Eye Can't Make U Love Me

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BigEyePrpl.png Can't Make U Love Me

Emancipation.jpg
from the album Emancipation
Song details
Performer: SymbolSmallerBlue.png
First Released: 19 November, 1996 - Emancipation album
Album(s): Emancipation
Writer(s): Mike Reid and Allen Shamblin
Producer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
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

Eye.png Can't Make U Love Me, a cover version of the song by Bonnie Raitt (originally titled I Can't Make You Love Me, from her 1991 album Luck Of The Draw), is the tenth track on the first disc of Prince's 19th album Emancipation, the third album to be credited to SymbolSmallerBlue.png.

Five months after the album, it was included as the third track on a 12" promo single of Face Down, using the track's original title, I Can't Make You Love Me.

Initial tracking dates are unknown, but it is likely that the track was recorded in Summer 1996 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (the track features Rhonda Smith, who joined SymbolSmallerBlue.png's band in June, 1996).

An edit of the track was included as the sixth track on a planned maxi-single of Face Down, which was ultimately left as a promotional single only.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Summer 1996 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Initial tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) - all vocals and instruments, except where noted
  • Rhonda Smith - fretless bass guitar
  • Eric Leeds - saxophone
  • Tom Burrell - additional keyboards

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Eye.png Can't Make U Love Me 6:37 Emancipation

Face Down promo

Studio a.k.a. I Can't Make You Love Me
Eye.png Can't Make U Love Me (radio version) 3:54 I Can't Make You Love Me promo Studio a.k.a. I Can't Make You Love Me


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
I Can't Make You Love Me (Edit) Studio Intended for inclusion on the Face Down maxi-single
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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