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8 album.jpg
from the album 8
Song details
Performer: Madhouse
First Released: 21 January 1987 - 8 album
Album(s): 8
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Madhouse)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Madhouse)
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

Five is the fifth track on Madhouse's first album 8. Five was written and produced by Prince (credited only to Madhouse), with saxophone and musical input by Eric Leeds.

Basic tracking took place on 29 September 1986 at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota (the day after Baby Doll House, One and Two, the same day as Three and Four, the day before Six and Seven), although it is credited as being recorded at "Madhouse Studios", Pittsburgh, PA, USA (a fictional studio). It is likely that the title was assigned only after the final sequence had been arranged for the album.

The track features sped-up telephone conversation in the background throughout, but it is not known who was involved in this recording.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
29 September 1986 Galpin Blvd Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Eric Leeds - tenor saxophone
  • Prince - all other instruments, except where noted (uncredited)
  • Unidentified vocalists - telephone conversation

  • Dr. Fink - credited for keyboards, but does not appear
  • Levi Seacer, Jr. - credited for bass guitar, but does not appear
  • John Lewis - credited for drums, but does not appear

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Five 1:18 8 Studio

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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