The Divine

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The Divine

Song details
Performer: SymbolSmallerBlue.png
Writer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) (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

The Divine is an unreleased song recorded between mid-July and early August 1996 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during sessions for the Emancipation album, on the same day as The Love We Make). Eric Leeds added saxophone overdubs on 14 August 1996, also at Paisley Park Studios. The song is believed to have been intended for Emancipation, but was not included on any known configurations.

In a 2008 interview with USA Today (primarily designed to promote the 21 Nights book), Prince played the interviewer several tracks from his next album Lotusflow3r, and mentioned, but declined to play, a song called The Divine, described as "a song so "mind-blowing" he doubts he’ll ever release it." It is not clear if this is the same track recorded in 1996 or not, however. The track remains unreleased.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
mid-July - early August 1996 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
14 August 1996 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Saxophone overdubs by Eric Leeds
Recording Personnel
  • Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) - all vocals and instruments, except where noted (assumed)
  • Eric Leeds - saxophone

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
The Divine Studio Recorded early-to-mid 1996, before overdubs
The Divine Studio After saxophone overdubs

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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