If I Love U 2 Nite

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If I Love U 2 Nite

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from the Mica Paris album Contribution & from the Mayte album Child Of The Sun
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single art for If I Love U 2 Nite by Mica Paris & If EyeBlue.png ♥ U 2night by Mayte
Song details
Performer: Mica Paris; Mayte
First Released: 19 February 1991 - Contribution album (Mica Paris version)

12 August 1994 - 1-800 New Funk compilation (Mayte version)

Album(s): Contribution

1-800 New Funk
Child Of The Sun

Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Andres Levin, Camus Mare Celli and Mica Paris; Ricky Peterson
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

If I Love U 2 Nite (a.k.a. If I Love You Tonight and If Eye.png Love U 2night) was originally released as the the third track on Mica Paris' second album Contribution, and soon after the album's release, If I Love U 2 Nite was released as the album's third and final single (an early version of the 12" single inadvertently included Prince's version of the song as an uncredited track).

In 1994, a new version of the track by Mayte (with direct input from Prince), renamed If Eye.png ♥ U 2night was included as the fourth track on the album 1-800 New Funk (a compilation of mostly-unreleased music largely written and produced by Prince/SymbolSmallerBlue.png, recorded by other Paisley Park Records artists).

In 1995, this version was included as the third track on Mayte's first and only studio album, Child Of The Sun (with a Spanish version appearing as the eleventh track), and a month after the album's release, If EyeBlue.png ♥ U 2night was released as the album's second single.

Basic tracking for Prince's original version (called If I Love You Tonight) took place between 10-21 July 1979 at Mountain Ears Sound Studio in Boulder, Colorado, during sessions for The Rebels album (the same set of sessions that produced Too Long, Disco Away, Thrill You Or Kill You, You, The Loser, Hard To Get, an untitled instrumental by Dez Dickerson and an untitled instrumental by André Cymone ).

Prince re-recorded the song entirely in July 1987 during his first recording sessions at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions that produced No Changes, Melody Cool and Graffiti Bridge).

This version was submitted to Mica Paris for her consideration. Her version was recorded from scratch in an unknown studio (information needed) between late 1988 and 1990. The opening of Mica Paris' album version is a slowed down sample of the intro of Halo by Depeche Mode, from their 1990 album Violator.

While specific recording dates are not known for Mayte's version, it was recorded sometime in late 1993 or 1994 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

The Spanish Version was likely recorded at the same time or very soon after (only the vocals are different on this version). A raw version of the track was included as the first track on an early configuration of Mayte's first solo album, known at the time as Latino Barbie Doll, which was worked on further to become Child Of The Sun.

The Spanish Version was also included as the tenth track on the album, titled Si Te Amo Esta Noche.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
10-21 July 1979 Mountain Ears Sound Studio,
Boulder, CO, USA
Basic tracking (The Rebels version)
July 1987 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Re-recording (Prince)
Late 1988 - 1990 Unknown studio (information needed) Basic tracking (Mica Paris version)
1990 - early 1991 Unknown studio (information needed) Remixes (Mica Paris version)
Late 1993 - 1994 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking (Mayte version)
Late 1993 - 1994 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Vocal overdubs (Mayte's Spanish Version)
1994 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Remixes (Mayte version)
Recording Personnel

The Rebels version


Prince version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments (assumed)


