Take This Beat

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Take This Beat

Song details
Performer: Prince
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
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Take This Beat is an unreleased song recorded in early October 1987 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions that produced When 2 R In Love and U). It is not known if the song was intended for “The Black Album” or any other project at the time of recording. The next year, lyrics from the track were incorporated into the final "part" of the extended version of I Wish U Heaven, titled I Wish U Heaven (Part 1, 2 & 3). The full track remains unreleased, however.

The lyrical structure of the track, including the "Take this..." opening of many lines, was largely reused for What’s My Name, though the tracks are distinct in every other way.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Early October 1987 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments (assumed)

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Take This Beat Studio Recorded early October 1987

Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
I Wish U Heaven (Part 1, 2 & 3) 10:13 I Wish U Heaven single Remix Extended version remix, incorporating Take This Beat lyrics
Eye Wish U Heaven (Part 2 & 3) 7:30 3121.com Jam of the Week stream Remix edit Edit of I Wish U Heaven (Part 1, 2 & 3) above
I Wish U Heaven ?:?? Lovesexy Live 1 VHS Live 9 September 1988, Westfallenhalle, Dortmund, West Germany; includes Part 3 (a.k.a. Take This Beat)
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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