D.M.S.R.

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D.M.S.R.

1999.jpg
from the album 1999
Dmsr single.jpg
single art for D.M.S.R.
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 27 October 1982 - 1999 album
Album(s): 1999
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

D.M.S.R. is the fifth track on Prince's fifth album 1999, and, in late 1982, was included as a b-side on the UK 12" release of 1999, the album's first single. In 1983, D.M.S.R. was also released as a the album's third single on 12" vinyl in the UK only. In 1984, an edit of the track was included as the eighth track on the movie soundtrack Risky Business and was included in the movie starring Tom Cruise. In late 1998, the full-length version was included on the re-issue of the 1999 single.

Initial tracking for D.M.S.R. took place at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA on 20 April 1982, during the same set of sessions which produced Free, Something In The Water (Does Not Compute), Delirious, Automatic and How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore.

When CD technology was created and albums were released on CD, D.M.S.R. was left off the initial releases of 1999 as the time limit on CDs was 74 minutes at the time. As CD capacities increased, however, the track was added to the tracklist again.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
20 April 1982 Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA Initial tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted
  • Lisa Coleman - vocals
  • Brown Mark - background vocals and handclaps
  • Jamie Shoop - background vocals and handclaps (credited as "Jamie")
  • Carol McGovney - background vocals and handclaps (credited as "Carol")
  • Peggy McCreary - background vocals and handclaps (credited as "Peggy")
  • Poochie - background vocals and handclaps
  • The Count - background vocals and handclaps

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
D.M.S.R. 8:15 1999

1999 single
Little Red Corvette single
D.M.S.R. promo
Let's Pretend We're Married promo
When Doves Cry single
Controversy single (1993 re-release)
1999 single re-issue

Studio
D.M.S.R. (Edit) 5:04 Risky Business soundtrack Edit
D.M.S.R. 0:55 NPG Ahdio Show # 7 mp3 (not available as a separate track) Live 30 May 1986, Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA; part of medley with Automatic / D.M.S.R. / The Dance Electric
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
D.M.S.R. (Much Music) 4:27 NPG Music Club WMV download TV performance video 28 July 2004 (mat.), MuchMoreMusic Live!, MuchMusic Studios at the CHUM-City Building, Toronto, ON, Canada
Vanguard Jam 12:18 NPG Music Club .wmv download Awards Show performance video 19 March 2005, 36th NAACP Image Awards, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA, USA; part of medley containing D.M.S.R. / We're A Winner / I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) / Satisfied / I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door, I'll Get It Myself) / Housequake / The Jam / The Bird / The Glamorous Life / Santana Medley
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
D.M.S.R. T.B.C. Live concert TV broadcast Live 7 June 1986, Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI, USA
D.M.S.R. T.B.C. Live concert radio broadcast Live 22 July 1990, Estadio Vicente Calderón, Madrid, Spain
D.M.S.R. 1:12 Live radio broadcast Live 7 September 1993 (mat.), Simon Bates Show, BBC Broadcasting House, London, England; part of medley containing 1999 / Baby I'm A Star / America / D.M.S.R. / Pope / It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night
San Jose Jam 7:45 NPG Music Club Glam Slam VIP audio stream Rehearsal instrumental June 2004, HP Pavilion, San Jose, CA, USA; loose funk jam based around an instrumental version of D.M.S.R.
D.M.S.R. 10:05 Lotusflow3r.com video stream Live 31 July 2004, The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI, USA; contains horn interpolation of Crazy In Love
D.M.S.R. T.B.C. Live performance TV broadcast / online stream Live 27 June 2011, Le Grand Journal, Studios Rive Gauche, Paris, France
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Love Sign (Shock G's Silky Remix) 3:53 Crystal Ball Remix sample during chorus; See Love Sign for more details
3121 7:43 Indigo Nights Live 17 September 2007 am, 3121 at The IndigO2, London, England; See 3121 for more details
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
D.M.S.R. Studio Alternate mix, with some slight lyrical differences
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • When D.M.S.R. was played live after Prince's conversion to becoming a Jehovah's Witness, some of the more risqué lyrics were changed.

References
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