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Rock 'N' Roll Is Alive! (And It Lives In Minneapolis)


single art for Gold

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First Released: 30 November, 1995 - Gold single
Album(s): None
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Rock 'N' Roll Is Alive! (And It Lives In Minneapolis) was released as the b-side of the single Gold, the second commercial single to be released from The Gold Experience, released worldwide. In 1996, the song was also included in the TV movie Love 4 One Another.

Initial tracking took place on 12 September, 1995 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (on the same day Hate U was released as a single), incorporating an audience chant of "Rock 'n' roll is alive! And it lives in Minneapolis" from the 9 September, 1995 show at Paisley Park Studios, and the song premiered on KDWB-FM radio in Minneapolis the following day. A separate instrumental version, containing the audience chants and the DJ's voiceover sampled from the initial broadcast, premiered on KDWB-FM two days later.

The song was recorded in direct response to Lenny Kravitz's song Rock And Roll Is Dead (from the 1995 album Circus, also released as a single), which had just been released, and received some press coverage as a result. A lyric sheet given to attendees at a listening party for The Gold Experience (where this song was also played), ended with the credit "Thanx Lenny, call me in Minneapolis".


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
9 September, 1995 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Audience chant recording
12 September, 1995 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Initial tracking
14 September, 1995 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Remixing for instrumental version
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Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Rock 'N' Roll Is Alive! (And It Lives In Minneapolis) 4:34 Gold single Studio
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Rock 'N' Roll Is Alive! (And It Lives In Minneapolis) ?:?? Promotional release only Promo video See Rock 'N' Roll Is Alive! (And It Lives In Minneapolis) video and Love 4 One Another film for more details
Rock 'N' Roll Is Alive! (And It Lives In Minneapolis) ?:?? Unreleased promotional video Promo video Alternate version of the above video, with additional performance footage; see Rock 'N' Roll Is Alive! (And It Lives In Minneapolis) video for more details


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Rock 'N' Roll Is Alive! (And It Lives In Minneapolis) Studio Early version, missing some crowd chants
Rock 'N' Roll Is Alive! (And It Lives In Minneapolis) Remix Remix missing the song's verses, replaced by keyboards and samples of DJ Tony Fly speaking over the track (sampled from the song's premiere on KDWB-FM)
 
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References
Rock And Roll Love Affair All Songs Unreleased Songs Rock Me, Lover
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