Tracklist

CD 1: The Hits 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 When Doves Cry
Prince 5 3:48
2 Pop Life
Prince & The Revolution 4 3:42
3 Soft and Wet
Prince 3 3:03
4 I Feel for You
Prince 4.5 3:25
5 Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?
Prince 3.5 3:49
6 When You Were Mine
Prince 4 3:44
7 Uptown
Prince 4:09
8 Let's Go Crazy
Prince & The Revolution 3.6 4:40
9 1999
Prince 3:38
10 I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man
Prince 3:41
11 Nothing Compares 2 U (live)
Prince & The New Power Generation 4:58
12 Adore
Prince 4:41
13 Pink Cashmere
Prince 6:16
14 Alphabet St.
Prince 5 5:40
15 Sign "O" the Times
Prince 4.5 3:44
16 Thieves in the Temple
Prince 3 3:21
17 Diamonds and Pearls
Prince & The New Power Generation 4:20
18 7
Prince & The New Power Generation 3 5:09
CD 2: The Hits 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Controversy
Prince 3:36
2 Dirty Mind
Prince 3:50
3 I Wanna Be Your Lover
Prince 2:58
4 Head
Prince 4.5 4:44
5 Do Me, Baby
Prince 3:57
6 Delirious
Prince 2:39
7 Little Red Corvette
Prince 4 4:57
8 I Would Die 4 U
Prince & The Revolution 2:57
9 Raspberry Beret
Prince & The Revolution 4.5 3:33
10 If I Was Your Girlfriend
Prince 3:46
11 Kiss
Prince & The Revolution 3:46
12 Peach
Prince 3:48
13 U Got the Look
Prince feat. Sheena Easton 3.65 3:48
14 Sexy M. F.
Prince & The New Power Generation 3 5:26
15 Gett Off
Prince & The New Power Generation 4 4:31
16 Cream
Prince & The New Power Generation 3 4:13
17 Pope
Prince 3:29
18 Purple Rain
Prince & The Revolution 4.1 8:41
CD 3: The B-Sides
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Hello
Prince & The Revolution 3 3:24
2 200 Balloons
Prince 4 5:06
3 Escape
Prince 5 3:31
4 Gotta Stop (Messin' About)
Prince 3 2:55
5 Horny Toad
Prince 3 2:13
6 Feel U Up
Prince 3 3:44
7 Girl
Prince & The Revolution 3 3:48
8 I Love U in Me
Prince 4 4:14
9 Erotic City
Prince & The Revolution feat. Sheila E. 5 3:56
10 Shockadelica
Prince 5 3:31
11 Irresistible Bitch
Prince 4 4:13
12 Scarlet Pussy
Camille 5 4:19
13 La, La, La, He, He, Hee
Prince 4 3:23
14 She's Always in My Hair
Prince & The Revolution 3 3:27
15 17 Days
Prince & The Revolution 3 3:56
16 How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore
Prince 3 3:51
17 Another Lonely Christmas
Prince & The Revolution 3 4:52
18 God
Prince & The Revolution 3 4:03
19 4 the Tears in Your Eyes (live)
Prince feat. Wendy & Lisa 3 3:25
20 Power Fantastic
Prince & The Revolution 3 4:45

