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from the album Lovesexy
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 10 May 1988 - Lovesexy album
Album(s): Lovesexy
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
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Performed occasionally in shows:

Eye88black.png No (a.k.a. Eye No or I No) is the first song on Prince's tenth album Lovesexy. In 1989, a live version was included on the Lovesexy Live 1 VHS, taken from the 9 September 1988 live TV broadcast.

The song's music is largely taken from The Ball (see The Ball for full details of that track). The music was largely re-recorded with his new band, however (and the lyrics are entirely different). Initial tracking of Eye88black.png No took place on 11 December 1987 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN (on the same day as Positivity). The 'party' segue from The Ball to Joy In Repetition as included on the aborted 1986 Crystal Ball album was kept between Eye88black.png No and Alphabet St. (and again in 1990 between We Can Funk and Joy In Repetition). The track marks the first released appearance of Ingrid Chavez on a Prince recording.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
11 December 1987 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Recording of Eye88black.png No using music from The Ball
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Eye88black.png No 5:47 Lovesexy Studio
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Eye88black.png No T.B.C. Lovesexy Live 1 VHS Live 9 September 1988, Westfallenhalle, Dortmund, West Germany
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Intermission T.B.C. Lovesexy Live 1 VHS Studio Studio version played during show; 9 September 1988, Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, West Germany; uncredited on artwork
Intermission Studio Recorded 12-15 June 1988; full version of above without audience noise
Thieves In The House Mix 6:50 Thieves In The Temple single Remix Remix by Junior Vasquez; engineered and programmed by Mark Plati; contains samples of Batdance and Eye No No
Temple House Dub 5:06 Thieves In The Temple single Remix Remix by Junior Vasquez; engineered and programmed by Mark Plati; contains samples of Batdance and Eye No No
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The opening sequence of Eye88black.png No is in fact a sample of a sound library although it also appeared as a composition titled Passing Clouds, credited to Roger Limb, originally on the album Out Of This World a 1976 compilation of atmospheric sounds and effects from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
  • During the song's opening you can faintly hear "Near the bridge of graffiti there lives a band whose soul belongs to god." Although the song Graffiti Bridge had already been recorded in July 1987, this is the first mention of Graffiti Bridge on a Prince release.

References
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