The Sex Of It

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The Sex Of It

Privatewatersinthegreatdivide album.jpg
from the album Private Waters In The Great Divide
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single art for The Sex Of It
Song details
Performer: Kid Creole and the Coconuts
First Released: March 1990 - The Sex Of It single
Album(s): Private Waters In The Great Divide

The Ultimate Collection

Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince (as Paisley Park) and David Z.
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

The Sex Of It is the third track on Kid Creole and the Coconuts' eighth album Private Waters In The Great Divide (their third album on Columbia Records), and, a few weeks before the album's release, The Sex Of It was released as the album's first single. In 2003, it was included as the sixth and final track on the third and final disc on the compilation album The Ultimate Collection.

Basic tracking took place on 29 July 1987, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, a few weeks after the studios opened for recordings (the day before Eleven, Fifteen, Ten, Ten And ½, and three other instrumentals later named Night Owl, Overnight, Every Night and Andorra). August Darnell (a.k.a. Kid Creole) recorded his own vocals over the basic tracks in late 1989 or early 1990 (studio information is needed for his recording).

The album was completed and scheduled for release when Prince submitted the song in late 1989 (which he had promised when meeting Darnell in Europe during the Lovesexy Tour), and the record company delayed the release to include the song.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
29 July 1987 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Late 1989 - early 1990 Studio information needed August Darnell vocal overdubs (no Prince input)
Recording Personnel

Kid Creole and the Coconuts version


Unreleased version


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
The Sex Of It 3:32 Private Waters In The Great Divide

The Sex Of It single

Studio a.k.a. The Sex Of It (Single Version), The Sex Of It (7" Version), The Sex Of It (Radio Version) and The Sex Of It (Paisley Mix)
The Sex Of It (Extended Remix Version) 6:26 The Sex Of It single Remix Remix by Richie Jones
The Sex Of It (House Dub Version) 6:24 The Sex Of It single Remix Remix by Justin Strauss
The Sex Of It (House Version) 6:36 The Sex Of It single Remix Remix by Justin Strauss
The Sex Of It (Tropical Mix) 5:44 The Sex Of It promo Remix Remix by Jason Davies
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
The Sex Of It 3:35 Promotional release only Promo video See The Sex Of It video for more details


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
The Sex Of It Studio Prince's original 1987 recording
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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