Credits

CD 1: The Hits 1

violin:
Sid Page (track 2)
Marcy Dicterow Vaj (track 2)
cello:
David Coleman (American cellist & composer) (track 2)
Suzie Katayama (track 2)
bass guitar:
Brown Mark (track 8)
viola:
Denyse Buffum (track 2)
Laury Woods (track 2)
drums:
Sheila E. (track 2)
Bobby Z. (track 8)
synthesizer programming:
guitar:
Wendy Melvoin (track 8)
double bass:
Ann Atkinson (track 2)
Tim Barr (track 2)
percussion:
Bobby Z. (track 8)
keyboard:
Lisa Coleman (US pianist/keyboardist & composer) (track 8)
Matt Fink (track 8)
additional background vocals:
additional composer:
Lisa Coleman (US pianist/keyboardist & composer) (track 2)
Wendy Melvoin (track 2)
additional conductor:
Lisa Coleman (US pianist/keyboardist & composer) (track 2)
Wendy Melvoin (track 2)
additional producer:
Keith "KC" Cohen (track 18)
additional programming:
Airiq Anest (track 18)
additional remixer:
Mick Guzauski (track 6)
Bob Mockler (engineer) (track 6)
additional vocals:
Lisa Coleman (US pianist/keyboardist & composer) (track 8)
Wendy Melvoin (track 8)
Brown Mark (track 8)
Matt Fink (track 8)
additional writer:
C. Moon (track 3)
arranger:
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 3–6, 9)
assistant engineer:
Airiq Anest (track 18)
Dave Aron (mix engineer) (track 18)
Steve Durkee (track 18)
Mark Ettel (tracks 4–5)
Steve Fontano (track 3)
Ray Hahnfeldt (track 18)
Steve Noonan (track 18)
Brian Poer (track 18)
audio engineer:
David Rivkin (uncredited) (producer/engineer David Rivkin) (track 3)
composer:
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 1, 4–12, 14–17)
engineer:
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 3, 6)
Tommy Vicari (track 3)
Gary Brandt (tracks 4–5)
executive producer:
Tommy Vicari (track 3)
instruments:
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 3–6, 8)
lyricist:
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 1, 4–12, 14–17)
mastering:
Bernie Grundman (track 2)
mixer:
Keith "KC" Cohen (track 18)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (track 2)
Steve Beltran (track 18)
Tom Garneau (track 18)
Bob Rosa (track 18)
Michael Koppelman (track 18)
performer:
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (track 2)
The Revolution (founded by Prince) (track 2)
producer:
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 1, 3–7, 9–12, 14–16, 18)
recording engineer:
Ray Hahnfeldt (track 18)
Dave Friedlander (track 18)
Michael Koppelman (track 18)
Peggy McCreary (track 2)
Steve Noonan (track 18)
Brian Poer (track 18)
remixer:
Bob Mockler (engineer) (tracks 4–5)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 4–6)
Tommy Vicari (track 3)
vocals:
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 2–6, 8)
Rosie Gaines (track 11)
writer:
Lowell Fulson (track 18)
Jimmy McCracklin (track 18)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 2–3, 18)
The Revolution (founded by Prince) (track 2)
phonographic copyright by:
WEA International Inc. (not for release label use! copyrights holder, distributor for the world outside of the US) (1984) (track 8)
Warner Bros. Records Inc. (not for release label use, company behind the “WB Records” imprint) (1984) (track 8)
NPG Records, Inc. (1985) (track 2)
NPG Records, Inc. (2017) (track 8)
publisher:
Because Éditions (track 1)
Controversy Music (tracks 1, 6, 9, 9, 14, 16–17)
mixed at:
Hollywood Sound Recorders in Los Angeles, California, United States (1979-05 – 1979-06-13) (tracks 4–5)
recorded at:
The Record Plant (Sausalito, 1972-1981) in Sausalito, California, United States (1977-10 – 1977-12) (track 3)
Alpha Studios in Burbank, California, United States (1979-04 – 1979-05) (tracks 4–5)
Wayzata Home Studio (Prince's Home Studio) in Wayzata, Minnesota, United States (1980-05 – 1980-06) (track 6)
sampled by:
Ringfinger by Nine Inch Nails (track 14)
samples:
Tramp by Lowell Fulson (track 18)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 52) (track 1)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 212) (track 9)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 299) (track 15)
live recording of:
recording of:
1999 (track 9)
7 (album version) (track 18)
Adore (Prince song) (track 12)
Alphabet Street (track 14)
Diamonds and Pearls (track 17)
I Feel for You (track 4)
Let’s Go Crazy (track 8)
Pop Life (track 2)
Soft and Wet (track 3)
Uptown (track 7)
When Doves Cry (track 1)
When You Were Mine (track 6)

