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|single image              = [[File:Purplerain.jpg|100px|link=Album: Purple Rain]] <br><small> from the album [[Album: Purple Rain|Purple Rain]]</small>
 
|single image              = [[File:Purplerain.jpg|100px|link=Album: Purple Rain]] <br><small> from the album [[Album: Purple Rain|Purple Rain]]</small>
 
|performer                = [[Prince and the Revolution]]
 
|performer                = [[Prince and the Revolution]]
|first released            = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/June 25|25 June, 1984]] - [[Album: Purple Rain|Purple Rain]] album
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|first released            = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/June 25|25 June 1984]] - [[Album: Purple Rain|Purple Rain]] album
|album(s)                  = [[Album: Purple Rain|Purple Rain]]
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|album(s)                  = [[Album: Purple Rain|Purple Rain]]<br>
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[[Album: Purple Rain Deluxe|Purple Rain ''Deluxe'']]<br>
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[[Album: Prince And The Revolution: Live|Prince And The Revolution: Live]]
 
|writer(s)                = [[Prince]] (credited to [[Prince and the Revolution]])
 
|writer(s)                = [[Prince]] (credited to [[Prince and the Revolution]])
 
|producer(s)              = [[Prince]] (credited to [[Prince and the Revolution]])
 
|producer(s)              = [[Prince]] (credited to [[Prince and the Revolution]])
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|introduction              = '''Darling Nikki''' is the fifth track on [[Prince]]'s sixth album [[Album: Purple Rain|Purple Rain]], the first album to be credited to [[Prince and the Revolution]]. The song also features in the movie [[Film: Purple Rain|Purple Rain]].
 
|introduction              = '''Darling Nikki''' is the fifth track on [[Prince]]'s sixth album [[Album: Purple Rain|Purple Rain]], the first album to be credited to [[Prince and the Revolution]]. The song also features in the movie [[Film: Purple Rain|Purple Rain]].
  
[[Darling Nikki]] was discussed a lot in the media in 1984-5, as Tipper Gore (author and wife of Al Gore) overheard her eleven-year-old daughter, Karenna, listening to the track, inspiring her to found the Parents Music Resource Center. The center has advocated the mandatory use of a warning label ("Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics") on the covers of records that have been judged to contain language or lyrical content unsuitable for minors.  
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[[Darling Nikki]] was discussed a lot in the media in 1984-85.  Tipper Gore (author and wife of Al Gore), having overheard her eleven-year-old daughter, Karenna, listening to the track, was inspired to found the Parents Music Resource Center. The Center advocated the mandatory use of a warning label ("Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics") on the covers of records judged to contain language or lyrical content unsuitable for minors.  
  
The recording industry voluntarily complied with their request in response to the Senate hearings ([[Sugar Walls]] was also listed on The Parents Music Resource Center's "Filthy Fifteen" which led to the introduction of parental advisory stickers). See [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parents_Music_Resource_Center here] for more details.
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The recording industry voluntarily complied with the Center's request in response to the Senate hearings ([[Sugar Walls]] was also listed on The Parents Music Resource Center's "Filthy Fifteen" which led to the introduction of parental advisory stickers). See [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parents_Music_Resource_Center here] for more details.
  
While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking took place in August, 1983 at [[Prince]]'s [[Kiowa Trail Home Studio]], Chanhassen, MN, USA. The song replaced [[G-Spot]] in the film soon afterwards. The song ends with a "backmasked" vocal coda to close out the first side of the album (on vinyl and cassette).  
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While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in late July 1983 at [[Prince]]'s [[Kiowa Trail Home Studio]] in Chanhassen, Minnesota, USA. The song ends with a "back-masked" vocal coda to close out the first side of the album (on vinyl and cassette).  
  
It was included as the fourth track on the [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/November_7|7 November, 1983]] and [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/March_23|23 March, 1984]] configurations of [[Album: Purple Rain|Purple Rain]], but became the fifth track on the final [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/April 14|14 April, 1984]] configuration after the addition of [[Take Me With U]].
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It was included as the fourth track on the [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/November_7|7 November 1983]] and [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/March_23|23 March 1984]] configurations of [[Album: Purple Rain|Purple Rain]], but became the fifth track on the final [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/April 14|14 April 1984]] configuration after the addition of [[Take Me With U]].
 
