In A Large Room With No Light

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In A Large Room With No Light

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streamed on montreuxjazz.com
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 15 July 2009 - montreuxjazz.com audio stream
Album(s): None
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

In A Large Room With No Light (a.k.a. Life Is Like Looking For A Penny In A Large Room With No Light) was first available as an audio stream on the Montreux Jazz Festival website on 15 July 2009 in conjunction with Prince's two shows at the festival three days later. While the recording was new, the track itself was 23 years old.

Basic tracking for the original version were recorded on 4 May 1986 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California, and was recorded with members of the Revolution and Sheila E.'s band. Eric Leeds confirmed in an interview with The Last Miles that the full title of the track was originally Life Is Like Looking For A Penny In A Large Room With No Light. The track was initially included as the tenth track on the first disc of the 3 June 1986 configuration of the Dream Factory album (and hence would have been credited to Prince and the Revolution), but was removed for the 18 July 1986 configuration. UK radio station Jazz FM premiered the 2009 version, stating that it had been finished only two days prior to the premiere (on 14 July 2009), and it is assumed that this recording took place at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, but this is not confirmed.

The track's first live performance took place on 29 March 2009, am, almost 23 years after its initial recording.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
4 May 1986 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Basic tracking
8 July 2009 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Re-recording
12 July 2009 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
overdubbing
Recording Personnel

Streamed version


Unreleased version


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
In A Large Room With No Light 5:29 n/a Studio no 'hard copy' version of this song was released
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
In A Large Room With No Light 5:29 Montreux Jazz Festival website .flv audio stream Studio 2009 studio recording
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Life Is Like Looking For A Penny In A Large Room With No Light Studio 1986 studio recording
 
Additional Information

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References
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