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Glamslam single.jpg
single art for Glam Slam
included on The Hits / The B-Sides
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 11 July 1988 - Glam Slam single
Album(s): The Hits / The B-Sides
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • This track is not known to have been performed apart from on the Lovesexy Tour

Escape (a.k.a. Escape (Free Yo Mind From This Rat Race)) was released as the b-side of Glam Slam, the second single from Prince’s tenth album Lovesexy. In 1993, the song was included as the third track on The B-Sides compilation (included as the third and final disc on The Hits / The B-Sides).

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in May 1988 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Containing samples from the song Glam Slam, Escape was clearly designed specifically for the Glam Slam single. The introductory lyrics ("Kick drum pounds on the two and four, all the party people get on the floor") were lifted from Rebirth Of The Flesh.

Escape’s opening lyrics were used as a brief introduction to the opening medley on every date of the Lovesexy Tour in 1988-'89.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
5 May 1988 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
May 1988 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Escape 3:30 Glam Slam single

The Hits / The B-Sides

Escape (Free Yo Mind From This Rat Race) 6:24 Glam Slam single Full version
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Escape T.B.C. Lovesexy Live 2 VHS Live 9 September 1988, Westfallenhalle, Dortmund, West Germany
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Glam Slam '91 5:12 'radio broadcast only' Studio
Glam Slam '91 Unreleased Studio Slightly longer and less remixed version than broadcast
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Escape Studio Sparser version, retaining the Glam Slam (Dynacord ADD One) beat.
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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