Wasted Kisses

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Wasted Kisses

from the album Newpower Soul
Song details
Performer: New Power Generation
First Released: 30 June 1998 - Newpower Soul album
Album(s): Newpower Soul
Writer(s): Prince (credited to New Power Generation)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to New Power Generation)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Wasted Kisses is the uncredited 49th and final track on the New Power Generation’s third and final ’solo' album Newpower Soul (( Like) Funky Music, the album’s tenth track, was the final credited track, with tracks 11-48 silent tracks). The title is not given on the CD case or the CD itself, and is not mentioned verbatim in the lyrics, but on the final page of the CD booklet a cartoon uses the words "Wasted Kisses" with a fast-forward symbol showing how to reach the track.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place between May and December 1997, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The track was first played over a PA system during an afterparty at Tipitina’s Warehouse in New Orleans, LA, on 2 January 1998.

The song’s only known live performance took place almost 10 years after its recording, on 10 February 2007 (a.m.): 3121 Jazz Cuisine @ Rio Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
May - December 1997 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel
  • - all vocals and instruments, except where noted (credited for "all musical instruments and tantrums")
  • Kirk Johnson - drums, drum and synth programs (as "KAJ", credited for "drums, drum and synth programs")
  • Rhonda Smith - bass guitar (credited, but uncertain involvement)
  • Rev. Scott - rhythm guitar (credited, but uncertain involvement)
  • Mr. Hayes - keyboards (credited, but uncertain involvement)

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Wasted Kisses 2:58 Newpower Soul Studio

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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