Undercover Lover

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Undercover Lover

Song details
Performer: Robin Power
Writer(s): Robin Power (lyrics), Prince and Levi Seacer, Jr. (music)
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

Undercover Lover is an unreleased song, which was premiered (in part) during The New Power Generation Radio Show (hosted by Prince (under the name Me, Myself and I) and Robin Power, Ingrid Chavez and Levi Seacer, Jr.) on Minneapolis radio station KMOJ on 9 December 1989. Undercover Lover was demoed by Robin Power before she met Prince. She gave him a tape containing the song when they met in late October 1989. A few weeks later, Prince invited Power to re-record her vocals over a new backing music for the track he created with Levi Seacer, Jr.. It was the first song Power and Prince worked on together.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in late 1989 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, during the same set of sessions as Number 1. It was planned for inclusion on a proposed album by Robin Power, but Prince lost interest and the album was never completed.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
1989 Unknown studio (USA) Tracking (without Prince input)
November - early December 1989 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Re-recording with new music
Recording Personnel

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Undercover Lover Studio Full version of broadcast version below
Undercover Lover Studio Different mix with softer drums and more emphasis on Prince’s guitar
Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Undercover Lover ?:?? Debuted (in part) during The New Power Generation Radio Show Studio
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The song is considered as unreleased as the full-length version was not broadcast or made available on 'hard-format'.

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