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from the album Parade
single art for Mountains
Song details
Performer: Prince and the Revolution
First Released: 31 March 1986 - Parade album
Album(s): Parade


Writer(s): Prince, Wendy Melvoin (music) and Lisa Coleman (music) (credited to Prince and the Revolution)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the Revolution)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Mountains is the eighth track on Prince's eighth album Parade, the third to be credited to Prince and the Revolution, and, six weeks after the album's release, Mountains was released as the album's second single.

In 2009, a live version performed as a medley with The Jacksons' 1978 song Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground), which was recorded for a short radio performance in Paris, France, was released as an mp3 download on, known as Mountains-Shake Your Body.

Basic tracking took place on 30 November 1985 (on the same day as An Honest Man), almost seven months after a first sequence of the Parade album was compiled. Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman composed the music and recorded it at the Advision Studios,London, England, a few days after the shooting of the America video. Prince composed the lyrics, but claimed sole credit for the song upon its release.

Mountains is the only song on the album to showcase the extended Revolution band (featuring Miko Weaver and Atlanta Bliss) which would tour with Prince in 1986. It is also the earliest recorded Prince-related track to feature Atlanta Bliss.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Late October - November 1985 Advision Studios,
London, England
Demo by Wendy and Lisa (no Prince input)
30 November 1985 Washington Avenue Warehouse,
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel

Released version

Unreleased version

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Mountains 3:58 Parade album
Studio Segues into Do U Lie?
Mountains 3:58 The Story So Far... promotional album

Mountains single
Peach single

Mountains (Extended Version) 9:54 Mountains single Extended Version
Mountains-Shake Your Body 4:17 mp3 download Live 12 October 2009 (mat.), RTL: Le Grand Studio (Rue Bayard), Paris, France; Elisa Fiorillo on lead vocals for Shake Your Body section
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Mountains 6:07 Under The Cherry Moon DVD Studio Contains an extended intro
Mountains 3:56 Under The Cherry Moon DVD Promo video See Mountains for details
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Mountains T.B.C. Live concert TV broadcast Live 7 June 1986, Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI, USA

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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