Teacher, Teacher

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Teacher, Teacher

1999 Deluxe.jpg
from the album 1999 Deluxe
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 29 November 2019 - 1999 Deluxe album
Album(s): 1999 Deluxe
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
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

Teacher, Teacher is a song first recorded in Summer 1982 at Prince's Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota (along with several other tracks that would re-appear over the next several years). In early 1986, Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman worked on the track further, at either Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota, or the Washington Avenue Warehouse in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, adding vocals and sitar. It was included as the eighth track on the late April 1986, configuration of the Prince and the Revolution album Dream Factory. It was included as the seventh track on the first disc of the 3 June 1986 configuration, but was not included on the 18 July 1986 configuration. It was later sent to Three O'Clock for consideration along with Neon Telephone, Girl O' My Dreams, We Can Funk and Can't Stop This Feeling I Got, but the band decided to use only Neon Telephone.

The song was released in 2019 as the tenth track on the Vault Tracks part 2 disc of a Deluxe edition of the 1999 album.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Summer 1982 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Early 1986 Galpin Blvd Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Washington Avenue Warehouse,
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Vocal and (Fairlight) sitar overdubs
Recording Personnel

1982 version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments

Dream Factory version

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Teacher, Teacher 3:37 1999 Deluxe

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Teacher, Teacher Studio Version after overdubs, intended for Dream Factory
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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