Candle Dance

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Candle Dance

from the album Ingrid Chavez
Song details
Performer: Ingrid Chavez
First Released: 24 September 1991 - Ingrid Chavez album
Album(s): Ingrid Chavez (also known as May 19, 1992)
Writer(s): Ingrid Chavez (lyrics) and Michael Koppelman (music)
Producer(s): Michael Koppelman
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

Candle Dance is the third track on Ingrid Chavez’s eponymous album. It was written by Ingrid Chavez and Michael Koppelman and produced by Michael Koppelman, but Prince plays guitar and keyboard on the track (uncredited).

Although specific recording dates are unknown, Ingrid Chavez’s vocal track was recorded with an improvised organ 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, Wintersong, Whispering Dandelions, Slappy Dappy, Elephant Box, Touch Of Love, Blue Boy, Jadestone, Sad Puppet Dance, Standing In The Rain and Cross The Line). Michael Koppelman was asked by Prince to provide a new musical backing for the track in March 1991, at Larrabee Sound Studios in North Hollywood, California, after he had been impressed by Koppelman’s backing for Wintersong, recorded while Prince left the studio for a few hours. It is likely that Prince recorded his keyboard and guitar parts on the same day, although this is unconfirmed.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Mid-December 1987 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
March 1991 Larrabee Sound Studios
North Hollywood, CA, USA
Musical re-recording
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Candle Dance 3:43 Ingrid Chavez Studio

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Candle Dance Studio Original 1987 poetry recording, with improvised organ music by Prince
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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