Good Love

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Good Love

from the Bright Lights, Big City movie soundtrack

included on the album Crystal Ball
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 8 March 1988 - Bright Lights, Big City movie soundtrack
Album(s): Bright Lights, Big City

Crystal Ball

Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Good Love was the first track on the Bright Lights, Big City soundtrack album, released to coincide with the Bright Lights, Big City movie. This marked the first time that Prince had contributed a previously-unreleased song to a movie soundtrack. In 1998, a different edit of the song (editing out some parts, but including a longer ending), was included as the ninth track on the second disc of Prince’s 20th album Crystal Ball (his fourth using the name ). The album is not clearly divided between Prince tracks and tracks, but the liner notes’ discussion of this track refer to "Prince" making this track, which is consistent with the original release.

Basic tracks for the studio version were recorded on 30 October 1986 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California (two days after Rebirth Of The Flesh and Rockhard In A Funky Place, three days before If I Was Your Girlfriend). The track was included as the sixth track on the 5 November 1986 configuration of the Camille album (credited to the pseudonym Camille), which was later aborted. A few weeks later, it was included as the second track on the third disc as the album developed into the triple-album Crystal Ball on the 30 November 1986 configuration. On both albums, the track followed directly after Shockadelica. Both tracks were removed when the album was eventually pared down and became Sign O’ The Times.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
30 - 1 November 1986 Sunset Sound - Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Tracking, overdubs, vocal, mix (30th); vocal overdubs, mix (31st); (likely) instrumental mix (1st)
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Good Love 5:11 Bright Lights, Big City soundtrack Studio
Good Love 4:55 Crystal Ball Alternate version Edited differently, with extra ending

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Good Love (Instrumental) Studio Instrumental mix
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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