Make It Through The Storm

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Make It Through The Storm

MakeItThroughTheStorm single.jpg
from the single Let Me Let You Rock Me
Song details
Performer: Sue Ann
First Released: 1981 - Let Me Let You Rock Me single
Album(s): None
Writer(s): Chris Moon (lyrics) and Prince (uncredited) (music)
Producer(s): James Walsh (on released Sue Ann version)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Make It Through The Storm (a.k.a. We'll Make It Through The Storm) was initially recorded in Summer 1976 at Moon Sound in Minneapolis, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions as Aces, Baby, Diamond Eyes, Don't Forget, Don't Hold Back, Fantasy, I'm Yours, Jelly Jam (which was later used as the instrumental portion of Just As Long As We're Together), Leaving For New York, Love Is Forever (later renamed My Love Is Forever), Since We've Been Together, Surprise and Soft And Wet).

It's likely that in 1976-1977, Make It Through The Storm (As "We'll Make It Through The Storm") was cut again at Sound 80 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Together with Just As Long As We're Together it was the last track on a tape that also featured Jelly Jam (as a separate track, later released as part of Just As Long As We're Together), Baby, Soft And Wet and My Love Is Forever.

Prince gave full credit for Make It Through The Storm to Chris Moon in exchange for full credit on My Love Is Forever, which Moon also wrote lyrics for, but was omitted as composer.

A new recording was made for possible inclusion on Prince's first album For You, and while specific recording dates for the album version of the song are not known, the album was recorded at the Record Plant in Sausalito, California, from 1 October 1977 to 22 December 1977. The track was included as the third track on a 1977 configuration of the album (as We'll Make It Through The Storm), but was removed as the album underwent changes prior to release.

Prince then re-recorded the song with Sue Ann Carwell on lead vocals in Summer 1978, at Prince's France Avenue Home Studio in Edina, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions as Since We've Been Together, Wouldn't You Love To Love Me? and I'm Saving It Up).

Although Prince's versions remain unreleased, Sue Ann Carwell released a version of the song in 1981, as the b-side of her single Let Me Let You Rock Me, with newly recorded but essentially the same music, credited on the single to Chris Moon, Prince's credit is omitted.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Summer 1976 Moon Sound,
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Basic tracking
1976-1977 Sound 80,
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Re-recording
October - December 1977 Record Plant,
Sausalito, CA, USA
Basic tracking of For You session version (assumed)
Summer 1978 France Avenue Home Studio,
Edina, MN, USA
Re-recording with Sue Ann Carwell vocals
1981 unknown studio, USA Re-recording with Sue Ann Carwell vocals
Recording Personnel

Released version


Preliminary and 1977 versions

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments (assumed)


1978 version


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Make It Through The Storm 3:14 Let Me Let You Rock Me single Studio


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Make It Through The Storm Studio Summer 1976 recording
We'll Make It Through The Storm Re-recording Recorded 1976-1977 at Sound 80
We'll Make It Through The Storm Studio 1977 Record Plant version before Sound Labs Overdubs and mixing
Make It Through The Storm Re-recording Recorded Summer 1978 with Sue Ann Carwell vocals
 
Additional Information

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References
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