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{{song|
 
{{song|
 
|song name                = Pop Life
 
|song name                = Pop Life
|album image              = [[File:Atwiad.jpg|100px|link=Album: Around The World In A Day]]<br><small>from the album<br>[[Album: Around The World In A Day|Around The World In A Day]]  
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|album image              = [[File:Atwiad.jpg|100px|link=Album: Around The World In A Day]]<br><small>from the album<br>
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[[Album: Around The World In A Day|Around The World In A Day]]  
 
|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]]
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[[Album: The Hits / The B-Sides|The Hits / The B-Sides]]<br>
 
[[Album: The Hits / The B-Sides|The Hits / The B-Sides]]<br>
 
[[Album: Ultimate|Ultimate]]<br>
 
[[Album: Ultimate|Ultimate]]<br>
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[[Album: 4Ever|4Ever]]
 
|writer(s)                = [[Prince]] (credited to [[Prince and the Revolution]])
 
|writer(s)                = [[Prince]] (credited to [[Prince and the Revolution]])
 
|producer(s)              = [[Prince]] (credited to [[Prince and the Revolution]])
 
|producer(s)              = [[Prince]] (credited to [[Prince and the Revolution]])
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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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Basic tracking took place on [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/February 19|19 February 1984]] at [[Sunset Sound]] in Hollywood, California (after completing overdubs on [[Another Lonely Christmas]]). The recording session lasted until around 6:15 a.m. the following morning, [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/February 20|20 February 1984]]. <!-- String overdubs were added later the same day. [[Prince]] worked on the track further in mid-April 1984, most likely also at [[Sunset Sound]]. --><br>
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[[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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In 1994, [[Kirk Johnson]] remixed the track at [[Paisley Park Studios]] in Chanhassen, Minnesota, and the remix, while unreleased, was partially included in the [[Kirk J's B Sides Remix]] medley.
  
 
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).  
 
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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During a [[Love4oneanother.com]] "? of the week" in 1999, a fan asked what the significance of "the interspersions of (what sounds like) a boxing match", saying they have wondered about this for years, to which [[Prince]] replied, ''"Good ? - Me 2 :)"''
 
During a [[Love4oneanother.com]] "? of the week" in 1999, a fan asked what the significance of "the interspersions of (what sounds like) a boxing match", saying they have wondered about this for years, to which [[Prince]] replied, ''"Good ? - Me 2 :)"''
  
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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'''Pop Life''' is the earliest track to be released with two different versions on 12" releases (albeit in different territories): The US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand received [[Pop Life]] (Fresh Dance Mix) (remixed by [[Sheila E.]], while the UK, received [[Pop Life]] (Extended Version), which was [[Prince]]'s own original version.
 
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'''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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|recording info            =
 
|recording info            =
 
{{RecordingLine|
 
{{RecordingLine|
 
|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/February 19|19 February 1984]]
 
|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/February 19|19 February 1984]]
|studio                    = [[Sunset Sound]], Hollywood, CA, USA
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|studio                    = [[Sunset Sound]],<br>Hollywood, CA, USA
|additional info          = Initial tracking
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|additional info          = Basic tracking
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{RecordingLine|
 
{{RecordingLine|
 
|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/February 20|20 February 1984]]
 
|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/February 20|20 February 1984]]
|studio                    = [[Sunset Sound]], Hollywood, CA, USA
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|studio                    = [[Sunset Sound]],<br>Hollywood, CA, USA
|additional info          = Band overdubs
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|additional info          = Overdubs, including string overdubs
}}
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{{RecordingLine|
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|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/September 28|28 September 1984]]
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|studio                    = [[Sunset Sound]], Hollywood, CA, USA
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|additional info          = String overdubs
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}}
 
}}
 
{{RecordingLine|
 
{{RecordingLine|
 
|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/June 22|22]] - [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/June 23|23 June 1985]]
 
|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/June 22|22]] - [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/June 23|23 June 1985]]
|studio                    = [[Sunset Sound]], Hollywood, CA, USA
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|studio                    = [[Sunset Sound]],<br>Hollywood, CA, USA (assumed)
 
|additional info          = Remix by [[Sheila E.]]
 
|additional info          = Remix by [[Sheila E.]]
 
