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|single image              = [[File:Gcs2000 album.jpg|100px|link=Album: GCS 2000]] <br><small> from the album [[Album: GCS 2000|GCS 2000]]</small>
 
|single image              = [[File:Gcs2000 album.jpg|100px|link=Album: GCS 2000]] <br><small> from the album [[Album: GCS 2000|GCS 2000]]</small>
 
|performer                = [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Central_Station Graham Central Station]
 
|performer                = [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Central_Station Graham Central Station]
|first released            = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/February 2|2 February, 1999]] - [[Album: GCS 2000|GCS 2000]] album
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|first released            = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/February 2|2 February 1999]] - [[Album: GCS 2000|GCS 2000]] album
 
|album(s)                  = [[Album: GCS 2000|GCS 2000]]
 
|album(s)                  = [[Album: GCS 2000|GCS 2000]]
 
|writer(s)                = [[Larry Graham]]
 
|writer(s)                = [[Larry Graham]]
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|previous song            = [[Fortune Teller]]
 
|previous song            = [[Fortune Teller]]
 
|next song                = [[Funky (Chambers Brothers)|Funky]]
 
|next song                = [[Funky (Chambers Brothers)|Funky]]
|introduction              = '''Free''' is the second track on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Central_Station Graham Central Station's] eighth studio album [[Album: GCS 2000|GCS 2000]]. Keeping the theme established on [[Push It Up]] (on the [[Band: New Power Generation|New Power Generation]]'s [[Album: Newpower Soul|Newpower Soul]]) and [[Democrazy]] (on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaka_Khan Chaka Khan's] [[Album: Come 2 My House|Come 2 My House]]), the track contains shared lead vocals between [[Larry Graham]], [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaka_Khan Chaka Khan] and [[Prince]] (as [[File: SymbolSmallerBlue.png|link=Alias: Symbol]]). The song was written by [[Larry Graham]], and produced by [[Larry Graham]] and [[Prince]] (as [[File: SymbolSmallerBlue.png|link=Alias: Symbol]]), who also appears as a musician.
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|introduction              = '''Free''' is the second track on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Central_Station Graham Central Station's] eighth studio album [[Album: GCS 2000|GCS 2000]]. Keeping the theme established on [[Push It Up]] (on the [[Band: New Power Generation|New Power Generation]]'s [[Album: Newpower Soul|Newpower Soul]]) and [[Democrazy]] (on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaka_Khan Chaka Khan]'s [[Album: Come 2 My House|Come 2 My House]]), the track contains shared lead vocals between [[Larry Graham]], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaka_Khan Chaka Khan] and [[Prince]] (as [[File: SymbolSmallerBlue.png|link=Alias: Symbol]]). The song was written by [[Larry Graham]], and produced by [[Larry Graham]] and [[Prince]] (as [[File: SymbolSmallerBlue.png|link=Alias: Symbol]]), who also appears as a musician.
  
While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking took place between November, 1997, and January, 1998, at [[Paisley Park Studios]], Chanhassen, MN, USA.
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While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place between November 1997, and January 1998, at [[Paisley Park Studios]] in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
  
 
The track is completely unrelated to [[Prince]]'s own track [[Free]] (for details of that song, click [[Free|here]]).
 
The track is completely unrelated to [[Prince]]'s own track [[Free]] (for details of that song, click [[Free|here]]).
 
|recording info            =
 
|recording info            =
 
{{RecordingLine|
 
{{RecordingLine|
|date                      = November, 1997 - January, 1998
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|date                      = November 1997 - January 1998
 
|studio                    = [[Paisley Park Studios]], Chanhassen, MN, USA
 
|studio                    = [[Paisley Park Studios]], Chanhassen, MN, USA
|additional info          = Initial tracking
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|additional info          = Basic tracking
 
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|recording personnel      =  
 
|recording personnel      =  
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|3= [[Album: GCS 2000|GCS 2000]]
 
|3= [[Album: GCS 2000|GCS 2000]]
 
|4= Studio
 
|4= Studio
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{{Songline|
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|1= '''Free'''
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|2= 4:11
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|3= [[Single: U Move Me|U Move Me]] promo
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|4= Studio, edit
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|5=
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{{Songline|
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|1= '''Free'''
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|2= 1:47
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|3= [[Sampler:_NPG_sampler_'98| NPG Sampler '98]]
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|4= Excerpt
 
