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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

Play (a.k.a. U Want Me 2 What?) is an unreleased track recorded 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, Heaven Is Keeping Score, additional recording on My Tree and A Positive Place and a remix for The Latest Fashion).

The song about kissing opens with Robin Power saying "you want me to what?" (also used in Number 1 and New Power Generation (Pt. II)), as sort of a segue connecting it to a previous song on an earlier configuration of the New Power Generation maxi-single. It then starts with an acoustic one-chord guitar vamp and has Prince almost begging: Can you come outside and... play?.

It was included as the eleventh track (tenth song) on an October 1990 configuration of the New Power Generation maxi-single. It was included (as U Want Me 2 What?) as the seventh song on another October 1990, configuration, but the track was removed from the final release, and the track 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
Play Studio Recorded September/October 1990

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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