Yah, You Know

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Yah, You Know

from the album 1999 Super Deluxe Edition
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 29 November 2019 - 1999 Super Deluxe Edition album
Album(s): 1999 Super Deluxe Edition
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

Yah, You Know a.k.a. Yah, U Know is a song recorded on 5 June 1982 (on the same day as Horny Toad) at Prince’s Kiowa Trail Home Studio, Chanhassen MN, USA. It’s not known if the track was intended for Prince’s next album 1999, or any other project at the time of recording.

The song was released in 2019 as the fourth track on the Vault Tracks part 2 disc of a Super Deluxe Edition edition of the 1999 album.

Eric Leeds recorded saxophone overdubs on 4 June 1986 at Prince’s Galpin Blvd Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota (the day after a configuration of the Dream Factory album was made, the same day Slow Love was recorded and exactly one day shy of 4 years of the original tracking). It’s not certain, but likely Atlanta Bliss trumpet was recorded during the same session. It is thought to have been worked on for possible inclusion on Dream Factory, but it was not included on any known configurations of the album.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
5 June 1982 Kiowa Trail Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
26 June 1985 The Complex Studios,
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Overdubs and mix by Wendy & Lisa
2 July 1985 The Complex Studios,
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Horn overdubs, mix
3 June 1986 Washington Avenue Warehouse,
Edina, MN, USA
4 or 5 June 1986 Galpin Blvd Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
17 June 1986 Washington Avenue Warehouse,
Edina, MN, USA
Recording Personnel

1982 version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments

’85/’86 reworked version

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Yah, You Know 3:11 1999 Super Deluxe Edition

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Yah, U Know Studio longer version, mixed with horn and vocal overdubs
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The released mix of this track was done by Niko Bolas specifically for the 1999 Super Deluxe Edition release. It was made to replicate the original mix from the time the song was initially tracked, as much as possible. So even when a slightly different mix of this track might exist, the now released version is not considered a true alternate mix of the track.

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