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PrinceThe Hits / The B-Sides

Label:Paisley Park – 9 45440-2, Warner Bros. Records – 2-45440
Format:
3 x CD, Compilation, ARC Pressing
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Rock, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style:Soul, Pop Rock, Synth-pop, Minneapolis Sound, Disco, Funk

Tracklist

1-1PrinceWhen Doves Cry
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince
Recorded ByDavid Leonard, Peggy Mac*
3:47
1-2Prince And The RevolutionPop Life
Composed By [String Interlude]Lisa*, Wendy*
DrumsSheila E.
Mixed ByPrince
Mixed By [Assisted By]Susan Rogers
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince And The Revolution
Recorded ByPeggy Mac*
3:41
1-3PrinceSoft And Wet
Engineer [Assistant Engineers]Dave Roeder, Steve Fontano
Engineer [Engineered], RemixTommy Vicari
Executive-ProducerTommy Vicari
Lyrics ByC. Moon*, Prince
Music ByPrince
Producer, Arranged By, PerformerPrince
3:02
1-4PrinceI Feel For You
EngineerGary Brandt
Engineer [Assistant]Mark Ettel
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince
RemixBob Mockler, Prince
3:24
1-5PrinceWhy You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?
EngineerGary Brandt
Engineer [Assistant]Mark Ettel
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince
RemixBob Mockler, Prince
3:48
1-6PrinceWhen You Were Mine
EngineerJamie Starr
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince
Remix [Assistant]Ron Garrett
3:43
1-7PrinceUptown
EngineerJamie Starr
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince
Remix [Assistant]Ron Garrett
4:09
1-8Prince And The RevolutionLet's Go Crazy
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince And The Revolution
Recorded ByDavid Leonard, Susan Rogers
4:39
1-9Prince1999
Engineer [2nd Engineer]Don Batts
Lead Vocals [Co-Lead Vocals]Dez*, J.J.*, Lisa*
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince
Recorded By, Mixed ByPeggy McCreary
3:36
1-10PrinceI Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince
3:38
1-11Prince & The New Power GenerationNothing Compares 2 U
FeaturingRosie Gaines
Producer, Arranged By, Composed ByPrince
4:57
1-12PrinceAdore
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince
TrumpetAtlanta Bliss
4:39
1-13PrincePink Cashmere
Mixed ByTom Garneau
Recorded ByEddie Miller
Recorded By [Strings Recorded By]Arne Frager
Strings [Strings Orchestrated By], Orchestrated By [Strings Orchestrated By]Clare Fischer
6:13
1-14PrinceAlphabet St.
Bass, VocalsLevi Seacer, Jr.*
Brass, VocalsAtlanta Bliss, Eric Leeds
Computer [Computer Keyboards], Keyboards [Computer Keyboards]Dr. Fink
Drums, Percussion, VocalsSheila E.
Guitar, VocalsMiko*
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince
Recorded By, Mixed ByEddie Miller, Joe Blaney, Prince
VocalsCat*
Vocals, Organ [Hammond Organ]Boni Boyer
5:38
1-15PrinceSign 'O' The Times
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince
3:42
1-16PrinceThieves In The Temple
Mixed ByPrince
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince
3:19
1-17Prince & The New Power GenerationDiamonds And Pearls
Engineer [2nd Engineer]Tim Penn*
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince, The New Power Generation
Recorded By, Mixed ByMichael Koppelman
4:19
1-18Prince & The New Power Generation7
Composed ByPrince
Performer [Contains A Sample Of "Tramp" as Performed By]McCracklin*, Fulsom*
Producer, Arranged By, PerformerPrince, The New Power Generation
Written-By [Co-Written By]Jimmy McCracklin, Lowell Fulsom*
5:09
2-1PrinceControversy
Backing VocalsLisa*
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince
3:35
2-2PrinceDirty Mind
EngineerJamie Starr
Producer, Arranged By, PerformerPrince
Remix [Assistant]Ron Garrett
SynthesizerDr. Fink
Written-ByDr. Fink, Prince
3:49
2-3PrinceI Wanna Be Your Lover
EngineerGary Brandt
Engineer [Assistant]Mark Ettel
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince
RemixBob Mockler, Prince
2:56
2-4PrinceHead
EngineerJamie Starr
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince
Remix [Assistant]Ron Garrett
SynthesizerDr. Fink
VocalsLisa Coleman
4:43
2-5PrinceDo Me, Baby
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince
3:55
2-6PrinceDelirious
Backing VocalsLisa*
Engineer [2nd Engineer]Don Batts
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince
Recorded By, Mixed ByPeggy McCreary
2:38
2-7PrinceLittle Red Corvette
