Damn U

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Damn U


from the album

single art for Damn U
Song details
Performer: Prince and the New Power Generation
First Released: 13 October 1992 - album
Album(s):
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Damn U is the eleventh track (tenth song) on Prince’s 14th album , the second album to be credited to Prince and the New Power Generation, and, five weeks after the album’s release, Damn U was released as the album’s fourth single (on the same day as the 7 single).

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in January 1992, at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions that produced The Continental, The Flow, Born 2 B.R.E.E.D., With This Tear, Qualified and a revamped version of Sex).

Kirstie Alley’s spoken part for the segue included at the end of the album version was recorded in early 1992 at Record Plant, Los Angeles, California. The track was included as the 14th track (ninth song) on a March 1992, configuration of the album, and the 14th track (tenth song) on a late-Summer 1992, configurations, until many of the album’s segues were removed for release.

A version with the vocals replaced by saxophone by Brian Gallagher was recorded at some point in 1992, and was included as the b-side on a planned single of Sweet Baby in early 1993, but the single was left unreleased.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
January 1992 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Tracking
February 1992 Ocean Way Recording,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Orchestral overdubs by Clare Fischer’s orchestra
Early 1992 Record Plant,
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Kirsty Alley vocal recording
1992 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Saxophone overdubs by Brian Gallagher
Recording Personnel

Released version

Sax Mix


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Damn U 4:24 Studio
Damn U 4:04 Damn U single Edit Edits out only a segue included on the album version
Damn U 4:02 NPG Ahdio # 4 mp3 (not available as a separate track) Live 25 March 1993, Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY, USA
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Damn U 4:06 3 Chains O’ Gold VHS/laserdisc Promo video See Damn U for details
Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Damn U 4:04 Act I TV-special Video version See Act I TV-special for details.
Damn U ?:?? Delayed performance TV broadcast Live December 1992, Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; see The Ryde Dyvine for details
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
2 Whom It May Concern 4:02 My Name Is Prince single

7 single
Damn U single

Studio medley See 2 Whom It May Concern for more details
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Damn U (Sax Mix) Alternate Instrumental version intended for Sweet Baby single
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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