Ain't No Place Like U

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Ain't No Place Like U

Childofthesun album.jpg

from the album Child Of The Sun

Song details
Performer: Mayte; Jevetta Steele
First Released: 27 November 1995 - Child Of The Sun album
Album(s): Child Of The Sun
Writer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) and Mayte
Producer(s): Prince (uncredited)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Ain't No Place Like U is the fifth track on Mayte's first and only album Child Of The Sun. The song was written by SymbolSmallerBlue.png and Mayte, and produced by Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) (although no production credit is given). The album's liner notes for this track state it was "Performed by the New Power Generation Drum Corp", but it is listed here as performed by Mayte, as she sings lead vocals and is credited as the artist for the album as a whole.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in 1993 or 1994, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. A completely different version was recorded in 1994 with Jevetta Steele on vocals, most likely also at Paisley Park Studios. Mayte's version was included, in a slightly different mix than released, as the fifth track on a 5 May 1995 configuration of Child Of The Sun, where it remained for release, although it was worked on further in Summer 1995 before release. It is not known if the track was included on Mayte's album Scorpio, which included some tracks from Child Of The Sun.

The repeated pounding drum pattern heard throughout the song was later reused for Slave.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
1993-1994 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking (Mayte version)
1993-1994 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking (Jevetta Steele version)
Summer 1995 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Additional recording (Mayte version)
Recording Personnel

Mayte version

  • Mayte - lead vocals
  • Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) – all other instruments and background vocals (credited as "New Power Generation Drum Corp")


Unreleased Jevetta Steele version


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Ain't No Place Like U 4:44 Child Of The Sun Studio


Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Slave 4:51 Emancipation

Slave single

Studio Uses repeated drum pattern from Ain't No Place Like U
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Ain't No Place Like U Studio Initial version with Prince on vocals
Ain't No Place Like U Studio Rawer sound with additional opening guitar solo and minor musical differences
Ain't No Place Like U Studio Jevetta Steele version; R&B/pop sound replacing Mayte's rock sound
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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