Six

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Six

6 single.jpg
single art for 6
8 album.jpg
from the album 8
Song details
Performer: Madhouse
First Released: 14 January 1987 - 6 single
Album(s): 8
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Madhouse)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Madhouse)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Six is the sixth track on Madhouse's first album 8, and, one week before the album's release, 6 was released as the album's first and only single. Six was written and produced by Prince (credited only to Madhouse), with saxophone and musical input by Eric Leeds.

Initial tracking took place on 30 September 1986 at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA (the day after Three, Four and Five, the same day as Seven, and the day before Eight); it is likely that the title was assigned only after the final sequence had been arranged for the album.

Other than the similarity in numbering and in music style, Six is not related musically to the single b-side Six And ½.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
30 September 1986 Galpin Blvd Home Studio, Chanhassen, MN, USA Initial tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Eric Leeds - baritone saxophone
  • Prince - all other instruments, except where noted (uncredited)

  • Dr. Fink - credited for keyboards, but does not appear
  • Levi Seacer, Jr. - credited for bass guitar, but does not appear
  • John Lewis - credited for drums, but does not appear

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Six 4:28 8 Studio
Six (Edit) 3:37 6 single Edit
6 (End Of The World Mix) 5:45 6 single Extended version
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Get Yo Groove On/Six ?:?? Live performance TV broadcast Live 12 November 1996, Emancipation Freedom Concert, Paisley Park, Chanhassen, MN, USA; in medley with Get Yo Groove On


 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • While the track's title is Six (written), the single's title is 6 (numeric).
  • In 1987, Prince would often introduce interpolations of this song with a short rap stating "I've got a brand new dance", which would later end up on Cross The Line.
  • The "Bizarre!" sample used in the 6 (The End Of The World Mix) version is originally from Our Bizarre Relationship by Frank Zappa (from Uncle Meat, 1969). It was one of the preset samples in the Fairlight CMI sample-synthesizer and Prince took it from there. It was utilized it in quite a few songs recorded between 1985 and 1987: All My Dreams, Bob George, Christopher Tracy's Parade, Lovesexy, and Madhouse songs Nine and 6 (The End Of The World Mix) all contain this sample.

References
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