Mica Paris versions

  • Mica Paris – vocals, backing vocals
  • Camus Mare Celli - drum programming (credited for whole album, specific track information uncertain)
  • Andres Levin - drum programming (credited for whole album, specific track information uncertain)
  • Nile Rogers - guitar (credited for whole album, specific track information uncertain)
  • Chris Parks - guitar (credited for whole album, specific track information uncertain)
  • Paul Pesco - guitar (credited for whole album, specific track information uncertain)
  • Carl Carter - bass guitar (credited for whole album, specific track information uncertain)
  • Deon Estus - bass guitar (credited for whole album, specific track information uncertain)
  • Andy Hess - bass guitar (credited for whole album, specific track information uncertain)
  • K.C. Filson - keyboards (credited for whole album, specific track information uncertain)
  • Eric Codee - keyboards (credited for whole album, specific track information uncertain)
  • Danny Wilensky - tenor and alto saxophone ("The Delta Horns") (credited for whole album, specific track information uncertain)
  • Chris Botti - trumpet and flugelhorn ("The Delta Horns") (credited for whole album, specific track information uncertain)
  • Birch Johnson - trombone ("The Delta Horns") (credited for whole album, specific track information uncertain)
  • Cindy Mizelle - backing vocals (credited for whole album, specific track information uncertain)
  • Fonzi Thonton - backing vocals (credited for whole album, specific track information uncertain)
  • Dennis Collins - backing vocals (credited for whole album, specific track information uncertain)
  • Marga Roman - backing vocals (credited for whole album, specific track information uncertain)
  • Tracey Amos - backing vocals (credited for whole album, specific track information uncertain)
  • Will Downing - backing vocals (credited for whole album, specific track information uncertain)
  • Craig Derry - backing vocals (credited for whole album, specific track information uncertain)
  • Michelle Cobbs - backing vocals (credited for whole album, specific track information uncertain)
  • Alisha Warren - backing vocals (credited for whole album, specific track information uncertain)
  • Marque Gilmore - percussion (credited for whole album, specific track information uncertain)
  • Siro Baptista - percussion (credited for whole album, specific track information uncertain)
  • Miguel Valdez - percussion (credited for whole album, specific track information uncertain)


Mayte versions


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
If I Love U 2 Nite 5:38 Contribution Studio
If I Love U 2 Nite (Nellee's Club U 2 Nite Mix) 6:03 If I Love U 2 Nite single Remix Remix by Nellee Hooper
If I Love U 2 Nite (Nellee's Club U 2 Nite Edit) 4:08 If I Love U 2 Nite single Remix edit Edit of remix by Nellee Hooper
If I Love U 2 Nite (Nellee's Rub U 2 Nite Mix) 5:14 If I Love U 2 Nite single Remix Remix by Nellee Hooper
If I Love U 2 Nite (Nellee's I Called U 2 Nite Mix) 4:17 If I Love U 2 Nite single Remix Remix by Nellee Hooper
If I Love U 2 Nite (Remix Edit) 3:56 Symbolism (The Prince Songbook) Remix edit
If I Love U 2 Nite ?:?? If I Love U 2 Nite single (uncredited) Studio Prince's version, inadvertently included (not listed) on the 12" single.
If Eye.png ♥ U 2night 4:19 1-800 New Funk compilation

Child Of The Sun
If EyeBlue.png ♥ U 2night single

Studio Mayte version
If Eye.png ♥ U 2night (Radio Edit) 3:30 If EyeBlue.png ♥ U 2night single Edit
If Eye.png ♥ U 2night (Spanish Version) 4:19 Child Of The Sun

If EyeBlue.png ♥ U 2night single

Alternate Spanish vocals overdubbed over identical music
If Eye.png ♥ U 2night (Displacement Mix) 6:05 If EyeBlue.png ♥ U 2night single Remix
If Eye.png ♥ U 2night (Lil' Cash Mix) 5:02 If EyeBlue.png ♥ U 2night single Remix
If Eye.png ♥ U 2night (Tweakin' Dub) 7:13 If EyeBlue.png ♥ U 2night single Remix
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
If I Love U 2 Nite ?:?? Promotional release only Promo video Mica Paris version; See If I Love U 2 Nite video for more details
If Eye.png ♥ U 2night ?:?? Promotional release only Promo video Mayte version; See If EyeBlue.png ♥ U 2night video for more details


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
If I Love You Tonight Studio Recorded 10-21 July 1979
If I Love U 2 Nite Alternate Alternate mix of Prince's version inadvertently included on Mica Paris' 12" single
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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