God

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God

Purplerain single.jpg
single art for Purple Rain
Thehitsthebsides.jpg
included on The Hits / The B-Sides
Song details
Performer: Prince and the Revolution
First Released: 10 September 1984 - Purple Rain UK single
Album(s): The Hits / The B-Sides
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:

God was released as the b-side of Purple Rain, the third single from Prince's seventh album Purple Rain. The UK 12" release of the single contained God (Love Theme From Purple Rain), a 7:54 instrumental version heard in the movie Purple Rain, but other worldwide releases contained a completely re-recorded vocal version, simply titled God.

In 1993, the vocal version was included as the 18th track on The B-Sides compilation (included as the third and final disc on The Hits / The B-Sides).

Initial tracking for God (Love Theme From Purple Rain) took place on 7 February 1984 at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA (six days before Noon Rendezvous).

It is not known if this was a solo recording, although this is likely. The vocal version, God, was recorded on 20 August 1984, at the Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse, Eden Prairie, MN, USA. Prince recorded the track on his own.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
7 February 1984 Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA Initial tracking of God (Love Theme From Purple Rain)
20 August 1984 Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse, Eden Prairie, MN, USA Initial tracking of God
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
God 4:02 Purple Rain single

Strange Tales From The Rain promo
The Hits / The B-Sides

Studio a.k.a. God (Vocal)
God (Love Theme From Purple Rain) 7:54 Purple Rain single Studio a.k.a. God (Instrumental)
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
God 8:30 Prince And The Revolution: Live VHS/laserdisc Live Vocal version; 30 March 1985, Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY, USA


 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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