Turn Your Lights Down Low

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Turn Your Lights Down Low

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from the album Closer Than Close
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from the album Closer Than Close 20th Anniversary Edition
Song details
Performer: Rosie Gaines
First Released: 13 June 1995 - Closer Than Close album
Album(s): Closer Than Close
Writer(s): Bob Marley
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
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

Turn Your Lights Down Low is a cover version by Rosie Gaines of the track originally recorded by Bob Marley and the Wailers, from their 1977 album Exodus, written by Bob Marley). Rosie Gaines' version was recorded in June 1990, at Olympic Studios, London, England (during the same set of sessions that produced Daddy Pop, Schoolyard and Walk Don’t Walk, but mostly focused on Rosie Gaines' first solo album, recording My Tender Heart, Hold Me, Pain, Streetwalker and In The Name Of Love). It was later released by Rosie Gaines on Closer Than Close in a version with additional recording in different studios. An alternate take where Prince’s vocals are mixed more to the fore was released as 'Alternate Version' on the 20th Anniversary Edition of the Closer Than Close album. A ‘string-less’ version was available on her official website Rosiegaines.com. Prince’s background vocals from the original 1990 recording were most likely kept, albeit he’s not credited.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
June 1990 Olympic Studios,
London, England
Basic tracking
1992 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
Additional recording
1992 (assumed) Pachyderm Studios,
Minneapolis, MN, USA;
Studio 56,
Cannon Falls, MN, USA and
Mirror Image Recording Studio,
Minneapolis, MN, USA.
Additional recording
Recording Personnel

Closer Than Close version

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Turn Your Lights Down Low 4:30 Closer Than Close Studio
Turn Your Lights Down Low (Alternate Version) 4:31 Closer Than Close (20th Anniversary Edition) Studio
Turn Your Lights Down Low (Stringless Mix ) 4:24 RosieGaines.com mp3 download Studio

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Turn Your Lights Down Low Studio Recorded June 1990
Additional Information

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