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Engineered by long time Prince engineer David Rivkin, this one-of-a-kind reel-to-reel master tape was recorded by Prince to demo his first solo hit single, "Soft and Wet", released in June 1978 on his debut album, "For You". This master tape, recorded in the summer of 1977 at the Minneapolis studio Sound 80, was used to strike all the demos sent to publicize the new, unknown superstar to record labels. This looser and "funkier" version of "Soft and Wet" differs from the subsequently re-recorded version that appears on Prince's debut album, "For You". Tape measures 7" in diameter, housed in a Sound 80 box measuring 7" square. On back of box is written "1/2 Trk / Soft & Wet" and masking tape on demo tape itself states the same. Some wear to box, otherwise near fine condition. With an LOA from David Rivkin.
Prince Reel-to-Reel Master Demo Tape From 1977 Featuring "Soft and Wet" -- David Rivkin's Copy, Prince's Long-Time Collaborator Who Engineered "Purple Rain"
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