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|performer                = [[Prince and the Revolution]]
 
|performer                = [[Prince and the Revolution]]
 
|first released            = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/March 31|31 March 1986]] - [[Album: Parade|Parade]] album
 
|first released            = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/March 31|31 March 1986]] - [[Album: Parade|Parade]] album
|album(s)                  = [[Album: Parade|Parade]]<br>[[Album: Girl 6|Girl 6]]<br>[[Album:_One_Nite_Alone..._The_Aftershow:_It_Ain't_Over|One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain't Over!]]<br>[[Album: Indigo Nights|Indigo Nights]]
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|album(s)                  = [[Album: Parade|Parade]]<br>
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[[Album: Girl 6|Girl 6]]<br>
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[[Album:_One_Nite_Alone..._The_Aftershow:_It_Ain’t_Over|One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain’t Over!]]<br>
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[[Album: Indigo Nights|Indigo Nights]]<br>
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[[Album: 4Ever|4Ever]]
 
|writer(s)                = [[Prince]] (credited to [[Prince and the Revolution]])
 
|writer(s)                = [[Prince]] (credited to [[Prince and the Revolution]])
 
|producer(s)              = [[Prince]] (credited to [[Prince and the Revolution]])
 
|producer(s)              = [[Prince]] (credited to [[Prince and the Revolution]])
 
|previous song            = [[Girl Power]]
 
|previous song            = [[Girl Power]]
 
|next song                = [[Girls Will Be Girls]]
 
|next song                = [[Girls Will Be Girls]]
|introduction              = '''Girls & Boys''' is the fifth track on [[Prince]]'s eighth album [[Album: Parade|Parade]], the third to be credited to [[Prince and the Revolution]], and, four months after the album's release, [[Single: Girls & Boys|Girls & Boys]] was released as the album's third single in the UK and Europe. The track was included as a b-side on the corresponding US single release, [[Single: Anotherloverholenyohead|Anotherloverholenyohead]].  
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|introduction              = '''Girls & Boys''' is the fifth track on [[Prince]]’s eighth album [[Album: Parade|Parade]], the third to be credited to [[Prince and the Revolution]], and, four months after the album’s release, [[Single: Girls & Boys|Girls & Boys]] was released as the album’s third single in the UK and Europe. The track was included as a b-side on the corresponding US single release, [[Single: Anotherloverholenyohead|Anotherloverholenyohead]].  
  
In 1989, it was included as the second track on a CD re-release of [[Single: Kiss|Kiss]], the album's first single.  
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In 1989, it was included as the second track on a CD re-release of [[Single: Kiss|Kiss]], the album’s first single.  
  
 
In 1996, the song was also included as the fourth track on the soundtrack album [[Album: Girl 6|Girl 6]] (a compilation of music by [[Prince]] and associated artists for the movie [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girl_6 Girl 6], directed by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spike_Lee Spike Lee]).  
 
In 1996, the song was also included as the fourth track on the soundtrack album [[Album: Girl 6|Girl 6]] (a compilation of music by [[Prince]] and associated artists for the movie [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girl_6 Girl 6], directed by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spike_Lee Spike Lee]).  
  
In 2002, a live version was included as the eighth track on the live album [[Album:_One_Nite_Alone..._The_Aftershow:_It_Ain't_Over|One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain't Over!]].  
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In 2002, a live version was included as the eighth track on the live album [[Album:_One_Nite_Alone..._The_Aftershow:_It_Ain’t_Over|One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain’t Over!]].  
  
 
In 2008, a 2007 live version was included as the second track on the live album [[Album: Indigo Nights|Indigo Nights]] (beginning a medley which continues with [[The Song Of The Heart]], [[Delirious]] and [[Just Like U (Monologue)]]).
 
In 2008, a 2007 live version was included as the second track on the live album [[Album: Indigo Nights|Indigo Nights]] (beginning a medley which continues with [[The Song Of The Heart]], [[Delirious]] and [[Just Like U (Monologue)]]).
  
