If Eye Was The Man In Ur Life

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If Eye Was The Man In Ur Life


from the album Musicology
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 27 March 2004 - Musicology album
Album(s): Musicology
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
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

If Eye Was The Man In Ur Life is the ninth track on Prince’s 28th studio album Musicology.

Initial tracking took place on 11 February 1999 with engineer H.M. Buff as The Man In Your Life. The song’s opening suggests that it was recorded in tandem with The Marrying Kind, yet engineer H.M. Buff was not involved in recording of that track, meaning it was most likely recorded separately. Recording engineer L. Stu Young said that Prince recorded The Marrying Kind, If Eye Was The Man In Ur Life and On The Couch back-to-back at Metalworks Studios, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. It is not known however if this was a full re-recording of the song.

The presence of drummer John Blackwell on If Eye Was The Man In Ur Life suggests that further work was done on the track at some point between late 2000 (when John Blackwell joined Prince’s band) and early 2004.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
11 February 1999 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Tracking
2003 Metalworks Studios,
Mississauga, ON, Canada
Additional recording or full re-recording
Late 2000 - early 2004 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Additional recording
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
If Eye Was The Man In Ur Life 3:08 Musicology Studio
If Eye Was The Man In Ur Life 3:08 Musicology 2019 Vinyl edition (reissue) Studio Slight edit with a fade out ending instead of segueing into On The Couch


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
The Man In Your Life Studio Initial 1999 recording
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Of note is that the title uses the written word "Eye", rather than the symbol (which Prince usually uses) to indicate the word "I".

References
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