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The Single Most Amazing   < < < Non-Prince Songs All Prince Songs Unreleased Songs > > >   Sister Fate

from the album Dirty Mind
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 8 October 1980 - Dirty Mind album
Album(s): Dirty Mind
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Sister is the seventh track on Prince's third album Dirty Mind, and, in late 1980, it was included on the US promo 12" of Head (which acted more as an album sampler than a promo for Head itself).

While specific recording dates are not known, the album sessions took place from May to June 1980, in Prince's North Arm Drive Home Studio in Orono, Minnesota (credited as "Somewhere in Uptown"), and completed in June 1980 at Hollywood Sound Recorders in Los Angeles, California.

Dealing with the subject of incest, this song has been one of Prince's most controversial songs since its release.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
May-June 1980 North Arm Drive Home Studio,
Orono, MN, USA
Basic tracking
June 1980 Hollywood Sound Recorders,
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Overdubs, mixing
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Sister 1:33 Dirty Mind

Head promo

Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Sister 1:45 Lovesexy Live 2 VHS Live 9 September 1988, Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, West Germany

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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