High Fashion

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High Fashion

Thefamily album.jpg
from the album The Family
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single art for High Fashion
Song details
Performer: The Family
First Released: 19 August 1985 - The Family album
Album(s): The Family
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Jerome Benton and St. Paul Peterson)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to David Z. Rivkin and The Family)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

High Fashion (initially sometimes written as as Hi Fashion) is the first track on The Family's first and only album The Family, and, two months after the album's release, High Fashion was released as the album's second and final single. The song was written by Prince, but credited to Jerome Benton and St. Paul Peterson.

Basic tracking took place on 27 June 1984 at the Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse in Eden Prairie, MN, USA (five after recording Mazarati – later renamed Susannah's Pajamas, on the same day Mutiny and Desire).

St. Paul Peterson overdubbed vocals onto the track in late 1984 - early 1985. The full-length version, which was edited for use on the album, was intended for a 12" release of High Fashion, but this release was aborted when promotion for the album ended.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
27 June 1984 Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse,
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Basic tracking
2 July 1984 Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse,
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Saxophone overdubs
Late Summer 1984 (estimate) Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse,
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Vocal overdubs by St. Paul Peterson
12 September 1984 Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. (Discarded) string overdubs
October 1984 (estimate) Monterey Sound Studios,
Glendale, CA, USA
Clare Fischer Orchestral overdubs
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
High Fashion 5:06 The Family
Studio
High Fashion (Edit) 3:40 High Fashion single Edit


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Hi Fashion Studio Original studio version with Prince and St. Paul Peterson on vocals, using an alternate mix from the final release
High Fashion (Extended Version) Extended version Final full-length version edited for release
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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