From The Lotus...

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From The Lotus...

Lotusflow3r album.jpg
from the album Lotusflow3r
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 24 March 2009 - Lotusflow3r album
Album(s): Lotusflow3r
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
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

From The Lotus... is the first track on Prince’s 33rd studio album Lotusflow3r. Basic tracking took place on 19 November 2004, during a three-and-a-half hour session with Michael B. on drums and Sonny T. on bass at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota that also yielded 3121, ...Back 2 The Lotus, Colonized Mind, Love Like Jazz, Wall Of Berlin, Planet Earth, Guitar, Shameless and others tracks. In an August 2006 interview, Michael B. said they recorded eleven or twelve tracks that night. On a different occasion he later indicated that this was the last recording session they did with Prince for a while after that.

The music is also used in the track’s counterpart ...Back 2 The Lotus, which was likely recorded at the same time, and lyrics included in that track, stating "From the lotus flower..." were sampled in 3121, supporting the theory that these tracks were recorded in 2004. It is not known if further work was done on the track later.

On an early configuration of Lotusflower (later slightly renamed Lotusflow3r for release) the track is called From The Lotus Flower.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
19 November 2004 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
From The Lotus... 2:46 Lotusflow3r Studio

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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