Chaos And Disorder

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Chaos And Disorder

Chaosanddisorder album.jpg
from the album Chaos And Disorder
Song details
Performer: SymbolSmallerBlue.png
First Released: 9 July 1996 - Chaos And Disorder album
Album(s): Chaos And Disorder

Anthology: 1995-2010

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:

Chaos And Disorder is the first track on Prince’s 18th album Chaos And Disorder, the second album credited to SymbolSmallerBlue.png. In 2007, streamed a live version recorded on 29 August 2007 (a.m.) at the The IndigO2 in London, England, titled only C&D 8/28 (the discrepancy in date is likely due to the show being an aftershow following the 28 August 2007 show at The O2 Arena).

While exact recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in late October 1993, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (on the same day that Right The Wrong was recorded, during the same set of sessions that produced Gold, 319 and Billy Jack Bitch).

It is likely that Rosie Gaines’ vocal part was recorded in late 1995 or early 1996 at Paisley Park Studios (at the same time she recorded her parts of I Rock, Therefore I Am, I Will, and Jam Of The Year). The track contains sampled effects of Julius Fučík’s 1897 composition Entrance Of The Gladiators (also played in Merci For The Speed Of A Mad Clown In Summer) and Reveille.

In late March or early April 1996, Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) re-recorded the song with Michael B. and Sonny T. at South Beach Studios, Miami Beach, Florida (during the same set of sessions as the re-recordings of Dinner With Delores and Right The Wrong, and where Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) also mixed and completed the Chaos And Disorder album), but the original recording was used on the final album instead.

The song was based on the coda that Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) had been playing at the end of live performances of Peach throughout 1993. Although Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) played the coda in 1994 versions of Peach also, he did not do so after Chaos And Disorder was released; while both songs were played at the same shows between 2007-9, he did not segue them together or play them consecutively, so he seemed to view them as separate songs.

For the sake of clarity with live versions of Peach, Chaos And Disorder is only listed as a coda on live versions played after the late October 1993 studio recording of Chaos And Disorder.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Late October 1993 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Late 1995 - early 1996 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Vocal overdubs by Rosie Gaines
Late March - early April 1996 South Beach Studios,
Miami Beach, FL, USA
Recording Personnel

Chaos And Disorder version

Unreleased 1996 version

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Chaos And Disorder 4:19 Chaos And Disorder

Anthology: 1995-2010

Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Peach T.B.C. Live performance TV broadcast Live 24 November 1994, MTV European Music Awards, Brandenburger Tor, Berlin, Germany; contains Funky intro and Chaos And Disorder instrumental coda
C&D 8/28 3:50 Jam Of The Week stream Live 29 August 2007 (a.m.): 3121 at The IndigO2, London, England
Chaos And Disorder 6:32 3rdEyeGirl YouTube account stream Live 9 February 2014, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, England
Chaos And Disorder T.B.C. Prince3EG Soundcloud concert online stream Live 3 May 2015 (a.m.): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Chaos And Disorder Studio Late 1993 mix prior to Rosie Gaines vocal overdubs, with alternate mixing and some different sound effects
Chaos And Disorder Studio 1996 re-recording
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Screengrab for "Jam Of The Week":

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