With You

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With You

from the album Prince
Song details
Performer: Prince; Jill Jones
First Released: 19 October 1979 - Prince album
Album(s): Prince

Jill Jones

Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
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With You is the fifth track on Prince’s second album Prince. In 1987, a re-recorded version (essentially a cover version, but mixed by Prince) was included as the fourth track on Jill Jones' first and only album Jill Jones.

An early version of the song was recorded in February 1978 at Music Farm Studios in New York, NY, USA, around the same time as of sessions led by Pepé Willie intended for Tony Silvester, leader of the group The Main Ingredient to use as demos for Little Anthony and the Imperials, who he wanted to produce (the one-day session also produced I Feel For You, Thrill You Or Kill You, and André Cymone’s original version of Do Me, Baby), although With You was recorded with extra studio time and was not intended for use by Tony Silvester.

While specific recording dates for the album version are not known, the album sessions took place from late April to late May 1979 at Alpha Studios in Burbank, California. Overdubs and mixing took place at Hollywood Sound Recorders in Los Angeles, California.

In November 1985, Jill Jones re-recorded the track, at Prince’s request, for inclusion on her 1987 eponymous album Jill Jones. This is essentially a cover version of the track, without musical input by Prince, except for some mixing.

Prince did commission an orchestral arrangement for it from Clare Fischer, recorded in December, but the orchestral arrangement is not used in the released version on Jill Jones.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
February 1978 Music Farm Studios,
New York, NY, USA
Preliminary version
April - May 1979 Alpha Studios,
Burbank, CA, USA
May - 13 June 1979 (assumed) Hollywood Sound Recorders,
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Overdubs, mixing
November 1985 Electric Lady Studios - Studio A,
New York, NY, USA (assumed)
Jill Jones re-recording
Mid December 1985 Studio information needed, California Clare Fischer overdubs (unused)
22 December 1985 Sunset Sound - Studio 3 ,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Mix with orchestra (Jill Jones version)
29 January 1986 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Mix, overdub (guitar and piano), edit (Jill Jones version)
20 February 1986 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Mixing Jill Jones album compilation
Recording Personnel

Prince version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments

Unreleased Prince Version

Jill Jones version

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
With You 3:59 Prince Studio
With You 4:00 Jill Jones Studio

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
With You Studio Recorded in February 1978
With You Jill Jones version with Clare Fischer overdubs Recorded in mid December 1985
Additional Information

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