A Case Of U

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A Case Of U

Onenitealone... album.jpg
from the album One Nite Alone...

Song details


Performer: Prince
First Released: 17 January 2002 - NPG Music Club Edition # 12 mp3 download
Album(s): One Nite Alone...
Writer(s): Joni Mitchell
Producer(s): Prince
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A Case Of U (a.k.a. A Case Of You) is the fourth track on Prince's 25th album One Nite Alone..., but four months before the album's release, on 17 January 2002, the track was released as an mp3 as part of NPG Music Club Edition # 12, the final edition of the first year of the NPG Music Club. The track is a cover version of the 1971 track A Case Of You by Joni Mitchell (written by Joni Mitchell, from her album Blue), although the first verse is omitted in Prince's version. In 2007, a slightly edited version (removing the final coda) was included as the sixth track on the compilation album A Tribute To Joni Mitchell (using the original title, A Case Of You).

Specific recording dates are unknown, but it is believed that initial tracking took place in Spring 2001 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (along with the rest of the One Nite Alone... album), during the mastering of The Rainbow Children album. Prince first performed the song in 1983, however (at the 3 August 1983, First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA concert where I Would Die 4 U, Baby I'm A Star and Purple Rain were recorded), so Prince may have recorded another studio version at an earlier date.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Spring 2001 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Initial tracking
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
A Case Of U 3:39 One Nite Alone...

NPG Music Club Edition # 12 mp3 download

Studio
A Case Of You 3:30 A Tribute To Joni Mitchell Edit Edited version of A Case Of U above



 
Additional Information

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References
77 Bleeker St. All Songs Unreleased Songs A Woman's Gotta Have It