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|producer(s)              = [[Prince]] (credited to [[Prince and the New Power Generation]])
 
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|previous song            = [[Get Yo Groove On]]
 
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|next song                = [[Gett Off’s Cousin]]
|introduction              = '''Gett Off''' is the seventh track on [[Prince]]'s 13th album [[Album: Diamonds And Pearls|Diamonds And Pearls]], the first to be credited to [[Prince and the New Power Generation]], and, two months prior to the album, [[Single: Gett Off|Gett Off]] was released as the album's first single (released worldwide). It was the earliest song to be released with credit to [[Prince and the New Power Generation]].  
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|introduction              = '''Gett Off''' is the seventh track on [[Prince]]’s 13th album [[Album: Diamonds And Pearls|Diamonds And Pearls]], the first to be credited to [[Prince and the New Power Generation]], and, two months prior to the album, [[Single: Gett Off|Gett Off]] was released as the album’s first single (released worldwide). It was the earliest song to be released with credit to [[Prince and the New Power Generation]].  
  
In 1993, it was included as the 15th track on [[Prince]]'s second compilation album [[Album: The Hits 2|The Hits 2]] (also included as the second disc of [[Album: The Hits / The B-Sides|The Hits / The B-Sides]]).
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In 1993, it was included as the 15th track on [[Prince]]’s second compilation album [[Album: The Hits 2|The Hits 2]] (also included as the second disc of [[Album: The Hits / The B-Sides|The Hits / The B-Sides]]).
  
The song borrows slightly from [[Get Off]], released in 1990 on the [[Single: New Power Generation|New Power Generation]] maxi-single, and was developed with portions of a song called [[Glam Slam '91]], played on the radio in January 1991.  
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The song borrows slightly from [[Get Off]], released in 1990 on the [[Single: New Power Generation|New Power Generation]] maxi-single, and was developed with portions of a song called [[Glam Slam '91]], played on the radio in January 1991.  
  
Basic tracking took place on [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/May 10|10 May 1991]] at [[Paisley Park Studios]] in Chanhassen, Minnesota (two days before [[Blue Light]] and saxophone overdubs on [[You're All I Want]]), and the track was intended initially as the main track on an EP also containing [[Horny Pony]], [[Money Don't Matter 2 Night]] and an alternate version of [[Cream]], but this EP was aborted, and instead, [[Prince]] chose to release the track as a limited edition 12" single to DJs and radio stations in its original, 9:22 version.  
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Basic tracking took place on [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/May 10|10 May 1991]] at [[Paisley Park Studios]] in Chanhassen, Minnesota (two days before [[Blue Light]] and saxophone overdubs on [[You’re All I Want]]), and the track was intended initially as the main track on an EP also containing [[Horny Pony]], [[Money Don’t Matter 2 Night]] and an alternate version of [[Cream]], but this EP was aborted, and instead, [[Prince]] chose to release the track as a limited edition 12" single to DJs and radio stations in its original, 9:22 version.  
  
Response to the song was so high, that [[Prince]] decided to place [[Gett Off]] on [[Album: Diamonds And Pearls|Diamonds And Pearls]], removing [[Horny Pony]] to do so. [[Single: Gett Off|Gett Off]] then received a standard commercial release as a single. The [[Single: Gett Off|Gett Off]] maxi-single contains various remixes and three new tracks which are largely based on [[Gett Off]] itself ([[Violet The Organ Grinder]], [[Gangster Glam]], and [[Clockin' The Jizz (Instrumental)]]). These tracks receive their own song entry pages, separate from this song.
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Response to the song was so high, that [[Prince]] decided to place [[Gett Off]] on [[Album: Diamonds And Pearls|Diamonds And Pearls]], removing [[Horny Pony]] to do so. [[Single: Gett Off|Gett Off]] then received a standard commercial release as a single. The [[Single: Gett Off|Gett Off]] maxi-single contains various remixes and three new tracks which are largely based on [[Gett Off]] itself ([[Violet The Organ Grinder]], [[Gangster Glam]], and [[Clockin’ The Jizz (Instrumental)]]). These tracks receive their own song entry pages, separate from this song.
  
On [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/September 27|27 September 1991]], [[Prince]] recorded a track called [[Gett Off's Cousin]]. It is likely this track is an instrumental track with a similar musical backing to [[Gett Off]] rather than a remix; for more details, see [[Gett Off's Cousin]].
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On [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/September 27|27 September 1991]], [[Prince]] recorded a track called [[Gett Off’s Cousin]]. It is likely this track is an instrumental track with a similar musical backing to [[Gett Off]] rather than a remix; for more details, see [[Gett Off’s Cousin]].
 
