Cool

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Cool

Thetime album.jpg
from the album The Time
Cool single.jpg
single art for Cool
Song details
Performer: The Time
First Released: 29 July 1981 - The Time album
Album(s): The Time
Writer(s): Prince (music) and Dez Dickerson (lyrics) (uncredited)
Producer(s): Morris Day and Prince (as Jamie Starr)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Cool is the fourth track on The Time's first album The Time, and, in late Summer 1981, Cool was released as the album's second single. The song was written by Prince (music) and Dez Dickerson (lyrics), although the album does not contain any writing credits.

While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking took place in April 1981 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA (along with the rest of the album). As with much of the rest of the album, the recording mostly features only Prince and Morris Day, although Lisa Coleman appears on background vocals.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
April 1981 Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA Initial tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Morris Day - vocals and drums
  • Prince - background vocals and all instruments, except where noted (uncredited)
  • Lisa Coleman - background vocals (listed as "various girlfriends")
  • Sue Ann Carwell - background vocals (listed as "various girlfriends")
  • Jellybean Johnson - credited for drums, but did not participate
  • Terry Lewis - credited for bass guitar and vocals, but did not participate
  • Jesse Johnson - credited for guitar and vocals, but did not participate
  • Jimmy Jam - credited for keyboards and vocals, but did not participate
  • Monte Moir - credited for keyboards and vocals, but did not participate

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Cool 10:06 The Time

Cool single

Studio
Cool (Part 1) 3:12 Cool single Edit
Cool (Edit) (Mono) 3:12 Cool promo Edit mono Mono version of edit above
Cool (Part 2) 3:06 Cool single Edit
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Cool ?:?? Promotional release only Promo video
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Cool 3:53 Prince! Behind The Symbol TV broadcast Live 24 March 2011, Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC, USA
Cool T.B.C. 89.3 The Current Crazy 2 Cool broadcast Live 1 June 2014, Le Zénith, Paris, France (2nd show); incl. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough


 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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