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Xpectation album.jpg
from the album Xpectation
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 1 January 2003 - Xpectation album
Album(s): Xpectation
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

Xcogitate is the second track on Prince’s 26th album Xpectation, his first instrumental album to be released under his own name, and his first album to be released as download only.

Specific recording dates are not known, but basic tracking for the whole album took place in autumn, 2001 (most likely at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota), with saxophone overdubs by Candy Dulfer in early December 2001. The song was included as the third track on the album Xenophobia before the title track was removed and the album renamed Xpectation.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Autumn 2001 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Early December 2001 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Saxophone overdubs by Candy Dulfer
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Xcogitate 3:33 Xpectation Studio

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Xcogitate Studio Recording prior to saxophone overdubs
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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