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|introduction              = '''Lisa''' is an unreleased track recorded in Summer 1980 at [[Prince]]'s [[North Arm Drive Home Studio]] in Orono, Minnesota. It was filed for copyright at the Library of Congress on [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/August_4|4 August 1980]]. It is not known if the track was intended for any particular project, although its distinct synth sound and monotonous, hypnotic feel, probably led to [[Prince]] discarding it from any consideration for the [[Album: Dirty Mind|Dirty Mind]] album. An edited version also exists, potentially for inclusion on a single, although this is unverified.<br>
 
|introduction              = '''Lisa''' is an unreleased track recorded in Summer 1980 at [[Prince]]'s [[North Arm Drive Home Studio]] in Orono, Minnesota. It was filed for copyright at the Library of Congress on [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/August_4|4 August 1980]]. It is not known if the track was intended for any particular project, although its distinct synth sound and monotonous, hypnotic feel, probably led to [[Prince]] discarding it from any consideration for the [[Album: Dirty Mind|Dirty Mind]] album. An edited version also exists, potentially for inclusion on a single, although this is unverified.<br>
The track is named after band member [[Lisa Coleman]] and contains humorous lyrics about tempting her away from her lover.<br>
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The track is possibly named after band member [[Lisa Coleman]] but could also be about another Lisa, including  a Minneapolis girl named Lisa LaSalle whom [[Prince]] was hanging with at the time. The song contains humorous lyrics about tempting her away from her lover.<br>
The track is unrelated to the 1984 instrumental [[Yes|Lisa]] (later renamed [[Yes]]), although that track was also named after [[Lisa Coleman]].
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The track is unrelated to the 1984 instrumental [[Yes|Lisa]] (later renamed [[Yes]]).
 
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Latest revision as of 20:22, 12 June 2019

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Lisa

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Song details
Performer: Prince
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not known to have been performed live by Prince.
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Lisa is an unreleased track recorded in Summer 1980 at Prince's North Arm Drive Home Studio in Orono, Minnesota. It was filed for copyright at the Library of Congress on 4 August 1980. It is not known if the track was intended for any particular project, although its distinct synth sound and monotonous, hypnotic feel, probably led to Prince discarding it from any consideration for the Dirty Mind album. An edited version also exists, potentially for inclusion on a single, although this is unverified.
The track is possibly named after band member Lisa Coleman but could also be about another Lisa, including a Minneapolis girl named Lisa LaSalle whom Prince was hanging with at the time. The song contains humorous lyrics about tempting her away from her lover.
The track is unrelated to the 1984 instrumental Lisa (later renamed Yes).


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Summer 1980 North Arm Drive Home Studio,
Orono, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - vocals and all instruments (assumed)

Versions
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Lisa Studio Recorded Summer 1980
Lisa Edit Edit of full version above


 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Another track named after a friend and bandmate during the same era is Susan.

References
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