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from the album The Family
Song details
Performer: The Family
First Released: 19 July 1985 - The Screams Of Passion single
Album(s): The Family
Writer(s): Prince and Eric Leeds (credited to Jellybean Johnson and Jerome Benton)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to David Z. Rivkin and The Family)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • 13 August 1985, First Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota (first performance by The Family)
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince.
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Yes (originally titled Lisa) is the fourth track (the first of two instrumentals) on The Family’s first and only album The Family, and, a month before the album’s release, it was included as the b-side of The Screams Of Passion, the album’s first single. The song was written by Prince and Eric Leeds, but credited to Jellybean Johnson and Jerome Benton.

Basic tracking, as Lisa (entirely unrelated to the 1980 unreleased track Lisa but also most likely named after Lisa Coleman), took place on 5 August 1984 at the Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. On the same day as River Run Dry. Eric Leeds and Wendy Melvoin added saxophone and guitar, respectively on 9 October 1984, at the Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse in Eden Prairie, Minnesota (on the same day Prince was recording Condition Of The Heart at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California). It is likely the track’s name was changed when considered for the album, but this is unverified. Despite their identical title, The Family’s Yes has nothing to do with the song recorded in 2010.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
5 August 1984 Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse,
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
9 October 1984 Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse,
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Saxophone and guitar overdubs by Eric Leeds & Wendy Melvoin
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Yes 4:27 The Family

The Screams Of Passion single


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Lisa Studio Original version before saxophone overdubs
Lisa Studio Full-length recording after saxophone overdubs, edited for release
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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