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Song details
Performer: Prince
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Broken (occasionally erroneously referred to as Broken, Lonely And Crying) is an unreleased song recorded in early 1981, at Prince’s Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota, following the Dirty Mind Tour arena dates (during the same set of sessions as Commercial). Interestingly, Broken starts as a continuation of Gotta Broken Heart Again and was performed as such on the Dirty Mind Tour club dates in Spring 1981.

The song uses a 1950s rockabilly style, and may have been intended for Prince’s next album (which became Controversy) until the similarly-styled Jack U Off was recorded in Spring-Summer 1981. The track sounds like a spontaneous band number, but was in fact recorded by Prince on his own.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Early 1981 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Broken Studio Recorded early 1981

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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