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from the album 8
Song details
Performer: Madhouse
First Released: 21 January 1987 - 8 album
Album(s): 8
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Madhouse)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Madhouse)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

One is the first track on Madhouse’s first album 8. One was written and produced by Prince (credited only to Madhouse), with saxophone and musical input by Eric Leeds. No musician is credited on the record.

Basic tracking took place on 28 September 1986 at Prince’s Galpin Blvd Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota (recorded in sequence between Baby Doll House and Two, the day before Three, Four and Five), although it is credited as being recorded at "Madhouse Studios", Pittsburgh, PA, USA (a fictional studio). It is likely that the title was assigned only after the final sequence had been arranged for the album.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
28 September 1986 Galpin Blvd Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Tracking, horn overdubs
Recording Personnel
  • Eric Leeds - saxophone (uncredited)
  • Prince - all other instruments, except where noted (uncredited)

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
One 7:18 8 Studio

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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