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The below definitions apply for our concert page setlists:


  • Songs: Title of the song that is played
  • Additional Songs: Songs of parts there of that are not played on its own, but as a part of the song in the first column, in the form of chants or interpolations, or simply over the melody of the song in the first column.
  • Remarks/Personnel: Guest(s) (musicians not in the regular line up for this tour or show) performing, or lead vox / solo instrument performing on this song.

  • aborted: A song (abruptly) stopped while it was being played, due to technical failure or Prince changing his mind.
  • abbreviated: A song played in a (rehearsed) shortened version, leaving out one or more verses or a bridge.
  • chant: A repeated rhythmic phrase, song lyrics or otherwise, typically shouted or sung in unison by or with the audience.
  • coda: The concluding passage of song.
  • groove: An (improvised) piece of music, often instrumental.
  • horn: Played by horns (saxophone, trumpet, trombone etc.)
  • horn motif: A horn motif from a different song inserted into a song rendition.
  • incl. (including): Containing as part of the whole.
  • instrumental: Played without lyrics in the original (studio) version of the song.
  • interlude: A piece of music inserted between other songs or parts of a longer composition.
  • interpolation: A musical or lyrical part of a different song inserted into a song rendition.
  • intro: The beginning of a song or segment.
  • jam: Prince and the band repeat song instrumental main theme and eventually solo or ad-lib.
  • medley: Partial renditions of various songs combined together.
  • motif: Recurring (instrumental) theme.
  • partial: A song of which only a limited part is played. Either a verse or a chorus, or a verse plus a chorus, but nothing of a second verse, regardless of the total length of the songs performance.
  • personnel: All people (besides Prince) in the band for a show or recording session.
  • prelude: An introductory piece of music.
  • rap: A spoken part into a song.
  • reprise: A repeated passage of a song.
  • sample: A sound clip created by sampling from the studio recording of a song, without additional lyrics sang live. It can contain live-added (random) chants.
  • sans: A person in the band line-up (including Prince) absent from a song rendition.
  • segue: A song rendition segueing into the next song, without any pause in between them and usually with the beat continuing uninterrupted.
  • show coda: Set musical ending to a specific show.
  • show intro: Set musical opening to a specific show.
  • '[T]' Part of a melody or lyrics performed or lyrics and words performed, but no more than a verse or a chorus maximum.
  • w/ (with): A person participating in the song.


  • [H-int]  interpolation (horns)
  • [Int]  interpolation
  • [P]  partial
  • [S]  sample
  • [T]  tease
  • Arrow.png  segue
  • based on a sampled loop of studio recording  over sampled loop: A song done as a 'partial' or 'full band' where the base is a sampled loop cued by Prince.
  • SetG.png  guitar set: Prince alone on acoustic guitar. (Almost always 'partial songs and more or less segueing into one another. Not indicated as such.)
  • SetP.png  piano set: Prince alone on piano. (Almost always 'partial songs and more or less segueing into one another. Not indicated as such.)