Funk,  Prince,  Rock

Prince does America, Girl

America

Reaching back into the Prince 12″ extended version archives, by request, it’s the 20 minute – yes, 20 minute – version of “America”. Rockin’ and funkin’ and whatnot. And a bonus too.. oh yes… the B side to “America”, the extended version of “Girl”, a glimpse into the lil’ Purple one’s erotic zone before he found Jehovah.

Prince: America (mp3) – extended 12″
Prince: Girl (mp3) – extended 12″

Original version of “America” found on ‘Around the World in a Day‘ (1985).

12 Comments

  • Leeman

    Yo Pete- the video version (the long unedited one) for AMERICA was amazing wasn’t it? Loved seeing Prince bangin away on tha drum kit…Prince and the Revolution in
    perhaps their prime. That was done in Paris I believe, eh?

    how bout posting some 3121 tracks?

  • justavibe

    I gave up lookin’ for the extended version of “Girl” about 2 years ago. I always loved this b-side, one of my favorites from ’85. Thank You SO MUCH for posting it and America extended too.

    The “America” ext. video is really cool, I liked seeing Prince on the drums. I seen it on VH1 Classic one time a while ago..can’t remember if they played it all the way..doesn’t matter anyway. When ya got it on your HD you can always watch it whenever, lol.

  • J'nNathan

    Thanks for the extended versions. I lost my collection about three years ago and have been desparately trying to get as much back in mp3 form as possible. This was greatly appreciated!

  • Pete

    Leeman – yep, definitely Prince in his prime. Can’t beat 80’s Prince up until Batman, imho. The video to America was shot on October 27th, 1985 at the Theatre du Verdure in Nice, France.

    “Yo Pete- the video version (the long unedited one) for AMERICA was amazing wasn’t it? Loved seeing Prince bangin away on tha drum kit…Prince and the Revolution in
    perhaps their prime. That was done in Paris I believe, eh?”

  • karl

    Hi Pete
    Nice Post…love the 12 inches from the eighties….!!!
    desperately tryin to find
    if i was your girlfriend extended mix…..I believe there was one but for some reason I never heard it….could be mistaken though maybe there wasnt a different mix on the 12″

  • Pete

    Karl – man, I wish there was an extended 12″ version of “Girlfriend”. It was released as a 12″ single with the extended unreleased B-side “Shockadelica”, but unfortunately, it was the album version. 🙁

    >>>karl said: “desperately tryin to find if i was your girlfriend extended mix…..I believe there was one but for some reason I never heard it….could be mistaken though maybe there wasnt a different mix on the 12″”

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