Desire

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Desire

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from the album The Family
Song details
Performer: The Family
First Released: 19 August 1985 - The Family album
Album(s): The Family
Writer(s): Prince (credited to St. Paul Peterson)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to David Z. Rivkin and The Family)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • 13 August 1985, First Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota (first performance by The Family)
  • This song is not believed to have been performed live by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Desire is the eighth and final track on The Family's first and only album The Family. The song was written by Prince, but credited to St. Paul Peterson.

Basic tracking of this track, initially as an instrumental with the working title Ecstasy, took place on 27 June 1984 at the Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse in Eden Prairie, MN, USA (five after recording Mazarati – later renamed Susannah's Pajamas, on the same day High Fashion and Mutiny).

St. Paul Peterson and Susannah Melvoin overdubbed vocals onto the track in late 1984 - early 1985, and Clare Fischer added orchestral overdubs during the same period. Phrases from the track were later used by Eric Leeds on his track Aguadilla on his 1993 album Things Left Unsaid, and co-writing credit was given to Prince as a result, but Prince was not directly involved in the track.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
27 June 1984 Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse,
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Basic tracking
28 June 1984 (estimate) Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse,
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Vocal overdubs
2 July 1984 Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse,
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Saxophone overdubs
Late Summer 1984 (estimate) Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse,
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Vocal overdubs by St. Paul Peterson
October 1984 (estimate) Monterey Studios,
Glendale, CA, USA
Clare Fischer Orchestral overdubs
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Desire 4:58 The Family Studio


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Desire Studio Prince's original studio version, missing strings and instrumental coda
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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