 1986 at Prince’s Galpin Blvd Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota (two days after finishing a three-month stay in Los Angeles by recording Ponyride). After finishing the song Prince ordered engineer Susan Rogers to erase all channels on the the 24-stem recording, against her pleas not to. A new version for which Eric Leeds and Atlanta Bliss added horns, was then recorded two days afterwards.

The original version was a solo recording dealing with Prince’s break-up with Susannah Melvoin, and thanking Wally Safford for being his friend. Allegedly he felt the song was too personal, however, and kept adding layers of percussion and changing the feel of the track.

The song is not known to have been considered for inclusion on any configuration of Sign O’ The Times or any other project at the time. In September 2020, the re-recorded version was released as the fifth track of Vault Tracks part 3, one of the discs with previously unreleased tracks included with the Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
28 December 1986 Galpin Blvd Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
29 December into 30 December 1986 Galpin Blvd Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Re-recording & horn overdubs
Recording Personnel

Released version

Unreleased original version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Wally 4:45 Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition Studio


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Wally Studio Recorded 28 December 1986, original 24-track stems were fully erased. No longer exists.
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • This track is believed to be the only track Prince has ever deliberately erased the 24-track stems in full. Susan Rogers has suggested that a cassette copy might have been made prior to its erasing, but this seems unlikely, as he would have been the only one in a position to make this copy, and she has no recollection of doing so. In 2020, the Estate archivist Michael Howe also stated in an interview that no such cassette was located in the vault.
  • This track is named after Wally Safford.

References
Wall Of Berlin   < < < All Songs Unreleased Songs > > >   Wanderlust