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from the album 20Ten
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 10 July 2010 - 20Ten album
Album(s): 20Ten
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
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

Compassion is the first track from Prince’s 35th album 20Ten.

Basic tracking dates are uncertain, but it is believed that the track was recorded in early-to-mid 2006 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (Ray Monteiro finished working with Prince in late August 2006). It is possible that the horn parts were recorded in 2006 (possibly even for a different track) with the rest of the song following later, but this is purely speculative.

The track was also worked on in September 2008 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California. This was possibly when the background vocals were done.

A live-band version of the song was included as the third track on a (late Summer 2008) configuration of Lotusflow3r but was removed before the album’s release.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Early-to-mid 2006 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
1 September 2008 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Overdubs including background vocals
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Compassion 3:57 20Ten Studio

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Compassion Studio Recorded early-to-mid 2006, before background vocal overdubs
Compassion Studio Live band version
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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