Adonis & Bathsheba

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Adonis & Bathsheba

Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition
from the album
Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 25 September 2020 - Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition album
Album(s): Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition
Writer(s): Prince
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

Adonis & Bathsheba is a track recorded on 27 July 1986 at Prince’s Galpin Blvd Home Studio (two days after The Ball). Prince had just completed the final version of the Dream Factory album, and it is unknown if this song was intended for any project at the time, but during Prince: A Celebration in June 2000, computer screens at Paisley Park Studios offered names of a selection of tracks which users could vote on for inclusion on Crystal Ball Volume II, and while Adonis & Bathsheba was chosen by fans, that project was ultimately abandoned.

The song was released in September 2020 as the eighth track of Vault Tracks part 2, one of the discs with previously unreleased tracks included with the Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
27 July 1986 Galpin Blvd Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Tracking, horn overdubs, mix, instrumental mix
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Adonis & Bathsheba 5:27 Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition Studio

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Adonis & Bathsheba (Instrumental) Studio Instrumental mix
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Adonis & Bathsheba lyrics were published as a poem in 10,000 magazine (sold exclusively in NPG Store) in February 1994.
  • There exists artwork for a 1994 single for Adonis & Bathsheba, attributed to SymbolSmallerBlue.png, but this was made for demonstration purposes only, rather than something planned for release. Note that the other track titles used, Little Queen (India Mix) and Use Me, are not actual Prince tracks.

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