We March

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We March

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from the album The Gold Experience
Song details
Performer: SymbolSmallerBlue.png
First Released: 26 September 1995 - The Gold Experience album
Album(s): The Gold Experience
Writer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) and Nona Gaye
Producer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png), Ricky Peterson (co-producer), Kirk Johnson (co-producer)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

We March is the fifth track (fourth song) on Prince's 17th album The Gold Experience, his first using the name SymbolSmallerBlue.png. Around the same time as the album's release, an edit of the track was included as the third and final track (second song) on a promo cassette of Dolphin available in the UK only. In 2001, a 1995 live version was released as part of NPG Music Club Edition # 2. In 2005, the same live version was included on the Live From Paisley Park download EP.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place between May-July 1994, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, Guillaume Tell, Paris, France or Record Plant, Hollywood, California. The track was included as the fourth track (third song) on a 13 October 1994 configuration of The Gold Experience. In a mid-July 1995, interview with Uptown Magazine, Mayte stated that Prince had "changed the music" on We March for the final release.

During a Love4oneanother.com "? of the week" in 1999, a fan (using the name Arthur) asked:

"In creating the song, "We March," did you have the then-upcoming Million Man March in mind? While at the march, I remember hearing several positive references to you and that song; in that it conveyed the spirit of the March."

To which Prince confirmed its earlier recording date:

""We March" was indeed played at the Million Man March over the loudspeakers, but in fact was written b4 eye had heard about the event."

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
May-July 1994 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA;
Guillaume Tell,
Paris, France
or
Record Plant,
Hollywood, CA, USA (uncertain)
Basic tracking
Early-mid 1995 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
Additional recording and re-working
Recording Personnel

Studio version


Live version


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
We March 4:49 The Gold Experience Studio
We March (Edit) ?:?? Dolphin promo Edit
We March (Live) 3:28 NPG Music Club Edition # 2 mp3 download

Live From Paisley Park download EP

Live 22 October 1995 (a.m.): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
We March Studio Original 1994 version before musical changes
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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