Susannah’s Pajamas

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Susannah’s Pajamas

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from the album The Family
Song details
Performer: The Family
First Released: 19 August 1985 - The Family album
Album(s): The Family
Writer(s): Prince and Eric Leeds (credited to Eric Leeds)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to David Z. Rivkin and The Family)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • 13 August 1985, First Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota (by The Family)
  • This track is not known to have been performed live by Prince.
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Susannah’s Pajamas is the seventh track on The Family’s first and only album The Family, and, two months after the album’s release, it was included as the b-side of High Fashion, the album’s second and final single. Susannah’s Pajamas was written by Prince and Eric Leeds, but credited only to Eric Leeds.

Basic tracking (under the track’s original title, Mazarati), took place on 22 June 1984 at the Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse in Eden Prairie, MN, USA (five days before tracking of High Fashion, Mutiny and Desire). Saxophone overdubs by Eric Leeds were recorded a few days later, on 2 July 1984. The track was originally intended for Mazarati’s album Mazarati, but when it was used instead for The Family, Prince changed the title. A track titled BMW appears on an undated early work-in-progress configuration of the album, and this is believed to be the same track renamed after a different make of car. It was then renamed after Susannah Melvoin. On an acetate made of the LP, the content of which was not different from what was eventually released, the song was titled "Susannah’s Clothes".

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
22 June 1984 Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse,
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
2 July 1984 Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse,
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Saxophone overdubs
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Susannah’s Pajamas 3:58 The Family

High Fashion single


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Mazarati Studio a.k.a. BMW; original studio version with slightly different mix, and false starts
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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