Adore

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Adore


from the album Sign O’ The Times
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 30 March 1987 - Sign O’ The Times album
Album(s): Sign O’ The Times

The Hits 1
The Hits / The B-Sides
Girl 6
One Nite Alone... Live!

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

Adore (originally titled Adore (Until The End Of Time)) is the seventh and final track on the second disc of Prince’s ninth album Sign O’ The Times.

In 1993, the track was included (in a previously-unavailable edited form) as the twelfth track on Prince’s first compilation album The Hits 1 (also included as the first disc of The Hits / The B-Sides); its inclusion was unusual since the track had not been available as a single or as a promo release at any point.

In 1996, the track was included as the ninth track on the soundtrack album Girl 6 (a compilation of music by Prince and associated artists for the movie Girl 6, directed by Spike Lee).

In 2002, a live version was also included as the sixth track on the second disc of One Nite Alone... Live!, Prince’s first live album (along with Do Me, Baby and Condition Of The ♥ (Interlude) from the same show).

Basic tracking took place on 19 November 1986 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California as Adore (Until The End Of Time) (three days before recording Play In The Sunshine and the studio overdubs for It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night). The track was initially placed (using this original title) as the seventh and final track on the third disc of the aborted 1986 album Crystal Ball, and was kept as the seventh and final track on the second disc as the album developed into Sign O’ The Times.

In 2000, Adore 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
19 November 1986 Sunset Sound - Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Tracking, overdubs, mix
21-24 November 1986 Sunset Sound - Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Overdubs, rough mix (21st); Overdubs, mix (22nd); Overdubs (including horns), mix (23rd); Overdubs (including strings), mix, instrumental mix (24th)
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Adore 6:29 Sign O’ The Times

Girl 6

Studio
Adore 6:29 Sign O’ The Times (Super) Deluxe Edition Studio Remastered in 2020
Adore (Edit) 4:39 The Hits 1

The Hits / The B-Sides

Edit Fade-out
Adore 4:50 The Cross promotional single Edit Fade-out, not specified as an edited version
Adore 4:50 Sign O’ The Times - The Singles‎ Edit Fade-out, not specified as an edited version. Same as above but remastered in 2020.
Adore 5:32 One Nite Alone... Live! Live 14 April 2002, Verizon Wireless Theater, Houston, TX; includes "The Twilight Zone Theme" interpolation
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Adore 2:00 Lovesexy Live 2 VHS Live 9 September 1988, Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, West Germany, pt. 1 entering medley of Delirious / Jack U Off / Sister
Adore 1:23 Lovesexy Live 2 VHS Live 9 September 1988, Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, West Germany, pt. 2 closing medley of Delirious / Jack U Off / Sister
Adore T.B.C. Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition DVD Live 31 December 1987: Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Segue 0:46 Carmen Electra Studio Instrumental segue/intro to All That. Uses the basic tracks of Adore
All That 4:29 Carmen Electra

Fantasia Erotica single

Studio Uses the basic tracks of Adore with entirely different lyrics
All That Unreleased Studio Original version intended for On Top
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Adore (Until The End Of Time) Studio Version without crowd noise bleed from It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night during intro
Adore (Until The End Of Time) (Instrumental) Studio Instrumental mix
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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