Candle Dance

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Candle Dance

May191992 album.jpg
from the album May 19, 1992
Song details
Performer: Ingrid Chavez
First Released: 24 September 1991 - May 19, 1992 album
Album(s): May 19, 1992
Writer(s): Ingrid Chavez (lyrics) and Michael Koppelman (music)
Producer(s): Michael Koppelman
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince.
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Candle Dance is the third track on Ingrid Chavez's first album May 19, 1992. It was written by Ingrid Chavez and Michael Koppelman and produced by Michael Koppelman, but Prince plays guitar and keyboard on the track (uncredited).

Although specific recording dates are unknown, Ingrid Chavez's vocal track was recorded with an improvised organ backing by Prince in mid-December 1987, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (shortly after cancelling the release of "The Black Album", during the same set of sessions as Reason Enough, Heaven Must Be Near, Crystal City Cry, Wintersong, Whispering Dandelions, Slappy Dappy, Elephant Box, Touch Of Love, Blue Boy, Jadestone, Sad Puppet Dance, Standing In The Rain and Cross The Line). Michael Koppelman was asked by Prince to provide a new musical backing for the track in March 1991, at Larrabee Sound Studios in North Hollywood, California, after he had been impressed by Koppelman's backing for Wintersong, recorded while Prince left the studio for a few hours. It is likely that Prince recorded his keyboard and guitar parts on the same day, although this is unconfirmed.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Mid-December 1987 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
March 1991 Larrabee Sound Studios
North Hollywood, CA, USA
Musical re-recording
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Candle Dance 3:43 May 19, 1992 Studio


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Candle Dance Studio Original 1987 poetry recording, with improvised organ music by Prince
 
Additional Information

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References
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