Standing At The Altar

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Standing At The Altar

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from the album 1-800 New Funk
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single art for Standing At The Altar
Song details
Performer: Margie Cox
First Released: 12 July 1994 (advanced release for a signing session)
12 August 1994 (worldwide release)
Album(s): 1-800 New Funk
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Mr. Hayes, Greg Sain
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

Standing At The Altar, by Margie Cox, is the seventh track on the album 1-800 New Funk (a compilation of mostly-unreleased music largely written and produced by Prince/ SymbolSmallerBlue.png, recorded by other Paisley Park Records artists), and, later in 1994, Standing At The Altar was available as the album’s only commercial single, available in Europe only. Around the time of the album’s release, however, it was issuded as a 7" promo with Love Sign on the flip side. The song was written by Prince (credited as such, even though it was released while he used the name SymbolSmallerBlue.png), and produced by Mr. Hayes and Greg Sain.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in July 1991, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The lyrics are inspired by the love relationship between Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland when she unexpectedly broke-up with him three days before their planned wedding date in June 1991. The track was intended for a planned solo project by Margie Cox (after the Flash album, for which she sung lead vocals, was abandoned), but this album remained unreleased.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
July 1991 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Standing At The Altar 3:54 1-800 New Funk

Standing At The Altar single

Studio a.k.a. Standing At The Altar (The 1-800 New Funk Version)
Standing At The Altar (Extended Version) 5:58 Standing At The Altar single

1-800 New Funk (Japan only)

Extended version Extended version by Simon Harris
Standing At The Altar 1:34 The Bellmark Times - '94 Sampler Excerpt clip only
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Standing At The Altar ?:?? Promotional release only Promo video See Standing At The Altar video for more details

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Standing At The Altar early version Shorter than released version and with different intro
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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