4 The Tears In Your Eyes

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4 The Tears In Your Eyes

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from the album We Are The World
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included on The Hits / The B-Sides
Song details
Performer: Prince and the Revolution
First Released: 12 April 1985 - We Are The World album
Album(s): We Are The World

The Hits / The B-Sides

Writer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the Revolution)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the Revolution)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

4 The Tears In Your Eyes was released as the sixth track on the compilation album We Are The World, intended to raise money for famine relief efforts in Africa.

In 1993, an alternate recording (taken from the recording of the song's video) was included as the 19th track (the first of two previously-unreleased tracks) on The B-Sides compilation (included as the third and final disc on The Hits / The B-Sides).


Recording process

Initial tracking for 4 The Tears In Your Eyes took place on 2 February 1985 using a mobile recording studio outside the Superdome, New Orleans, LA, USA, the day after performing there (1 February 1985) on the Purple Rain Tour.

The video version was recorded in April 1985 (exact date unknown) at SIR Los Angeles, Hollywood, CA, USA, and premiered on 13 July 1985 during the world-wide Live Aid event.

The song Hello alludes to the recording of this song in lieu of participating in the all-star recording of the song We Are The World, stating:
"I told them that I didn't want to sing / but I'd gladly write a song instead".

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
2 February 1985 Mobile recording studio outside the Superdome, New Orleans, LA, USA Initial tracking
April 1985 SIR Los Angeles, Hollywood, CA, USA Re-recording (video version)
Recording Personnel

We Are The World version


The Hits / The B-Sides version


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
4 The Tears In Your Eyes 2:45 We Are The World Studio
4 The Tears In Your Eyes 3:23 The Hits / The B-Sides Re-recording



 
Additional Information

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References
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