Cross The Line

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Cross The Line

Song details
Performer: Ingrid Chavez
Writer(s): Ingrid Chavez (lyrics) and Prince (music)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Cross The Line is an unreleased song by Ingrid Chavez, recorded with an improvised musical backing by Prince in mid-December 1987, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (shortly after cancelling the release of “The Black Album”, during the same set of sessions as Reason Enough, Heaven Must Be Near, Crystal City Cry, Wintersong, Whispering Dandelions, Slappy Dappy, Candle Dance, Elephant Box, Touch Of Love, Blue Boy, Jadestone, Sad Puppet Dance and Standing In The Rain). Prince’s music comprised reversed synth and organ sounds following Ingrid Chavez’s spoken part. Her vocals were later lifted and incorporated into Intermission, which (as a studio track played over the PA) opened the second half of Lovesexy Tour shows. Cross The Line remains unreleased, however.

Prince wrote the song The Line in response to Cross The Line.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Mid-December 1987 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Cross The Line Studio Recorded mid-December 1987

Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
The Line Unreleased Final version (January 1988) Written in direct response to Cross The Line and borrows a line from it : "N the distance, a light shines"
Intermission ?:?? 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

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