My Love Is Forever

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My Love Is Forever

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from the album For You
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 7 April 1978 - For You album
Album(s): For You
Writer(s): Prince and Chris Moon (credited only to Prince)
Producer(s): Prince
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

My Love Is Forever is the seventh track on Prince's first album For You. In 1979, it was included as the b-side on some versions of I Wanna Be Your Lover, the first single from Prince's second album Prince.

An early version of the song was recorded in 1976 at Moon Sound in Minneapolis, Minnesota, under the name Love Is Forever, using Chris Moon's original lyrics (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, Make It Through The Storm, Since We've Been Together, Surprise and Soft And Wet).

In 1976-1977, Prince re-wrote some of the lyrics, and recorded the song at Sound 80 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, under the title My Love Is Forever prior to signing a contract or beginning work on the album. A tape with some of the other tracks (Just As Long As We're Together and the Jelly Jam portion as first at fifth track with Baby, Soft And Wet, My Love Is Forever and We'll Make It Through The Storm) was made of that session.

Prince took full credit for My Love Is Forever and gave in exchange full credit on Make It Through The Storm to Chris Moon, which Moon also wrote lyrics for.

Specific recording dates for the album version of song are not known, but the album was recorded at the Record Plant in Sausalito, California, from 1 October 1977 to 22 December 1977, before overdubs and mixing took place, in early January 1978 at Sound Labs in Los Angeles, California.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
1976 Moon Sound,
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Preliminary recording (as Love Is Forever)
1976-1977 Sound 80,
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Re-recording
October - December 1977 Record Plant,
Sausalito, CA, USA
Basic tracking
Early January 1978 Sound Labs,
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Overdubs and mixing
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
My Love Is Forever 4:09 For You

I Wanna Be Your Lover single

Studio


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Love Is Forever Studio 1976 Moon Sound sessions
My Love Is Forever Studio 1976-1977 Sound 80 sessions
My Love Is Forever Studio 1977 Record Plant version before Sound Labs Overdubs and mixing
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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