Fancy Dancer

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Fancy Dancer

Song details
Performer: Prince and the New Power Generation
Writer(s): Lionel Richie and Ronald LaPread
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince.
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Fancy Dancer is an unreleased cover version of the song by the Commodores (written by Lionel Richie and Ronald LaPread, from the 1976 album Hot On The Tracks), recorded on 11 September 1990 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same session as Jughead, The Flow and a reworked version of Something Funky (This House Comes)) within hours of returning to the USA from the Nude Tour in Japan. It was tentatively intended for an album by his band, and would presumably have been credited to the New Power Generation if completed and released, but it is credited here as Prince and the New Power Generation as he likely recorded vocals for the track, and other tracks from the same session were released with that credit.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
11 September 1990 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Fancy Dancer Studio Recorded 11 September 1990

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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