Spirit

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Spirit

Martikaskitchen album.jpg
from the album Martika's Kitchen
Spirit single.jpg
promosleeve for Spirit
Song details
Performer: Martika
First Released: 27 August 1991 - Martika's Kitchen album
Album(s): Martika's Kitchen

The Best Of Martika: More Than You Know
I Feel The Earth Move
Love... Thy Will Be Done

Writer(s): Prince, Frankie Blue, Martika and Levi Seacer, Jr.
Producer(s): Prince (as Paisley Park)
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

Spirit is the second track on Martika's second album Martika's Kitchen, and, the year after the album's release, Spirit was available as a promotional single (the album's fifth and final single overall), with no commercial release. In 1997, it was included as the ninth track on the compilation album The Best Of Martika: More Than You Know. In 1998, it was included as the tenth track on the compilation album I Feel The Earth Move (released in Germany only). In 2005, it was included as the fifth track on the compilation album Love... Thy Will Be Done.

Although specific recording dates are unknown, basic tracking took place in December 1990 or early 1991 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions as Martika's Kitchen, Don't Say U Love Me and Open Book). In Spring 1991, Martika overdubbed her lead vocals and her musicians and vocalists added overdubs to the track, in New York, NY, USA.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
December 1990 - early 1991 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Early 1991 Studio information needed,
New York, NY, USA
Additional recording and Martika vocal overdubs
Recording Personnel
  • Martika - vocals
  • Prince - all instruments, except where noted
  • Fred McFarlane - keyboard programming and arrangement
  • Marlen Landin - background vocals
  • Christopher Max - background vocals
  • Cindy Mizelle - background vocals
  • Karen Bernod - background vocals
  • Steve Real - background vocals
  • Audrey Wheeler - background vocals
  • Rahsaan Patterson - background vocals

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Spirit 4:37 Martika's Kitchen

The Best Of Martika: More Than You Know
I Feel The Earth Move
Love... Thy Will Be Done

Studio
Spirit (Hip-Hop Mix) 5:02 Spirit promo Remix Remix by Danny D.
Spirit (House Mix) 7:51 Spirit promo Remix Remix by Danny D.


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Spirit Studio Original version with Prince on vocals
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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