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The War

The War
single art for The War

Song details


Performer: New Power Generation
First Released: 21 July, 1998 - Love4OneAnother.com RealAudio download
Album(s): None
Writer(s): New Power Generation (credited, but assumed to be Prince)
Producer(s): New Power Generation (credited, but assumed to be Prince)
Live Appearances
First live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

The War is a live track released on the stand-alone download and single The War by the New Power Generation. The track was first available as a Real Audio download on Love4OneAnother.com on 21 July, 1998 before The War was sent on cassette in August, 1998, to customers who had previously ordered Crystal Ball, free of charge. Some customers did not receive this, however, and some people who did receive it did not order Crystal Ball, so it is unclear how the mailing list was created. A promo CD single of The War was also available for purchase through 1-800-New-Funk and online.

The track was recorded live at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA on 20 June, 1998, am at a concert dubbed "The One". The War was the final track played, and lasted for 45 minutes. Even in its edited form, The War is 26:00, and holds the distinction of the longest released track by Prince and/or related artists. At one point during the track, a brief synth motif from Utopia is played; Utopia was in fact recorded earlier, but released six months later than The War.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
20 June, 1998, am Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Live recording
Late June - July, 1998 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Overdubs and editing
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
The War 26:00 Love4OneAnother.com Real Audio download

The War single

Live with overdubs 20 June, 1998, am, Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
The War live Original live version before editing and overdubbing
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The War is the longest song to have been released by Prince or associated artists.

References
Wally All Songs Unreleased Songs Warden In The Prison Of Love
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