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Hot Thing


from the album Sign O' The Times

promo single sleeve for Hot Thing

Song details


Performer: Prince
First Released: 30 March, 1987 - Sign O' The Times album
Album(s): Sign O' The Times

Girl 6
Ultimate

Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • 1987, 2011 (during sampler set, often with band backing), 2012 (during sampler set) , 2013 (during sampler set), 2014 (during sampler set)

Hot Thing is the eighth track on the first disc of Prince's ninth album Sign O' The Times, and, seven months after the album's release, it was included as the b-side for the album's fourth single, I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man, and two remixes by Shep Pettibone were included on the 12" (marking the first release of remixes by an outside producer on a Prince release). At around the same time, Hot Thing was available as a promo-only single, containing the edit of the track for radio play. In 1996, the song was also included as the eighth track on the soundtrack album Girl 6 (a compilation of music by Prince and associated artists for the movie Girl 6, directed by Spike Lee). A live version was also included in the concert movie Sign O' The Times. Hot Thing (Extended Remix) was also included on the 2006 compilation album Ultimate.

Initial tracking took place on 6 August, 1986 (the day before the recording of Forever In My Life which follows it on the album), at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA. It was placed as the eighth and final track on the first disc of the triple-album Crystal Ball on the 30 November, 1986 configuration, which was eventually pared down and became Sign O' The Times.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
6 August, 1986 Galpin Blvd Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA Initial tracking
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Hot Thing 5:39 Sign O' The Times

Girl 6

Studio
Hot Thing (Edit) 3:40 I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man single

Hot Thing promo

Remix edit Edited by Junior Vasquez, remix and additional production by Shep Pettibone, engineered by Michael Hutchinson
Hot Thing (Extended Remix) 8:32 I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man single

Hot Thing promo

Remix Edited by Junior Vasquez, remix and additional production by Shep Pettibone, engineered by Michael Hutchinson
Hot Thing (Dub Version) 6:53 I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man single Remix Edited by Junior Vasquez, remix and additional production by Shep Pettibone, engineered by Michael Hutchinson
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Hot Thing T.B.C. Sign O' The Times VHS/DVD Live See Sign O' The Times for details
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Hot Thing 4:40 Andy Allo Facebook video stream Live 12 August, 2011: Slottsskogen, Gothenburg, Sweden (Way Out West Festival); includes ending of 777-9311, sampled clip of Alphabet St., ( Like) Funky Music chant, and beginning of I Would Die 4 U


 
Additional Information

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References
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