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Ice Cream Castle

Warner Bros. Records

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The Time’s third album, which again saw all tracks written by Prince (as Jamie Starr) – done during the 1999 Tour – but credited to Morris Day. Ice Cream Castle is the band’s first album to contain a song (The Bird) actually performed by The Time itself, hitherto all instruments were in the main performed by Prince himself. The album accompanied Prince’s own soundtrack to the movie Purple Rain in which The Time is portrayed as The Kid’s (Prince) musical foil. Ice Cream Castle reached number 24 March 1985, on the US Billboard album charts, and is certified Platinum by the RIAA.

Although a studio version of The Bird was recorded, Prince asked The Time to perform it live for that to be the version on the album.

Morris Day left The Time following an acrimonious fallout with Prince, with this and other disagreements, The Time disbanded. A spin-off Prince project named The Family with three of The Time’s band members was created in replacement. Prince’s production credit for Ice Cream Castle under the name of Jamie Starr (The Starr ★ Company).

In 2019, Prince’s original demo version of Jungle Love, with his vocals, was released by Warner Brothers on Originals.

Key Performers

All Instruments
Prince
Vocals
Morris Day
Drums
Jellybean Johnson The Bird
Guitar
Jesse Johnson My Drawers & If The Kid Can’t Make You Come
Bass Guitar
Jerry Hubbard The Bird
Keyboards
Mark Cardenas The Bird
Paul “St. Paul” Peterson The Bird
Persussion
Jerome Benton The Bird

The Time

Vocals
Morris Day
Drums
Jellybean Johnson
Guitar
Jesse Johnson
Bass Guitar
Jerry Hubbard
Keyboards
Mark Cardenas
Keyboards
Paul "St. Paul" Peterson
Persussion
Jerome Benton

Data

Producer
The Starr ★ Company (Prince)
Label
Warner Bros. Records
Distribution
Warner Bros. Records
Released
36 years, 2 months ago on 2 July 1984
Running Time
38:16
US Chart Peak
24
UK Chart Peak
-
Orig. Formats

Tracklist

  1. Ice Cream Castles (7:33) 1
  2. My Drawers (4:04)
  3. Chili Sauce (5:45)
  4. Jungle Love (5:29) 1
  5. If The Kid Can't Make You Come (7:33)
  6. The Bird (7:40) 1

1 Co-written by Prince and Morris Day; released as singles

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