Do U Lie?

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Do U Lie?

from the album Parade
Song details
Performer: Prince and the Revolution
First Released: 31 March 1986 - Parade album
Album(s): Parade
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the Revolution)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the Revolution)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Do U Lie? is the ninth track on Prince's eighth album Parade, the third to be credited to Prince and the Revolution. The song is also played in Prince's second movie Under The Cherry Moon.

Basic tracking took place on 14 July 1985 at the Washington Avenue Warehouse in Eden Prairie, Minnesota (four days after Neon Telephone), two and a half months after the first configuration of the Parade album was compiled. Clare Fischer arranged and recorded orchestration for the song in January 1986 at Monterey Sound Studios in Glendale, California.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
14 July 1985 Washington Avenue Warehouse,
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Basic tracking
January 1986 Monterey Sound Studios,
Glendale, CA, USA
Orchestra recording by Clare Fischer
Recording Personnel
Orchestral Players:
  • Violins - Isabelle Daskoff, Francine Walsh, Mari Botnik, Pam Gates, Janice Gower, Karen Jones, Betty Moor, Irma Neumann, Assa Drori, Bill Hymanson, Oscar Chasow, Ron Clark, Henry Ferber, Erne Granat, Ed Green, Bill Hybel, Reggie Hill, Pat Johnson, Don Palmer, Sheldon Sanov, Joe Schonbrun, Terry Schonbrun and Harold Wolf
  • Violas - Pam Goldsmith, Margot Maclaine, Carol Mukagawa, Myer Bello, Alan Deverich, Norman Forrest, Alan Harshman, Jorge Moraga and David Stock
  • Cellos - Jim Arkatoff, Ray Kelley, Ray Kramer and Fred Seykora
  • Basses - Chuck Dominico and Arni Egilsson.
  • Woodwinds - Gene Cipriano, Don Ashworth, John Clarke, Dave Edwards, Gary Foster, Jim Kanter, John Lowe, Dick Mitchell, Jack Nimitz, Joe Soldo and Bob Tricarico
  • Trumpets - Ray Brown, Rich Cooper, Bob Findley, Larry Ford, Bob O'Donnell and Al Vizutti
  • Trombones - Garnett Brown, Charles Loper, Morris Repass and Bill Watrous
  • French Horns - Marni Johnson, David Duke, Joe Myer, Brian O'Connor, Calvin Smith and Jim Thatcher
  • Tuba - Tommy Johnson
  • Accordion - Frank Marocco
  • Tympani and percussion - Brent Fischer

Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Do U Lie? 2:43 Parade Studio Intro segues from Mountains
Do U Lie? 0:40 Under The Cherry Moon Studio different from album release.

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Do U Lie? Studio Track before orchestral overdubs
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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