Difference between revisions of "It’s Too Late"

From Prince Vault
Jump to: navigation, search
(Created page with "{{song-3| |song name = It's Too Late |single image = link=Unreleased Songs |performer = Grand Centra...")
 
 
(14 intermediate revisions by 2 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
 
{{song-3|
 
{{song-3|
|song name                = It's Too Late
+
|song name                = It’s Too Late
 
|single image              = [[File:Unreleasedsong.jpg|link=Unreleased Songs]]
 
|single image              = [[File:Unreleasedsong.jpg|link=Unreleased Songs]]
 
|performer                = [[Grand Central]]
 
|performer                = [[Grand Central]]
|writer(s)                = Carole King, Toni Stern
+
|writer(s)                = Toni Stern (lyrics) & [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carole_King Carole King] (music)
|producer(s)              = [[Prince]], [[André Cymone|André Anderson]] and [[Charles Smith]] (assumed)
+
|producer(s)              = [[Prince]], [[André Cymone|André Anderson]] and [[Charles Smith|Charles 'Chazz' Smith]] (assumed)
|previous song            = [[In The Name Of Love]]
+
|previous song            = [[It’s Alright]]
|next song                = [[The Jam]]
+
|next song                = [[Jailhouse Rock]]
|introduction              = '''It's Too Late''' is an unreleased cover of a Carole King song that appeared on her 1971 album ''Tapestry''. It was recorded in 1974 by [[Grand Central]], a band consisting of [[Prince]], [[Morris Day]], [[André Cymone|André Anderson]], Linda Anderson and William Doughty, with [[Pepé Willie]] overseeing. The reel-to-reel recording-session was a result of winning a battle-of-the-band contest, where the prize was $75 and recording time at the [[Cookhouse Studios]]. Other songs recorded in the session were [[Whenever]], [[You Remind Me Of Me]] and an unspecified [[Love Unlimited song]].
+
|introduction              = '''It’s Too Late''' is an unreleased cover of a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carole_King Carole King] song that appeared on her 1971 album [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapestry_(Carole_King_album) ''Tapestry'']. It was recorded in late 1974 at [[Cookhouse Studios]], Minneapolis, Minnesota, by [[Grand Central]], a band consisting of [[Prince]], [[André Cymone|André Anderson]], [[Charles Smith|Charles 'Chazz' Smith]], Linda Anderson and William Doughty, with [[Pepé Willie]] overseeing.  
 +
 
 +
The reel-to-reel recording-session was a result of winning a North Commons Park battle-of-the-band contest, where the prize was $75 and 8 hours recording time. Other songs recorded in the session were [[Whenever]], [[You Remind Me Of Me]] and Love Unlimited’s instrumental [[Love’s Theme]]. These four songs are the first to be recorded by [[Prince]] in a studio. He would later return to the [[Cookhouse Studios]] to record songs for [[Pepé Willie]]’s [[94 East]] project the following year. Other sessions with [[Grand Central]] (now [[Grand Central|Grand Central Corporation]] with [[Morris Day]] on drums replacing [[Charles Smith|Charles 'Chazz' Smith]]) and [[André Cymone|André Anderson]] took place in early 1976 at [[ASI Studio]], Minneapolis, Minnesota.
 +
 
 +
It is not known if '''It’s Too Late''' was considered for inclusion on any project.  
 
|recording info            =
 
|recording info            =
 
{{RecordingLine|
 
{{RecordingLine|
|date                      = 1974
+
|date                      = Late 1974
 
|studio                    = [[Cookhouse Studios]], Minneapolis, MN, USA
 
|studio                    = [[Cookhouse Studios]], Minneapolis, MN, USA
|additional info          = initial tracking
+
|additional info          = basic tracking
 
}}
 
}}
 
|recording personnel      =  
 
|recording personnel      =  
*[[Prince]] - vocals and guitar
+
*[[Prince]] - lead vocals and guitar
*[[Morris Day]] - drums and vocals
+
*[[Charles Smith|Charles 'Chazz' Smith]] - drums and vocals
 
