Listen to Prince’s Unreleased Song, “Electric Intercourse”
Iconic singer/songwriter Prince has a ton of unreleased material that labels are currently in a legal chess match over. However, a new deluxe version to the classic Prince album, ‘Purple Rain’ is coming and fans will be excited to know that the deluxe version will include several unreleased, unheard studio sessions of songs that were left on the cutting room floor. Today, we get one of those unreleased with the new studio version of the track, “Electric Intercourse”.
Documented history on the track states the following:
“Electric Intercourse is an unreleased song recorded live on 3 August 1983 at First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA (during the same concert where live versions of Let’s Go Crazy, Computer Blue, I Would Die 4 U, Baby I’m A Star and Purple Rain were also recorded). No studio version is known to exist; Prince used the live version when adding overdubs to the track in mid-September 1983 at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA. It is likely the track was planned to be included on the album Purple Rain (and in the movie Purple Rain) in the same overdubbed-live format as I Would Die 4 U, Baby I’m A Star and Purple Rain. A few days after recording overdubs, however, Prince recorded The Beautiful Ones, which replaced ‘Electric Intercourse’.”
“Electric Intercourse” appears on the upcoming set, ‘Purple Rain Deluxe (Expanded Edition),’ which will release on June 23rd via NPG Records/Warner Bros. The album was first announced back in October when the label also claimed that Prince had agreed on this release before he passed away. It is now up for pre-order on iTunes and looks like it will contain even more unreleased songs, mixes, and alternate versions of previously released songs.
Listen to “Electric Intercourse” below, courtesy of Spotify.