Engineer [2nd Engineer]Don Batts
Lead Vocals [Co-Lead Vocals]Dez*, Lisa*
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince
Recorded By, Mixed ByPeggy McCreary
Soloist [Guitar Solos], Guitar [Guitar Solos]Dez*
4:55
2-8Prince And The RevolutionI Would Die 4 U
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince And The Revolution
Recorded ByDavid Leonard, David Rivkin
2:56
2-9Prince And The RevolutionRaspberry Beret
Mixed ByPrince
Mixed By [Assisted By]Susan Rogers
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince And The Revolution
Recorded BySusan Rogers
3:31
2-10PrinceIf I Was Your Girlfriend
Lead VocalsCamille (3)
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince
3:46
2-11Prince And The RevolutionKiss
Arranged ByDavid Z.
Producer, Composed By, PerformerPrince And The Revolution
Voice [Background Voice]Mazarati
3:45
2-12PrincePeach
EngineerAiriq Anest, Rolly Ladd
Mixed ByKeith "KC" Cohen*
Recorded ByMark Forrester, Steve Noonan
3:48
2-13Prince With Sheena EastonU Got The Look
Drums, PercussionSheila E.
Engineer [Engineered By]Coke Johnson, Prince, Susan Rogers
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince
3:46
2-14Prince & The New Power GenerationSexy M.F.5:24
2-15Prince & The New Power GenerationGett Off
Engineer [2nd Engineers]Ray Hahnfeldt, Steve Noonan
FluteEric Leeds
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince, The New Power Generation
Recorded ByMichael Koppelman
4:29
2-16Prince & The New Power GenerationCream
Engineer [2nd Engineer]Tim Penn*
Mixed ByKeith Cohen
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince, The New Power Generation
Recorded ByMichael Koppelman
4:12
2-17PrincePope
Lead Vocals [Co-lead Vox]Mayte
Recorded ByRay Hahnfeldt
Voice Actor [Appears Courtes Of Def Comedy Jam/Rush Communications. Inc.]"Pope" Bernie Mac*
3:28
2-18Prince And The RevolutionPurple Rain
Arranged By [Strings Arranged By]Lisa*, Prince
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince And The Revolution
Recorded By [Recorded At The Record Plant By]David Leonard
Recorded By [Recorded Live At 1st Avenue By]David Rivkin
8:40
3-1Prince And The RevolutionHello
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince And The Revolution
3:23
3-2Prince200 Balloons
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince
5:05
3-3PrinceEscape
Composed By, PerformerPrince
3:30
3-4PrinceGotta Stop (Messin' About)
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince
2:54
3-5PrinceHorny Toad
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince
2:12
3-6PrinceFeel U Up
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince
3:44
3-7Prince And The RevolutionGirl
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince And The Revolution
3:47
3-8PrinceI Love U In Me
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince
4:12
3-9Prince And The RevolutionErotic City
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince And The Revolution
3:55
3-10PrinceShockadelica
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince
3:30
3-11PrinceIrresistible Bitch
Backing VocalsLisa*, Wendy*
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince
4:11
3-12Camille (3)Scarlet Pussy
Composed By, PerformerCamille (3)
4:18
3-13PrinceLa, La, La, He, He, Hee
Lyrics By [Co-Written]Sheena Easton
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince
3:21
3-14Prince And The RevolutionShe's Always In My Hair
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince And The Revolution
3:27
3-15Prince And The Revolution17 Days
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince And The Revolution
3:54
3-16PrinceHow Come U Don't Call Me Anymore
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince
3:50
3-17Prince And The RevolutionAnother Lonely Christmas
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince And The Revolution
4:51
3-18Prince And The RevolutionGod
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince And The Revolution
4:02
3-19Prince, Wendy* And Lisa*4 The Tears In Your Eyes
Performer [Performed Live By]Lisa*, Prince, Wendy*
Producer, Arranged By, Composed ByPrince
Recorded ByDavid Tickle, Susan Rogers
3:23
3-20Prince And The RevolutionPower Fantastic
FluteEric Leeds
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, PerformerPrince
Recorded By, Mixed BySusan Rogers
TrumpetAtlanta Bliss
4:45
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Credits

