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
Label: Paisley Park Records
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 1/3 RPM
The 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)
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Gett Off Promo
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