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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
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Four is the fourth track on Madhouse’s first album 8. In 1988, it was included as the b-side of 13, the second and final single from Madhouse’s second and final album 16. Four was written and produced by Prince (credited only to Madhouse), with saxophone and musical input by Eric Leeds. No musician is credited on the record.

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 Five, 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 was often performed as an instrumental portion of the song The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker in live shows.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
29 September 1986 Galpin Blvd Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Tracking, horn overdubs, mix
Recording Personnel
  • Eric Leeds - tenor saxophone (uncredited)
  • Prince - all other instruments, except where noted (uncredited)

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Four 2:24 8

13 single

Four 6:11 Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition Live 20 June 1987: Stadion de Galgenwaard, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker 3:53 NPG Music Club Edition # 4 .mov download Live 4 May 2001 (mat.), The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, NBC Studio 3, Burbank, CA, USA; includes Four (uncredited)

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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