No Call U

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No Call U

1999 Deluxe.jpg
from the album 1999 Super Deluxe Edition
Song details
Performer: Prince; Vanity 6; Jill Jones
First Released: 29 November 2019 - 1999 Super Deluxe Edition album
Album(s): 1999 Super Deluxe Edition
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

No Call U is a song recorded on 23 July 1982 at Prince’s Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The song is a fast rockabilly-style song in the vein of Jack U Off and Turn It Up. It is not known, if it was intended for Prince’s next album (which became 1999) or any other project. Vocals were also recorded by Vanity 6 for the track in 1982, although it was not included on any known configuration of the Vanity 6 album. At some point Jill Jones also recorded lead vocal overdubs, (possibly in New York, where she recorded parts for her album without Prince), but the track was not included on any known configuration of the Jill Jones album.

The song with Prince’s vocals was released in 2019 as the sixth track on the Vault Tracks part 2 disc of a Super Deluxe Edition edition of the 1999 album.

The track is often incorrectly referred to as U Call Me.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
23 July 1982 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
July 1982 (assumed) Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA *(assumed)
vocal overdubs
1 May 1983 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Vanity 6 lead vocal overdubs
unknown date unknown studio in New York (assumed) Jill Jones lead vocal overdubs
Recording Personnel

Prince version(s)

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments

Vanity 6 version

Jill Jones version

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
No Call U 4:30 1999 Super Deluxe Edition

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
No Call U Studio Initial version with less vocal overdubs, missing all ad lib speech
No Call U Studio Vanity 6 version
No Call U Studio Jill Jones version
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The released mix of this track was done by Niko Bolas specifically for the 1999 Super Deluxe Edition release. It was made to replicate the original mix from the time the song was initially tracked, as much as possible. So even when a slightly different mix of this track might exist, the now released version is not considered a true alternate mix of the track.

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