I Don’t Wanna Stop

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I Don’t Wanna Stop


from the album Azz Izz
Song details
Performer: Ren Woods
First Released: 19 March 1982 - Azz Izz album
Album(s): Azz Izz
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Chuck Jackson
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

I Don’t Wanna Stop is the eighth and final track on Ren Woods’s second and final album Azz Izz. The track was written by Prince, but re-recorded by Ren Woods, marking the first time Prince gave a track to another artist without contributing to the released recording. The song was removed from later pressings of the album at Prince’s request, although no reason has been given.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in early-to-mid-1980, most likely in Prince’s North Arm Drive Home Studio in Orono, Minnesota (where he lived from December 1979 until late 1980). In 1982 a version was recorded with Vanity on vocals. Although it’s not clear if the song was considered for the Vanity 6 project at the time. At one point, the song was considered for either The Family album or possibly the Mazarati album, and it was re-recorded with The Family around March 1985.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Early-to-mid 1980 North Arm Drive Home Studio,
Orono, MN, USA
Tracking
Early 1982 (assumed) North Arm Drive Home Studio,
Orono, MN, USA (assumed)
Re-recording with Vanity
Early 1982 Studio information needed Re-recording (Ren Woods version)
March 1985 Studio information needed Vocal overdubs with St. Paul and Susannah Melvoin
Recording Personnel


Ren Woods version

  • Ren Woods - vocals
  • Other musical personnel information needed.


Prince version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments (assumed)


Vanity version

  • Vanity - vocals
  • Prince - all other and instruments (assumed)


The Family version



Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
I Don’t Wanna Stop 5:58 Azz Izz Studio
I Don’t Wanna Stop 5:58 Azz Izz 2015 re-issue Studio Remastered version


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
I Don’t Wanna Stop Studio Prince’s original 1980 recording
I Don’t Wanna Stop Studio Prince version, longer than above
I Don’t Wanna Stop Studio Version with Vanity
I Don’t Wanna Stop Studio Version with The Family
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • This song marks the first time Prince gave a track to another artist without contributing to the released recording.
  • This song was removed from later pressings of the album at Prince’s request, although no reason has been given. This marks the first time he has intentionally removed a song from print.
  • The song was registered at the Library Of Cogress on 14 August 1980, along with Wouldn’t You Love To Love Me?.

References
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