Bob George

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Bob George

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from the album "The Black Album"
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 19 April 1989 - Lovesexy Live 2 home video (video)

22 November 1994 - "The Black Album" album (audio)

Album(s): "The Black Album"
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • This song is not known to have been played outside of the Lovesexy Tour context.

Bob George is the fifth song on Prince's sixteenth album "The Black Album" (originally planned for release as his tenth album, albeit with no artist credit). In 1989, a live version was included on the Lovesexy Live 2 VHS, taken from the 9 September 1988 live TV broadcast.


Recording process

Initial tracking took place on 7 December 1986 at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA (on the same day as the gospel-tinged Walkin' In Glory, which engineer Susan Rogers said may have been "to compensate" for Bob George, two days before 2 Nigs United 4 West Compton).

The track, along with 2 Nigs United 4 West Compton and Le Grind, were recorded for a birthday party Prince was hosting for Sheila E. on 11 December 1986.

Although unreleased at the time, Prince played Bob George during every show on the Lovesexy Tour as the penultimate song of the first, darker, half of the show. At the end of the song, the character Prince played was shot, before Prince was 'redeemed', playing Anna Stesia to close the first half.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
7 December 1986 Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA Initial tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Bob George 5:36 "The Black Album" Studio
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Bob George 2:54 Lovesexy Live 2 VHS Live 9 September 1988, Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, West Germany


 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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