Album: His Majesty's Pop Life

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His Majesty's Pop Life

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Album details

Released: Late 1985
Length: 23:15 / 45:50
Label(s): Warner Bros.
Studio(s): Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA; Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse, Eden Prairie, MN, USA; The Warehouse, St. Louis Park, MN, USA; Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA; Unknown venue

See also

Strange Tales From the Rain
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His Majesty's Pop Life (subtitled "The Purple Mix Club") is the second promotional compilation album by Prince, available in late 1985 in Japan only, following the commercial release of Around The World In A Day and its associated singles. Only 500 copies of the promotional album were made.

The first disc includes versions of the tracks released as singles from Around The World In A Day (only America is included in its album version, while the others are remixes originally included on the 12" single vinyl releases).

The second disc includes versions of some of the single releases from the previous two albums, 1999 and Purple Rain, with the addition of the extended version of Erotic City, which had been released as the b-side of Let's Go Crazy.

As such, the double-disc album comprises of recordings from three Prince/Prince and the Revolution studio albums (although mostly in different versions) and and one single, all released originally between 1982 and 1985. Because of the separation of tracks from different eras over the two discs, the second disc is almost double the length of the first, and, as such, the first is played at 45 rpm (which was standard for singles), and the second at 33 ⅓ rpm (standard for LPs).

Of note is that both Prince and Sheila E. had created remixes of Pop Life, and the version included on the record is billed as Pop Life (Fresh Dance Mix) (the one created by Sheila E.) while it is the Extended Mix created by Prince instead. The title given for the remix of Raspberry Beret, Raspberry Beret (New Mix), has not been used elsewhere, although it is the same remix titled Raspberry Beret (Extended Remix) and Raspberry Beret (12" Version) elsewhere.

His Majesty's Pop Life was released officially on Record Store Day on April 13th 2019 by The Prince Estate.

Track listing
  • Side one:
  1. Pop Life (Extended Version) (9:07)1,2 
  2. America (Album Version) (3:40)1 
  • Side two:
  1. Raspberry Beret (New Mix) (6:33)1 
  2. Paisley Park (Remix) (6:56)1 
  • Side three:
  1. Let's Go Crazy (Special Dance Mix) (7:35)1 
  2. Little Red Corvette (Dance Remix) (8:22)
  3. 1999 (Album Version) (6:22)
  • Side four:
  1. I Would Die 4 U (Extended Version) (10:15)1 
  2. Erotic City (Make Love Not War Erotic City Come Alive) (7:24)1 
  3. When Doves Cry (Album Version) (5:52)1 

All songs written by Prince, except where noted.

1  Written by Prince (credited to Prince and the Revolution)
2  Although billed as Fresh Dance Mix, this is actually the Extended Version

  • See individual tracks for credits.

  • See individual tracks and respective albums for credits.

LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

This section is under construction

Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

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Additional Information


  • This album was a promotional release, not meant to be distributed to the general public and/or made available for retail.

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