*[[André Cymone|André Anderson]] - bass guitar and vocals
 
*[[André Cymone|André Anderson]] - bass guitar and vocals
 
*Linda Anderson - keyboards and vocals
 
*Linda Anderson - keyboards and vocals
Line 24: Line 28:
 
|line=
 
|line=
 
{{Unreleasedline|
 
{{Unreleasedline|
|1= '''It's Too Late'''
+
|1= '''It’s Too Late'''
 
|2= Studio
 
|2= Studio
|3=  
+
|3= Recorded late 1974
 
}}
 
}}
 
}}
 
}}
Line 32: Line 36:
 
|broadcasts, streaming    =  
 
|broadcasts, streaming    =  
 
|sampled in                =  
 
|sampled in                =  
|first live appearance    = 1974 <small>(as part of [[Grand Central]])</small>
+
|first live appearance    = 1974 <small>(as part of [[Grand Central]], assumed)</small>
 
|performed regularly on    = none
 
|performed regularly on    = none
|performed occasionally in = 1974 <small>(as part of [[Grand Central]])</small> 1975 <small>(as part of [[Grand Central]])</small>
+
|performed occasionally in = 1974 <small>(as part of [[Grand Central]], assumed)
 
|trivia                    =  
 
|trivia                    =  
 
|see also                  = [[Unreleased Songs]]
 
|see also                  = [[Unreleased Songs]]
 
* [[Grand Central]]
 
* [[Grand Central]]
|references                = [http://www.waxpoetics.com/features/articles/andre-cymone-plays-records-changed-life/3 Wax Poetic article]
+
|references                = [https://web.archive.org/web/20141023115730/http://www.waxpoetics.com/features/articles/andre-cymone-plays-records-changed-life/3 '''André Cymone plays the records that changed his life''' by Ericka Blount Danois (waxpoetics.com – 18 September 2014)]
 +
 
 
|categories                = [[Category:1974]][[Category:Unreleased Songs]][[Category:Songs (Prince contribution)]][[Category:Recorded 1974]]
 
|categories                = [[Category:1974]][[Category:Unreleased Songs]][[Category:Songs (Prince contribution)]][[Category:Recorded 1974]]
 
}}
 
}}

Latest revision as of 15:42, 3 April 2021

It’s Alright   < < < Non-Prince Songs All Prince Songs Unreleased Songs > > >   Jailhouse Rock
It’s Too Late

Unreleasedsong.jpg
Song details
Performer: Grand Central
Writer(s): Toni Stern (lyrics) & Carole King (music)
Producer(s): Prince, André Anderson and Charles 'Chazz' Smith (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

It’s Too Late is an unreleased cover of a Carole King song that appeared on her 1971 album Tapestry. It was recorded in late 1974 at Cookhouse Studios, Minneapolis, Minnesota, by Grand Central, a band consisting of Prince, André Anderson, Charles 'Chazz' Smith, Linda Anderson and William Doughty, with Pepé Willie overseeing.

The reel-to-reel recording-session was a result of winning a North Commons Park battle-of-the-band contest, where the prize was $75 and 8 hours recording time. Other songs recorded in the session were Whenever, You Remind Me Of Me and Love Unlimited’s instrumental Love’s Theme. These four songs are the first to be recorded by Prince in a studio. He would later return to the Cookhouse Studios to record songs for Pepé Willie’s 94 East project the following year. Other sessions with Grand Central (now Grand Central Corporation with Morris Day on drums replacing Charles 'Chazz' Smith) and André Anderson took place in early 1976 at ASI Studio, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

It is not known if It’s Too Late was considered for inclusion on any project.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Late 1974 Cookhouse Studios, Minneapolis, MN, USA basic tracking
Recording Personnel

Versions
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
It’s Too Late Studio Recorded late 1974


 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
It’s Alright   < < < All Songs Unreleased Songs > > >   Jailhouse Rock