Why The Butterflies

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Why The Butterflies

from the album Piano & A Microphone 1983
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 13 September 2018 - Piano & A Microphone 1983 album pre-release download
Album(s): Piano & A Microphone 1983
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Why The Butterflies is the ninth and final track on Prince’s posthumous album Piano & A Microphone 1983. The track was also released as the third pre-release download for the album on 13 September 2018, eight days before the album’s release.

The version included on the Piano & A Microphone 1983 album is from a solo piano rehearsal at Prince’s Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA. No studio version of the track is known to exist, and the track was not intended for release on a studio album at any point. Indeed the track may simply be an improvisation, with no further work done following this performance.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Spring - Autumn 1983 (estimate) Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Rehearsal recording
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Why The Butterflies 6:26 Piano & A Microphone 1983 'Rehearsal'

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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