Love... Thy Will Be Done

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Love... Thy Will Be Done

Martikaskitchen album.jpg
from the album Martika's Kitchen
Lovethywillbedone single.jpg
single art for Love... Thy Will Be Done
Song details
Performer: Martika; New Power Generation
First Released: August 1991 - Love... Thy Will Be Done single
Album(s): Martika's Kitchen

The Best Of Martika: More Than You Know
Toy Soldiers: The Best Of Martika
Love... Thy Will Be Done

Writer(s): Prince and Martika
Producer(s): Prince (as Paisley Park)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Love... Thy Will Be Done is the third track on Martika's second album Martika's Kitchen, and, shortly before the album's release, Love... Thy Will Be Done was released as the album's first single.

A few months later, a remix of the track by Prince (as Paisley Park) was released on Martika's Kitchen, the album's second single.

In 1997, the single edit was included as the sixth track on the compilation album The Best Of Martika: More Than You Know, with the Prince Mix version as the sixteenth and final track.

In 2005, the single edit was included as the sixth track on the compilation album Toy Soldiers: The Best Of Martika, with the Prince Mix version as the fifteenth and final track. Also in 2005, the album version was included as the tenth and final track on the compilation album Love... Thy Will Be Done.

Although specific recording dates are unknown, basic tracking took place in December 1990 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, as the first track recorded by Prince for Martika.

She liked the track so much that she asked Prince for further tracks, resulting in Martika's Kitchen, Spirit, Don't Say U Love Me and Open Book.

In Spring 1991, Martika overdubbed her lead vocals and her musicians and vocalists added overdubs to the track, in New York.

In late 1994, the New Power Generation recorded a new version of the track, with Sonny T. on lead vocals, and it was included as the eleventh track (eighth song) on a 2 December 1994 configuration of the New Power Generation's second 'solo' album Exodus. This version features a prominent looped sample from Fifty-Fifty Clown by the Cocteau Twins. The track was removed before the album's release.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
December 1990 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Early 1991 Studio information needed,
New York, NY, USA
Additional recording and Martika vocal overdubs
Late 1994 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Re-recording by the New Power Generation
May 2012 unknown studio,
Australia
Reworking, for intended for The Great Gatsby
Recording Personnel

Martika version


New Power Generation version


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Love... Thy Will Be Done 5:02 Martika's Kitchen

Love... Thy Will Be Done

Studio
Love... Thy Will Be Done (Edit) 4:20 Love... Thy Will Be Done single

The Best Of Martika: More Than You Know
Toy Soldiers: The Best Of Martika

Edit
Love... Thy Will Be Done (Prince Mix) 5:42 Martika's Kitchen single

The Best Of Martika: More Than You Know
Toy Soldiers: The Best Of Martika

Remix Remix by Prince (as Paisley Park)
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Love... Thy Will Be Done 4:20 Promotional release only Studio See Love... Thy Will Be Done video for details


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Love... Thy Will Be Done Studio Original 1990 version with Prince on (guide) vocals
Love... Thy Will Be Done Studio Extended version with Martika lead vocals and Prince background vocals
Love... Thy Will Be Done Studio re-recording 1994 New Power Generation recording
Love... Thy Will Be Done Studio re-working 2012 reworking intended for The Great Gatsby
 
Additional Information

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References
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