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from the album Come
single art for Space
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 16 August 1994 - Come album
Album(s): Come
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Space is the second track on Prince’s fifteenth album Come, and, two and a half months after the album’s release, Space was released as the album’s second commercially-released single, released in North America and Japan. An earlier version of Space was also included in the 1993 Glam Slam Ulysses stage-show, during the segment titled “The Sirens” (credited, as was the whole project, to ).

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in mid to late May 1993 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions that also produced Pope, Strays Of The World, What’s My Name, Interactive, Solo, and a reworked version of Race), and had been recorded for consideration in the aborted Come musical. The released version (and some of the remixes) contain repeated vocal samples from Ninety-9’s track 40 Ounces (containing input by Prince) - it is unknown if this sample was added immediately or at a later date. On 7 July 1993, a mostly-instrumental version was recorded by Madhouse (during the same five-hour session that produced Carnac (later renamed 17), Edward (later renamed Asswoop or Asswhuppin’ In A Trunk), (Got 2) Give It Up, Parlor Games and Rootie Kazootie, all of which were intended for a third Madhouse album, 24). It was included as the third track on the album 24, but the album, and this instrumental version, remain unreleased.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Mid-late May 1993 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
7 July 1993 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Madhouse recording
Mid-late 1994 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel

Come version

Unreleased Madhouse version

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Space 4:28 Come

Space single

Space (Acoustic Remix) 4:41 Space single Remix
Space (Acoustic Remix Edit) 3:41 Space promo Remix edit
Space (Funky Stuff Dub) 4:48 Space single Remix
Space (Funky Stuff Remix) 5:41 Space single

Come promo

Remix edit
Space (Universal Love Remix) 6:10 Space single

Come promo

Remix Largely new lyrics / spoken rap
Space (Universal Love Radio Remix) 3:58 Space single Remix edit
Space (Universal Love Radio Remix W/O Rap) 3:56 Space promo Remix edit

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Space Studio Original full-length track (used in Glam Slam Ulysses: “The Sirens”), edited for release
Space (Acoustic Remix Vsn #1) Studio
Space Studio Madhouse version; mostly instrumental, jazz version
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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