Turn Me Loose

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Turn Me Loose

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live performance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno TV show (no official artwork)
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 25 April 2008 - The Tonight Show With Jay Leno TV show broadcast / online video stream
Album(s): None
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Turn Me Loose is an unreleased song, which was premiered in a live performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on 25 April 2008. It was assumed at the time that a studio version would be included on Prince's next album, and a studio version was played on KJLH internet radio on 24 September 2008, but the song was not released.

It is thought the track was first cut in the spring of 2008, but it was also worked on in August 2008 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California. Blogger DrFunkenberry stated in 2018 that the track had been intended for MPLSound, but that Bria Valente had objected to the song's lyrical content, and Prince decided against its inclusion. There is also some evidence that the song was intended for an unreleased 2008 album which would also include F.U.N.K., although this has not been confirmed.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Spring, 2008 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
or
77 Beverly Park Ln.,
Beverly Hills, CA, USA (unconfirmed)
Basic tracking
August 2008 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Overdubs
Recording Personnel

N.B. - recording personnel below refer to broadcast version; no details are known about the studio version

Studio version

  • Prince - All vocals and most of the instruments (assumed)
  • Other recording personnel, including horns, not known.

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Turn Me Loose n/a n/a n/a No 'hard format' release of this song was made available.
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Turn Me Loose ?:?? Delayed performance TV broadcast Live 25 April 2008, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, NBC Studio 3, Burbank, CA, USA
Turn Me Loose ?:?? Studio recording radio broadcast Studio Played on KJLH internet radio on 24 September 2008
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Turn Me Loose Studio Full version without voiceover on ending, as played on KJLH internet radio stream above
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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