When 2 R In Love

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When 2 R In Love

Lovesexy.jpg
from the album Lovesexy
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also included on the album

"The Black Album"

Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 10 May 1988 - Lovesexy album
Album(s): Lovesexy

"The Black Album"

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

When 2 R In Love is the seventh song on Prince's tenth album Lovesexy. In 1989, the track was included as the b-side of the single Scandalous!, the fourth single from Prince's eleventh album Batman. In 1994, the track was included as the fourth track on Prince's sixteenth album "The Black Album", since this album was planned for release in late 1987, before it was canceled and Prince went on to develop Lovesexy.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in early October 1987 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, MN as the final track recorded for "The Black Album" (during the same set of sessions that produced U, I Guess I'm Crazy and Take This Beat).

In 2000, When 2 R In Love was planned for inclusion on When 2 R In Love: The Ballads Of Prince (likely in re-recorded form, although it is possible this was planned but not executed). The album did not receive many votes by visitors at Prince: A Celebration, however, and was ultimately abandoned.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Early October 1987 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
When 2 R In Love 3:58 Lovesexy

Scandalous! single
"The Black Album"

Studio
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
When 2 R In Love 0:46 Lovesexy Live 1 VHS Live 9 September 1988, Westfallenhalle, Dortmund, West Germany
When 2 R In Love 1:28 Lovesexy Live 1 VHS Live Reprise; 9 September 1988, Westfallenhalle, Dortmund, West Germany
When 2 R In Love 3:58 Promotional release only Promo video 1994 promo video to support "The Black Album"; see When 2 R In Love video for details


 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • When 2 R In Love is the only song to appear in the same version on two separate studio albums by Prince (not including compilations).

References
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