Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother/Wife

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Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother/Wife

from the album Emancipation
Song details
First Released: 19 November 1996 - Emancipation album
Album(s): Emancipation
Writer(s): Prince (as )
Producer(s): Prince (as )
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

Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother/Wife is the twelfth and final track on the second disc of Prince’s 19th album Emancipation, the third album to be credited to .

Basic tracking dates are unknown, but it is likely that the track was recorded in late 1995 or early 1996 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. According to the Emancipation booklet, the track was "written in Tokyo while she (Mayte) slept" and "recorded in secrecy", placing the writing in early January 1996 (while in Tokyo on the Japan '96 tour); it is likely that he recorded a vocal or acoustic version at that point before recording the studio upon returning to the USA, but this is speculative. The studio version of this track was premiered at Prince and Mayte’s wedding reception on 14 February 1996.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Early 1996 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother/Wife 7:37 Emancipation Studio

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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