Prince (1991) Gett Off Promo 12″


Very Brief:
After the mostly disappointing chart performances of the singles from ‘Graffiti Bridge’, Prince returned in 1991 with the release of ‘Diamonds and Pearls’.  It was the first album to be credited to Prince and the New Power Generation.  The first single to be released in promotion of the album was “Gett Off” a grinding dance track that was first introduced as a limited promo on Prince’s birthday in June of 1991.  The standard single version of “Gett Off” once again featured a non-album b-side in “Horny Pony” which was originally slated for the album but, was replaced by “Gett Off” in the final tracking.  Outside of that, numerous CD/12″ promo and commercial releases were issued of “Gett Off” in numerous configurations.  I’m just guessing here but, I think “Gett Off” may have been released in more different mixes than any other Prince song in history.  I personally own 6 different releases of “Gett Off”, 3 on 12″ and 3 on CD.  Today’s Gett Off Promo 12″ has been requested a few times by readers.  It is a promo only 12″ released to radio and clubs with some differences in tracklisting, although I am not sure these versions are only available on this vinyl 12″.  Here are some notes from the Discogs release page:

The “Urge mix” and “Thrust dub” were released on commercial formats under the titles “Gett Off (Houstyle)” and “Gett Off (Flutestramental)” respectively. The track here titled “Flutestramental” is a different mix, more in keeping with what one would expect from a mix with that name, i.e. a flute-dominated instrumental. Gett Off Promo


Prince (1991) Gett Off 12" PromoThe Source:
Label: Paisley Park Records
Catalog#: PRO-A-4977
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 1/3 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1991


Prince (1991) Gett Off 12" PromoThe A Side:
Gett Off (Urge Mix)
Gett Off (Urge Dub)
Gett Off (Flutestramental)

The B Side:
Gett Off (Thrust Mix)
Gett Off (Thrust Dub)
Gett Off (Rosie’s Dub)


The Billboard Charts:

Chart Debuted Debut Pos. Peak Pos. Wks on Chart
Hot 100 8/17/91 66 21 14
Hot R&B Singles 7/27/91 6 17
Hot Dance/Disco 8/10/91 1 13


The Equipment:
Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable
Audio Technica AT440MLa Phono Cartridge
Yamaha RX-Z1 A/V Receiver
Sony PCM-R300 DAT Deck
Turtle Beach Catalina sound card
Mustek Scan Express A3 1200 Scanner
Spin Clean Record Washer MKII

The Software:
Cool Edit Pro
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006
Microsoft ICE

The Links:

Gett Off Promo 12" FLAC

Gett Off Promo 12" MP3

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Gett Off Promo

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9 Responses to “Prince (1991) Gett Off Promo 12″”

  1. Kostas says:

    Thanks a lot once again! There’s also another track released in many versions, maybe more than Gett Off but i can’t check now: i’m talking about “The greatest romance ever sold”

    • djrichiep says:

      I went to princevault.com and checked the release pages for G.O. and TGRES. Including the album and edit versions, I counted 13 different versions of G.O. and 12 different versions of TGRES. So, yeah, pretty darned close.

  2. mike says:

    Thanks again for this transfer – ‘Urge Dub’, and ‘Rosies Dub’ are definitely exclusive to this release, plus the ‘Flutestramental’ is also exclusive as it is a different version than commercially released, There is confusion caused by mix names being different on promo releases and UK releases to the US released version. ‘Houstyle’ (US) = ‘Urge Mix’ (UK), ‘Flutestramental’ (UK&US) = ‘Thrust Dub’ (Promo) However the ‘Flutestramental’ on this release is a shorter, slightly different mix of ‘Thrust Dub’ (that also appears on this release), and i have always unofficially titled it ‘Flute Dub’ to denote the difference. A great single, one of the most interesting from a collectors point of view as most formats had different versions on it, even the UK CD Single edit version is a different mix from the US Single version – if you can find this 12″ Promo, the US CD Promo, the Birthday 12″, the US Maxi and the Japanese Cream / Gett Off CD maxi you have all versions available… unless you start counting the laserdisc version which has the Video Mix which is different again….

  3. Erik says:

    Don’t think so 🙂 If I am not mistaken the Laserdisc video mix is the same as the video mix on the VHS. If you want I can post a link for you

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