Album: The Crown Jewels

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The Crown Jewels

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Album details

Released: Early 1992
Length: 61:37
Label(s): Paisley Park Records / Warner Bros.
Studio(s): Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA; Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA; First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA; Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse, Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Monterey Sound Studios, Glendale, CA, USA; Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; Warner Pioneer Studios, Tokyo, Japan

See also

Diamonds And Pearls Tour  
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The Crown Jewels is the seventh promotional compilation album by Prince, available in early-to-mid 1992 (between the commercial releases Diamonds And Pearls and SymbolSmallerBlue.png, to promote the Diamonds And Pearls Tour.

It was the first promotional compilation to be available on CD, and comprises of recordings from nine studio albums, released originally between 1982 and 1991. The tracks are presented in rough chronological order based on their release as singles, although this is not followed strictly.

The compilation is notable for featuring a previously-unavailable edit of Partyman which misses Jack Nicholson’s intro sampled from the Batman movie (presumably for copyright reasons, although Kim Basinger’s sampled line of "Ooh, I love purple" from the movie is still included). This edit was released the following year on the UK Peach single.

Track listing
  1. 1999 (6:22)
  2. Little Red Corvette (3:08)
  3. When Doves Cry (3:49)
  4. Purple Rain (4:02)1
  5. Raspberry Beret (3:31)1
  6. Kiss (3:38)
  7. Anotherloverholenyohead (3:23)
  8. Sign O’ The Times (3:42)
  9. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (3:39)
  10. Alphabet St. (2:27)
  11. Batdance (4:14)
  12. Partyman (3:07)
  13. Gett Off (4:01)2
  14. Diamonds And Pearls (4:47)2
  15. Money Don’t Matter 2 Night (4:12)2
  16. Thieves In The Temple (3:20)

All songs written by Prince, except where noted.

1 Written by Prince (credited to Prince and the Revolution).
2 Written by Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation).

  • See individual tracks for credits.

  • See individual tracks and respective albums for credits.

LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
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Additional Information


  • This album was a promotional release, not meant to be distributed to the general public and/or made available for retail.

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