Let’s Pretend We’re Married

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Let’s Pretend We’re Married

1999.jpg
from the album 1999
Letspretendweremarried single.jpg
single art for Let’s Pretend We’re Married
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 27 October 1982 - 1999 album
Album(s): 1999

1999 Super Deluxe Edition
Prince And The Revolution: Live

Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Let’s Pretend We’re Married is the fourth track on Prince’s fifth album 1999, and, 13 months after the album’s release, Let’s Pretend We’re Married was released as the album’s sixth single worldwide (although it was the fourth single in all territories where it was released).

Basic tracking for Let’s Pretend We’re Married took place at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California on 30 March 1982 (during the same set of sessions which produced If A Girl Answers (Don’t Hang Up), 3 x 2 = 6 and If It’ll Make U Happy).

In 1998, Prince claimed at that his entire Warner Bros. catalogue had been re-recorded and would be released as "new masters". There was an attempt to re-record Let’s Pretend We’re Married but the session was stopped for unknown reason. It is unlikely that the song was finished at a later date (Only a New Master of 1999 is known to have been completed as it was released as a single).


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
30 March 1982 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Basic tracking
Late 1998 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
Basic tracking for a New Master version (aborted)
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Let’s Pretend We’re Married 7:20 1999

1999 single
Let’s Pretend We’re Married single

Studio
Let’s Pretend We’re Married 7:20 1999 (Super) Deluxe Edition Studio Remastered in 2019
Let’s Pretend We’re Married (Edit) 3:40 Let’s Pretend We’re Married single

1999 Super Deluxe Edition

Edit
Let’s Pretend We’re Married (Edit) 3:40 Let’s Pretend We’re Married promo

1999 (Super) Deluxe Edition

Edit, mono version
Let’s Pretend We’re Married (Video version) 4:03 1999 (Super) Deluxe Edition Video version
Let’s Pretend We’re Married 2:11 Prince And The Revolution: Live Live 30 March 1985, Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY, USA
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Let’s Pretend We’re Married 4:03 Promotional release only Promo video See Let’s Pretend We’re Married video for more details
Let’s Pretend We’re Married 4:15 Prince And The Revolution: Live VHS/laserdisc

Purple Rain Deluxe Expanded Edition – Live at the Carrier Dome (DVD)

Live 30 March 1985, Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY, USA
Let’s Pretend We’re Married T.B.C. Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition DVD Live 31 December 1987: Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Let’s Pretend We’re Married Studio Unfinished re-recording of a New Master version
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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