Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 1999 (edit)
3:39
2 Little Red Corvette (edit)
3:09
3 When Doves Cry (edit)
5 3:48
4 Let's Go Crazy (edit)
3:50
5 Raspberry Beret
4.5 3:35
6 I Wanna Be Your Lover (edit)
3:00
7 Soft and Wet (edit)
3 3:05
8 Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?
3.5 3:51
9 Uptown (edit)
4:11
10 When You Were Mine
4 3:46
11 Head
4.5 4:46
12 Gotta Stop (Messin' About)
3 2:57
13 Controversy (edit)
3:38
14 Let's Work (edit)
3:02
15 Delirious (edit)
2:41
16 I Would Die 4 U (edit)
2:59
17 Take Me With U (edit)
3:44
18 Paisley Park
4.5 4:44
19 Pop Life
4 3:45
20 Purple Rain
4.1 8:41
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Kiss
Prince 3:46
2 Sign 'o' The Times (edit)
Prince 4.5 3:44
3 Alphabet St. (edit)
Prince 2:25
4 Batdance (edit)
Prince 4:07
5 Thieves in the Temple
Prince 3 3:21
6 Cream
Prince and The New Power Generation 3 4:13
7 Mountains
Prince 4 3:58
8 Girls & Boys (edit)
Prince 3:28
9 If I Was Your Girlfriend (edit)
Prince 3:46
10 U Got the Look
Prince 3.65 3:48
11 I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man (edit/Fade)
Prince 3:41
12 Glam Slam (edit)
Prince 3:31
13 Moonbeam Levels
Prince 4:06
14 Diamonds and Pearls (edit)
Prince and The New Power Generation 4:20
15 Gett Off (UK single remix)
Prince and The New Power Generation 4:00
16 Sexy MF
Prince and The New Power Generation 3 5:26
17 My Name Is Prince
Prince and The New Power Generation 4:04
18 7 (album edit)
Prince and The New Power Generation 1 4:23
19 Peach
Prince and The New Power Generation 3:48
20 Nothing Compares 2 U
Prince and The New Power Generation 4:19

Credits

CD 1

violin:
Novi Novog (tracks 5, 18, 20)
Sid Page (track 19)
Marcy Dicterow Vaj (track 19)
cello:
David Coleman (American cellist & composer) (tracks 5, 19–20)
Suzie Katayama (tracks 5, 19–20)
bass guitar:
Brown Mark (track 20)
strings arranger:
Lisa Coleman (US pianist/keyboardist & composer) (track 20)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (track 20)
viola:
Denyse Buffum (track 19)
Novi Novog (track 20)
Laury Woods (track 19)
drums:
Sheila E. (track 19)
Bobby Z. (track 20)
synthesizer:
Doctor Fink (track 11)
synthesizer programming:
guitar:
Wendy Melvoin (track 20)
double bass:
Ann Atkinson (track 19)
Tim Barr (track 19)
percussion:
Bobby Z. (track 20)
keyboard:
Matt Fink (track 20)
Lisa Coleman (US pianist/keyboardist & composer) (track 20)
additional background vocals:
additional composer:
Wendy Melvoin (track 19)
Lisa Coleman (US pianist/keyboardist & composer) (track 19)
additional conductor:
Wendy Melvoin (track 19)
Lisa Coleman (US pianist/keyboardist & composer) (track 19)
additional engineer:
Don Batts (track 15)
additional remixer:
Mick Guzauski (tracks 10–11)
Bob Mockler (engineer) (tracks 10–11)
additional vocals:
Matt Fink (track 20)
Wendy Melvoin (track 20)
Brown Mark (track 20)
Lisa Coleman (US pianist/keyboardist & composer) (track 20)
additional writer:
C. Moon (track 7)
arranger:
The Revolution (founded by Prince) (tracks 5, 16, 20)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 1, 5–8, 10–11, 13, 15–16, 20)
assistant engineer:
Mark Ettel (tracks 6, 8)
Steve Fontano (track 7)
assistant mixer:
Ron Garrett (engineer) (track 11)
Susan Rogers (track 5)
audio engineer:
David Rivkin (uncredited) (producer/engineer David Rivkin) (track 7)
background vocals:
Lisa Coleman (US pianist/keyboardist & composer) (tracks 13, 15)
composer:
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 1–6, 8–13, 15–16, 20)
engineer:
Tommy Vicari (track 7)
Gary Brandt (tracks 6, 8)
Mick Guzauski (track 13)
Bob Mockler (engineer) (track 13)
Ross Pallone (track 13)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 5, 7, 10–11)
Jamie Starr (track 11)
David Tickle (track 5)
David Leonard (US producer and engineer) (track 5)
Susan Rogers (track 5)
executive producer:
Tommy Vicari (track 7)
instruments:
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 7–8, 10–11, 20)
lead vocals:
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (track 5)
lyricist:
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 1–6, 8–13, 15–16, 20)
mastering:
Bernie Grundman (tracks 5, 18–19)
mixer:
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 5, 18–19)
Peggy McCreary (track 15)
performer:
The Revolution (founded by Prince) (tracks 5, 16, 18–20)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 16, 18–20)
producer:
The Revolution (founded by Prince) (tracks 5, 16, 20)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 1, 3, 5–11, 13, 15–16, 20)
recording engineer:
David Leonard (US producer and engineer) (track 18)
Peggy McCreary (tracks 15, 18–19)
Susan Rogers (tracks 5, 18)
David Leonard (US producer and engineer) (1983) (tracks 16, 20)
David Rivkin (producer/engineer David Rivkin) (1983) (tracks 16, 20)
remixer:
Tommy Vicari (track 7)
Mick Guzauski (track 11)
Bob Mockler (engineer) (tracks 6, 8, 11)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 6, 8, 10–11)
vocals:
Lisa Coleman (US pianist/keyboardist & composer) (track 11)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 7–8, 10–11, 18–20)
writer:
The Revolution (founded by Prince) (tracks 18–19)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 7, 18–19)
phonographic copyright by:
WEA International Inc. (not for release label use! copyrights holder, distributor for the world outside of the US) (1984) (track 20)
Warner Bros. Records Inc. (not for release label use, company behind the “WB Records” imprint) (1984) (track 20)
NPG Records, Inc. (1985) (tracks 5, 18–19)
NPG Records, Inc. (2017) (track 20)
publisher:
Because Éditions (tracks 3, 20)
Controversy Music (tracks 1, 1–3, 5–6, 10–11, 13, 15–16, 20)
engineered at:
Sunset Sound in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1983-08 – 1983-09) (track 20)
mixed at:
Hollywood Sound Recorders in Los Angeles, California, United States (1979-05 – 1979-06-13) (track 8)
recorded at:
The Record Plant (Sausalito, 1972-1981) in Sausalito, California, United States (1977-10 – 1977-12) (track 7)
Alpha Studios in Burbank, California, United States (1979-04 – 1979-05) (track 8)
Wayzata Home Studio (Prince's Home Studio) in Wayzata, Minnesota, United States (1980-05 – 1980-06) (tracks 10–11)
First Avenue (Minneapolis nightclub) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States (1983-08-03) (track 20)
DJ-mixes:
sampled by:
Prince Medley (Soulwax edit) (part of a “As Heard on Radio Soulwax, Part 6” DJ‐mix) by Prince (tracks 5, 18)
Tittenmaus by Die Ärzte (track 20)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 52) (track 3)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 212) (track 1)
later translated parody versions:
Bleibt net stehn (track 20)
live recording of:
I Would Die 4 U (1983) (track 16)
Purple Rain (1983-08-03) (track 20)
recording of:
1999 (track 1)
Controversy (track 13)
Delirious (track 15)
Head (track 11)
I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince song) (track 6)
Let’s Go Crazy (track 4)
Paisley Park (track 18)
Pop Life (track 19)
Raspberry Beret (track 5)
Soft and Wet (track 7)
Uptown (track 9)
When Doves Cry (track 3)
When You Were Mine (track 10)

