Trust

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Trust

Batman.jpg
from the album Batman
Trust single.jpg
promo art for Trust
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 20 June 1989 - Batman album
Album(s): Batman
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

Trust is the sixth track on Prince’s eleventh album Batman (the motion picture soundtrack to the Tim Burton movie Batman). In late 1989, a promotional single (with no commercial release) of Trust was available in Hong Kong only. A larger scale release may have been planned since remixes have been made by Shep Pettibone, but it has not been confirmed. Pettibone’s remixes remain unreleased.

The vocals on the album are credited to a character from the movie, as if Prince is singing on their behalf. Trust, like Electric Chair and Partyman, is attributed to The Joker. The line ("Who do ya trust if you can’t trust God? Who can you trust - who can ya? Nobody.") is attributed to Prince.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in March 1989 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions that produced Partyman and Batdance). The song was submitted to replace 200 Balloons in the Batman movie, during The Joker’s balloon parade (Baby I’m A Star had initially been used by the filmmakers to suggest what they wanted), and the filmmakers thought it worked better in the scene than the previously-submitted song, so it was included in the movie and on the album.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
March 1989 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
August 1989 Studio information needed Remix by Shep Pettibone
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted
  • Eric Leeds - saxophone (Horn part may be sampled from an unknown other song)
  • Atlanta Bliss - trumpet (Horn part may be sampled from an unknown other song)
  • Robert Wuhl - sampled vocals (uncredited, as Alexander Knox, sampled from Batman)

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Trust 4:23 Batman

Trust promo

Studio


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Trust Studio Longer version with additional vocals and saxophone parts
Trust (7" With Intro Clap) Remix Remix by Shep Pettibone, possibly intended for a single release
Trust (7" With New Vocal EQ Mix) Remix Remix by Shep Pettibone, possibly intended for a single release
Trust (12" Dub) Remix Remix by Shep Pettibone, possibly intended for a single release
Trust (12"Extended Remix) Remix Remix by Shep Pettibone, possibly intended for a single release
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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