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from the album The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale
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promo CD for Extraordinary (no cover art was included)
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 10 August 1999 - Extraordinary (promotional release only)
24 August 1999 - The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale album (commercial release)
Album(s): The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale

One Nite Alone... Live!

Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Extraordinary is the tenth and final track on Prince’s 22nd album The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale. Two weeks prior to the album’s release, Extraordinary was released as a promo-only single in the USA, but no commercial release was planned. Soon afterwards, it was included as the second and final track on a Japanese promo-only single of The Rest Of My Life. In 2002, a live version of the track was included as the fourth track on the first disc of Prince’s first live album One Nite Alone... Live! (along with Xenophobia, Avalanche, Family Name, Raspberry Beret, The Everlasting Now, EyeBlue.png Wanna B Ur Lover, Diamonds & Pearls, The Beautiful Ones, Nothing Compares 2 U and How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore from the same show).

While specific recording dates are unknown, basic tracks were recorded in September 1992 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions that produced Down, Holly Don’t Care, The P, The Halls Of Desire, Paris 1798430, Uncle Sam, Super Hero and a remake of Shhh). The song was originally intended for Rosie Gaines' planned solo album Concrete Jungle, and she recorded vocals for the track, although Prince reclaimed the track before the known configurations of Concrete Jungle were compiled in 1993.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
September 1992 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Late 1992 - early 1993 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
Lead vocals overdubs by Rosie Gaines
Recording Personnel

Released version

Unreleased Rosie Gaines version

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Extraordinary 2:27 The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale

Extraordinary promo
The Rest Of My Life promo

Extraordinary 5:01 One Nite Alone... Live! Live 30 April 2002, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR, USA

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Extraordinary Studio Rosie Gaines vocal version, planned for inclusion on Concrete Jungle
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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