Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)

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Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)

1999.jpg
from the album 1999
1999 Deluxe.jpg
from the album 1999 Deluxe
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 27 October 1982 - 1999 album
Album(s): 1999

1999 Deluxe

Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Something In The Water (Does Not Compute) is the seventh track on Prince's fifth album 1999, and, eleven months after the album's release, it was included as the b-side of the album's fourth single, Automatic, released in Australia only.

On 31 October 2013, a rehearsal recording of Something In The Water (Does Not Compute), recorded on 30 October 2013 at Paisley Park Studios, was made available on the 3rdEyeGirl YouTube account as a static video with artwork by Stella Blu. On 1 November 2013, the same rehearsal recording was made available on the 3rdEyeTunes.com.

A different early take of the song was released in 2019 as the eleventh track on the Vault Tracks part 1 disc of a Deluxe edition of the 1999 album.

Basic tracking of the initial version took place at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota, in mid-April 1982. Prince mixed the song on 28 April 1982 (on the same day as recording How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore, a day after an original, unused recording of Raspberry Beret and four days before Automatic) at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California. He then proceeded to record the song over the next couple of days resulting in the version that was released on 1999.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Mid-April 1982 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
28 April 1982 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Mix
April/May Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Re-recording
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Something In The Water (Does Not Compute) 4:00 1999

Automatic single

Studio
Something In The Water (Does Not Compute) 7:20 3rdEyeTunes.com Rehearsal Recorded 30 October 2013 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota
Something In The Water (Does Not Compute) (Original Version) 4:00 1999 Deluxe
Studio
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Something In The Water (Does Not Compute) 3:20 Streaming video on Andy Allo's Facebook page Live 30 May 2012, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia
Something In The Water (Does Not Compute) 2:53 3rdEye TV Show # 15 live concert video stream Live 6 July 2013, Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA
Something In The Water (Does Not Compute) 7:22 3rdEyeGirl YouTube account static video stream Rehearsal Recorded 30 October 2013 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota
Something In The Water (Does Not Compute) 2:29 3rdEyeGirl YouTube account live video stream Live 29 December 2013, Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT, USA
Something In The Water (Does Not Compute) 4:45 3rdEyeGirl's YouTube account Live 22 February 2014, Manchester Academy 1, Manchester, England


 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The released mix of the 'Original Version' was done by Nick Bolas specifically for the 1999 Deluxe 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.

References
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