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'''Orchestral Players''' on [[Pop Life]] (Fresh Dance Mix):
 
'''Orchestral Players''' on [[Pop Life]] (Fresh Dance Mix):
 
*Violins - [[Sid Page]] and [[Marcy Dicterow-Vaj]]
 
*Violins - [[Sid Page]] and [[Marcy Dicterow-Vaj]]
*Violas - [[Denyse Buffam]] and [[Laury Woods]]
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*Violas - [[Denyse Buffum]] and [[Laury Woods]]
 
*Stand-up bass - [[Tim Barr]] and [[Annette Atkinson]]
 
*Stand-up bass - [[Tim Barr]] and [[Annette Atkinson]]
 
|released versions        =
 
|released versions        =
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[[Single: Pop Life|Pop Life]] single<br>
 
[[Single: Pop Life|Pop Life]] single<br>
 
[[Album: The Hits 1|The Hits 1]]<br>
 
[[Album: The Hits 1|The Hits 1]]<br>
[[Album: The Hits / The B-Sides|The Hits / The B-Sides]]
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[[Album: The Hits / The B-Sides|The Hits / The B-Sides]]<br>
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[[Album: 4Ever|4Ever]]
 
|4= Studio
 
|4= Studio
 
|5=  
 
|5=  
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|1= '''Pop Life (Extended Version)'''
 
|1= '''Pop Life (Extended Version)'''
 
|2= 9:07
 
|2= 9:07
|3= [[Single: Pop Life|Pop Life]] single
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|3= [[Single: Pop Life|Pop Life]] single<br>
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[[Album: His Majesty's Pop Life|His Majesty's Pop Life]] promo<br>
 
|4= Extended version
 
|4= Extended version
 
|5=  
 
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|2= 6:16
 
|2= 6:16
 
|3= [[Single: Pop Life|Pop Life]] single<br>
 
|3= [[Single: Pop Life|Pop Life]] single<br>
[[Album: His Majesty's Pop Life|His Majesty's Pop Life]] promo<br>
 
 
[[Album: Ultimate|Ultimate]]
 
[[Album: Ultimate|Ultimate]]
 
|4= Remix
 
|4= Remix
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|2= Studio
 
|2= Studio
 
|3= [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/February 19|19 February 1984]] after band overdubs, before string overdubs
 
|3= [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/February 19|19 February 1984]] after band overdubs, before string overdubs
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{{Unreleasedline|
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|1= '''Pop Life'''
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|2= Studio
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|3= Different mix/edit
 
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|first live appearance    = [[03_March 1986|3 March 1986, First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA]]<br>
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|first live appearance    = [[03_March 1986|3 March 1986: First Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota]]<br>
* [[14_April_2016-1|14 April 2016 (show 1), Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA, USA]]
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* [[14_April_2016-1|14 April 2016 (Show 1)Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA, 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>
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* [[Single: Pop Life|Pop Life]] single
 
* [[Single: Pop Life|Pop Life]] single
 
|references                = ''[[Book:_The_Vault|The Vault: The Definitive Guide to the Musical World of Prince (2004)]]''
 
|references                = ''[[Book:_The_Vault|The Vault: The Definitive Guide to the Musical World of Prince (2004)]]''
* ''Prince: The Studio Sessions'' (Duane Tudahl, early unpublished draft)
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* ''[https://www.amazon.com/Prince-Purple-Rain-Studio-Sessions/dp/1538114623/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions 1983 and 1984 (Expanded Edition, paperback), Duane Tudahl (2018)]''
 
* ''[http://princeonlinemuseum.com/love4oneanother/home99.html PrinceOnlineMuseum.com]''
 
* ''[http://princeonlinemuseum.com/love4oneanother/home99.html PrinceOnlineMuseum.com]''
 
|categories                = [[Category:1985]][[Category:Released Songs (Prince)]][[Category:Songs (Prince)]][[Category:Songs (Prince and the Revolution)]][[Category:Recorded 1984]]
 
|categories                = [[Category:1985]][[Category:Released Songs (Prince)]][[Category:Songs (Prince)]][[Category:Songs (Prince and the Revolution)]][[Category:Recorded 1984]]
 
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Revision as of 18:01, 13 April 2019

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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
4Ever

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.

Basic tracking took place on 19 February 1984 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California (after completing overdubs on Another Lonely Christmas). The recording session lasted until around 6:15 a.m. the following morning, 20 February 1984.
Sheila E.'s remix of the track was mixed on 22 and 23 June 1985, most likely also at Sunset Sound.

In 1994, Kirk Johnson remixed the track at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, and the remix, while unreleased, was partially included in the Kirk J's B Sides Remix medley.

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).

During a Love4oneanother.com "? of the week" in 1999, a fan asked what the significance of "the interspersions of (what sounds like) a boxing match", saying they have wondered about this for years, to which Prince replied, "Good ? - Me 2 :)"

Pop Life is the earliest track to be released with two different versions on 12" releases (albeit in different territories): The US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand received Pop Life (Fresh Dance Mix) (remixed by Sheila E., while the UK, 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
Basic tracking
20 February 1984 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Overdubs, including string overdubs
22 - 23 June 1985 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA (assumed)
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
4Ever

Studio
Pop Life (Extended Version) 9:07 Pop Life single

His Majesty's Pop Life promo

Extended version
Pop Life (Fresh Dance Mix) 6:16 Pop Life single

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 Studio Different mix/edit
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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