Take Me With U

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Take Me With U

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from the album Purple Rain
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single art for Take Me With U
Song details
Performer: Prince and the Revolution
First Released: 25 June 1984 - Purple Rain album
Album(s): Purple Rain

One Nite Alone... Live!
Prince 4ever

Writer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the Revolution)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the Revolution)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Take Me With U is the second track on Prince's sixth album Purple Rain, the first album to be credited to Prince and the Revolution. Seven months after the album's release, Take Me With U was released as the album's fifth and final single (released only in the USA and New Zealand). The track is also featured in the movie Purple Rain.

In 2002, a live version was also included as the second track on the second disc of One Nite Alone... Live!, Prince's first live album (with no other tracks included from the same show).

Initial tracking took place on 27 January 1984, at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA (seven days after A Million Miles (I Love You), five days before Tricky).

The track was initially intended to be credited to Apollonia 6 and it was included as the first track on a 29 February 1984 configuration of the Apollonia 6 album, before being added to the final configuration of Purple Rain, compiled on 14 April 1984 (its inclusion made it necessary for Let's Go Crazy and Computer Blue to be shortened).

The recording used on both albums was the same (although edited for time restrictions on Purple Rain), and was always intended as a duet between Prince and Apollonia.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
27 January 1984 Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA Initial tracking
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Take Me With U 3:54 Purple Rain

Let's Go Crazy single
Strange Tales From The Rain promo
Take Me With U single

Studio
Take Me With U 3:42 Take Me With U single

Prince 4ever album

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Take Me With U 2:39 One Nite Alone... Live! Live 24 April 2002, Paramount Theatre, Oakland, CA, USA
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Take Me With U 4:37 Purple Rain 20th Anniversary DVD
Promo video See Take Me With U video for more details
Take Me With U 4:15 Prince And The Revolution: Live VHS/laserdisc
Live 30 March 1985, Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY, USA
Take Me With U/Raspberry Beret ?:?? Rave Un2 The Year 2000 VHS/DVD
Live 18 December 1999, Paisley Park, Chanhassen, MN, USA
Take Me With U ?:?? Live At The Aladdin Las Vegas DVD
Live 15 December 2002, Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Take Me With U ?:?? Live concert radio broadcast
Live 22 July 1990, Estadio Vicente Calderón, Madrid, Spain
Take Me With U ?:?? Delayed concert TV broadcast Live 29 July 1990, Estadio Santa María del Mar, La Coruña, Spain
Take Me With U ?:?? Delayed concert TV broadcast
Live 31 August 1990, Tokyo Dome (東京ドーム), Tokyo, Japan
Take Me With U 2:54 3121.com Jam Of The Week video stream
Live 21 September 2007, The O2 Arena, London, England
Take Me With U 2:55 Andy Allo Facebook video stream Live 16 December 2011, Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Take Me With U T.B.C. Live concert online stream Live 10 May 2015, Baltimore, MN, USA, Royal Farms Arena
Take Me With U T.B.C. 89.3 The Current Crazy 2 Cool broadcast Live 1 June 2014, Le Zénith, Paris, France (2nd show)
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Take Me With U Studio String coda continues after album released version's fade; intended for inclusion on Apollonia 6 album
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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