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|performed occasionally in = [[All Concerts#1991|1991]], [[All Concerts#1992|1992]], [[All Concerts#1998|1998]], [[All Concerts#1999|1999]], [[All Concerts#2000|2000]], [[All Concerts#2001|2001]]
 
|performed occasionally in = [[All Concerts#1991|1991]], [[All Concerts#1992|1992]], [[All Concerts#1998|1998]], [[All Concerts#1999|1999]], [[All Concerts#2000|2000]], [[All Concerts#2001|2001]]
 
|trivia                    = The second 't' in the title "Gett Off" may be to avoid confusion with the track [[Get Off]], released the previous year on the [[Single: New Power Generation|New Power Generation]] single; this is unverified, however.
 
|trivia                    = The second 't' in the title "Gett Off" may be to avoid confusion with the track [[Get Off]], released the previous year on the [[Single: New Power Generation|New Power Generation]] single; this is unverified, however.
*Interestingly, a different edit of the ''Extended Remix'' of ''Gett Off'' was included as background music in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Boy_Scout The Last Boy Scout] movie directed by [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Scott] and starring [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Willis Bruce Willis], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damon_Wayans Damon Wayans] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halle_Berry Halle Berry]. The film, released in December 1991, was shot between March and June 9, 1991 i.e. before the single release in July and the maxi-single in August. The end-credits mention that the song was included ''"courtesy of Paisley Park / Warner Bros. Records Inc. by arrangement with Warner Special Products"''. The song is played by a DJ ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Griffin Eddie Griffin]) in a strip-club. It is not known if the differences in the mix come from the original recording provided by Warner or was altered during the shooting or the post-production stage. Due to this uncertainty, this version is not listed above. The song was not included on the film's soundtrack.
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*Interestingly, a different edit of the ''Extended Remix'' of ''Gett Off'' was included as background music in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Boy_Scout The Last Boy Scout] movie directed by [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Scott] and starring [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Willis Bruce Willis], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damon_Wayans Damon Wayans] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halle_Berry Halle Berry]. The film, released in December 1991, was shot between March and June 9, 1991 i.e. before the single release in July and the maxi-single in August. The end-credits mention that the song was included ''"courtesy of Paisley Park / Warner Bros. Records Inc. by arrangement with Warner Special Products"''. The song is played by a DJ ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Griffin Eddie Griffin]) in a strip-club. It is not known if the differences in the mix come from the original recording provided by Warner or was altered during the shooting or the post-production stage. Due to this uncertainty, this version is not listed above. The song was not included on the film’s soundtrack.
 
|see also                  = [[Album: Diamonds And Pearls|Diamonds And Pearls]] album
 
|see also                  = [[Album: Diamonds And Pearls|Diamonds And Pearls]] album
 
* [[Single: Gett Off|Gett Off]] single
 
* [[Single: Gett Off|Gett Off]] single

Latest revision as of 15:24, 2 September 2020

Get Yo Groove On   < < < Non-Prince Songs All Prince Songs Unreleased Songs > > >   Gett Off’s Cousin
Gett Off

Diamondsandpearls.jpg
from the album Diamonds And Pearls
Gett Off
single art for Gett Off
Song details
Performer: Prince and the New Power Generation
First Released: 29 July 1991 - Gett Off single
Album(s): Diamonds And Pearls

The Hits 2
The Hits / The B-Sides
The Very Best Of Prince
Ultimate

4Ever

Writer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Gett Off is the seventh track on Prince’s 13th album Diamonds And Pearls, the first to be credited to Prince and the New Power Generation, and, two months prior to the album, Gett Off was released as the album’s first single (released worldwide). It was the earliest song to be released with credit to Prince and the New Power Generation.

In 1993, it was included as the 15th track on Prince’s second compilation album The Hits 2 (also included as the second disc of The Hits / The B-Sides).

The song borrows slightly from Get Off, released in 1990 on the New Power Generation maxi-single, and was developed with portions of a song called Glam Slam '91, played on the radio in January 1991.

Basic tracking took place on 10 May 1991 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (two days before Blue Light and saxophone overdubs on You’re All I Want), and the track was intended initially as the main track on an EP also containing Horny Pony, Money Don’t Matter 2 Night and an alternate version of Cream, but this EP was aborted, and instead, Prince chose to release the track as a limited edition 12" single to DJs and radio stations in its original, 9:22 version.

Response to the song was so high, that Prince decided to place Gett Off on Diamonds And Pearls, removing Horny Pony to do so. Gett Off then received a standard commercial release as a single. The Gett Off maxi-single contains various remixes and three new tracks which are largely based on Gett Off itself (Violet The Organ Grinder, Gangster Glam, and Clockin’ The Jizz (Instrumental)). These tracks receive their own song entry pages, separate from this song.

