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It

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from the album Sign O' The Times
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 30 March 1987 - Sign O' The Times album
Album(s): Sign O' The Times
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
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It is the fifth track on the first disc of Prince's ninth album Sign O' The Times.


Basic tracking took place on 11 May 1986 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California (the day after Frustration and If I Could Get Your Attention and the same day as Boy U Bad).

The track was initially included as the fifth track on the first disc on the 3 June 1986 and 18 July 1986 configurations of Dream Factory.

It was kept for inclusion as the fifth track on the first disc as the album developed into the triple-album Crystal Ball on the 30 November 1986 configuration, which was eventually pared down and became Sign O' The Times.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
11 May 1986 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
It 5:10 Sign O' The Times Studio
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Forever In My Life T.B.C. Sign O' The Times VHS/DVD Live See Sign O' The Times for details; incorporates It (uncredited)


 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The (Fairlight CMI) drum beat of It was utilized in the live version of When Doves Cry as played on the Parade Tour. It was triggered on stage by a Simmons SDS-6 sequencer.

References
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