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Timessquared album.jpg
from the album Times Squared
Song details
Performer: Madhouse; Eric Leeds
First Released: 19 February, 1991 - Times Squared album
Album(s): Times Squared
Writer(s): Eric Leeds
Producer(s): Eric Leeds
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

Kenya is the ninth track on Eric Leeds' first album Times Squared. It was written and produced by Eric Leeds, with Prince appearing as a musician, playing drums and keyboards.

Initial tracking (as an untitled instrumental) took place on 31 July, 1987, at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (the day after Eleven, Fifteen, Ten, Ten And ½, and three other instrumentals later named Night Owl, Overnight, Every Night and Andorra, and the same day as Twelve). In August and September, 1989, Prince asked Eric Leeds to compile tracks from the vault for a third Madhouse album. This track was one of ten selected, and in keeping with previous Madhouse releases tracks were given tentative numerical titles of 17 to 26 (the album would be titled 26) - this track was given the title of 24 as the eighth track on the album at the time. When Prince suggested the album should be released as a solo album by Eric Leeds, Leeds came up with titles for each track, in Spring 1990; this track became known as Kenya and the album became known as Times Squared.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
31 July, 1987 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Initial tracking
August - September, 1989 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Overdubs
Recording Personnel
  • Eric Leeds - saxophone
  • Prince - drums and keyboards
  • Larry Fratangelo - percussion

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Kenya 2:40 Times Squared Studio

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Instrumental Studio a.k.a. 24; original Madhouse version recorded 31 July, 1987, before overdubs and re-recording
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Kenya is a country in East Africa.

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