Irresistible Bitch

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Irresistible Bitch

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single art for Let's Pretend We're Married

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from the album 1999 Deluxe

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included on The Hits / The B-Sides
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 16 November 1983 - Let's Pretend We're Married single
Album(s): The Hits / The B-Sides

1999 Deluxe
Prince And The Revolution: Live

Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Irresistible Bitch was released as the b-side of the single Let's Pretend We're Married, the fourth and final single from Prince's fifth album 1999.

In 1993, it was included as the eleventh track on The B-Sides compilation (included as the third and final disc on The Hits / The B-Sides).

In 2019, the original 1981 recording (mixed together with Feel U Up) was released as the second track on the Vault Tracks part 1 disc of a Deluxe edition of the 1999 album.

While specific recording dates for the first incarnation of the song are not known, it was initially recorded in November 1981 (estimate) at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. This version was recorded separate from the earliest incarnation of Feel U Up, recorded around the same time, but Prince soon after mixed them together.

The better known released version is a re-recording done at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California on 15 September 1983 (five days before The Beautiful Ones).


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
November 1981 (estimate) Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking original version
15 September 1983 Sunset Sound - Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Basic tracking of re-recording
16 September 1983 Sunset Sound - Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Overdubs, mixing
17 September 1983 Sunset Sound - Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Lisa Coleman & Wendy Melvoin vocal overdubs
18 September 1983 Sunset Sound - Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Overdubs, mixing
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Irresistible Bitch 4:11 Let's Pretend We're Married - single

The Hits / The B-Sides
1999 Deluxe

Studio
Irresistible Bitch 4:39 1999 Deluxe
Studio 1981 version
Irresistible Bitch 1:56 Prince And The Revolution: Live Live 30 March 1985, Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY, USA
Irresistible Bitch 2:02 NPG Ahdio Show # 9 mp3 (not available as a separate track) Live 26 March 1993, Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY, USA
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Irresistible Bitch 2:00 Prince And The Revolution: Live VHS/laserdisc

Purple Rain Deluxe – Live at the Carrier Dome (DVD)

Live 30 March 1985, Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Purple Medley 11:03 Purple Medley single Studio medley Lyrics of Irresistible Bitch spoken over Sexy M.F. music; see Purple Medley for more details
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Irresistible Bitch Studio Early mix with different ending
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The released mix of the November 1981 version was done by Nick Bolas specifically for the 1999 Deluxe release. It was made to replicate an original mix from 1981, as much as possible. So even when a slightly different mix of this track might exist, the now released version is not considered a true alternate mix of the track.

References
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