Love 2 The 9's

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Love 2 The 9's

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from the album SymbolSmallerBlue.png
Song details
Performer: Prince and the New Power Generation
First Released: 13 October 1992 - SymbolSmallerBlue.png album
Album(s): SymbolSmallerBlue.png
Writer(s): Prince (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:

Love 2 The 9's is the third track on Prince's 14th album SymbolSmallerBlue.png, the second to be credited to Prince and the New Power Generation, and, four and a half months after the album's release it was included as the third and final track on the UK CD single of The Morning Papers, the album's fifth and final single.

The track features a spoken dialogue portion featuring Mayte, marking her first appearance on a Prince-related track, both in terms of recording and release.

The track's lyrics mention listening to a band playing "new power soul", a phrase first used in 1988 which would later become the name of two separate tracks (New Power Soul and Newpower Soul) and an album, Newpower Soul, all credited to the New Power Generation, although these had not been recorded at the time of the lyrical mention here.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in early December 1991, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions that produced Sexy M.F., The Morning Papers, The Sacrifice Of Victor, Arrogance, and And God Created Woman).

It was included as the second track on early configurations of the SymbolSmallerBlue.png album, until Prince later added the track My Name Is Prince, recorded a few months previously.

It was included as the fifth track (third song) on the March 1992 and Summer, 1992 configurations of the SymbolSmallerBlue.png album, before many of the album's segues were removed for release.

An edit of the track was also planned as the a-side of a Love 2 The 9's single in Spring, 1993, but the single was left unreleased.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Early December 1991 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Love 2 The 9's 5:45 SymbolSmallerBlue.png

The Morning Papers single

Studio
Love 2 The 9's 3:35 3 Chains O' Gold VHS/laserdisc Video version See Love 2 The 9's for details
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Love 2 The 9's 3:35 3 Chains O' Gold VHS/laserdisc Promo video See Love 2 The 9's for details
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Sexy M.F. / Love 2 The 9's ?:?? Delayed performance TV broadcast Live December 1992, Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; see The Ryde Dyvine for details
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
2 Whom It May Concern 4:02 My Name Is Prince single

7 single
Damn U single

Studio medley See 2 Whom It May Concern for more details
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Love 2 The 9's Edit Edit intended for Love 2 The 9's single
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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