Initial tracking took place on [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/July_8|8 July 1985]] at the [[Crosstown Circle Warehouse]], Eden Prairie, MN, USA. [[Clare Fischer]] arranged and recorded orchestration for the song at some point in mid-late 1985 at Monterey Sound Studios, Glendale, CA, USA, but [[Prince]] preferred the track without orchestration, and chose to use the track without orchestration for the final release.  
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Basic tracking took place on [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/July_8|8 July 1985]] at the [[Washington Avenue Warehouse]] in Edina, Minnesota (on the same day as [[Love Or $|♥ Or $]] and [[Alexa De Paris]]).
  
'''Girls & Boys''' is the first track released by [[Prince]] (under his own name) to contain musical contributions by [[Eric Leeds]] who would become long-term musical collaborators ([[Eric Leeds]] had previously contributed to [[Album: The Family|The Family]] side-project).
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'''Girls & Boys''' is the first album track released by [[Prince]] (under his own name) to contain musical contributions by [[Eric Leeds]] who would become long-term musical collaborators ([[Eric Leeds]] had previously contributed to [[Album: The Family|The Family]] side-project).
 
|recording info            =
 
|recording info            =
 
{{RecordingLine|
 
{{RecordingLine|
|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/July 8|8 July 1985]]
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|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/July 8|8]] & [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/July 9|9 July 1985]], [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/July 13|13 July 1985]]
|studio                    = [[Crosstown Circle Warehouse]], Eden Prairie, MN, USA
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|studio                    = [[Washington Avenue Warehouse]],<br>Edina, MN, USA,
|additional info          = Initial tracking
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|additional info          = Tracking, overdubs, mix (8th); horn overdubs, mix (9th); mix (13th)
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{RecordingLine|
 
{{RecordingLine|
|date                      = Mid-to-late 1985
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|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/November_18|18 November 1985]] (estimate)
|studio                    = Monterey Sound Studios, Glendale, CA, USA
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|studio                    = Pumacrest Mobile Recording Unit (from Advision Studios)<br>in Nice, France
|additional info          = Orchestra recording by [[Clare Fischer]]
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|additional info          = Mix ([[Wendy Melvoin|Wendy]] & [[Lisa Coleman|Lisa]], probably with [[Prince]])
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}}
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{{RecordingLine|
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|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/December 16|16 December 1985]]
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|studio                    = [[Sunset Sound]]- Studio 3 ,<br>Hollywood, CA, USA
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|additional info          = Mix
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}}
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{{RecordingLine|
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|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/June 23|23 June 1986]]
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|studio                    = [[Washington Avenue Warehouse]],<br>Edina, MN, USA,
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|additional info          = 7" mix, edits
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}}
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{{RecordingLine|
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|date                      = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/December 8|8]] &  [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/December 10|10 December 1986]]
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|studio                    = [[Sunset Sound]]- Studio 3 ,<br>Hollywood, CA, USA
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|additional info          = [[25 August, 1986|Live from Le Zénith in Paris, August 25, 1986]], mix
 
}}
 
}}
 
|recording personnel      =
 
|recording personnel      =
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*[[Nandy McClean]] - backing vocals
 
*[[Nandy McClean]] - backing vocals
 
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<br>
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'''Unreleased version'''
 
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:*Basses - Chuck Dominico and Arni Egilsson.
 
:*Basses - Chuck Dominico and Arni Egilsson.
 
