Keep It Together

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Keep It Together

Likeaprayer album.jpg
from the album Like A Prayer
Song details
Performer: Madonna
First Released: 21 March 1989 - Like A Prayer album
Album(s): Like A Prayer
Writer(s): Madonna and Stephen Bray
Producer(s): Stephen Bray
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

Keep It Together is the ninth track on Madonna's fourth album Like A Prayer. The track contains guitar by Prince, who was not credited. Ten months after the album's release, Keep It Together was released as the album's fifth single, but the single's tracks were remixes by Shep Pettibone using the master track without Prince's contribution, so the single does not receive a page here.

While specific recording dates for Prince's contribution are not known, his guitar contribution was recorded in mid-November 1988, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
1988 Studio information needed Basic tracking (Madonna demo; no Prince input)
Mid-November 1988 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Guitar solo recording by Prince
Recording Personnel
  • Madonna - lead vocals, background vocals, additional synthesizer
  • Prince - guitar solo (uncredited)
  • Jeffrey Porcaro - drums (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • John Robinson - drums (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Jonathan Moffett - drums (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Guy Pratt - bass guitar (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Randy Jackson - bass guitar (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Bruce Gaitsch - guitar (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Chester Kamen - guitar (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Dann Huff - guitar (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • David Williams - guitar (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Marcos Loya - requinto guitar (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Bruce Gaitsch - acoustic guitar (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • The Andrea Crouch Choir - background vocals
  • Donna DeLory - background vocals (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Lynne Fiddmont - background vocals (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Marcos Loya - background vocals (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Marilyn Martin - background vocals (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Ali Nadirah - background vocals (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Niki Haris - background vocals (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Rose Banks - background vocals (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Geary Lanier - clavinet (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Joe Porcaro - marimba (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Luis Conte - percussion (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Paulinho Da Costa - percussion (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Patrick Leonard - acoustic piano, B3 organ, clavinet, synthesizer (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Jai Winding - synthesizer (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Stephen Bray - synthesizer (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Sandra Crouch - Spanish tambourine (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)

Versions
Released Versions

Information is given for Prince-related versions only

Title Length Released Version Additional info
Keep It Together 5:03 Like A Prayer Studio



 
Additional Information

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References
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