5 Women

From Prince Vault
Jump to: navigation, search
4ever All Songs Unreleased Songs 7
5 Women

Nightcalls album.jpg
from the album Night Calls

Fivewomen single.jpg
single art for Five Women

Thevault...oldfriends4sale album.jpg
from the album The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale

5women single.jpg
promo art for 5 Women


Song details


Performer: Joe Cocker; Prince
First Released: 7 October 1991 - Night Calls album (Joe Cocker version)

24 August 1999 - The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale album (Prince version)

Album(s): Night Calls

The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale

Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): David Tickle; Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

5 Women was initially available (as Five Women) as the ninth track on Joe Cocker's album Night Calls, and in 1992, Five Women was released as a single in Europe. In 1999, Prince's original version was released as the fourth track on Prince's 22nd album The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale, and at around the time of the album's release, 5 Women was available as a promotional single (with no commercial release).

While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking for Prince's version were recorded in late August or early September 1990 at Warner Pioneer Studio, Tokyo, Japan, while in Tokyo for two dates on the Diamonds And Pearls Tour (during the same set of sessions the produced Willing And Able, Strollin', Money Don't Matter 2 Night and Something Funky (This House Comes)). The track was sent to Joe Cocker for consideration in 1991, and Cocker re-recorded it with his band in 1991 at A&M Studios, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Cocker asked Prince to play guitar on this version, but Prince was busy at the time, and told Cocker that it was now "his baby".


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Late August - early September 1990 Warner Pioneer Studio, Tokyo, Japan Initial tracking
Late 1990 - 1991 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Horn overdubs
1991 A&M Studios, Los Angeles, CA, USA Joe Cocker re-recording
Recording Personnel

Joe Cocker version


Prince version


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Five Women 5:34 Night Calls

Five Women single

Studio Joe Cocker version (released first)
5 Women 5:12 The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale

5 Women promo

Studio Prince version


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
5 Women Studio Prince version prior to horn overdubs
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
4ever All Songs Unreleased Songs 7