:*Woodwinds - Gene Cipriano, Don Ashworth, John Clarke, Dave Edwards, Gary Foster, Jim Kanter, John Lowe, Dick Mitchell, Jack Nimitz, Joe Soldo and Bob Tricarico
 
:*Woodwinds - Gene Cipriano, Don Ashworth, John Clarke, Dave Edwards, Gary Foster, Jim Kanter, John Lowe, Dick Mitchell, Jack Nimitz, Joe Soldo and Bob Tricarico
:*Trumpets - Ray Brown, Rich Cooper, Bob Findley, Larry Ford, Bob O'Donnell and Al Vizutti
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:*Trumpets - Ray Brown, Rich Cooper, Bob Findley, Larry Ford, Bob O’Donnell and Al Vizutti
 
:*Trombones - Garnett Brown, Charles Loper, Morris Repass and Bill Watrous
 
:*Trombones - Garnett Brown, Charles Loper, Morris Repass and Bill Watrous
:*French Horns - Marni Johnson, David Duke, Joe Myer, Brian O'Connor, Calvin Smith and Jim Thatcher
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:*French Horns - Marni Johnson, David Duke, Joe Myer, Brian O’Connor, Calvin Smith and Jim Thatcher
 
:*Tuba - Tommy Johnson
 
:*Tuba - Tommy Johnson
:*Tympani and percussion - Brent Fischer
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:*Tympani and percussion - Brent Fischer -->
 
|released versions        =
 
|released versions        =
 
{{Songchart|
 
{{Songchart|
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[[Single: Girls & Boys|Girls & Boys]] single<br>
 
[[Single: Girls & Boys|Girls & Boys]] single<br>
 
[[Single: Anotherloverholenyohead|Anotherloverholenyohead]] single<br>
 
[[Single: Anotherloverholenyohead|Anotherloverholenyohead]] single<br>
[[Album:_The_Story So Far...|The Story So Far...]] promotional album<br>
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[[Album: The Story So Far...|The Story So Far...]] promotional album <br>
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[[Album: Sounds O’ The Times|Sounds O’ The Times]] promotional album <br>
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[[file:Eye88.png|link=Album: Eye Love Prince]] [[Album: Eye Love Prince|Love Prince]] promotional album <br>
 
[[Single: Kiss|Kiss]] single re-issue<br>
 
[[Single: Kiss|Kiss]] single re-issue<br>
 
[[Album: Girl 6|Girl 6]]
 
[[Album: Girl 6|Girl 6]]
 
|4= Studio
 
|4= Studio
|5=  
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|5= Sometimes listed as '''Girls And Boys'''
 
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{{Songline|
 
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|3= [[Single: Girls & Boys|Girls & Boys]] single<br>
 
|3= [[Single: Girls & Boys|Girls & Boys]] single<br>
 
[[Single: Anotherloverholenyohead|Anotherloverholenyohead]] single<br>
 
[[Single: Anotherloverholenyohead|Anotherloverholenyohead]] single<br>
[[Single: Peach|Peach]] single
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[[Single: Peach|Peach]] single<br>
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[[Album: 4Ever|4Ever]]
 
|4= Edit
 
|4= Edit
|5= }}
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|5=  
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{{Songline|
 
{{Songline|
 
|1= '''Girls & Boys'''
 
|1= '''Girls & Boys'''
 
|2= 6:59
 
|2= 6:59
|3= [[Album:_One_Nite_Alone..._The_Aftershow:_It_Ain't_Over|One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain't Over!]]
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|3= [[Album:_One_Nite_Alone..._The_Aftershow:_It_Ain’t_Over|One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain’t Over!]]
 
|4= Live  
 
|4= Live  
 
|5= [[20 April 2002-am|20 April 2002, am, The Highlands Hollywood, Hollywood, CA, USA]]
 
|5= [[20 April 2002-am|20 April 2002, am, The Highlands Hollywood, Hollywood, CA, USA]]
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|4= Live
 
|4= Live
 
|5= [[17 September 2007-am|17 September 2007, am, 3121 at The IndigO<sub>2</sub>, London, England]]
 
|5= [[17 September 2007-am|17 September 2007, am, 3121 at The IndigO<sub>2</sub>, London, England]]
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{{Songline|
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|1= '''Girls & Boys'''
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|2= 4:16
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|3= [[Album: Sign O’ The Times Deluxe|Sign O’ The Times ''Super Deluxe Edition'']]
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|4= Live
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|5= [[20 June 1987|20 June 1987: Stadion de Galgenwaard, Utrecht, the Netherlands]]
 
