Ten

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Ten

16 album.jpg
from the album 16
Ten single.jpg
single art for 10
Song details
Performer: Madhouse
First Released: 28 September 1987 - 10 single
Album(s): 16
Writer(s): Prince, Eric Leeds, Levi Seacer, Jr. and Sheila E. (credited to Madhouse)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Madhouse)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince or Madhouse
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Ten is the second track on Madhouse's second and final album 16, and, seven weeks before the album's release, 10 (written numerically) was released as the album's first single. The track was written and performed by Prince, Eric Leeds, Levi Seacer, Jr. and Sheila E. (credited as Madhouse).

Initial tracking took place on 30 July 1987, at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (the day after The Sex Of It, during the same one-day session that produced Eleven, Fifteen, Ten And ½, and three instrumentals later named Night Owl, Overnight, Every Night and Andorra, and the day before Twelve and another instrumental later named Kenya); it is likely that the title was assigned only after the final sequence had been arranged for the album. Other than the similarity in numbering and in music style, Ten is not related musically to the single b-side Ten And ½.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
30 July 1987 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Initial tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Eric Leeds - baritone saxophone
  • Prince - all other instruments, except where noted (uncredited)
  • Sheila E. - drums
  • Levi Seacer, Jr. - bass guitar
  • Dr. Fink - credited for keyboards, but does not appear
  • John Lewis - credited for drums, but does not appear

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Ten 5:04 16 Studio
(The Perfect) 10 3:51 10 single Edit a.k.a. (The Perfect) 10 (7" Version)
10 (The Perfect Mix) 7:13 10 single Remix
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Ten 4:11 Promotional release only Promo video See Ten video for more details


 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • It is notable that while the track's title is Ten (written), the single's title is 10 (numeric).

References
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