  • Art Direction, DesignGreg Ross, Jeff Gold
  • Compilation ProducerGregg Geller
  • Design [Logo Design By]David Carson
  • Liner NotesAlan Leeds
  • Mastered By [Additional Mastering]Dave Friedlander, Stephen Marcussen
  • Mastered By [Digital Mastering]Lee Herschberg
  • Performer [The New Power Generation], Backing Vocals, PercussionDamon Dickson, Kirk Johnson
  • Performer [The New Power Generation], Bass, Backing VocalsSonny T.
  • Performer [The New Power Generation], DrumsMichael B.*
  • Performer [The New Power Generation], Other [Introducing]Mayte
  • Performer [The New Power Generation], Rap [Lead Raps], Backing VocalsTony M.
  • Performer [The New Power Generation], Rhythm Guitar, Backing VocalsLevi Seacer, Jr.*
  • Performer [The New Power Generation], Sampler [Purpleaxxe™ Sampler], Keyboards [Other Various Keys], Other [Sex Symbol]Tommy Barbarella
  • Performer [The New Power Generation], Sampler [Purpleaxxe™ Sampler], Organ, Lead Vocals [Co-lead And], Backing VocalsRosie Gaines
  • Performer [The Revolution], Bass, VoiceBrown Mark*
  • Performer [The Revolution], Guitar, VoiceWendy*
  • Performer [The Revolution], Keyboards, VoiceLisa Coleman, Matt Fink
  • Performer [The Revolution], PercussionBobby Z*
  • Photography ByHerb Ritts

Notes

Hype/title sticker on fat boy jewel case:

Prince
The hits/the B-sides
3 CDs of Prince's greatest hits and rarest songs. 56 tracks, including six previously unreleased songs and 18 rare B-sides collected only in this set!
Includes: "Nothing Compares 2 U", "Pink Cashmere", "Peach" and "Pope"
Also available THE HITS 1 THE HITS 2
Companion VHS & Laser Disc Video also available
2-45440

Spines, back tray insert, booklet & discs:
9 45440-2

Back tray insert:
© 1993 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. ℗ 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. Made in U.S.A.

Discs:
Made in U.S.A. Mfg. by WEA Manufacturing 9 45440-2

Disc 1:
© 1993 Warner Bros. Records Inc. ℗ 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Disc 2:
©1993 Warner Bros. Records Inc. ℗ 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Disc 3:
© 1993 Warner Bros. Records Inc. ℗ 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Discs, matrix:
The ARC stamp "ARC ЖM# S#" may appear on random locations leading and/or following the glass master string.
[#'s represent random numbers]

Booklet:
7 [track 1-18] contains a sample of "Tramp" as performed by McCracklin and Fulsom. Courtesy of Flair Records/Virgin Records America/Blues Interactions, Inc./Ace Records Ltd.
© 1993 Warner Bros. Records Inc. Made in U.S.A.

Most versions are their respective single edits.

