The song has only appeared on bootlegs in this form.

Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor recently appeared on the video series Low Four in Manchester’s Old Granada Studios to pay tribute to Prince with a song many fans have likely not heard.

‘Old Friends 4 Sale’ was originally in 1985 as a potential track for Prince’s Parade, but ended up going unreleased until the late-90s when it was re-recorded with new lyrics. Taylor calls that later version “much more tame lyrically” and performs the original bootlegged version here.

He performs it just on piano which fits with the focus of his intimate solo album released this month, Piano.

Watch it below and look for Piano via Moshi Moshi.



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