When U Love Somebody

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When U Love Somebody

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from the album Newpower Soul
Song details
Performer: New Power Generation
First Released: 30 June 1998 - Newpower Soul album
Album(s): Newpower Soul
Writer(s): Prince (credited to New Power Generation)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to New Power Generation)
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

When U Love Somebody is the fourth track on the New Power Generation's third and final 'solo' album Newpower Soul.

While specific recording dates are now known, basic tracking took place in late August 1997, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The recording features horns by both The Hornheadz as Pierre André-Baptiste, Wayne DuMain, and Clark Gayton, the horn section from a New York Prince cover band, named Days Of Wild. Prince had both do horn arrangements on different occasions and used both mixed together on the finished track. The Hornheadz are not credited for their horns on this track, but Michael B. Nelson confirmed it's both them and the Days Of Wild horn players on the released track.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Late August 1997 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Basic tracking
September 1997 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Days Of Wild horn overdubs
Fall 1997 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed) Hornheadz overdubs
Recording Personnel
  • SymbolSmallerBlue.png - all vocals and instruments, except where noted (credited for "all musical instruments and tantrums")
  • Kirk Johnson - drum programming (as "KAJ", credited for "drums, drum and synth programs")
  • Rhonda Smith - bass guitar (credited, but uncertain contribution)
  • Rev. Scott - rhythm guitar (credited, but uncertain contribution)
  • Mr. Hayes - keyboards, background vocals (credited, but uncertain contribution)
  • Marva King - background vocals (credited, but uncertain contribution)
  • Michael B. Nelson - trombone (uncredited)
  • Kathy Jensen - baritone saxophone (uncredited)
  • Dave Jensen - trumpet (uncredited)
  • Steve Strand - trumpet (uncredited)
  • Pierre Baptiste - additional horns
  • Clark Gayton - additional horns
  • Wayne DuMain - additional horns

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
When U Love Somebody 5:56 Newpower Soul Studio



 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • This is the only time Prince has been known to record with anyone from a Prince cover band.

References
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