Wouldn't You Love To Love Me?

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Wouldn't You Love To Love Me?

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from the album Taja Sevelle
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single art for Wouldn't You Love To Love Me?
Song details
Performer: Taja Sevelle
First Released: 19 September 1987 - Taja Sevelle album
Album(s): Taja Sevelle
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Chico Bennett)
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

Wouldn't You Love To Love Me? is the second track on Taja Sevelle's first album Taja Sevelle, and, in early 1988, the song was released as the album's second single.

It was written and produced by Prince (with production credited to the album's main producer, Chico Bennett), with uncredited saxophone by Eric Leeds.

While specific recording dates are not known, the track was initially recorded in 1976 as a home recording on a basic cassette recorder (during the same set of recordings as For You, Nightingale, I Spend My Time Loving You, Rock Me, Lover and Don't You Wanna Ride?), featuring some lyrics that were changed or removed for later recordings.

The track was re-recorded twice in Summer 1978 at Prince's France Avenue Home Studio in Edina, Minnesota; once with Prince on vocals and once with Sue Ann Carwell on vocals (during the same set of sessions as Make It Through The Storm, Since We've Been Together and I'm Saving It Up).

It was re-recorded again on 1 April 1982, at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California. This version was worked on further in 1986 (either at Sunset Sound or at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota), and was submitted to Michael Jackson for use on his album Bad (producer Quincy Jones had called Prince to ask him to duet on the song Bad, and when Prince declined, he submitted this song instead).

It is unlikely Michael Jackson recorded a version of the song, however.

Prince then submitted the song to Taja Sevelle, who simply replaced Prince's own vocals, and the track was edited slightly for its release.

Remixes for the single release took place in late 1987 at a variety of studios.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
1976 Russell Ave, Anderson house,
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Home recording
Summer 1978 France Avenue Home Studio,
Edina, MN, USA
Home recording with Prince vocals
Summer 1978 France Avenue Home Studio,
Edina, MN, USA
Home recording with Sue Ann Carwell vocals
1 April 1982 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Basic tracking
1986 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
or
Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (unverified)
Additional recording
1987/1988 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
remix of Taja Sevelle version
Recording Personnel

Taja Sevelle version


Unreleased 1976 and 1978 versions

  • Prince - all vocals and guitar


Unreleased Sue Ann Carwell version

  • Sue Ann Carwell - lead vocals
  • Prince - all instruments


Unreleased 1982 version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments


Unreleased 1986 version


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Wouldn't You Love To Love Me? 4:01 Taja Sevelle

Wouldn't You Love To Love Me? single

Studio
Wouldn't You Love To Love Me? (Jellybean 12" Vocal Remix) 7:00 Wouldn't You Love To Love Me? single Remix Remix by Jellybean Benitez; drum programming by Jimmy Bralower; keyboards by Ed Terry; engineering by Doc Dougherty
Wouldn't You Love To Love Me? (Jellybean Dub) 5:30 Wouldn't You Love To Love Me? single Remix Remix by Jellybean Benitez; drum programming by Jimmy Bralower; keyboards by Ed Terry; engineering by Doc Dougherty
Wouldn't You Love To Love Me? (Joe Blaney 12" Vocal Remix) 6:52 Wouldn't You Love To Love Me? single Remix Remix by Joe Blaney
Wouldn't You Love To Love Me? (Paisley Park Mix) 6:12 Wouldn't You Love To Love Me? single Remix Remix by Prince
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Wouldn't You Love To Love Me? 4:06 Promotional release only Promo video See Wouldn't You Love To Love Me? video for more details


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Wouldn't You Love To Love Me? Studio Prince's 1976 home recording
Wouldn't You Love To Love Me? Studio Prince and Sue Ann Carwell's 1978 home recording
Wouldn't You Love To Love Me? Studio Prince's original studio recording, recorded 1 April 1982
Wouldn't You Love To Love Me? Studio Prince's 1986 updated recording, submitted to Michael Jackson and Taja Sevelle
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • This is the only track Prince is known to have submitted to Michael Jackson for his consideration.
  • Of note, the second verse of the 1976 version was completely reworked on later versions.

References
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