I Can't Love U Anymore

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I Can't Love U Anymore

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Song details
Performer: Prince; Julie Kavner; Melissa Etheridge
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

I Can't Love U Anymore is an unreleased track first recorded as a demo in mid-April 1992, at Prince's hotel room in Melbourne, Australia (while also on the Diamonds And Pearls Tour (during the same timeframe he also used a local studio to record Don't Talk 2 Strangers, Poor Little Bastard, The Rest Of My Life, There Is Lonely, Be My Mirror, Wow, 51 Hours and re-recordings of I'll Do Anything and Make Believe). The song was written specifically for the James L. Brooks movie I'll Do Anything. The track was re-recorded by actor Julie Kavner for the movie (preceded by a track titled DNG Groove, containing no input by Prince), and was included in a rough cut of the movie. Reaction to her vocals on the track was negative, however, and Melissa Etheridge was brought in to re-record the vocals for the film's third test screening (still preceded by DNG Groove). This version was included as the sixth track on a planned I'll Do Anything album. While Prince was not directly involved in this version, it is included in the listing here as his own version remains unreleased and was intended as a demo for the soundtrack version. When preview audience reactions to the music were overwhelmingly negative, all production numbers from the film were cut, and the album was abandoned. The song remains unreleased.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Mid-April 1992 Unidentified hotel room,
Melbourne, Australia
Basic tracking (demo version)
Mid-late 1992 - 1993 Studio information needed Basic tracking (I'll Do Anything movie version, no Prince input); Julie Kavner vocals
Mid-late 1992 - 1993 Studio information needed Lead vocal overdubs by Melissa Etheridge (I'll Do Anything movie version, no Prince input)
Recording Personnel

Prince demo


I'll Do Anything Julie Kavner movie version


I'll Do Anything Melissa Etheridge movie version


Versions
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
I Can't Love U Anymore Demo Recorded mid-April 1992
DNG Groove / I Can't Love U Anymore Studio I'll Do Anything movie version with Julie Kavner vocals
DNG Groove / I Can't Love U Anymore Studio I'll Do Anything movie version with Melissa Etheridge vocals


 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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