Loveleft, Loveright

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Loveleft, Loveright

single art for New Power Generation
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 29 November 1990 - New Power Generation maxi-single
Album(s): None
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

Loveleft, Loveright is the sixth and final track on the maxi-single of New Power Generation, the second Prince single (and fourth single overall) from Prince’s twelfth album Graffiti Bridge (Round And Round by Tevin Campbell and Melody Cool by Mavis Staples had also been released). Although somewhat based around the track New Power Generation, it is considered a separate track and receives its own entry here. A brief sample was used in New Power Generation (Pt. II) as released on Graffiti Bridge.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place presumably in December 1989 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (based on the fact that part of the song can be heard in New Power Generation (Pt. II), as released on Graffiti Bridge). It was then further worked on in September or October 1990 at Larrabee Sound Studios in North Hollywood, California, during recording sessions for the New Power Generation maxi-single (during the same set of sessions as the N.P.G. (Funky Weapon Remix), T.C.’s Rap, Tony’s Iggnant Mix, Get Off, The Lubricated Lady, a segue later included in the N.P.G. (Funky Weapon Remix), Oobey Doop, Play, Heaven Is Keeping Score, Insatiable, additional recording on My Tree and A Positive Place and a remix for The Latest Fashion)). It was included as the sixth track on both October 1990, configurations of the New Power Generation maxi-single (in a shorter version than released on the first configuration), which was worked on further before release.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
December 1989 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
September - October 1990 Larrabee Sound Studios,
North Hollywood, CA, USA
Remixing and additional recording
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Loveleft, Loveright 5:00 New Power Generation single Studio

Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
New Power Generation (Pt. II) 2:57 Graffiti Bridge

New Power Generation single
Controversy single (1993 reissue)

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Loveleft, Loveright Studio Edit or original shorter version
Loveleft, Loveright (Demo Vocal Mix) Studio earlier mix with different lead vocal
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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