Dinner With Delores

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Dinner With Delores

Chaosanddisorder album.jpg
from the album Chaos And Disorder
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single art for Dinner With Delores
Song details
Performer: SymbolSmallerBlue.png
First Released: 12 June 1996 - Dinner With Delores single
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:

Dinner With Delores is the third track on Prince’s 18th album Chaos And Disorder (his second to be released using the name SymbolSmallerBlue.png), and, one month prior to the album’s release, Dinner With Delores was released as the album’s first and only single in the UK, Germany and Japan (in the USA the track was only available on a promo single).

Basic tracking was previously believed to have taken place in early April 1996, at South Beach Studios, Miami Beach, Florida, in what is believed to be the final session (that also yieled the re-recordings of Chaos And Disorder and Right The Wrong) with Michael B. and Sonny T. as regular bandmembers for a number of years, however the song was also slated to appear on a Playtime By Versace project in mid-1995, suggesting it was recorded a year earlier.

It is not known if the name "Delores" refers to anyone in particular, or if it is simply a character for the song.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Mid-1995 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Early April 1996 South Beach Studios,
Miami Beach, FL, USA
Recording Personnel

1995 version

  • Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) - all vocals and instruments (assumed)

1996 version

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Dinner With Delores 2:46 Chaos And Disorder

Dinner With Delores single
Anthology: 1995-2010

Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Dinner With Delores ?:?? Delayed performance TV broadcast Live 2 July 1996 (mat.), The Late Show With David Letterman, The Ed Sullivan Theater, New York, NY, USA
Dinner With Delores ?:?? Live performance TV broadcast Live 9 July 1996 (mat.), The Today Show, Plaza outside NBC TV Studios, GE Building, New York, NY, USA
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Dinner With Delores Studio Recorded Mid-late 1995
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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