Letitgo

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Letitgo

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from the album Come
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single art for Letitgo
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 9 August 1994 - Letitgo single
Album(s): Come
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
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Letitgo is the ninth track on Prince's fifteenth album Come, and, a week before the album's release, Letitgo was released as the album's first single, released worldwide.

In 2001, a 1995 live version was released as part of NPG Music Club Edition # 2.

In 2005, the same live version was included on the Live From Paisley Park download EP.

Basic tracks were recorded on 16 March 1994 at Paisley Park Studios (hours before premiering studio versions of EyeBlue.png Hate U, Billy Jack Bitch, Now, Days Of Wild and a remix of Pope at a party at Glam Slam in Minneapolis, Minnesota), five days after delivering the original configuration of the Come album to Warner Bros.

Although credited to Prince (along with the rest of the album, which was recorded prior to the name change), Letitgo was recorded eight months after Prince began using the name SymbolSmallerBlue.png.

The album version's opening ("Ready or not, here I come") is sampled from the unreleased Vanity 6 track Vibrator, although actually extracted from Poem, which was divided up throughout the album as segues (culminating in the final track, Orgasm).

Recording dates and studio details are not known for the remixes, which did not contain any new input by Prince. For some unknown reason, the maxi-single contains two remixes with slightly different names and durations (Caviar Radio Edit and Cavi 'Street Edit), but these two versions are identical. The Caviar Radio Edit and its variants were remixed by Q.D. III, son of famed producer Quincy Jones.

Of note, though, is that the Sherm Stick Edit and the (-) Sherm Stick Edit are both based around looped samples of The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker (uncredited), which can be heard throughout the song.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
16 March 1994 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Spring - Fall, 1994 Unknown studios (details needed) Remixes by various outside remixers
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Letitgo 5:33 Come Studio Fade-out segues into Orgasm
Letitgo (Original Album Version) 5:35 Letitgo single Alternate mix Fades out fully
Letitgo (Edit) 4:15 Letitgo single Edit a.k.a. Letitgo (Original Radio Edit); edited by Chronic Freeze
Letitgo (Cavi' Street Edit) 5:04 Letitgo single Remix a.k.a Letitgo (Caviar Radio Edit). Remix by Q.D. III, rap by Young Soldier Of Time.
Letitgo (Caviar Radio Edit / Short Version) 3:55 Letitgo single Remix edit
Letitgo (Instrumental) 5:02 Letitgo single

Come promo

Remix a.k.a. Letitgo (Q.D. III Instrumental); instrumental of Letitgo (Cavi' Street Edit) (not of the album version); Remix by Q.D. III
Letitgo (On The Cool-Out Tip Radio Edit) 4:34 Letitgo single Remix a.k.a. Letitgo (Gerald B. On The Cool-Out Tip Radio Edit); remix by Gerald "G Bomb" Baillergeau
Letitgo (Sherm Stick Edit) 5:42 Letitgo single Remix Contains looped samples from The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker; remix by J-Sw!ft
Letitgo ((-)Sherm Stick Edit) 5:42 Letitgo single

Come promo

Remix a.k.a. Letitgo (J. Swift #3 Instrumental); instrumental version of Letitgo (Sherm Stick Edit); contains looped samples from The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker; remix by J-Sw!ft
Letitgo 3:44 NPG Music Club Edition # 2 mp3 download

Live From Paisley Park download EP

Live 22 October 1995 (a.m.): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Letitgo 4:13 Promotional release only Studio See Letitgo video for details


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Letitgo (J. Swift Extended Remix) Remix unreleased remix
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • "Letitgo" is written as one word to match the "one-word" rule of the rest of the album; it is likely that the track was initially known as "Let It Go".

References
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