Call The Law

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Call The Law

Goldnigga album.jpg
included on the album Gold Nigga
Song details
Performer: Prince and the New Power Generation; New Power Generation
First Released: 3 March 1992 - Money Don't Matter 2 Night single
Album(s): Gold Nigga
Writer(s): Prince, Michael B., Sonny T., Levi Seacer, Jr., Tommy Barbarella, Rosie Gaines, Tony M., Damon Dickson & Kirk Johnson (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Call The Law was initially released as the b-side of Money Don't Matter 2 Night, the fifth and final single released from Prince's 13th album Diamonds And Pearls, the first album to be credited to Prince and the New Power Generation (although it was premiered when played live on the Arsenio Hall Show six months earlier).

In 1993, the same studio recording, without the opening word "Yes", was included as the 13th track (ninth song) on the New Power Generation's first 'solo' album Gold Nigga, credited only to the New Power Generation (it became the twelfth track (eighth song) on the album's second printing after Guess Who's Knockin' was removed).

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in December 1990 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, while compiling the first configuration of the Diamonds And Pearls album. It was included as the twelfth track on the December 1990 configuration of Diamonds And Pearls, but was dropped from later configurations. Prince clearly liked the song, however, performing it regularly between 1991-1993.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
December 1990 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Basic tracking
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Call The Law 4:19 Money Don't Matter 2 Night single Studio
Call The Law (New Power Generation) 4:16 Gold Nigga Edit Edit missing opening "Yes" - otherwise musically identical
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Call The Law 4:19 Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection VHS/DVD Studio See Call The Law video for details
Call The Law 4:03 The Sacrifice Of Victor VHS/laserdisc Live Contains uncredited intro to Deuce & A Quarter; 8 September 1993 am, Bagley's Warehouse, London, England
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Call The Law T.B.C. Live performance TV broadcast Live 4 September 1991, Arsenio Hall Show, Paramount Studios, Hollywood, CA, USA


 
Additional Information

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References
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