Prince ‎– A Better Place To Die

Paisley Park (2) ‎– WX 1999
Vinyl, LP, Unofficial Release, White Label


A1 Turn It Up 3:35
A2 Turn It Up (Take 2) 2:28
A3.1 Feel U Up 6:23
A3.2 Irresistible Bitch 4:24
A4 Possessed 8:34
A5 Moonbeam Levels 3:56
B1 No Call U 2:58
B2 High Fashion 4:53
B3 Mutiny 3:49
B4 Desire 5:07
B5 Susannah's Pajamas 4:05
B6 Yes 6:39


Tracks A1 to B1 are "Previously unreleased studio demos from the '1999' sessions"
Tracks B2 to B6 are "Written by Prince for the 'Family'-Album, Vocals by himself"
"Feel U Up" (track A3.1) was recorded in sequence with "Irresistible Bitch" (track A3.2)

On this release appear typos and some confusing & misleading informations as follows:

Track A3.1 is printed as "Let Me Fill U Up"
Track A5 is printed as: "A Better Place 2 Die"
Track B1 is printed as: "U Call Me"
Track B2: is printed as: "Muting"

Recorded and mixed in Uptown & Sunset Sond [sic.] by Peggy McCreary
2nd Engineer: Don Batts, Mastered by Bernie Grundman at A & M Records
Management: Cavallo, Ruffalo & Fargnoli. Direct Fan Mail To: Prince, P.O.Box 10118, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
All rights reserved

℗ 1982 + 1986 © 1989 Paisley Park Records

White labels on both sides - track durations as obtained by software after digitalization.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: PR-ABP2D-1999-A
  • Matrix / Runout: PR-ABP2D-1999-B

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CN 80-65-02 Prince Posessed(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Prince) CN 80-65-02 France Unknown Sell This Version
PH 1319 Prince Possessed(CD, Album, Unofficial) PolyPhone (2) PH 1319 France 1990 Sell This Version
WX 1999 Prince A Better Place 2 Die(CD, Unofficial) Paisley Park (2) WX 1999 Europe 1989 Sell This Version


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September 12, 2015
Even for a bootleg, the sound quality is worse than dismal. Sounds like someone next door is listening to a bad radio broadcast. Such a shame because songs like "Feel U Up" (the version here, not the other ones available elsewhere) showcase Prince's single-minded synth-funk and at its finest. It's also a massive let-down to me as the cassette of this I bought in Camden Market in the late 80s had pretty good sound - nice treble, and loud, whereas this vinyl sounds dull, muddy, flat and warped.


April 18, 2013
Quality of the recordings of the demo's is not good.