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Song details
Performer: Ingrid Chavez
Writer(s): Ingrid Chavez (lyrics) and Prince (music)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
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

Wintersong is a song by Ingrid Chavez, recorded with an improvised musical backing by Prince in mid-December 1987, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (shortly after cancelling the release of “The Black Album”, during the same set of sessions as Reason Enough, Heaven Must Be Near, Crystal City Cry, Whispering Dandelions, Slappy Dappy, Candle Dance, Elephant Box, Touch Of Love, Blue Boy, Jadestone, Sad Puppet Dance, Standing In The Rain and Cross The Line). Prince’s backing consisted of stabbing synth and string sounds. Michael Koppelman recorded a new musical backing for the track in early March 1991, at Larrabee Sound Studios in North Hollywood, California, while Prince had left the studio for a few hours; Prince was so impressed that he asked Koppelman to record another track, leading to his music for Candle Dance. While the 1991 version of Wintersong was released as the eighth track on Ingrid Chavez’s eponymous album (also known as May 19, 1992), the released version contains no input by Prince, and his version remains unreleased.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Mid-December 1987 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Wintersong Studio Recorded mid-December 1987

Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • This track was released with a new musical recording, with no input by Prince.

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