Live 4 Love

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Live 4 Love

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from the album Diamonds And Pearls
Song details
Performer: Prince and the New Power Generation
First Released: 1 October 1991 - Diamonds And Pearls album
Album(s): Diamonds And Pearls
Writer(s): Prince and Tony M. (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Live 4 Love is the 13th and final track on Prince's 13th album Diamonds And Pearls, the first album to be credited to Prince and the New Power Generation.

In 1993, the track was included as the b-side of The Morning Papers, the fifth and final single from Prince's 14th album SymbolSmallerBlue.png.

In 2001, a 1992 live version was released as a video and audio download as part of NPG Music Club Edition # 10.

Basic tracking took place in the last week of December 1989, at Paisley Park Studios (during the same session as Diamonds And Pearls).

The track's robotic countdown introduction was first used in the unreleased 1988 track We Got The Power. The track was included as the tenth track on the December 1990, configuration of Diamonds And Pearls, but was moved to become the 13th and final track on the 1 March 1991 and 8 May 1991 configurations, where it remained for release.

The track features Michael B. (drums), who had just joined Prince's band rehearsing for the Nude Tour, as well as Sonny T. (bass guitar), whom Prince had recruited to play for Flash, a backing band for Margie Cox. This is believed to be the earliest Prince-related recording to feature Tony M., who contributes a rap.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Late December 1989 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Early 1991 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
Additional recording
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted (liner notes state "insatiable")
  • Michael B. - drums
  • Sonny T. - bass guitar (credited for "bass and backing vox")
  • Tony M. - rap (credited for "lead raps and backing vox")

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Live 4 Love 6:58 Diamonds And Pearls album

The Morning Papers single

Studio
X-cerpts From The Songs: Thunder, Daddy Pop, Strollin', Jughead, Money Don't Matter 2 Night, Push, Live 4 Love 5:04 Diamonds And Pearls single Edits Edits of each song; Live 4 Love edit is 0:37
Live 4 Love (Live) 6:52 NPG Music Club Edition # 10 mp3 download Live April / May 1992 (exact date unknown), Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Live 4 Love (Live) 6:38 Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection
Live 24 June 1992: Earls Court, London, England
Live 4 Love (Live) 6:52 NPG Music Club Edition # 10 .mov download Live April / May 1992 (exact date unknown): Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Live 4 Love Studio Fewer sound effects than released version, with falsetto vocal and slightly different lyrics in places
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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