|recording info            =
 
|recording info            =
 
{{RecordingLine|
 
{{RecordingLine|
|date                      = August, 1983
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|date                      = Mid-late July 1983
|studio                    = [[Kiowa Trail Home Studio]], Chanhassen, MN, USA
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|studio                    = [[Kiowa Trail Home Studio]],<br>Chanhassen, MN, USA
|additional info          = Initial tracking
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|additional info          = Basic tracking
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}}
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{{RecordingLine|
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|date                      = Late July 1983
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|studio                    = [[Kiowa Trail Home Studio]],<br>Chanhassen, MN, USA
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|additional info          = Vocal overdubs
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}}
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{{RecordingLine|
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|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/September_18|18 September 1983]]-[[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/September_19|19 September 1983]]
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|studio                    = [[Sunset Sound]],<br>Hollywood, CA, USA
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|additional info          = Adding coda, mixing
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}}
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{{RecordingLine|
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|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/March 21|21 March 1984]]-[[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/March 22|22 March 1984]]
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|studio                    = [[Sunset Sound]],<br>Hollywood, CA, USA
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|additional info          = Edit/crossfade
 
}}
 
}}
 
|recording personnel      =  
 
|recording personnel      =  
 
*[[Prince]] - all vocals and instruments
 
*[[Prince]] - all vocals and instruments
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<hr>
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*[[Don Batts]] - engineer
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*[[Susan Rogers]] - engineer
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|released versions        =
 
|released versions        =
 
{{Songchart|
 
{{Songchart|
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|4= Studio
 
|4= Studio
 
|5=  
 
|5=  
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}}
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{{Songline|
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|1= '''Darling Nikki'''
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|2= 4:13
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|3= [[Album: Purple Rain Deluxe|Purple Rain ''Deluxe'']] <br>
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|4=
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|5= Remastered 2015
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}}
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{{Songline|
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|1= '''Darling Nikki'''
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|2= 3:30
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|3= [[Album: Prince And The Revolution: Live|Prince And The Revolution: Live]]
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|4= Live
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|5= [[30_March 1985|30 March 1985, Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY, USA]]
 
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}}
 
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|1= '''Darling Nikki'''  
 
|1= '''Darling Nikki'''  
 
|2= 4:00
 
|2= 4:00
|3= [[Home_Video:_Double_Live| Prince And The Revolution: Live]] VHS/laserdisc
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|3= [[Home_Video: Double_Live| Prince And The Revolution: Live]] VHS/laserdisc<br>
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[[Album: Purple Rain Deluxe|Purple Rain ''Deluxe'' – Live at the Carrier Dome (DVD)]]
 
|4= Live
 
|4= Live
|5= [[30_March,_1985|30 March, 1985, Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY, USA]]
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|5= [[30_March 1985|30 March 1985, Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY, USA]]
 
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|1= '''Darling Nikki'''
 
|1= '''Darling Nikki'''
 
|2= Studio
 
|2= Studio
|3= original full-length version with spoken intro and additional instrumental break
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|3= Original full-length version with additional instrumental break, but no back masked ending
 
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|sampled in                =
 
|sampled in                =
 
|broadcasts, streaming    =
 
|broadcasts, streaming    =
|first live appearance    = [[14_August,_1984|14 August, 1984, First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA]]
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|first live appearance    = [[14_August 1984|14 August 1984: First Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota]] <br>
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* [[22 March 2016-am|22 March 2016 (a.m.): Muzique, Montreal, QC, Canada]] <small> (during sampler set) </small>
 
|performed regularly on    = [[Purple Rain Tour]]
 
|performed regularly on    = [[Purple Rain Tour]]
 
* [[Jam Of The Year World Tour]]
 
* [[Jam Of The Year World Tour]]
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* [[A Celebration]]
 
* [[A Celebration]]
 
|performed occasionally in = [[All Concerts#1984|1984]], [[All Concerts#1998|1998]], [[All Concerts#2000|2000]], [[All Concerts#2007|2007]], [[All Concerts#2011|2011]] <small>(clip only during sampler set)</small>, [[All Concerts#2012|2012]] <small>(clip only during sampler set)</small>, [[All Concerts#2013|2013]] <small>(clip only during sampler set)</small>, [[All Concerts#2015|2015]] <small>(clip only during sampler set)</small>
 
|performed occasionally in = [[All Concerts#1984|1984]], [[All Concerts#1998|1998]], [[All Concerts#2000|2000]], [[All Concerts#2007|2007]], [[All Concerts#2011|2011]] <small>(clip only during sampler set)</small>, [[All Concerts#2012|2012]] <small>(clip only during sampler set)</small>, [[All Concerts#2013|2013]] <small>(clip only during sampler set)</small>, [[All Concerts#2015|2015]] <small>(clip only during sampler set)</small>
|trivia                    =  
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|trivia                    = Notes from [[Prince]]'s ''Dreams'' notebook that was on display in the 'My Name Is Prince' exhibit in the O<sub>2</sub> in London reveal that [[Prince]] considered naming [[Vanity]]'s character in the film Nicarthra Ann, Nikki for short.
 