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|3= [[Film: Under The Cherry Moon|Under The Cherry Moon]] DVD
 
|3= [[Film: Under The Cherry Moon|Under The Cherry Moon]] DVD
 
|4= Promo video
 
|4= Promo video
|5= See [[Video: Girls And Boys|Girls & Boys]] video for more details
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|5= See [[Video: Girls & Boys|Girls & Boys]] video for more details
 
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|3= Alternate beginning and ending than released version
 
|3= Alternate beginning and ending than released version
 
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|1= '''Girls & Boys'''
 
|1= '''Girls & Boys'''
 
|2= Studio
 
|2= Studio
 
|3= Track with unused orchestral overdubs
 
|3= Track with unused orchestral overdubs
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|broadcasts, streaming    =  
 
|broadcasts, streaming    =  
 
|sampled in                =
 
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|first live appearance    = [[11_July 1985|11 July 1985, First Avenue, 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis, MN, USA]]
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|first live appearance    = [[11_July 1985|11 July 1985: First Avenue, 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis, Minnesota]]<br>
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* [[24 February 2016-1|24 February 2016 (show 1): Aotea Centre - ASB Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand]]
 
|performed regularly on    = [[Parade Tour]]
 
|performed regularly on    = [[Parade Tour]]
* [[Sign O' The Times Tour]]
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* [[Sign O’ The Times Tour]]
 
* [[Lovesexy Tour]] <small>(Japan leg only)</small>
 
* [[Lovesexy Tour]] <small>(Japan leg only)</small>
 
* [[Act II]]
 
* [[Act II]]
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* [[Jam Of The Year World Tour]]
 
* [[Jam Of The Year World Tour]]
 
* [[Per4ming Live 3121]]
 
* [[Per4ming Live 3121]]
|performed occasionally in = [[All Concerts#1985|1985]], [[All Concerts#1986|1986]], [[All Concerts#1987|1987]], [[All Concerts#1988|1988]], [[All Concerts#1997|1997]], [[All Concerts#1998|1998]], [[All Concerts#2003|2003]], [[All Concerts#2004|2004]], [[All Concerts#2007|2007]], [[All Concerts#2010|2010]], [[All Concerts#2015|2015]]
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|performed occasionally in = [[All Concerts#1985|1985]], [[All Concerts#1986|1986]], [[All Concerts#1987|1987]], [[All Concerts#1988|1988]], [[All Concerts#1997|1997]], [[All Concerts#1998|1998]], [[All Concerts#2003|2003]], [[All Concerts#2004|2004]], [[All Concerts#2007|2007]], [[All Concerts#2010|2010]], [[All Concerts#2015|2015]], [[All Concerts#2016|2016]] <small>''(solo piano)'' </small>
|trivia                    =  
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|trivia                    = spoken French word included on the original recording (referred to as "French seduction" on liner notes) is credited to costume designer [[Marie France]]
 
|see also                  = [[Album: Parade|Parade]] album
 
|see also                  = [[Album: Parade|Parade]] album
 
* [[Single: Girls & Boys|Girls & Boys]] single
 
* [[Single: Girls & Boys|Girls & Boys]] single
* [[Video: Girls And Boys|Girls & Boys]] music video
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* [[Video: Girls & Boys|Girls & Boys]] music video
 
|references                = ''[[Book:_The_Vault|The Vault: The Definitive Guide to the Musical World of Prince (2004)]]''
 
|references                = ''[[Book:_The_Vault|The Vault: The Definitive Guide to the Musical World of Prince (2004)]]''
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* ''[https://www.duanetudahl.com/prince-book Prince and the Parade/Sign O’ The Times Era Studio Sessions 1985 and 1986, Duane Tudahl (2021)]''
 
|categories                = [[Category:1986]][[Category:Released Songs (Prince)]][[Category:Songs (Prince)]][[Category:Songs (Prince and the Revolution)]][[Category:Recorded 1985]]
 
|categories                = [[Category:1986]][[Category:Released Songs (Prince)]][[Category:Songs (Prince)]][[Category:Songs (Prince and the Revolution)]][[Category:Recorded 1985]]
 
