Love And Sex

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Love And Sex

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from the album Purple Rain Deluxe Expanded Edition
Song details
Performer: Prince and the Revolution
First Released: 23 June 2017 - Purple Rain Deluxe Expanded Edition album
Album(s): Purple Rain Deluxe Expanded Edition
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

Love And Sex is a song recorded on 27 February 1984 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California (on the same day as overdubs on Traffic Jam, two days before When Doves Cry). Engineer Peggy McCreary noted that Prince wanted a Yamaha DX-7 synth, which she had to purchase for use in the song; he used the DX-7 for many later recordings. It is unknown if this song was intended for any project at the time, but during Prince: A Celebration in June 2000, computer screens at Paisley Park Studios offered names of a selection of tracks which users could vote on for inclusion on Crystal Ball Volume II, and while Love And Sex was chosen by fans, the project was ultimately abandoned.

Prince later reused the title for an otherwise-unrelated 1986 recording; see Love And Sex for details of that track (it is unlikely that this later track was the one selected for Crystal Ball Volume II since it was sung by Sheila E.).

In 2017 Love And Sex was released as the second track on the From The Vault & Previously Unreleased disc of a Deluxe release of Purple Rain. While a solo recording, it is listed here as a Prince and the Revolution track as it was released as a bonus track on the Purple Rain Deluxe Expanded Edition album, which is credited to Prince and the Revolution.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
27 February 1984 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Basic tracking
28 February 1984 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Love And Sex 5:00 Purple Rain Deluxe (Expanded) Edition (From The Vault & Previously Unreleased)

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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