CD 2: The Hits 2

violin:
Novi Novog (tracks 9, 18)
cello:
David Coleman (American cellist & composer) (tracks 9, 18)
Suzie Katayama (tracks 9, 18)
bass guitar:
Brown Mark (track 18)
strings arranger:
Lisa Coleman (US pianist/keyboardist & composer) (track 18)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (track 18)
viola:
Novi Novog (track 18)
drums:
Bobby Z. (track 18)
drums and percussion:
Sheila Escovedo (track 13)
synthesizer:
Doctor Fink (tracks 2, 4)
flute:
Eric Leeds (track 15)
guitar:
Wendy Melvoin (track 18)
percussion:
Bobby Z. (track 18)
keyboard:
Matt Fink (track 18)
Lisa Coleman (US pianist/keyboardist & composer) (track 18)
additional engineer:
Don Batts (tracks 6–7)
Steve Noonan (track 15)
Tim Penn (track 16)
Ray Hahnfeldt (track 15)
additional producer:
Keith Cohen (track 14)
additional programming:
Airiq Anest (track 14)
additional remixer:
Mick Guzauski (track 4)
Bob Mockler (engineer) (track 4)
additional vocals:
Matt Fink (track 18)
Wendy Melvoin (track 18)
Brown Mark (track 18)
Lisa Coleman (US pianist/keyboardist & composer) (tracks 7, 18)
arranger:
The New Power Generation (tracks 14–16)
The Revolution (founded by Prince) (tracks 8–9, 18)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 1–10, 13–16, 18)
David Z. (producer/engineer David Rivkin) (track 11)
assistant engineer:
Airiq Anest (track 14)
Dave Aron (mix engineer) (track 14)
Don Batts (track 7)
Steve Durkee (track 14)
Mark Ettel (track 3)
Kimm James (track 15)
Steve Noonan (track 14)
Ray Hahnfeldt (track 14)
Brian Poer (track 14)
assistant mixer:
Susan Rogers (track 9)
Ron Garrett (engineer) (tracks 2, 4)
background vocals:
Lisa Coleman (US pianist/keyboardist & composer) (tracks 1, 6)
Mazarati (track 11)
composer:
Doctor Fink (track 2)
André Cymone (track 5)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 1–4, 6–13, 15–18)
engineer:
Airiq Anest (track 12)
Gary Brandt (track 3)
Mick Guzauski (tracks 1, 5)
Coke Johnson (tracks 10, 13)
Rolly Ladd (track 12)
Bob Mockler (engineer) (tracks 1, 5)
Ross Pallone (tracks 1, 5)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 4, 9–10, 13)
Susan Rogers (tracks 9–10, 13)
Jamie Starr (tracks 2, 4)
David Leonard (US producer and engineer) (track 9)
Peggy McCreary (track 7)
David Tickle (track 9)
instruments:
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 4, 7, 18)
lead vocals:
Camille (alter ego of Prince) (tracks 10, 13)
Sheena Easton (track 13)
Mayte (track 17)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 9, 17)
lyricist:
André Cymone (track 5)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 1–4, 6–13, 15–18)
mastering:
Bernie Grundman (track 9)
mixer:
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (track 9)
Steve Beltran (track 14)
Keith Cohen (tracks 12, 14, 16)
Dave Friedlander (track 17)
Tom Garneau (track 14)
Bob Rosa (track 14)
Ray Hahnfeldt (track 17)
Michael Koppelman (track 14)
Peggy McCreary (tracks 6–7)
performer:
The New Power Generation (tracks 14–16)
The Revolution (founded by Prince) (tracks 8–9, 11, 18)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 8, 11, 14–16, 18)
producer:
The New Power Generation (tracks 14–16)
The Revolution (founded by Prince) (tracks 8–9, 11, 18)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 1–11, 13–16, 18)
recording engineer:
Coke Johnson (track 11)
Steve Noonan (tracks 12, 14)
Susan Rogers (tracks 9, 11)
David Z. (producer/engineer David Rivkin) (track 11)
Dave Friedlander (track 14)
Mark Forrester (track 12)
Ray Hahnfeldt (tracks 14, 17)
Michael Koppelman (tracks 14–16)
David Leonard (US producer and engineer) (track 11)
Peggy McCreary (tracks 6–7, 11)
Brian Poer (track 14)