On 27 September 1991, Prince recorded a track called Gett Off’s Cousin. It is likely this track is an instrumental track with a similar musical backing to Gett Off rather than a remix; for more details, see Gett Off’s Cousin.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
10 May 1991 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Spring - Summer 1991 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Remixes, overdubs, additional production
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted (liner notes state "insatiable")
  • Michael B. - drums
  • Sonny T. - bass guitar, background vocals (credited for "bass and backing vox")
  • Levi Seacer, Jr. - rhythm guitar, background vocals (credited for "rhythm guitar and backing vox")
  • Tommy Barbarella - keyboards (credited for "Purpleaxxe™ sampler, other various keys and sex symbol")
  • Rosie Gaines - background vocals and keyboards (credited for "co-lead backing vox, Purpleaxxe™ sampler and organ")
  • Tony M. - rap (credited for "lead raps and backing vox")
  • Kirk Johnson - percussion and background vocals (credited for "backing vox and percussion")
  • Damon Dickson - percussion and background vocals (credited for "backing vox and percussion")
  • Eric Leeds - flute

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Gett Off 4:31 Diamonds And Pearls

Gett Off single
The Hits 2
The Hits / The B-Sides
Ultimate

Studio
Gett Off (Edit) 4:27 Gett Off single

The Very Best Of Prince

Edit a.k.a. Gett Off (Single Remix)
Gett Off (Extended Remix) 8:31 Gett Off single Extended Version a.k.a. Gett Off (Purple Pump Mix)
Gett Off (Single Remix) 4:01 Gett Off single

The Crown Jewels promo

4Ever

Remix
Gett Off (Houstyle) 8:20 Gett Off single Remix a.k.a. Gett Off (Urge Mix)
Gett Off (Urge Single Edit) 4:24 Gett Off single Remix edit edit of Gett Off (Houstyle)
Gett Off (Urge Dub) 4:35 Gett Off promo Remix
Gett Off (Thrust Mix) 9:29 Gett Off single Remix
Gett Off (Thrust Edit) 4:48 Gett Off promo Remix edit
Gett Off (Flutestramental) 7:26 Gett Off single

Thunder single

Remix a.k.a. Gett Off (Thrust Dub)
Gett Off (Flutestramental) 4:12 Gett Off promo Remix
Gett Off (Rosie’s Dub) 5:30 Gett Off promo Remix
Gett Off (Damn Near 10 Minutes) 9:22 Gett Off promo Studio Original promo version before full mixing and editing
Gett Off 6:45 NPGOnlineLtd.com mp3 download Live 17 April 1993, Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA, USA; contains Gett Off (Houstyle) and clip of Goldnigga during fadeout
Gett Off 3:03 NPG Music Club Edition # 11 mp3 download Live 3 December 2000, Ruby Skye, San Francisco, CA, USA
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Gett Off 5:32 Gett Off video maxi-single VHS

Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection VHS/DVD

Promo video See Gett Off video for more details
Gett Off (Houstyle) 8:36 Gett Off video maxi-single VHS Promo video See Gett Off (Houstyle) video for more details
Gett Off 2:39 Rave Un2 The Year 2000 VHS/DVD Live 18 December 1999, Paisley Park, Chanhassen, MN, USA
Gett Off (Houstyle) 6:44 Rave Un2 The Year 2000 VHS/DVD Live 18 December 1999, Paisley Park, Chanhassen, MN, USA
Gett Off 3:03 NPG Music Club Edition # 11 .mov download Live 3 December 2000, Ruby Skye, San Francisco, CA, USA
Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Gett Off T.B.C. Live performance TV broadcast Live 5 September 1991 1991 MTV Music Awards, Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA, USA
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Violet The Organ Grinder 4:59 Gett Off single Studio See Violet The Organ Grinder for more details
Gangster Glam 6:04 Gett Off single Studio See Gangster Glam for more details
Clockin’ The Jizz (Instrumental) 4:51 Gett Off single Studio See Clockin’ The Jizz (Instrumental) for more details
Utopia 3:47 GCS 2000 Studio Uses looped distorted scream from opening of Gett Off
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Gett Off [Hurley’s Funky 7] Remix
Gett Off [Hurley’s Funky Dub] Remix
Gett Off [Hurley’s Funky Mix] Remix
Gett Off [Silky House 7] Remix
Gett Off [Silky House Mix] #1 Remix
Gett Off [Silky House Mix] #2 Remix
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The second 't' in the title "Gett Off" may be to avoid confusion with the track Get Off, released the previous year on the New Power Generation single; this is unverified, however.
  • Interestingly, a different edit of the Extended Remix of Gett Off was included as background music in The Last Boy Scout movie directed by [1] and starring Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans and Halle Berry. The film, released in December 1991, was shot between March and June 9, 1991 i.e. before the single release in July and the maxi-single in August. The end-credits mention that the song was included "courtesy of Paisley Park / Warner Bros. Records Inc. by arrangement with Warner Special Products". The song is played by a DJ (Eddie Griffin) in a strip-club. It is not known if the differences in the mix come from the original recording provided by Warner or was altered during the shooting or the post-production stage. Due to this uncertainty, this version is not listed above. The song was not included on the film’s soundtrack.

References
Get Yo Groove On   < < < All Songs Unreleased Songs > > >   Gett Off’s Cousin