God Is Alive

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God Is Alive

Song details
Performer: Prince
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

God Is Alive is an unreleased track recorded in June 1988, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, shortly before the European Lovesexy Tour. Prince worked on the track further on 27 July 1988 at Olympic Studios, London, England, when Mavis Staples' vocal overdubs were recorded (a clip of this recording session was shown on the Prince - Musical Portrait documentary).

The track was included as the tenth and final track on the 25 September 1988 configuration of Graffiti Bridge, and the following month was included on the 27 October 1988 configuration of Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic. It was also included as the seventh track on a late 1988 or early 1989 configuration of Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic, but the album was ultimately abandoned.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
June 1988 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
27 July 1988 Olympic Studios,
London, England
Vocal overdubs by Mavis Staples and additional recording
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocal and instruments, except where noted (assumed)
  • Mavis Staples - co-lead vocals

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
God Is Alive Studio June 1988 recording before overdubs
God Is Alive Studio July 1988 recording, with Mavis Staples vocals
God Is Alive Reprise Reprise containing song’s ending without guitar solo

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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