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|single image              = [[File:Poplife_single.jpg|100px|link=Single: Pop Life]]<br><small>single art for [[Single: Pop Life|Pop Life]]</small>
 
|single image              = [[File:Poplife_single.jpg|100px|link=Single: Pop Life]]<br><small>single art for [[Single: Pop Life|Pop Life]]</small>
 
|performer                = [[Prince and the Revolution]]
 
|performer                = [[Prince and the Revolution]]
|first released            = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/April_22|22 April, 1985]] - [[Album: Around The World In A Day|Around The World In A Day]]
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|first released            = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/April_22|22 April 1985]] - [[Album: Around The World In A Day|Around The World In A Day]]
 
|album(s)                  = [[Album: Around The World In A Day|Around The World In A Day]]<br>
 
|album(s)                  = [[Album: Around The World In A Day|Around The World In A Day]]<br>
 
[[Album: The Hits 1|The Hits 1]]<br>
 
[[Album: The Hits 1|The Hits 1]]<br>
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|introduction              = '''Pop Life''' is the seventh track on [[Prince]]'s seventh album [[Album: Around The World In A Day|Around The World In A Day]], the second to be credited to [[Prince and the Revolution]], and three months after the album's release, [[Single: Pop Life|Pop Life]] was released as the album's third single (second in North America). In 1993, it was also included as the second track on [[Prince]]'s first compilation album [[Album: The Hits 1|The Hits 1]] (also included as the first disc of [[Album: The Hits / The B-Sides|The Hits / The B-Sides]]). In 2006, '''Pop Life (Fresh Dance Mix)''' was included as the fourth track on the second disc of the compilation album [[Album: Ultimate|Ultimate]].
 
|introduction              = '''Pop Life''' is the seventh track on [[Prince]]'s seventh album [[Album: Around The World In A Day|Around The World In A Day]], the second to be credited to [[Prince and the Revolution]], and three months after the album's release, [[Single: Pop Life|Pop Life]] was released as the album's third single (second in North America). In 1993, it was also included as the second track on [[Prince]]'s first compilation album [[Album: The Hits 1|The Hits 1]] (also included as the first disc of [[Album: The Hits / The B-Sides|The Hits / The B-Sides]]). In 2006, '''Pop Life (Fresh Dance Mix)''' was included as the fourth track on the second disc of the compilation album [[Album: Ultimate|Ultimate]].
  
Initial tracking took place on [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/February 19|19 February, 1984]] at [[Sunset Sound]], Hollywood, CA, USA (after completing overdubs on [[Another Lonely Christmas]]). The recording session lasted until around 6:15 am the following morning, [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/February 20|20 February, 1984]]. Band overdubs were added later the same day. [[Prince]] worked on the track further in mid-April 1984, most likely also at [[Sunset Sound]].  
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Initial tracking took place on [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/February 19|19 February 1984]] at [[Sunset Sound]], Hollywood, CA, USA (after completing overdubs on [[Another Lonely Christmas]]). The recording session lasted until around 6:15 am the following morning, [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/February 20|20 February 1984]]. Band overdubs were added later the same day. [[Prince]] worked on the track further in mid-April 1984, most likely also at [[Sunset Sound]].  
  
Rumors have suggested that the booing crowd sampled in the song is from [[Prince]]'s infamous opening act for the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rolling_Stones Rolling Stones], from October, 1981, but the samples in fact come from a sound library set by the company Sound Ideas ([[Delirious]], [[Lady Cab Driver]], [[Something Funky (This House Comes)]] and [[Live 4 Love]] also use samples from this series, and the computer keystroke noises and computer confirmation beep, as well as the vault door sample heard throughout [[Album: The Gold Experience|The Gold Experience]] are also from this series).  
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Rumors have suggested that the booing crowd sampled in the song is from [[Prince]]'s infamous opening act for the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rolling_Stones Rolling Stones], from October 1981, but the samples in fact come from a sound library set by the company Sound Ideas ([[Delirious]], [[Lady Cab Driver]], [[Something Funky (This House Comes)]] and [[Live 4 Love]] also use samples from this series, and the computer keystroke noises and computer confirmation beep, as well as the vault door sample heard throughout [[Album: The Gold Experience|The Gold Experience]] are also from this series).  
  
