Better Than You Think

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Better Than You Think

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from the album Symbolic Beginning
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from the album The Cookhouse Five
Song details
Performer: 94 East
First Released: 16 May 1995 - Symbolic Beginning collection
Album(s): Symbolic Beginning

The Early Years
One Man Jam
94 East Featuring Prince
The Cookhouse Five

Writer(s): Pepé Willie and Kristie Lazenberry
Producer(s): Pepé Willie and Tony Silvester
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

Better Than You Think is the fourth track on 94 East’ second collection of studio recordings Symbolic Beginning, featuring Prince on guitar.

Basic tracking took place on 4 December 1975, at Cookhouse Studios in Minneapolis, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions as Games, I’ll Always Love You, If We Don’t and If You See Me), marking the earliest recording sessions featuring Prince to have been released. Matt "Dr." Fink remixed the track in June 2010, at StarVu Studios in Minneapolis, Minnesota, along with the other Cookhouse Studios tracks from the same session.

The two versions of Better Than You Think were included on the reissues of 94 EastSymbolic Beginning (The Early Years in 1999 and One Man Jam in 2000). The vocal version was also included in 94 East Featuring Prince in 2020.

In 2011, the remixed version by Matt "Dr." Fink was included as the fifth and last track on the digital collection The Cookhouse Five.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
4 December 1975 Cookhouse Studios, Minneapolis, MN, USA Basic tracking
June 2010 StarVu Studios, Minneapolis, MN, USA Remix by Matt "Dr." Fink
Recording Personnel
  • Pepé Willie - vocals and guitar
  • Dale Alexander - drums
  • Wendell Thomas - bass guitar
  • Prince - guitar
  • Pierre Lewis - keyboards
  • Teddy Randazzo - mellotron
  • Marcy Ingvoldstad - vocals
  • Kristie Lazenberry - vocals

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Better Than You Think 4:29 Symbolic Beginning

The Early Years
One Man Jam
94 East Featuring Prince

Studio a.k.a. Better Than You Think (Vocal version)
Better Than You Think (Instrumental version) 4:31 Symbolic Beginning

The Early Years
One Man Jam

Studio
Better Than You Think 4:16 The Cookhouse Five Remix Remix by Matt "Dr." Fink
Better Than You Think (Instrumental) 4:16 The Cookhouse Five Remix Remix by Matt "Dr." Fink



 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • This track, recorded in December 1975, marks a part of the earliest-recorded sessions featuring Prince to have been released.

References
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