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from the home video Lovesexy Live 1
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 19 April 1989 - Lovesexy Live 1 home video
Album(s): None
Writer(s): Prince, Ingrid Chavez (Cross The Line lyrics)
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • This track is not known to have been included in shows other than on the Lovesexy Tour

Intermission was recorded to serve as accompanying soundscape to the intermission that occurred halfway through in shows on the Lovesexy Tour. It was released as a studio track, played over the PA in a live setting, as the uncredited opening track on the Lovesexy Live 1 home video (from the 9 September 1988, Westfallenhalle, Dortmund, West Germany live broadcast). No audio version of the track has been released.

Basic tracking took place over the course of four days, 12-15 June 1988 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The track is, in essence, a sound collage, rather than a song, and was recorded specifically to be played during the Lovesexy Tour shows, as the intermission piece (hence the name) between the first and second halves of the show. As such, it was never intended for inclusion on any studio project.

Intermission includes many elements from other tracks, as well as many unique parts. It opens with deep synth notes and some orchestra, most likely lifted from an unreleased Clare Fischer arrangement to an unidentified Prince song, before a female voice recites a portion of William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet (Act 2, Scene 2). This was originally recorded for Modernaire by Jill Jones. The background here contains some Clare Fischer arranged orchestra lifted from Crystal Ball (which was unreleased at the time). Ingrid Chavez’s poem Cross The Line is then sampled in full, with underneath it the arrangement that Clare Fischer did for Cosmic Day (which remains unreleased to this day).
As it was used for the intermission of the Lovesexy Tour, it is followed by Marie France’s French dialogue from Girls & Boys, along with sampled instruments from Positivity, Lovesexy and Condition Of The Heart, which is used to begin the next live track of the show, Eye No No, is sampled directly from the opening of the song on the Lovesexy album (the atmospheric music of which is in fact a sample from a sound library, although it also appeared as a composition titled Passing Clouds, credited to Roger Limb, originally on the album Out Of This World a 1976 compilation of atmospheric sounds and effects from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop). This part starting with the Girls & Boys dialogue is thought not to be part of the track intermission.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
12-15 June 1988 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
n/a n/a n/a n/a There have been no audio-only releases of this track.
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Intermission 1:46 Lovesexy Live 1 home video Live Studio version played during show; 9 September 1988, Westfallenhalle, Dortmund, West Germany; uncredited on artwork

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Intermission Studio Recorded 12-15 June 1988; full version of above without audience noise
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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