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|5=  
 
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{{Songline|
 
{{Songline|
 
|1= '''Free'''  
 
|1= '''Free'''  
|2= 4:46
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|2= 4:39
 
|3= [[Home Video: Beautiful Strange|Beautiful Strange]] VHS
 
|3= [[Home Video: Beautiful Strange|Beautiful Strange]] VHS
 
|4= Live
 
|4= Live
|5= [[28 August, 1998-am|28 August, 1998 (a.m.): Cafe De Paris, London, England]]; see [[Home Video: Beautiful Strange|Beautiful Strange]] for more details
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|5= [[28 August 1998-am|28 August 1998 (a.m.): Cafe De Paris, London, England]]; see [[Home Video: Beautiful Strange|Beautiful Strange]] for more details
 
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|3= Live performance TV broadcast
 
|3= Live performance TV broadcast
 
|4= Live
 
|4= Live
|5= [[29 May, 1998|29 May, 1998,The Today Show (Summer Concert Series), Plaza outside NBC TV Studios, GE Building, New York, NY, USA]]
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|5= [[29 May 1998|29 May 1998,The Today Show (Summer Concert Series), Plaza outside NBC TV Studios, GE Building, New York, NY, USA]]
 
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|3= Delayed performance TV broadcast
 
|3= Delayed performance TV broadcast
 
|4= Live
 
|4= Live
|5= [[08 June, 1998|8 June, 1998, Vibe, CBS Television City, Los Angeles, CA, USA]]
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|5= [[08 June 1998|8 June 1998, Vibe, CBS Television City, Los Angeles, California]]
 
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|3= Live performance internet audio broadcast
 
|3= Live performance internet audio broadcast
 
|4= Live
 
|4= Live
|5= [[19 July, 1999|19 July, 1999, 2nd annual Yahoo Internet Life Online Music Awards, Studio 54, New York, NY, USA]]
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|5= [[19 July 1999|19 July 1999, 2nd annual Yahoo Internet Life Online Music Awards, Studio 54, New York, NY, USA]]
 
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|video versions            =
 
 
|unreleased versions      =  
 
|unreleased versions      =  
 
|sampled in                =  
 
|sampled in                =  
|first live appearance    = [[07 February, 1998-am|7 February, 1998 (a.m.): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA]]<br>
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|first live appearance    = [[07 February 1998-am|7 February 1998 (a.m.): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA]]<br>
 
* [[17 December 1999-2|17 December 1999 (2): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA]]  
 
* [[17 December 1999-2|17 December 1999 (2): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA]]  
 
|performed regularly on    =[[New Power Soul Tour]]
 
|performed regularly on    =[[New Power Soul Tour]]

Latest revision as of 14:17, 25 September 2019

Fortune Teller   < < < Non-Prince Songs All Prince Songs Unreleased Songs > > >   Funky
Free

Gcs2000 album.jpg
from the album GCS 2000
Song details
Performer: Graham Central Station
First Released: 2 February 1999 - GCS 2000 album
Album(s): GCS 2000
Writer(s): Larry Graham
Producer(s): Larry Graham and Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Free is the second track on Graham Central Station's eighth studio album GCS 2000. Keeping the theme established on Push It Up (on the New Power Generation's Newpower Soul) and Democrazy (on Chaka Khan's Come 2 My House), the track contains shared lead vocals between Larry Graham, Chaka Khan and Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png). The song was written by Larry Graham, and produced by Larry Graham and Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png), who also appears as a musician.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place between November 1997, and January 1998, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

The track is completely unrelated to Prince's own track Free (for details of that song, click here).


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
November 1997 - January 1998 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Basic tracking
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Free 7:04 GCS 2000 Studio
Free 4:11 U Move Me promo Studio, edit
Free 1:47 NPG Sampler '98 Excerpt
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Free 4:39 Beautiful Strange VHS Live 28 August 1998 (a.m.): Cafe De Paris, London, England; see Beautiful Strange for more details
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Free ?:?? Live performance TV broadcast Live 29 May 1998,The Today Show (Summer Concert Series), Plaza outside NBC TV Studios, GE Building, New York, NY, USA
Free ?:?? Delayed performance TV broadcast Live 8 June 1998, Vibe, CBS Television City, Los Angeles, California
Free ?:?? Live performance internet audio broadcast Live 19 July 1999, 2nd annual Yahoo Internet Life Online Music Awards, Studio 54, New York, NY, USA


 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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