Condition Of The Heart

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Condition Of The Heart

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from the album Around The World In A Day
Song details
Performer: Prince and the Revolution
First Released: 22 April 1985 - Around The World In A Day
Album(s): Around The World In A Day

One Nite Alone... Live!

Writer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the Revolution)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the Revolution)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Condition Of The Heart is the third track on Prince's seventh album Around The World In A Day, the second album to be credited to Prince and the Revolution. In 2002, a live solo piano version (titled Condition Of The ♥ (Interlude)) was included as the ninth track on the second disc of Prince's first live album One Nite Alone... Live! (along with Adore and Do Me, Baby from the same show).

Basic tracking took place on 9 October 1984 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California. Prince flew to the West Coast to record while The Revolution continued rehearsals for the Purple Rain Tour in Minneapolis.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
9 October 1984 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Basic tracking
10 October 1984 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Overdubbing/mixing
Recording Personnel

Studio version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments


One Nite Alone... Live! version


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Condition Of The Heart 6:46 Around The World In A Day Studio
Condition Of The ♥ (Interlude) 0:39 One Nite Alone... Live! Live 14 April 2002, Verizon Wireless Theater, Houston, TX, USA
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Condition Of The Heart 1:06 Lovesexy Live 1 VHS Live 9 September 1988, Westfalenhallen (Halle 1), Dortmund, West Germany
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Intermission T.B.C. Lovesexy Live 1 VHS Studio Studio version played during show; 9 September 1988, Westfalenhallen, Dortmund, West Germany; uncredited on artwork
Intermission Studio Recorded 12-15 June 1988; full version of above without audience noise
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The lyrics refer to Clara Bow, an American film actress who rose to fame during the 1920s, and whose image also features on the front cover of the album artwork for Around The World In A Day.

References
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