Count The Days

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Count The Days

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single art for Count The Days

Song details


Performer: New Power Generation
First Released: 27 March 1995 - Exodus album
Album(s): Exodus

Girl 6

Writer(s): Prince (credited to the New Power Generation)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to the New Power Generation)
Live Appearances
First live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Count The Days is the eighth track (third song) on the New Power Generation's second 'solo' album Exodus. Seven months later, Count The Days was released as the album's third single in the UK and Europe. The single contained an "edit" version, which includes instrumental fills overdubbed onto the song's curse words (the edit is the same length as the album version). In 1996, the song was also included as the third track on the soundtrack album Girl 6 (a compilation of music by Prince and associated artists for the movie Girl 6, directed by Spike Lee).

SymbolSmallerBlue.png recorded a preliminary version of the song in early-to-mid May 1994. Initial tracking in the studio took place on 15 May 1994, at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (during the same set of sessions as Get Wild, New Power Soul, The Exodus Has Begun, Hallucination Rain, Slave 2 The System and It Takes 3). The song was included as the sixth track (third song) on the 19 June 1994 configuration of Exodus, and was included as the sixth track (fifth song) on the 2 December 1994 configuration.

The track's lyrics at one point mention singer and musican Frankie Beverly and his band Maze.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Early-to-mid May 1994 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed) Initial tracking (SymbolSmallerBlue.png version)
15 May 1994 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Initial tracking
Recording Personnel

Released version


Symbol.png version

  • Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) - all vocals and instruments (assumed)

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Count The Days 3:24 Exodus

Count The Days single
Girl 6

Studio a.k.a. Count The Days (Album Version)
Count The Days (Edit) 3:24 Count The Days single Remix Instrumental fills overdubbed onto curse words
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Count The Days 3:24 Promotional release only Promo video See Count The Days video for more details
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Count The Days ?:?? Delayed performance TV broadcast Live 5 April 1995, The White Room, Westway Studio, London, England
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Free The Music 1:47 The Good Life single Studio
Free The Music 3:24 The Good Life Exodus Sampler Experience promo Extended version Original full-length version with James Brown samples
Segue 0:42 Exodus Segue Segue introducing Count The Days; See Segue for more details
Count Segue Unreleased original version of segue above
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Count The Days Studio Prince's version before band recording
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
Cosmic Day All Songs Unreleased Songs Courtin' Time