If Eye Was The Man In Ur Life

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If Eye Was The Man In Ur Life

Musicology album.jpg
from the album Musicology
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 27 March 2004 - Musicology album
Album(s): Musicology
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
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

If Eye Was The Man In Ur Life is the eighth track on Prince's 28th studio album Musicology.

Initial recording dates are unknown, but engineer H.M. Buff has stated that he was involved in recording the song, indicating that it was recorded between 1995 and 2000. The song's opening suggests that it was recorded in tandem with The Marrying Kind, yet engineer H.M. Buff was not involved in recording of that track, meaning it was most likely recorded separately. The presence of drummer John Blackwell on If Eye Was The Man In Ur Life suggests that further work was done on the track at some point between late 2000 (when John Blackwell joined Prince's band) and early 2004. The horn overdubs were also most likely done in early 2004, when Candy Dulfer rejoined the band.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
1995-2000 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Late 2000 - early 2004 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Additional recording
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
If Eye Was The Man In Ur Life 3:08 Musicology Studio



 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Of note is that the title uses the written word "Eye", rather than the symbol Eye.png (which Prince usually uses) to indicate the word "I".

References
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