|This entry details a planned solo (debut) album by Cat, song for which have been recorded between November 1988 and January 1989, in between the US and Japan legs of the Lovesexy Tour. Only a handful of songs are known to have been recorded for the project before being abandoned, when Cat announced she was moving to England to work with producer Tim Simenon (of Bomb The Bass).
It is assumed it was going to be a rap album, as Cat wasn't known to sing. Songs known to have been written specifically for this album by Prince (Cat may also have provided lyrics) are Cat Attack, Cat And Mouse, Nine Lives and A Man Called Jesus. A song called "December 1st, 1987" written solely by Cat about the cancelling of "The Black Album" was also written for the album. It is not known, but maybe likely that an earlier track recorded with Cat titled Cornbread Rappers was considered for this project.
Following the Japanese leg of the Lovesexy Tour in early 1989, Cat left Prince’s camp and moved to London, England to work with Tim Simenon. She signed on Steve Fargnoli’s label Red Dot Records and released a single called "Catwoman" in 1989 (around the time of the release of the Batman album although it was unrelated to the movie and Prince had no involvement in the song). Her first album, called "I Am Energy", fully produced by Tim Simenon was completed but never saw the light of the day.
After Cat's departure, Prince re-recorded Nine Lives with Morris Day for The Time’s Corporate World album, but it was left off when this album evolved into Pandemonium and it remains unreleased. A Man Called Jesus was released by Mavis Staples on her second Paisley Park Records album, The Voice in 1993. Cat Attack and Cat And Mouse remain unreleased.