David Tickle (track 11)
David Leonard (US producer and engineer) (1983) (tracks 8, 18)
David Rivkin (producer/engineer David Rivkin) (1983) (tracks 8, 18)
remixer:
Mick Guzauski (tracks 2, 4)
Bob Mockler (engineer) (tracks 2–4)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 2–4)
Keith Cohen (track 15)
solo guitar:
Dez Dickerson (track 7)
vocals:
Lisa Coleman (US pianist/keyboardist & composer) (track 4)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 4, 7, 18)
writer:
Anthony Mosley (track 14)
Levi Seacer, Jr. (track 14)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 5, 14)
phonographic copyright by:
WEA International Inc. (not for release label use! copyrights holder, distributor for the world outside of the US) (1984) (track 18)
Warner Bros. Records Inc. (not for release label use, company behind the “WB Records” imprint) (1984) (track 18)
NPG Records, Inc. (1985) (track 9)
NPG Records, Inc. (2017) (track 18)
publisher:
Because Éditions (tracks 15, 18)
Controversy Music (tracks 1–13, 15–18)
Mack Dog Music (track 14)
NPG Publishing (track 14)
engineered at:
Sunset Sound in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1983-08 – 1983-09) (track 18)
mixed at:
recorded at:
Wayzata Home Studio (Prince's Home Studio) in Wayzata, Minnesota, United States (1980-05 – 1980-06) (track 4)
Kiowa Trail Home Studio (Prince's Home Studio) in Chanhassen, Minnesota, United States (1982-05-20) (track 7)
First Avenue (Minneapolis nightclub) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States (1983-08-03) (track 18)
remixed at:
DJ-mixes:
mash-ups:
sampled by:
Jump on Stage by Girl Talk (track 15)
Prince Medley (Soulwax edit) (part of a “As Heard on Radio Soulwax, Part 6” DJ‐mix) by Prince (tracks 9, 11)
Tittenmaus by Die Ärzte (track 18)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 108) (track 7)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 461) (track 11)
later translated parody versions:
Bleibt net stehn (track 18)
Kuss (track 11)
Wiss (track 11)
live recording of:
I Would Die 4 U (1983) (track 8)
Purple Rain (1983-08-03) (track 18)
recording of:
Controversy (track 1)
Cream (track 16)
Delirious (track 6)
Dirty Mind (track 2)
Do Me, Baby (track 5)
Gett Off (track 15)
Head (track 4)
I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince song) (track 3)
Kiss (track 11)
Peach (track 12)
Pope (track 17)
Raspberry Beret (track 9)
Sexy MF (track 14)
U Got the Look (track 13)

CD 3: The B-Sides

arranger:
The Revolution (founded by Prince) (track 15)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 11, 15–16, 18)
composer:
The Revolution (founded by Prince) (track 15)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 2–6, 8–16, 19–20)
lyricist:
Sheena Easton (track 13)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 2–6, 8–14, 16, 20)
performer:
Sheila E. (track 9)
Wendy & Lisa (track 19)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (track 16)
producer:
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (track 16)
writer:
The Revolution (founded by Prince) (tracks 1, 7, 17)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (tracks 1, 7, 9, 11, 17–19)
publisher:
Controversy Music (tracks 16, 16, 18)
NPG Publishing (track 18)
Universal Music Publishing France (not for release label use!) (track 18)
mash-ups:
live recording of:
recording of:
17 Days (track 15)
200 Balloons (track 2)
Erotic City (track 9)
Escape (track 3)
Feel U Up (track 6)
Girl (track 7)
God (track 18)
Hello (track 1)
Horny Toad (track 5)
I Love U in Me (track 8)
Irresistible Bitch (track 11)
Power Fantastic (track 20)
Scarlet Pussy (track 12)
Shockadelica (track 10)

Release

ASIN: US: B000002MNF [info]