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Kamasutra album.jpg
from the album Kamasutra
Song details
Performer: The NPG Orchestra
First Released: 14 February 1997 - Kamasutra album
Album(s): Kamasutra
Writer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
Producer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
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

Promise/Broken (originally titled Kamasutra Overture #6) is the seventh track on the The NPG Orchestra’s first and only album Kamasutra, initially released on cassette in 1997 (the album was later included as a bonus CD on the direct order version of Crystal Ball, Prince’s 20th album Crystal Ball, the fourth album to be credited to SymbolSmallerBlue.png).

Basic tracking dates for this version are unknown, but it is believed that the track was initially recorded with a vastly different arrangement (as Overture #6) in May 1995 and planned for a Madhouse 24 album. Recording of both the May 1995 and released version presumably took place at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, with orchestral overdubs by Clare Fischer’s orchestra at Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, California done after that.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
May 1995 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
1995 Ocean Way Recording,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Orchestral overdubs by Clare Fischer’s orchestra
Recording Personnel
Orchestral players:
Morris Repass, Assa Drori, Isabelle Daskoff, Edward P. Greene, Harry Scorzo, Francine Walsh, Robert Lezin, Norma Leonard, Anita A. Thompson, Pamela Gates, Russel Cantor, Betty Byers, Robert Sushel, Don Palmer, Ross Shub, Pamela Tomkins, Yvette Devereaux, Calabria McChesney, Marshall Daniel Thomason, Marilyn Baker, Harry Shirinian, Hershel Wise, Peter Hatch, Suzanna Giordano, Benjamin Simon, James V. Ross, Gladys Secunda, Frederick Seykora, Raymond Kelley, Marie Fera, Douglas Davis, Judith Johnson, Cecilia Tsan, David Randall Stone, Morton Klanfer, James D. Hughart, Don Shelton, Daniel L. Higgins, Lisa Edelstein, James R. Walker, C. Terry Harrington, Jack Mimitz, Charles Boito, Charles A Coker, Jenice Rosen, Robert D. Carr, Dave Duke, Joseph Meyer, Marilyn L. Johnson, Alexander P. Iles, Leslie K. Benedict, Brent Fischer, Gerald Vinci, Mari Tsumara, Israel Baker, Yoko Matsuda, Murry Adler, Jorge Moraga, Carole Mukogawa, Margot MacLaine, Nancy Roth, Anne Karam, Judith Johnson, Arni Egilson, Richard Mitchell, Jon C. Clark, John F. Reilly, John J. Mitchell, Robert Tricarico, Yvonne Moriarty, Andrew M. Martin, Richard Hamilton, Larry Bunker, Thomas John Ranier, Dennis Budimer, G. Levant (full breakdown of instruments to follow)

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Promise/Broken 3:46 Kamasutra Studio

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Eighteen 1:49 Excerpt Included on Man‘O’War (Remix) NPG Records Sampler unreleased cassette
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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