Free (GCS 2000)

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from the album GCS 2000
Song details
Performer: Graham Central Station
First Released: 2 February 1999 - GCS 2000 album
Album(s): GCS 2000
Writer(s): Larry Graham
Producer(s): Larry Graham and Prince (as )
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Free is the second track on Graham Central Station’s eighth studio album GCS 2000. Keeping the theme established on Push It Up (on the New Power Generation’s Newpower Soul) and Democrazy (on Chaka Khan’s Come 2 My House), the track contains shared lead vocals between Larry Graham, Chaka Khan and Prince (as ). The song was written by Larry Graham, and produced by Larry Graham and Prince (as ), who also appears as a musician.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place between November 1997, and January 1998, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

The track is completely unrelated to Prince’s own track Free (for details of that song, click here).

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
November 1997 - January 1998 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Free 7:04 GCS 2000 Studio
Free 4:11 U Move Me promo Studio, edit
Free 1:47 NPG Sampler '98 Excerpt
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Free 4:39 Beautiful Strange VHS Live 28 August 1998 (a.m.): Cafe De Paris, London, England; see Beautiful Strange for more details
Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Free ?:?? Live performance TV broadcast Live 29 May 1998,The Today Show (Summer Concert Series), Plaza outside NBC TV Studios, GE Building, New York, NY, USA
Free ?:?? Delayed performance TV broadcast Live 8 June 1998, Vibe, CBS Television City, Los Angeles, California
Free ?:?? Live performance internet audio broadcast Live 19 July 1999, 2nd annual Yahoo Internet Life Online Music Awards, Studio 54, New York, NY, USA

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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