Ooh This I Need

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Ooh This I Need

from the album I Am

single art for Oooh This I Need

Song details
Performer: Elisa Fiorillo
First Released: 18 September 1990 - I Am album
Album(s): I Am
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

Ooh This I Need (a.k.a. Oooh This I Need) is the sixth track on Elisa Fiorillo’s second album, I Am, and, following the album’s release, Oooh This I Need was available as the album’s second and final single; of note is that the single, and the tracks on it, were written as "Oooh This I Need". The track was written and produced by Prince, who also appears as a musician on the track. Of the five tracks on the album Prince contributed to, this was the only one he also produced.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in December 1989 or early 1990 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

Elisa Fiorillo performed the song live in a medley (with On The Way Up and/or Love’s No Fun) on American TV shows in early 1991 with new arrangements. These performances were based on a "rehearsal demo" created by Prince and and his band and submitted to Elisa and her band. Some musical ideas from these new arrangements for Ooh This I Need were reused to create Push.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
December 1989 - early 1990 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
January 1991 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
"Medley demo" by Prince for upcoming TV performances
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Ooh This I Need 4:00 I Am

Oooh This I Need promo

Studio a.k.a. Oooh This I Need on the single
Oooh This I Need (Below The Ground Mix) 6:10 Oooh This I Need promo Remix Remix by Blaze
Oooh This I Need (Laid Back Mix) 4:04 Oooh This I Need promo Remix Remix by Blaze

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Medley demo Rehearsal Medley demo of On The Way Up, Ooh This I Need and Love’s No Fun
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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