Calhoun Square

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Calhoun Square

Crystalball album.png
from the album Crystal Ball
Song details
Performer: SymbolSmallerBlue.png
First Released: 29 January 1998 - Crystal Ball album
Album(s): Crystal Ball
Writer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
Producer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Calhoun Square is the third track on the second disc of Prince’s 20th album Crystal Ball (his fourth using the name SymbolSmallerBlue.png).

Basic tracking took place on 15 June 1993 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (the day after recording versions of The Ride, Poorgoo, Honky Tonk-Woman, Bambi, Zannalee, The Undertaker and Dolphin, which comprised the album The Undertaker, which was ultimately abandoned). The song was not known to have been included on any projects prior to its inclusion on Crystal Ball. Calhoun Square is named after the Calhoun Square shopping district in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The song was included as the B-side of the posthumous 7" vinyl release of Rock ‘N’ Roll Is Alive! (And It Lives In Minneapolis) distributed to all attendees at the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA basketball game in Minneapolis' Target Center against the Miami Heat on 5 April, 2019.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
15 June 1993 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Calhoun Square 4:46 Crystal Ball

Rock ‘N’ Roll Is Alive! (And It Lives In Minneapolis) single

Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Calhoun Square T.B.C. Delayed concert TV broadcast Live 28 August 1993 am, Terminal 2, Munich, Germany; 45-second clip only during MTV News
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Calhoun Square Studio Prior to keyboard and guitar overdubs
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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