Burns 1

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Burns 1

Song details
Performer: Ninety-9
Writer(s): Ninety-9 and Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Burns 1 is an unreleased track by poet/rapper Ninety-9, recorded in 1993, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions as 40 Ounces, The Mood For Love, Stained Glass and Three Shots). The track is thought to be co-written and produced by Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png). Although Prince and Ninety-9 have worked together on a series of songs it is unclear whether this short-lived collaboration was intended to lead to an album or to a particular project. Prince sampled the tracks heavily in 1993-5 recordings, however. A significant portion of the rap, as well as a looped sample of "Sex me?", was used in Joint 2 Joint. A looped sample of "Diss me" from the track was used in studio and live versions of Days Of Wild and the phrase "He’s always on some medication" was included on Mad.

A lyrically identical but musically different version of the song without any Prince involvement was released on the album Subliminal Simulation by the band Dream Warriors in 1994 (Canada) and 1995 (USA). Since that version lacks any Prince involvement the track (as Burns 1) is still regarded unreleased.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
1993 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel
  • Ninety-9 - vocals
  • Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) - all vocals and instruments, except where noted (assumed)

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Burns 1 Studio Recorded 1993

Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Joint 2 Joint 7:51 Emancipation Studio
Days Of Wild 9:18 Crystal Ball Live with overdubs 9 December 1995, Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA
Days Of Wild 3:34 NPG Ahdio Show # 1 mp3 (not available as a separate track) Live 23 October 1999 am, Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA
Days Of Wild Studio Unreleased original 'extended' studio version
Days Of Wild Edit Unreleased edited version intended for The Gold Experience
Mad 5:32 NPG Music Club Edition # 1 download Studio SymbolSmaller.png version
Mad Studio Unreleased version by the New Power Generation (intended for Exodus)
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • At the library of congress this song is registered under the title Simalc

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