Silver Tongue

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Silver Tongue

Callmyname single.jpg
art for Call My Name single
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 13 July 2004 - NPG Music Club .wma download
Album(s): None
Writer(s): Nikka Costa (lyrics) and Prince (music)
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

Silver Tongue (Demo) was released on 13 July 2004, as a "virtual b-side" to Call My Name. No other version was released at the time. The song’s lyrics were written by Nikka Costa, and it was discussed that her own (final) version would be included on her next album. It is unclear whether Nikka Costa recorded her own studio version at that time, or whether it was ever placed on a configuration of her 2005 album Can’tneverdidnothin’.

Initial recording dates are unknown, but it is likely that the track was recorded in early 2004 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

In 2017, Nikka Costa released her version as the ninth track of her album Nikka & Strings, Underneath And In Between. On the album, which also contains a cover of Nothing Compares 2 U, Prince is credited as the sole author of the song, although the lyrics are identical to his version. Being re-recorded and released after Prince’s passing, this version is considered as a cover version.

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

Prince version

  • Prince - vocals and all instruments

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Silver Tongue (Demo) 4:56 NPG Music Club .wma download Demo

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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