The Mood For Love

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The Mood For Love (a.k.a. It’s Our Music)

Song details
Performer: Ninety-9
Writer(s): Ninety-9 and Prince (as ) (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (as ) (assumed)
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

The Mood For Love (a.k.a. It’s Our Music) is an unreleased track by poet/rapper Ninety-9 (real name : Dietra Moses) Prince (as ) worked on in late-Spring – early Summer 1993, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions as 40 Ounces, Simlac, Stained Glass and Three Shots). The track is thought to be co-written and produced by Prince (as ). There might be other versions of the song with her own backing music as the five tracks known to have been worked or re-worked by Prince were registered on September 1st 1993 as musical compositions by Dietra Moses alone at the Library Of Congress.

It is unclear whether this short-lived collaboration was intended to lead to an album or to a particular project. Prince sampled the tracks heavily in 1993-5 recordings, however. A looped sample of "Hold on to your wigs" from The Mood For Love was used in studio and live versions of Days Of Wild. The songs quotes Graham Central Station ‘s It’s Alright. The song remains unreleased.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Early 1993 (assumed) Unknown studio, USA Tracking (no Prince input)
Late spring – Early summer 1993 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Re-working by Prince (as )
Recording Personnel
  • Ninety-9 - vocals
  • Prince (as ) - backing vocals and all instruments (assumed)

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
The Mood For Love Studio Recorded 1993

Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Days Of Wild 9:18 Crystal Ball Live with overdubs 9 December 1995, Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA
Days Of Wild 3:34 NPG Ahdio Show # 1 mp3 (not available as a separate track) Live 23 October 1999 am, Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA
Days Of Wild Studio Unreleased original 'extended' studio version
Days Of Wild Edit Unreleased edited version intended for The Gold Experience
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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