GCS 2000

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GCS 2000

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:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

GCS 2000 is the first track on Graham Central Station’s eighth studio album GCS 2000. The track is an updated version of the track We’ve Been Waiting, the first track on the band’s first album, Graham Central Station (from 1974). Although the lyrics and melody of the track borrow heavily from Frederick Knight’s 1972 song I've Been Lonely for So Long (written by Posie Knight and Jerry Weaver), Larry Graham is credited as the sole author of We’ve Been Waiting on Graham Central Station and GCS 2000. The updated version was 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 was initially titled We’ve Been Waiting '98, but the title was changed for release.

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
GCS 2000 3:53 GCS 2000 Studio
We’ve Been Waiting '98 1:56 NPG Sampler '98 Edit of an alternate mix (without the voice-over intro)

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
We’ve Been Waiting '98 Studio Full version of an alternate mix (without the voice-over intro)
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The song was likely recorded in late 1997, titled We’ve Been Waiting '98. When it was released in 1999, it was titled GCS 2000. Four consecutive years - 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000 - are all included in the track’s recording and release details.

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