Four

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Four

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from the album 8
Song details
Performer: Madhouse
First Released: 21 January 1987 - 8 album
Album(s): 8
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Madhouse)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Madhouse)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Four is the fourth track on Madhouse's first album 8. In 1988, it was included as the b-side of 13, the second and final single from Madhouse's second and final album 16. Four was written and produced by Prince (credited only to Madhouse), with saxophone and musical input by Eric Leeds.

Initial tracking took place on 29 September 1986 at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA (the day after Baby Doll House, One and Two, the same day as Three and Five, the day before Six and Seven), although it is credited as being recorded at "Madhouse Studios", Pittsburgh, PA, USA (a fictional studio). It is likely that the title was assigned only after the final sequence had been arranged for the album. The track is often performed as an instrumental portion of the song The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker in live shows.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
29 September 1986 Galpin Blvd Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA Initial tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Eric Leeds - tenor saxophone
  • Prince - all other instruments, except where noted (uncredited)

  • Dr. Fink - credited for keyboards, but does not appear
  • Levi Seacer, Jr. - credited for bass guitar, but does not appear
  • John Lewis - credited for drums, but does not appear

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Four 2:24 8

13 single

Studio
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker 3:53 NPG Music Club Edition # 4 .mov download Live 4 May 2001 (mat.), The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, NBC Studio 3, Burbank, CA, USA; includes Four (uncredited)


 
Additional Information

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References
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