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Latest revision as of 19:41, 20 August 2021

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Girls & Boys

Parade.jpg
from the album Parade
Girls & Boys
single art for Girls & Boys
Song details
Performer: Prince and the Revolution
First Released: 31 March 1986 - Parade album
Album(s): Parade

Girl 6
One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain’t Over!
Indigo Nights
4Ever

Writer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the Revolution)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the Revolution)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Girls & Boys is the fifth track on Prince’s eighth album Parade, the third to be credited to Prince and the Revolution, and, four months after the album’s release, Girls & Boys was released as the album’s third single in the UK and Europe. The track was included as a b-side on the corresponding US single release, Anotherloverholenyohead.

In 1989, it was included as the second track on a CD re-release of Kiss, the album’s first single.

In 1996, the song was also included as the fourth track on the soundtrack album Girl 6 (a compilation of music by Prince and associated artists for the movie Girl 6, directed by Spike Lee).

In 2002, a live version was included as the eighth track on the live album One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain’t Over!.

In 2008, a 2007 live version was included as the second track on the live album Indigo Nights (beginning a medley which continues with The Song Of The Heart, Delirious and Just Like U (Monologue)).

Basic tracking took place on 8 July 1985 at the Washington Avenue Warehouse in Edina, Minnesota (on the same day as ♥ Or $ and Alexa De Paris).

Girls & Boys is the first album track released by Prince (under his own name) to contain musical contributions by Eric Leeds who would become long-term musical collaborators (Eric Leeds had previously contributed to The Family side-project).


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
8 & 9 July 1985, 13 July 1985 Washington Avenue Warehouse,
Edina, MN, USA,
Tracking, overdubs, mix (8th); horn overdubs, mix (9th); mix (13th)
18 November 1985 (estimate) Pumacrest Mobile Recording Unit (from Advision Studios)
in Nice, France
Mix (Wendy & Lisa, probably with Prince)
16 December 1985 Sunset Sound- Studio 3 ,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Mix
23 June 1986 Washington Avenue Warehouse,
Edina, MN, USA,
7" mix, edits
8 & 10 December 1986 Sunset Sound- Studio 3 ,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Live from Le Zénith in Paris, August 25, 1986, mix
Recording Personnel

Parade version


Indigo Nights version



Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Girls & Boys 5:30 Parade album

Girls & Boys single
Anotherloverholenyohead single
The Story So Far... promotional album
Sounds O’ The Times promotional album
Eye88.png Love Prince promotional album
Kiss single re-issue
Girl 6

Studio Sometimes listed as Girls And Boys
Girls & Boys (Edit) 3:27 Girls & Boys single

Anotherloverholenyohead single
Peach single
4Ever

Edit
Girls & Boys 6:59 One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain’t Over! Live 20 April 2002, am, The Highlands Hollywood, Hollywood, CA, USA
Girls & Boys 4:05 Indigo Nights Live 17 September 2007, am, 3121 at The IndigO2, London, England
Girls & Boys 4:16 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
Girls & Boys 3:54 Under The Cherry Moon DVD Promo video See Girls & Boys video for more details
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Intermission ?:?? Lovesexy Live 1 VHS Studio Studio version played during show; 9 September 1988, Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, West Germany; uncredited on artwork
Intermission Studio Recorded 12-15 June 1988; full version of above without audience noise
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Girls & Boys Studio Alternate beginning and ending than released version
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • spoken French word included on the original recording (referred to as "French seduction" on liner notes) is credited to costume designer Marie France

References
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