Race

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Race

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from the album Come
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 16 August 1994 - Come album
Album(s): Come
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Race is the sixth track on Prince's fifteenth album Come. The previous year, however, Race was included in the Glam Slam Ulysses stage-show, during the segment titled "The Suitors" (credited, as was the whole project, to SymbolSmallerBlue.png).

In 1994, four months before the album's release, the studio promotional video of Race was included in The Beautiful Experience TV movie (again credited, as was the whole project, to SymbolSmallerBlue.png). In 2001, a slightly remixed version (containing overdubbed samples, spoken by Prince, of "NPG Ahdio"), was included on NPG Ahdio Show # 5 (not available as a separate mp3 download).

Basic tracking took place on 8 November 1991 at the Record Plant, Hollywood, California (the same day as Go Go Dancer).

The song was re-worked with additional recording in mid to late May 1993 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions that produced Space, Pope, Strays Of The World, What's My Name, Interactive and Solo).

The album version begins with a segment of Poem which was edited out when the track became Orgasm (Pheromone, Dark and Letitgo include other segments in their opening seconds).


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
8 November 1991 Record Plant,
Hollywood, California
Re-working and additional recording
Mid-late May 1993 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Re-working and additional recording
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted
  • Mayte - background vocals
  • Michael B. Nelson - trombone (credited as "New Power Generation Hornz")
  • Steve Strand - trumpet (credited as "New Power Generation Hornz")
  • Dave Jensen - trumpet (credited as "New Power Generation Hornz")
  • Kathy J. - baritone saxophone (credited as "New Power Generation Hornz")
  • Brian Gallagher - tenor saxophone (credited as "New Power Generation Hornz")
  • Jearlyn Steele-Battle - "Face the Music" sample

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Race 4:28 Come Studio
Race 3:25 Interactive CD-ROM Studio drums
Race 3:31 Interactive CD-ROM Studio vocals
Race 3:29 Interactive CD-ROM Studio samples
Race 3:09 NPG Ahdio Show # 5 mp3 (not available as a separate track) Remix Slightly alternate mix
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Race 5:04 Promotional release only Promo video See Race video for more details; edited for Come album
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Race 5:04 The Beautiful Experience TV movie Studio Same as video version above; see The Beautiful Experience for details; edited for Come album
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Race Studio Original 1991 version
Race Re-recording Glam Slam Ulysses version; live band recording
Race Re-recording Full 1993 version edited for The Beautiful Experience and further for Come album
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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