Similar to The Hits / The B-Sides (Specialty Records Corporation pressing)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 9362-45440-2 9
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1, variant 1): [SRC logo] 1 45440-2.1 SRC##02 ARC ЖM3 S2
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2, variant 1): [SRC logo] 1 45440-2.2 SRC##02 ARC ЖM4 S1
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 3, variant 1): [SRC logo] 1 45440-2.3 SRC**02 ARC ЖM1 S1
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1, variant 2): [SRC logo] ARC 1 45440-2.1 SRC##02 ЖM3 S2
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2, variant 2): [SRC logo] ARC 1 45440-2.2 SRC##02 ЖM1 S8
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 3, variant 2): [SRC logo] ARC 1 45440-2.3 SRC**02 ЖM4 S3
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1, Variant 3): [SRC logo] 1 45440-2.1 SRC##02 ARC ЖM6 S6
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2, Variant 3): [SRC logo] ARC 1 45440-2.2 SRC##02 ЖM1 S8
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 3, Variant 3): ARC [SRC logo] 1 45440-2.3 SRC**02 ЖM4 S1
  • Mastering SID Code: none
  • Mould SID Code: none

Other Versions (5 of 33)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Hits / The B-Sides (3×CD, Compilation)Paisley Park, Warner Bros. RecordsCDW 45440Canada1993
The Hits / The B-Sides (3×Cassette, Compilation)Warner Bros. Records, Paisley Park4-45440US1993
The Hits / The B-Sides (3×CD, Compilation, Stereo)Warner Bros. Records, Paisley Park9362-45440-2Europe1993
Recently Edited
The Hits / The B-Sides (3×CD, Compilation)Paisley Park, Warner Bros. Records9362454402, 9362-45440-2Australia1993
New Submission
The Hits / The B-Sides (3×CD, Compilation, Club Edition, BMG Edition)Paisley Park9 45440-2US1993

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Reviews

  • mentholyptus
    Really nice hits compilation. There are a few edit versions of tunes though. You're better off getting this 3-disc version though, because a lot of the B-Sides are definitely worth having.
    • isaacmusicman's avatar
      isaacmusicman
      Edited 9 months ago
      Album Revolution #13:

      I don't know if too many people ever decided to write a review on this, but I will attempt to....

      After once again regaining his popularity in releasing 2 good albums in "Diamonds & Pearls" and the "Love Symbol", "Prince" released the massive "The Hits / The B-Sides" collection...It covers almost all the classics from 1978 - 1992....

      The only thing that bugs me about this (even though I get it), is that some of the classics like "When Doves Cry" and "I Wanna Be Your Lover" were cut, while songs like "Head" and "Sexy M.F.", have the original versions ran here (Sorry, but those could have been cut, just my opinion)...The good thing is that they didn't dare cut "Purple Rain"!!!!!!

      The new songs are interesting....

      "Peach" talks about a woman that he really wants....

      "Pope" is "Hip Hop", "Prince" style....

      Then there's the Crown Jewel in "Pink Cashmere", with it's non compromising "Prince" sound....

      The other Crown Jewel is the live version of "Nothing Compares 2 U" (with the "New Power Generation" featuring "Rosie Gaines")....I felt a little better about this one, because I couldn't stand "Sinead O' Connor's" version!!!!! (Sorry guys!!!!) (I also have the original version by "The Family", Wonderful!!!!!).....

      The other great thing on here is the "B- Sides"...

      Classics like "She's Always In My Hair", "17 Days", "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore", as well as the naughty stuff like, "Erotic City"....

      There is also 2 other unreleased joints like, "4 The Tears In Your Eyes" (preformed live with "Wendy & Lisa"), which was the song he wrote for the "USA for Africa" campaign, and the WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL "Power Fantastic", along with "The Revolution".....

      I really need this to be on Vinyl, and I am sure that the "Prince Estate" will do it soon to get some more money (I do believe that "Prince Hits 1" is on vinyl, but that's not enough for me!!!!)....

      Well, this is the story on this one, and it ends the Album Revolution (the first one), but for "Prince", there is another....It will take me a while to get to it though, so please be patient with me.......

      (Oh Yeah, this is a "Prince" Classic!!!!)

      PS: Just found out that both "Hits 1" and "Hits 2" will be on Vinyl (Now looking for the "B-Sides"...Yes I am that greedy!!!!!)......

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