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Prince – Partyman (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 31st, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

 

 

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone had a great Christmas. Wishing all of you a healthy and happy 2015.

“Partyman” is a song by Prince from his 1989 Batman album, and the follow-up to his number one hit, “Batdance”. The song is one of the few on the album that is prominently featured in the film, accompanying the scene in which the Joker and his minions gleefully deface the exhibits in the Gotham City Art Museum before meeting Vicki Vale.

The song became the only Batman single to perform better in the UK charts, where it peaked at number 14, as opposed to the U.S. (where it peaked at number 18). The upbeat and humorous number features horn samples and Prince’s sped-up “Camille” vocals, as well as a vocal performance by Anna Fantastic. The 12″ single extends the song to about six minutes in length (labeled as the “Video Mix”), and features the B-side “Feel U Up”, a previously unreleased Camille track which would later be available on The Hits/The B-Sides compilation.

“Feel U Up” was originally cut in 1981, but re-recorded in 1986 for the Camille album. Despite being intended for a totally different project, the horn arrangement and vocal style complement “Partyman” perfectly. The 12″ single also included a “Purple Party Mix”, which starts with a string of samples from Prince’s earlier hits and contains different lyrics. A track identified as a “music mix” is an instrumental of the “Purple Party Mix”.

The song’s accompanying music video, directed by Albert “Al” Magnoli, again presents Prince’s “Gemini” persona dressed in a “half-Joker” costume.

Owing to licensing problems, “Partyman”, like all of the Batman-era hits, has failed to appear on any Prince compilation album, barring the UK singles promoting The Hits/The B-Sides.

SIDE A:
The Purple Party Mix 6:02
Remix – Femi Jiya, Prince

Partyman Music Mix 4:31
Remix – Femi Jiya, Prince

SIDE B:
Partyman (The Video Mix) 6:14
Remix – Femi Jiya, Prince

Feel U Up (Short Stroke) 3:44

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1989 Partyman U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #18
1989 Partyman U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #45
1989 Partyman U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #5

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Warner Bros. Records ‎– 0-21370
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: House, Synth-pop, Funk

CREDITS:
Design – Tom Recchion
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, Performer – Prince

NOTES:
Remixed 4 Paisley Park Productions.

Original version of “Partyman” available on the Warner Bros. Motion Picture Soundtrack album BATMAN, a Warner Bros. film.

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Speed Control:
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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30 Responses to “Prince – Partyman (US 12″)”

  1. Diego Says:

    Happy new year, Paul! And thank you for the music!
    Wish you all the best.

    Greetings,
    Diego.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy New Year Diego!!

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  2. Guss Says:

    Happy New Year Paul!!! Thank for a year of GOOD MUSIC!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Guss. Happy New Year!!

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  3. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul once again. Happy New Year!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy New Year Omar 🙂

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  4. musicdivaSF Says:

    i was just listening to the Hot Tracks remix of this single today. Thank you for this post and a happy new year to you Dj PaulT. Thank you for All the fabulous pop and dance 80s gems you have shared with us all. Wishing you a healthier new year! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank yoou MusicdivaSF Happy New Year! 🙂

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  5. Jermajesty Says:

    Happy New Year from sunny Spain, Paul. I’m literally writing this message from a dancefloor. 😀

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy New Year Jermajesty! 🙂

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  6. ric Says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR Paul!
    Wishing you Health & Happiness in the coming year!
    Thank you for the MUSIC!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy New Year Ric! 🙂

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  7. Manu Says:

    Happy New Year Paul.
    Bonne Année et Bonne Santé de France 😉

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  8. DE Says:

    I just wanted to add the information that you added about the background vocals….Elisa Fiorillo is featured on the “The Purple Party Mix” & “Partyman Music Mix”. Would you consider posting anything by Elisa Fiorillo? Thank you for posting this.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome DE. I will see what I can do 🙂

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  9. giorgio-greece Says:

    happy new year dj!!!!!!!

    my best wishes to you and all around the world!!!!

    thanx a lot for your hard work!!!!

    God bless you!!!!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy New Year Giorgio-Greece!! 🙂

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  10. Mike C. Says:

    Happy New Year. Thanks for making my music listening in 2014 exciting!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy New Year Mike C!! 🙂

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  11. DJ BIFFY Says:

    Greetings from warm & sunny South Florida. I hear it’s winter somewhere…HaHa
    Hope for a healthy & happy New Year. Thanks for the music.

    DJ BIFFY

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  12. Todd Says:

    Paul, thanks for everything this year! Many blessings for 2015!

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  13. NKelly Says:

    It’s a shame that the Prince & The Revolution 12″ is still down. Prince is one of the great untapped artists for unreleased material onto the CD format along with Madonna, The B-52’s, Dead or alive and Kraftwerk.

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  14. Doug Says:

    Thanks and happy new year!

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  15. Mad Dog Mo Says:

    Thanks so much for this. I’ve been searching for the video mix for a long while. I got the rare 3″ CD single but the song faded out and wasn’t the full video version.

    Great way to start the year.

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  16. Jeff Says:

    I’m enjoying this <> Paul. You’re definitely our “Party Man” that’s for sure!! Happy New Year to you!!

    Cheers!

    Jeff

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    Jeff Reply:

    Should have came out as,”I’m enjoying this REWIND Paul.” Sorry about that.

    Jeff

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  17. woz Says:

    Thanks for the rip and I hope you had a fun New Year’s Eve! 🙂

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  18. Jason Says:

    Thanks for this one Paul. Been looking for a while. Happy New Year and I hope we can dance along with you as you post some more classic 12 inches from the glory days of the 80’s.

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  19. Modernaire Says:

    This is super! 24 bit!

    I’m a long time (80s) Prince nut fan! I have every recording, even some never before heard stuff in the bootleg world and I NEVER tire of his classic Warner Bros era music!

    I hope you get an opportunity to rip every 12 inch from his Warner Bros and WB/Paisley Park label releases. They are all gems! Another Lonely Christmas the B-Side to the amazing ‘I Would Die 4 U’ 12 inch single should round off 2015!

    Look forward this years digital dubs! Thank you!

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  20. Grant Says:

    Thanks for this, DJPaul!!

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