Tracklist

12" Vinyl 1
# Title Rating Length
A1 Let’s Go Crazy 3.7 4:39
A2 Take Me With U 3.2 3:54
A3 The Beautiful Ones 3 5:15
A4 Computer Blue 3.2 3:59
A5 Darling Nikki 3.15 4:15
B1 When Doves Cry 4.1 5:52
B2 I Would Die 4 U 3.55 2:51
B3 Baby I’m a Star 3.35 4:20
B4 Purple Rain 4.25 8:45

Credits

12" Vinyl 1

violin:
Novi Novog (1983-08-03) (tracks B3–B4)
Novi Novog (1984-01-27) (track A2)
cello:
David Coleman (American cellist & composer) (1983-08-03) (tracks B3–B4)
Suzie Katayama (1983-08-03) (tracks B3–B4)
David Coleman (American cellist & composer) (1984-01-27) (track A2)
Suzie Katayama (1984-01-27) (track A2)
drums (drum set):
Bobby Z. (1983-08) (tracks A1, A4)
Bobby Z. (1983-08-03) (tracks B2–B4)
Bobby Z. (1984-01-27) (track A2)
bass guitar:
Brown Mark (1983-08) (tracks A1, A4)
Brown Mark (1983-08-03) (tracks B2–B4)
Brown Mark (1984-01-27) (track A2)
strings arranger:
Lisa Coleman (US pianist/keyboardist & composer) (track B4)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (track B4)
viola:
Novi Novog (1983-08-03) (tracks B3–B4)
Novi Novog (1984-01-27) (track A2)
guitar:
Wendy Melvoin (1983-08) (tracks A1, A4)
Wendy Melvoin (1983-08-03) (tracks B2–B4)
Wendy Melvoin (1984-01-27) (track A2)
percussion:
Bobby Z. (1983-08) (tracks A1, A4)
Bobby Z. (1983-08-03) (tracks B2–B4)
Bobby Z. (1984-01-27) (track A2)
keyboard:
Lisa Coleman (US pianist/keyboardist & composer) (1983-08) (tracks A1, A4)
Matt Fink (1983-08) (tracks A1, A4)
Lisa Coleman (US pianist/keyboardist & composer) (1983-08-03) (tracks B2–B4)
Matt Fink (1983-08-03) (tracks B2–B4)
Lisa Coleman (US pianist/keyboardist & composer) (1984-01-27) (track A2)
Matt Fink (1984-01-27) (track A2)
additional vocals:
Brown Mark (1983-08) (tracks A1, A4)
Lisa Coleman (US pianist/keyboardist & composer) (1983-08) (tracks A1, A4)
Matt Fink (1983-08) (tracks A1, A4)
Wendy Melvoin (1983-08) (tracks A1, A4)
Brown Mark (1983-08-03) (tracks B2–B4)
Lisa Coleman (US pianist/keyboardist & composer) (1983-08-03) (tracks B2–B4)
Matt Fink (1983-08-03) (tracks B2–B4)
Jill Jones (uncredited) (1983-08-03) (track B3)
Wendy Melvoin (1983-08-03) (tracks B2–B4)
Apollonia (US singer & actress Apollonia Kotero) (1984-01-27) (track A2)
Brown Mark (1984-01-27) (track A2)
Lisa Coleman (US pianist/keyboardist & composer) (1984-01-27) (track A2)
Matt Fink (1984-01-27) (track A2)
Wendy Melvoin (1984-01-27) (track A2)
arranger:
The Revolution (founded by Prince) (track B4)
Lisa Coleman (US pianist/keyboardist & composer) (tracks A2, B3)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks A1–A3, A5–B1, B3–B4)
composer:
Matt Fink (track A4)
Wendy Melvoin (track A4)
John L. Nelson (father of Prince) (track A4)
Lisa Coleman (US pianist/keyboardist & composer) (track A4)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks A1–B1, B1–B4)
instruments:
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (1983-08) (tracks A1, A4–A5)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (1983-08-03) (tracks B2–B4)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (1983-09-20) (track A3)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (1984-01-27) (track A2)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (1984-03-01) (track B1)
lead vocals:
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (1983-08) (track A1)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (1983-08-03) (track B4)
lyricist:
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks A1–B1, B1–B4)
performer:
The Revolution (founded by Prince) (1983-08-03) (track B4)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (1983-08-03) (track B4)
Apollonia (US singer & actress Apollonia Kotero) (1984-01-27) (track A2)
producer:
The Revolution (founded by Prince) (track B4)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks A1, A3, A5–B1, B4)
recording engineer:
David Leonard (US producer and engineer) (track A1)
Susan Rogers (US sound engineer) (track A1)
David Leonard (US producer and engineer) (1983) (track B4)
David Rivkin (producer/engineer David Rivkin) (1983) (track B4)
vocals:
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (1983-08) (tracks A4–A5)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (1983-08-03) (tracks B2–B3)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (1983-09-20) (track A3)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (1984-01-27) (track A2)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (1984-03-01) (track B1)
phonographic copyright by:
WEA International Inc. (not for release label use! copyrights holder, distributor for the world outside of the US) (1984) (tracks A1–B4)
Warner Bros. Records Inc. (not for release label use, company behind the “WB Records” imprint) (1984) (tracks A1–B4)
NPG Records, Inc. (2017) (tracks A1–B4)
publisher:
Because Éditions (tracks B1, B1, B4)
Controversy Music (tracks A3, B1, B1–B2, B4)
Island Music Ltd. (track B4)
engineered at:
Sunset Sound in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1983-08 – 1983-09) (track B4)
recorded at:
Kiowa Trail Home Studio (Prince's Home Studio) in Chanhassen, Minnesota, United States (1983-08) (track A5)
The Warehouse in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, United States (1983-08) (tracks A1, A4)
First Avenue (Minneapolis nightclub) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States (1983-08-03) (tracks B2–B4)
edit of:
I Would Die 4 U (live, 1983-08-03: First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA, with overdubs; single edit) by Prince and The Revolution (track B2)
edits:
Purple Rain (single edit) by Prince and The Revolution (track B4)
mash-ups:
sampled by:
Freaky by Tech N9ne (track A5)
Heartz of Men (explicit) by 2Pac (track A5)
Pray by MC Hammer (track B1)
Tittenmaus by Die Ärzte (track B4)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 143) (order: 142) (track B4)
later translated parody versions:
Bleibt net stehn (track B4)
live recording of:
When Doves Cry (track B1)
Purple Rain (1983-08-03) (track B4)
recording of:
Computer Blue (1983-08) (track A4)
Darling Nikki (1983-08) (track A5)
Let’s Go Crazy (1983-08) (track A1)
Baby I’m a Star (1983-08-03) (track B3)
I Would Die 4 U (1983-08-03) (track B2)
The Beautiful Ones (1983-09-20) (track A3)
Take Me With U (1984-01-27) (track A2)
When Doves Cry (1984-03-01) (track B1)