Love Or $

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♥ Or $

Kiss single.jpg
single art for Kiss
Song details
Performer: Prince and the Revolution
First Released: 5 February 1986 - Kiss single
Album(s): None
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

♥ Or $ (a.k.a. Love Or $ and Love Or Money) was released as the b-side of Kiss, the first single from Prince’s eighth album Parade, the third to be credited to Prince and the Revolution. It was one of only two b-sides from 1982-1989 not to be included on The B-Sides collection in 1993 (the other being Alexa De Paris), for unknown reasons.

Basic tracking took place on 8 July 1985 at the Washington Avenue Warehouse in Edina, Minnesota (on the same day as Girls & Boys and Alexa De Paris).

♥ Or $ is the first studio track released by Prince (under his own name) to contain musical contributions by Eric Leeds who would become long-term musical collaborators (Eric Leeds had previously contributed to The Family side-project).


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
8 & 9 July 1985, 13 July 1985 & 18 July 1985 Washington Avenue Warehouse,
Edina, MN, USA,
Tracking, overdubs, mix (8th); horn overdubs, mix (9th); mix (13th, 18th)
25 September 1985 Sunset Sound - Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Mix (Susan Rogers & Coke Johnson, Prince not present)
14 or 15 November 1985 (estimate) Advision Studios,
London, England
Mix (Wendy and Lisa)
16 December 1985 Sunset Sound- Studio 3 ,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Mix
14 January 1986 Sunset Sound- Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Mix
Late January 1986 Monterey Sound Studios,
Glendale, CA, USA
Orchestra recording by Clare Fischer
16 & 22 January 1986 Sunset Sound- Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
7" Mix (16th); edit, mix (22nd)
22 February 1986 Sunset Sound- Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Possible mix
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
♥ Or $ 3:57 Kiss single Edit
♥ Or $ (Extended Version) 6:49 Kiss single Studio Full version


Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Cream (N.P.G. Mix) 5:47 Cream single Remix Remix includes sampled horn parts from ♥ Or $ (Extended Version)
Things Have Gotta Change (Tony M. Rap) 3:56 Cream single Studio Includes sampled horn parts from ♥ Or $(Extended Version)
2 The Wire (Creamy Instrumental) (Extended Version) 3:13 Cream single Studio Instrumental largely based on Things Have Gotta Change (Tony M. Rap) with sampled horn parts from ♥ Or $ (Extended Version)
Cream (Straight Pass 12") Unreleased Remix Includes sampled horn parts from ♥ Or $ (Extended Version)
Cream (TV Track 12") Unreleased Remix Includes sampled horn parts from ♥ Or $ (Extended Version)
Cream (Instr. 12") Unreleased Remix Includes sampled horn parts from ♥ Or $ (Extended Version)
Cream (Creamstrumental) Unreleased Remix Includes sampled horn parts from ♥ Or $ (Extended Version)
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
♥ Or $ Early mix Containing rhythm guitar part later mixed out
♥ Or $ (instrumental) Studio Instrumental mix
♥ Or $ Clare Fischer orchestrated version
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • ♥ Or $ is the earliest occurrence of Prince using a non-alphanumerical symbol in the title of a song, something which later became commonplace.
  • Prince subsequently released songs entitled Love and $, although both are musically and lyrically unrelated to this song.
  • There were tentative plans to shoot a video for the song while in France for the filming of Under The Cherry Moon, but in the end the shoot never took place, although storyboards for scenes in the video were created.

References
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