ONE OF PRINCE'S MOST SOUGHT AFTER RELEASES


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This was Prince's first non-album track release - it was to promote his first-ever performance in the UK. The single was released on both 7 and 12 inch formats, and has become one of Prince's most sought after releases  The initial release featured Uptown on the flip with Head added to the 12 inch

UK RELEASE

VINYL 12 INCH

FRONT

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The single was even re-issued by WEA Records after Prince's performance at The Lyceum with a completely different picture sleeve and they also substituted Uptown with I Wanna Be Your Lover on both formats  Despite all WEA Records attempts, the single did not chart.

Gotta Stop ( Messin' About), I Wanna Be You Lover, Head 


 

UK RELEASE

VINYL 12 INCH

BACK

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USA RELEASE

VINYL 12 INCH

FRONT


 

In The USA Gotta Stop was released commercially as a B-Side on the 12 inch of Let's Work

Let's Work( Long Version), Gotta Stop ( Messin' About)

USA RELEASE

VINYL 12 INCH

BACK


 

USA RELEASE

VINYL 12 INCH 5 TRACK 

PROMOTIONAL RELEASE

SIDE 1



It was also available commercially on a promotional five-track 12 inch, featuring Party Up, Head, When You Were Mine and Uptown.  


Gotta Stop ( Messin' About), Party UP

USA RELEASE

VINYL 12 INCH 5 TRACK

PROMOTIONAL RELEASE

SIDE 2

Head, When You Were Mine, Uptown.