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7

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from the album SymbolSmallerBlue.png
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single art for 7
Song details
Performer: Prince and the New Power Generation
First Released: 13 October 1992 - SymbolSmallerBlue.png album
Album(s): SymbolSmallerBlue.png

The Hits 1
The Hits / The B-Sides
Ultimate
Prince 4ever

Writer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

7 is the 14th track (13th song) on Prince's 14th album SymbolSmallerBlue.png, the second to be credited to Prince and the New Power Generation, and, five weeks after the album's release, 7 was released as the album's third single (on the same day as the Damn U single). In 1993, the track was included as the 18th and final track on The Hits 1 (also included as the first disc of The Hits / The B-Sides). In 2006, the track was included as the 15th track on the first disc of Ultimate.

While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking took place between September 1991, and March 1992, at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. It was included as the 19th track (twelfth song) on a March 1992, configuration of the SymbolSmallerBlue.png album, and the 19th track (13th song) on a late-Summer, 1992, configuration, before many of the album's segues were removed for release. The track is a solo recording by Prince, but the drum loop is sampled from Tramp, a 1967 song written by Lowell Fulson and Jimmy McCraklin, as performed by Lowell Fulson (from Tramp, 1967, also released as a single; also performed by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas).


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
September 1991 - March 1992 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Initial tracking
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
7 5:13 SymbolSmallerBlue.png album
Studio
7 (Album Version) 5:13 7 single
Edit Same as album version without the opening sound effect
7 (Album Edit) 4:23 7 single

Prince 4ever

Edit
7 (Acoustic Version) 3:54 7 single
Remix Remix to enhance acoustic sound; not an acoustic recording
7 (After 6 Long Version) 5:15 7 single
Remix
7 (After 6 Edit) 4:20 7 single
Remix edit
7 (Mix 5 Long Version) 4:56 7 promo
Remix
7 (Mix 5 Edit) 4:06 7 promo
Remix edit
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
7 5:11 The Hits Video Collection VHS/DVD Promo video See 7 video for more details
7 4:40 3 Chains O' Gold VHS/laserdisc Promo video Edited version of 7 above
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
7 / Come Together 13:47 Lotusflow3r.com video stream
Live 26 April 2008, Coachella Music Festival, Empire Polo Field, Indio, CA, USA
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
2 Whom It May Concern 4:02 My Name Is Prince single

7 single
Damn U single

Studio medley See 2 Whom It May Concern for more details
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
7 (Bigger End Chorus) Remix Remix (possibly in-progress) for 7 single
7 (Drums And Vocals) Remix Remix (possibly in-progress) for 7 single
7 (Final Vocal) Remix Remix (possibly in-progress) for 7 single
7 (Final Vocal Safety Remix) Remix Remix (possibly in-progress) for 7 single
7 (Instrumental) Remix Remix (possibly in-progress) for 7 single
7 (Rumble Mix) Remix Remix (possibly in-progress) for 7 single
7 (TV Track) Remix Remix (possibly in-progress) for 7 single
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • SymbolSmallerBlue.png album
  • 7 single
  • 7 video
  • 7 is not related in any way to the Madhouse track Seven, despite the similarity of the name.

References
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