|see also                  = [[Album: Purple Rain|Purple Rain]] album
 
|see also                  = [[Album: Purple Rain|Purple Rain]] album
|references                = ''[[Book:_The_Vault|The Vault: The Definitive Guide to the Musical World of Prince (2004)]]''
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* [[Album: Purple Rain Deluxe|Purple Rain ''Deluxe'']]
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|references                = ''[[Book: The_Vault|The Vault: The Definitive Guide to the Musical World of Prince (2004)]]''
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* ''[https://www.amazon.com/Prince-Purple-Rain-Studio-Sessions/dp/1538114623/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions 1983 and 1984 (Expanded Edition, paperback), Duane Tudahl (2018)]''
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parents_Music_Resource_Center http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parents_Music_Resource_Center]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parents_Music_Resource_Center http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parents_Music_Resource_Center]
 
|categories                = [[Category:1984]][[Category:Released Songs (Prince)]][[Category:Songs (Prince)]][[Category:Songs (Prince and the Revolution)]][[Category:Recorded 1983]]
 
|categories                = [[Category:1984]][[Category:Released Songs (Prince)]][[Category:Songs (Prince)]][[Category:Songs (Prince and the Revolution)]][[Category:Recorded 1983]]
 
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Latest revision as of 18:23, 3 July 2020

Darlene Marie   < < < Non-Prince Songs All Prince Songs Unreleased Songs > > >   Data Bank
Darling Nikki

Purplerain.jpg
from the album Purple Rain
Song details
Performer: Prince and the Revolution
First Released: 25 June 1984 - Purple Rain album
Album(s): Purple Rain

Purple Rain Deluxe
Prince And The Revolution: Live

Writer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the Revolution)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the Revolution)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • 1984, 1998, 2000, 2007, 2011 (clip only during sampler set), 2012 (clip only during sampler set), 2013 (clip only during sampler set), 2015 (clip only during sampler set)

Darling Nikki is the fifth track on Prince's sixth album Purple Rain, the first album to be credited to Prince and the Revolution. The song also features in the movie Purple Rain.

Darling Nikki was discussed a lot in the media in 1984-85. Tipper Gore (author and wife of Al Gore), having overheard her eleven-year-old daughter, Karenna, listening to the track, was inspired to found the Parents Music Resource Center. The Center advocated the mandatory use of a warning label ("Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics") on the covers of records judged to contain language or lyrical content unsuitable for minors.

The recording industry voluntarily complied with the Center's request in response to the Senate hearings (Sugar Walls was also listed on The Parents Music Resource Center's "Filthy Fifteen" which led to the introduction of parental advisory stickers). See here for more details.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in late July 1983 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota, USA. The song ends with a "back-masked" vocal coda to close out the first side of the album (on vinyl and cassette).

It was included as the fourth track on the 7 November 1983 and 23 March 1984 configurations of Purple Rain, but became the fifth track on the final 14 April 1984 configuration after the addition of Take Me With U.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Mid-late July 1983 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Late July 1983 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Vocal overdubs
18 September 1983-19 September 1983 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Adding coda, mixing
21 March 1984-22 March 1984 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Edit/crossfade
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Darling Nikki 4:13 Purple Rain

Strange Tales From The Rain promo

Studio
Darling Nikki 4:13 Purple Rain Deluxe
Remastered 2015
Darling Nikki 3:30 Prince And The Revolution: Live Live 30 March 1985, Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY, USA
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Darling Nikki 4:00 Prince And The Revolution: Live VHS/laserdisc

Purple Rain Deluxe – Live at the Carrier Dome (DVD)

Live 30 March 1985, Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY, USA


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Darling Nikki Studio Original full-length version with additional instrumental break, but no back masked ending
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Notes from Prince's Dreams notebook that was on display in the 'My Name Is Prince' exhibit in the O2 in London reveal that Prince considered naming Vanity's character in the film Nicarthra Ann, Nikki for short.

References
Darlene Marie   < < < All Songs Unreleased Songs > > >   Data Bank