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Love And Sex

Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition
from the album
Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 25 September 2020 - Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition album
Album(s): Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe 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 track recorded on 3 January 1986 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California. The mid-tempo song is driven by searing guitar and a whimsical staccato synth, with multitracked vocals, with Prince passiontely delivering his plea to an unnamed object of his affection.

On 25 March 1986, three months after the initial tracking it was reworked for possible inclusion on Sheila E.’s third album Sheila E.. The song was sped up and Sheila E. added her vocals and congas on it. Eric Leeds and Atlanta Bliss also adding horns at this time.

The title Love And Sex was previously used for an otherwise-unrelated 1984 recording; see Love And Sex for details of that track. 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. It is unclear if , but assumed that the Love And Sex selected for Crystal Ball Volume II was the 1984 recording and not this 1986 song.

In September 2020, Prince’s January ’86 version was released as the twelfth track of Vault Tracks part 1, one of the discs with previously unreleased tracks included with the Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition. The faster paced version with Sheila E. singing lead remains unreleased.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
3 January 1986 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Basic tracking
25 March 1986 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Sheila E. vocal overdub, and congas and horn overdubs
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all voices and instruments


Unreleased Sheila E. version


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Love And Sex 4:11 Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition Studio


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Love And Sex Studio Sheila E. vocal version
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Prince had previously used the title Love And Sex for an otherwise-unrelated 1984 recording; see Love And Sex for details of that track.

References
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