On [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/September 28|28 September 1984]], [[Wendy Melvoin]] and [[Lisa Coleman]] oversaw the string overdubs (without [[Prince]]'s supervision), at [[Sunset Sound]] (during the same sessions as string overdubs on [[Our Destiny]]). [[Sheila E.]]'s remix of the track was mixed on [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/June 22|22]] and [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/June 23|23 June, 1985]], most likely also at [[Sunset Sound]].
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On [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/September 28|28 September 1984]], [[Wendy Melvoin]] and [[Lisa Coleman]] oversaw the string overdubs (without [[Prince]]'s supervision), at [[Sunset Sound]] (during the same sessions as string overdubs on [[Our Destiny]]). [[Sheila E.]]'s remix of the track was mixed on [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/June 22|22]] and [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/June 23|23 June 1985]], most likely also at [[Sunset Sound]].
  
 
'''Pop Life''' is the earliest track to be released with two different versions on 12" releases (albeit in different territories): The US and Europe received [[Pop Life]] (Fresh Dance Mix) (remixed by [[Sheila E.]], while the UK, Australia and New Zealand received [[Pop Life]] (Extended Version), which was [[Prince]]'s own original version.
 
'''Pop Life''' is the earliest track to be released with two different versions on 12" releases (albeit in different territories): The US and Europe received [[Pop Life]] (Fresh Dance Mix) (remixed by [[Sheila E.]], while the UK, Australia and New Zealand received [[Pop Life]] (Extended Version), which was [[Prince]]'s own original version.
 
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{{RecordingLine|
|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/February 19|19 February, 1984]]
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|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/February 19|19 February 1984]]
 
|studio                    = [[Sunset Sound]], Hollywood, CA, USA
 
|studio                    = [[Sunset Sound]], Hollywood, CA, USA
 
|additional info          = Initial tracking
 
|additional info          = Initial tracking
 
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}}
 
{{RecordingLine|
 
{{RecordingLine|
|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/February 20|20 February, 1984]]
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|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/February 20|20 February 1984]]
 
|studio                    = [[Sunset Sound]], Hollywood, CA, USA
 
|studio                    = [[Sunset Sound]], Hollywood, CA, USA
 
|additional info          = Band overdubs
 
|additional info          = Band overdubs
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{RecordingLine|
 
{{RecordingLine|
|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/September 28|28 September, 1984]]
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|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/September 28|28 September 1984]]
 
|studio                    = [[Sunset Sound]], Hollywood, CA, USA
 
|studio                    = [[Sunset Sound]], Hollywood, CA, USA
 
|additional info          = String overdubs
 
|additional info          = String overdubs
 
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{{RecordingLine|
|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/June 22|22]] - [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/June 23|23 June, 1985]]
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|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/June 22|22]] - [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/June 23|23 June 1985]]
 
|studio                    = [[Sunset Sound]], Hollywood, CA, USA
 
|studio                    = [[Sunset Sound]], Hollywood, CA, USA
 
|additional info          = Remix by [[Sheila E.]]
 
|additional info          = Remix by [[Sheila E.]]
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|3= [[Single: Live At The Aladdin Las Vegas|Live At The Aladdin Las Vegas]] promo
 
|3= [[Single: Live At The Aladdin Las Vegas|Live At The Aladdin Las Vegas]] promo
 
|4= Live
 
|4= Live
|5= [[15 December, 2002|15 December, 2002, Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas, NV, USA]]
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|3= [[Home Video: Live At The Aladdin Las Vegas|Live At The Aladdin Las Vegas]] DVD
 
|3= [[Home Video: Live At The Aladdin Las Vegas|Live At The Aladdin Las Vegas]] DVD
 
|4= Live
 
|4= Live
|5= [[15 December, 2002|15 December, 2002, Aladdin Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV, USA]]
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|3= Live concert TV broadcast
 
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|4= Live
 
|4= Live
|5= [[07_June,_1986|7 June, 1986, Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI, USA]]
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|2= Studio
 
|2= Studio
|3= [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/February 19|19 February, 1984]] recording before overdubs
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|3= [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/February 19|19 February 1984]] recording before overdubs
 
