Love’s Theme

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Love’s Theme

Song details
Performer: Grand Central
Writer(s): Barry White
Producer(s): Prince, André Anderson (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Love’s Theme is an unreleased cover of the Love Unlimited song, Love’s Theme that appeared as an instrumental on the group’s Under the Influence of... album in 1973 and again with vocals on their follow-up In Heat album in 1974. The instrumental version was one of four songs recorded in 1974 by Prince’s first band Grand Central (with André Anderson, Charles Smith, Linda Anderson and William Doughty), on reel-to-reel in a recording-session that was the result of winning a North Commons Park battle-of-the-band contest, where the prize was $75 and 8 hours recording time at the Cookhouse Studios. Other songs recorded in the session were Whenever, You Remind Me Of Me and a cover of Carole King’s It’s Too Late. They opted to cover the instrumental so they didn’t have to argue who would sing it.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
1974 Cookhouse Studios, Minneapolis, MN, USA basic tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - guitar
  • Charles Smith - drums and vocals
  • André Anderson - bass guitar and vocals
  • Linda Anderson - keyboards and vocals
  • William Doughty - percussion and vocals

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Love’s Theme Studio

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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