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from the album Hitnrun Phase Two

single art for Extraloveable

Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 23 November 2011 - Extraloveable single
Album(s): Hitnrun Phase Two (although none at time of release)
Writer(s): Prince (music and lyrics), Andy Allo (rap; (on 2011 version, omitted from later release reloaded verision)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Xtraloveable is the sixth track on the album Hitnrun Phase Two. Four years earlier, however, the track as Extraloveable was released on the stand-alone digital single Extraloveable in 2011, to promote the Welcome 2 Canada Tour beginning two days later. While the recording was new, the track itself was 29 years old.

The original track was recorded on 3 April 1982 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California (two days after re-recording Wouldn’t You Love To Love Me? and two days before 3 x 2 = 6). The song was considered for inclusion on Vanity 6, but it is not known if a version with vocals by Vanity 6 was recorded. It is possible that the track was worked on further in 1983, as some of the lyrics could be interpreted as referring to Dez Dickerson’s departure from the band and Wendy Melvoin’s arrival.

In 1988, Prince asked his engineer Chuck Zwicky to pull out the track from the vault (along with Eros, Rain, Rearrange and Poppa Grooves) and mix it: "When he was on the Lovesexy Tour, I was assigned to go in the vault and provide mixes for songs that had never been mixed." It is not known if there was other plans for that song at that time.

During Prince: A Celebration in June 2000, computer screens at Paisley Park Studios offered names of a selection of tracks which users could vote on for inclusion on Crystal Ball Volume II, and while the track (now known as Xtralovable) was chosen by fans, the project was ultimately abandoned. It is not known whether this version was the same as an earlier version, or an alternate recording.

On 4 March 2011, the website drfunkenberry.com reported that Prince was "about to unleash" a "25 minute live version" of Extraloveable (written as Extra Loveable), but nothing more on that alleged version came out eventually and Extraloveable had at that point never been played live, so this may be a live in-studio recording. The version eventually released was a studio version, likely recorded later in 2011, featuring a rap by Andy Allo (who first started performing with Prince in May 2011); the track was likely recorded at Paisley Park Studios, although this is unconfirmed.

Prince stated in a radio interview with Toronto radio station 104.5 CHUM FM (also released as a podcast) that he had three versions of Extraloveable, and that they would all eventually be released; he also stated in the interview, however, that the released version was the 1982 recording with some minor tweaks, while it in fact appears to be an entirely new recording.

On 19 June 2013, a new version, titled Extraloveable Reloaded, with the rap omitted and horns added, was released on 3rdEyeGirl.com and included two and a half years later as Xtraloveable on Hitnrun Phase Two.

The original 1982 version was not included on 1999 Super Deluxe Edition in 2019 because of a rape reference in its lyrics and remains unreleased.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
3 April 1982 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
1983 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (unverified, but likely)
Additional recording (unverified, but likely - see notes above)
1988 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Mix by Chuck Zwicky
Late 2011 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
November 2011 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Horn overdubs
Early-mid 2013 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Second re-recording
Recording Personnel

1980s versions

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments (assumed)

2011 version

2013 version

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Extraloveable 5:01 Extraloveable single Studio 2011 re-recording
Extraloveable Reloaded / Xtraloveable 5:02 3rdEyeGirl.com download

Hitnrun Phase Two

Studio 2013 re-recording augmented with horns and edited off Andy Allo’s rap
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Xtraloveable Reloaded 5:14 (Unreleased) promotional video Promo video See Xtraloveable Reloaded video for more details
Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Extraloveable 1:11 Andy Allo Facebook page .mp4 stream Live clip 26 September 2012, United Center, Chicago (IL), USA
Xtraloveable remix 4:18 Andy Allo Facebook page .mp4 stream Studio Instrumental version
Musicology 12:01 3rdEye TV Show # 4 performance audio stream Rehearsal Features Mama Feelgood; segues into a rehearsal intro of Extraloveable
Extraloveable 5:27 3rdEye TV Show # 5 performance audio stream Rehearsal June 2013, Paisley Park, Chanhassen, Minnesota (assumed)
Extraloveable 5:54 3rdEye TV Show # 7 live video stream Live 30 June 2013 (a.m.) City Winery Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Extraloveable Studio Recorded 3 April 1982
Extraloveable Studio 1983 version (unverified, but likely - see notes above)
Extraloveable Mix 1988 mix by Chuck Zwicky
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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