Throwback: Prince-Dinner With Delores


“Dinner With Delores” was the only single from Prince’s 1996 album Chaos and Disorder. Warner Brothers released the album to fulfill Prince’s contract that he was disputing at the time Chaos and Disorder had funk, rock and the return of vocalist Rosie Gaines on most of the songs. “Dinner With Delores” was a funny song about a girl who ate too much and “danced like a white girl.”  It was catchy and featured Prince’s underrated guitar work. He did nothing to promote the album out of protest to the label but “Dinner With Delores” still charted in the UK and the Netherlands. The single was not released in the United States but the video was played on music channels. There were low expectations for Chaos and Disorder in general because of the low-key way it was released but Prince’s 19th album was one of his best from the ’90s. The album was digitally released to Tidal in 2016 and iTunes in 2018. A vinyl and CD reissue came out in 2019.