CD 2

drums and percussion:
Sheila Escovedo (track 10)
additional engineer:
Tim Penn (track 6)
additional producer:
Keith Cohen (track 16)
additional programming:
Airiq Anest (track 16)
arranger:
The New Power Generation (tracks 6, 16)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 6, 9–10, 16)
David Z. (producer/engineer David Rivkin) (track 1)
assistant engineer:
Airiq Anest (track 16)
Dave Aron (mix engineer) (track 16)
Steve Durkee (track 16)
Brian Poer (track 16)
Ray Hahnfeldt (track 16)
Steve Noonan (track 16)
background vocals:
Mazarati (track 1)
composer:
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 1–2, 5–6, 9–10, 14, 19)
engineer:
Airiq Anest (track 19)
Coke Johnson (tracks 9–10)
Rolly Ladd (track 19)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 9–10)
Susan Rogers (tracks 9–10)
lead vocals:
Camille (alter ego of Prince) (tracks 9–10)
Sheena Easton (track 10)
lyricist:
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 1–2, 5–6, 9–10, 14, 19)
mixer:
Steve Beltran (track 16)
Keith Cohen (tracks 6, 16, 19)
Tom Garneau (track 16)
Bob Rosa (track 16)
Michael Koppelman (track 16)
performer:
The Revolution (founded by Prince) (track 1)
The New Power Generation (tracks 6, 16)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 1, 6, 16)
producer:
The Revolution (founded by Prince) (track 1)
The New Power Generation (tracks 6, 16)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 1–2, 5–6, 9–10, 16)
recording engineer:
Coke Johnson (track 1)
Brian Poer (track 16)
Susan Rogers (track 1)
Mark Forrester (track 19)
Dave Friedlander (track 16)
Ray Hahnfeldt (track 16)
Michael Koppelman (tracks 6, 16)
David Leonard (US producer and engineer) (track 1)
Peggy McCreary (track 1)
Steve Noonan (tracks 16, 19)
David Tickle (track 1)
David Z. (producer/engineer David Rivkin) (track 1)
writer:
Lisa Coleman (US pianist/keyboardist & composer) (track 7)
Wendy Melvoin (track 7)
Anthony Mosley (track 16)
Levi Seacer, Jr. (track 16)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 7, 16)
publisher:
Controversy Music (tracks 1, 5–6, 9–10, 14, 19)
Mack Dog Music (track 16)
NPG Publishing (track 16)
mixed at:
recorded at:
mash-ups:
sampled by:
Prince Medley (Soulwax edit) (part of a “As Heard on Radio Soulwax, Part 6” DJ‐mix) by Prince (tracks 1, 7)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 299) (track 2)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 461) (track 1)
later translated parody versions:
Kuss (track 1)
Wiss (track 1)
recording of:
Cream (track 6)
Diamonds and Pearls (track 14)
Kiss (track 1)
Mountains (track 7)
Peach (track 19)
Sexy MF (track 16)
U Got the Look (track 10)