The Love We Make

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The Love We Make

from the album Emancipation
Song details
First Released: 19 November 1996 - Emancipation album
Album(s): Emancipation

Anthology: 1995-2010

Writer(s): Prince (as )
Producer(s): Prince (as )
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The Love We Make is the eleventh track on the third disc of Prince’s 19th album Emancipation, the third album credited to . Prince has said that he used the song to "speak to the spirit of a friend lost to drugs"; it is believed that this refers to Jonathan Melvoin, Wendy and Susannah Melvoin’s brother, keyboard player for The Smashing Pumpkins, who had played on both Around The World In A Day and Parade, and who played keyboard in the live line-up of The Family. Melvoin died of a heroin overdose in New York City on 12 July 1996.

While specific recording dates are unknown, it is likely that the track was recorded between mid-July (following Jonathan Melvoin’s death) and early August 1996 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (on the same day as The Divine).

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
mid-July - early August 1996 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
The Love We Make 4:38 Emancipation

Anthology: 1995-2010


Additional Information

See also Trivia

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