Love Sign

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Love Sign

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from the album 1-800 New Funk
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promoart for Love Sign
Song details
Performer: Nona Gaye & SymbolSmallerBlue.png
First Released: 12 August 1994 - 1-800 New Funk album
Album(s): 1-800 New Funk

Crystal Ball

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

Love Sign is the third track on the album 1-800 New Funk (a compilation of mostly-unreleased music largely written and produced by Prince/SymbolSmallerBlue.png, recorded by other Paisley Park Records artists), and is credited to Nona Gaye and Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png). Six weeks earlier, Love Sign was available as a promotional single in the USA and Germany, but Warner Bros. prevented a retail release of the single. In 1998, the Shock G.'s Silky Remix, one of the remixes planned for the single was included as the fifth track on the first disc of Prince's 20th album Crystal Ball (his fourth using the name SymbolSmallerBlue.png).

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking is believed to have taken place in early 1994 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Remixes were made in Spring 1994.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Early 1994 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Spring 1994 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Remixes
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Love Sign 4:31 1-800 New Funk Studio Credited to "Nona Gaye & SymbolSmallerBlue.png"
Love Sign (Radio Edit) 3:23 Love Sign promo Edit
Love Sign (Remix by Shock G.) 3:52 Crystal Ball Remix Contains looped sample of D.M.S.R.; remix by Shock G., drum programming and turntable by DJ-Fuze
Love Sign (The Storyboard Video Mix) 5:36 Love Sign promo Remix
Love Sign (Ted’s Funky Chariot Mix) 2:58 NPG Ahdio Show 1 mp3 (not available separately) Remix edit Excerpt of unreleased remix
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Love Sign 5:37 Promotional release only Promo video See Love Sign video for more details
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Love Sign 4:15 Live lip-synch TV broadcast Studio, (small differences in mix compared to released version) 9 April 1994, Soul Train, Paramount Studios, Stage 30, Hollywood, CA, USA
Love Sign ?:?? Live performance TV broadcast Live 12 July 1994 (mat.), The Today Show, NBC TV Studios, GE Building (Studio 1A), New York, NY, USA
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Love Sign (Mack Attack Message Mix) Remix Remix intended for single release
Love Sign (Shock's Silky Smooth Int's) Remix Instrumental of Remix by Shock G.
Love Sign (Ted's Double Trouble Mix) Remix Remix by Teddy Riley intended for single release
Love Sign (Ted's Funky Chariot Mix) Remix Remix by Teddy Riley intended for single release; excerpted on NPG Ahdio Show 1
Love Sign (Ted's Get 'Em Up Mix) Remix Remix by Teddy Riley intended for single release
Love Sign (Ted's Love Sign Radio Mix) Remix Remix by Teddy Riley intended for single release
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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