My Tree

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My Tree

Song details
Performer: Prince
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
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

My Tree is an unreleased track completed in September or October 1990, at Larrabee Sound Studios in North Hollywood, California during recording sessions for the New Power Generation maxi-single (during the same set of sessions as the N.P.G. (Funky Weapon Remix), T.C.’s Rap, Tony’s Iggnant Mix, Get Off, The Lubricated Lady, Loveleft, Loveright, a segue later included in the N.P.G. (Funky Weapon Remix), Oobey Doop, Play, Heaven Is Keeping Score, Insatiable, additional recording on A Positive Place and a remix for The Latest Fashion).

It may have been tracked initially at an earlier date, but specific details have not been confirmed. The title stems from a phrase sung by Mavis Staples on New Power Generation (Pt. II) and sampled in the opening of My Tree, where she sings "don’t pick my apples, don’t pick my peaches, leave my tree alone". The track continues directly into A Positive Place, and simply slows down the music to create a different groove, after pleading by Robin Power at the end of My Tree.

It was included as the ninth track (eighth song) on an October 1990 configuration of the New Power Generation maxi-single, but was removed from the final release. The song remains unreleased.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
September - October 1990 Larrabee Sound Studios,
North Hollywood, CA, USA
Recording Personnel

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
My Tree Studio Recorded September/October 1990

Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
A Positive Place Studio See A Positive Place for more details
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • While La, La, La, He, He, Hee, recorded in early 1987 used My Tree as its original title, it has nothing to do with this song by the same name.

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