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|1= '''Pop Life'''
 
|1= '''Pop Life'''
 
|2= Studio
 
|2= Studio
|3= [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/February 19|19 February, 1984]] after band overdubs, before string overdubs
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|3= [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/February 19|19 February 1984]] after band overdubs, before string overdubs
 
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|first live appearance    = [[03_March, 1986|3 March, 1986, First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA]]
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|first live appearance    = [[03_March 1986|3 March 1986, First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA]]
 
|performed regularly on    = [[Parade Tour]]<br>
 
|performed regularly on    = [[Parade Tour]]<br>
 
* [[One Nite Alone... Tour]] <small>(European and Japanese legs only)</small>
 
* [[One Nite Alone... Tour]] <small>(European and Japanese legs only)</small>

Revision as of 21:27, 27 February 2016

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Pop Life

Atwiad.jpg
from the album
Around The World In A Day
Poplife single.jpg
single art for Pop Life
Song details
Performer: Prince and the Revolution
First Released: 22 April 1985 - Around The World In A Day
Album(s): Around The World In A Day

The Hits 1
The Hits / The B-Sides
Ultimate

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

Pop Life is the seventh track on Prince's seventh album Around The World In A Day, the second to be credited to Prince and the Revolution, and three months after the album's release, Pop Life was released as the album's third single (second in North America). In 1993, it was also included as the second track on Prince's first compilation album The Hits 1 (also included as the first disc of The Hits / The B-Sides). In 2006, Pop Life (Fresh Dance Mix) was included as the fourth track on the second disc of the compilation album Ultimate.

Initial tracking took place on 19 February 1984 at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA (after completing overdubs on Another Lonely Christmas). The recording session lasted until around 6:15 am the following morning, 20 February 1984. Band overdubs were added later the same day. Prince worked on the track further in mid-April 1984, most likely also at Sunset Sound.

Rumors have suggested that the booing crowd sampled in the song is from Prince's infamous opening act for the Rolling Stones, from October 1981, but the samples in fact come from a sound library set by the company Sound Ideas (Delirious, Lady Cab Driver, Something Funky (This House Comes) and Live 4 Love also use samples from this series, and the computer keystroke noises and computer confirmation beep, as well as the vault door sample heard throughout The Gold Experience are also from this series).

On 28 September 1984, Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman oversaw the string overdubs (without Prince's supervision), at Sunset Sound (during the same sessions as string overdubs on Our Destiny). Sheila E.'s remix of the track was mixed on 22 and 23 June 1985, most likely also at Sunset Sound.

Pop Life is the earliest track to be released with two different versions on 12" releases (albeit in different territories): The US and Europe received Pop Life (Fresh Dance Mix) (remixed by Sheila E., while the UK, Australia and New Zealand received Pop Life (Extended Version), which was Prince's own original version.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
19 February 1984 Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA Initial tracking
20 February 1984 Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA Band overdubs
28 September 1984 Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA String overdubs
22 - 23 June 1985 Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA Remix by Sheila E.
Recording Personnel


Orchestral Players on Pop Life (Fresh Dance Mix):


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Pop Life 3:42 Around The World In A Day

Pop Life single
The Hits 1
The Hits / The B-Sides

Studio
Pop Life (Extended Version) 9:07 Pop Life single Extended version
Pop Life (Fresh Dance Mix) 6:16 Pop Life single

His Majesty's Pop Life promo
Ultimate

Remix Remix by Sheila E.
Pop Life 1:38 NPG Ahdio Show # 2 mp3 (not available as a separate track) Live excerpt Recorded in late 2000 (exact date and location unknown)
Pop Life 4:03 Live At The Aladdin Las Vegas promo Live 15 December 2002, Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Pop Life T.B.C. Live At The Aladdin Las Vegas DVD Live 15 December 2002, Aladdin Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Pop Life T.B.C. Live concert TV broadcast Live 7 June 1986, Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI, USA
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Kirk J's B Sides Remix 7:00 Purple Medley single Studio medley See Kirk J's B Sides Remix for more details
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Pop Life Studio 19 February 1984 recording before overdubs
Pop Life Studio 19 February 1984 after band overdubs, before string overdubs
Pop Life Remix Remix by Kirk Johnson heard in part on Kirk J's B Sides Remix
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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