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Come


from the album Come

Song details


Performer: Prince
First Released: 16 August, 1994 - Come album
Album(s): Come
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Come is the first track on Prince's fifteenth album Come. In 1993, an earlier recording of Come was included in the Glam Slam Ulysses stage-show, during the segment titled "The Trojan Horse" (credited, as was the whole project, to ). In 1994, four months before the album's release, the studio promotional video of Come (using yet another recording of the track) was included in The Beautiful Experience TV movie (again credited, as was the whole project, to ).

Initial tracking took place on 2 January, 1993 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (during the same one-day session that produced Dark, Dolphin and Endorphinmachine). This version has no repeated chorus, and sounds more like a jam than a fully-finished song. It was played over the PA before the 16 April, 1993, Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA, USA show. The version used in Glam Slam Ulysses was recorded at some point between April and August, 1993 (most likely during the May, 1993 sessions at Paisley Park Studios focusing on the Glam Slam Ulysses show and the planned Come musical). Come was planned as the second track on the Papa EP, planned for release on Prince's birthday, 7 June, 1993, but later abandoned. It is not clear when the versions used in The Beautiful Experience was recorded, but it is likely this was recorded in late 1993 or early 1994 at Paisley Park Studios. At this point, was working on The Dawn, and Come was planned for inclusion. It was also planned for inclusion on an early version of The Beautiful Experience EP (before the EP was turned into a simple maxi-single for The Most Beautiful Girl In The World). Strangely, when abandoned The Dawn, the track was not included on the configuration of Come dated 11 March, 1994, but when Warner Bros. asked for Prince to include the title track, he recorded yet another version, in mid-April, 1994 (horn overdubs were recorded on 17 April, 1994. A configuration of Come from April-May, 1994 includes two versions of Come (although the versions are unknown). A planned "Live" single from 1994 also included Come as the opening track, segueing (as the track often did in live settings) into Endorphinmachine. In Summer, 1994, worked on various remixes of the track for a planned Come EP, details of which are not known, but this EP was known to include 18 & Over. While 18 & Over clearly derives from Come, it should be considered a separate track, and receives a separate song entry (see 18 & Over for details).

The track titled Come (Poem) on a promo single titled Come is, in fact, a longer version of the track Orgasm, and is discussed on that song's entry.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
2 January, 1993 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Initial tracking
April-August 1993 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Re-recording (Glam Slam Ulysses version)
Late 1993 - early 1994 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Re-recording (The Beautiful Experience version)
Mid-April, 1994 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Re-recording (Come album version)
17 April, 1994 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Horn overdubs onto Come album version
Summer, 1994 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Remixes (leading to 18 & Over)
Recording Personnel

Come version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted
  • Michael B. Nelson - trombone (credited as "New Power Generation Hornz")
  • Steve Strand - trumpet (credited as "New Power Generation Hornz")
  • Dave Jensen - trumpet (credited as "New Power Generation Hornz")
  • Kathy J. - baritone saxophone (credited as "New Power Generation Hornz")
  • Brian Gallagher - tenor saxophone (credited as "New Power Generation Hornz")
  • Unidentified woman - looped sample of "Come"


Unreleased version


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Come 11:13 Come Studio
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Come 3:26 Promotional release only Promo video See Come video for more details
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Come 3:26 The Beautiful Experience TV movie Studio Same as video version above; see The Beautiful Experience for details
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
18 & Over 5:40 Crystal Ball Studio Incorporates samples from Come
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Come Studio Recorded 2 January, 1993
Come Studio Glam Slam Ulysses version; recorded April-August, 1993
Come Edit Edit of Glam Slam Ulysses version; recorded April-August, 1993
Come Studio The Beautiful Experience version; recorded late 1993 - early 1994; using vocals from Glam Slam Ulysses version
Come Extended version Extended version of The Beautiful Experience version above
Come Remix Remix (likely several) made Summer, 1994
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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