Girls & Boys

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Girls & Boys

Parade.jpg
from the album Parade
Girls & Boys
single art for Girls & Boys
Song details
Performer: Prince and the Revolution
First Released: 31 March 1986 - Parade album
Album(s): Parade

Girl 6
One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain't Over!
Indigo Nights
4Ever

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:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Girls & Boys is the fifth track on Prince's eighth album Parade, the third to be credited to Prince and the Revolution, and, four months after the album's release, Girls & Boys was released as the album's third single in the UK and Europe. The track was included as a b-side on the corresponding US single release, Anotherloverholenyohead.

In 1989, it was included as the second track on a CD re-release of Kiss, the album's first single.

In 1996, the song was also included as the fourth track on the soundtrack album Girl 6 (a compilation of music by Prince and associated artists for the movie Girl 6, directed by Spike Lee).

In 2002, a live version was included as the eighth track on the live album One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain't Over!.

In 2008, a 2007 live version was included as the second track on the live album Indigo Nights (beginning a medley which continues with The Song Of The Heart, Delirious and Just Like U (Monologue)).

Basic tracking took place on 8 July 1985 at the Washington Avenue Warehouse in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

Girls & Boys is the first album track released by Prince (under his own name) to contain musical contributions by Eric Leeds who would become long-term musical collaborators (Eric Leeds had previously contributed to The Family side-project).


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
8 July 1985 Washington Avenue Warehouse,
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel

Parade version


Indigo Nights version



Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Girls & Boys 5:30 Parade album

Girls & Boys single
Anotherloverholenyohead single
The Story So Far... promotional album
Kiss single re-issue
Girl 6

Studio
Girls & Boys (Edit) 3:27 Girls & Boys single

Anotherloverholenyohead single
Peach single
4Ever

Edit
Girls & Boys 6:59 One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain't Over! Live 20 April 2002, am, The Highlands Hollywood, Hollywood, CA, USA
Girls & Boys 4:05 Indigo Nights Live 17 September 2007, am, 3121 at The IndigO2, London, England
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Girls & Boys 3:54 Under The Cherry Moon DVD Promo video See Girls & Boys video for more details
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Intermission ?:?? 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
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Girls & Boys Studio Alternate beginning and ending than released version
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • spoken French word included on the original recording (referred to as "French seduction" on liner notes) is credited to costume designer Marie France

References
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