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|trivia                    = Original downloadable artwork designed as b-side artwork for the [[Single: U Make My Sun Shine|U Make My Sun Shine]] single, also used for 2011 download and 2015 [[Tidal]] ''Purple Pick of the Week'':
 
|trivia                    = Original downloadable artwork designed as b-side artwork for the [[Single: U Make My Sun Shine|U Make My Sun Shine]] single, also used for 2011 download and 2015 [[Tidal]] ''Purple Pick of the Week'':
 
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*For some unknown reason, the song (titled '''When Will We Be Paid (featuring Prince)''') was included as the seventh track of Hip Hop group Audio Stepchild's first album ''"Land Of The Snake Charmer"'' released on July 24, 2001. This version included an extra rap by [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Hay_(publicist) Jonathan Hay] and a vocal intro by Street Kat recorded and mixed at South Coast Recorders, Friendswood, Texas (with no involvement from [[Prince]]'s camp). [[Prince]]'s parts and the mix are otherwise identical to the single version. The licensing to create the CD single for [[Single: U Make My Sun Shine|U Make My Sun Shine]] with [[When Will We B Paid]] as the second track was given freely but it is not known if those additional parts and the inclusion of the song on Audio Stepchild's album were made with [[Prince]]'s consent.
 
|see also                  = [[Single: U Make My Sun Shine|U Make My Sun Shine]] single
 
|see also                  = [[Single: U Make My Sun Shine|U Make My Sun Shine]] single
 
* [[Album: High|High]] unreleased album
 
* [[Album: High|High]] unreleased album

Latest revision as of 10:16, 10 November 2019

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When Will We B Paid?

Umakemysunshine single.jpg
single art for U Make My Sun Shine
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 21 December 2000 - U Make My Sun Shine single download
Album(s): None
Writer(s): Randall Stewart
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

When Will We B Paid? (a.k.a. When Will We B Paid), a cover version of the song When Will We Be Paid? by The Staple Singers (from their 1970 album We'll Get Over) is the b-side of a stand-alone single, U Make My Sun Shine, available to download on NPGOnlineLtd.com on 21 December 2000, containing full artwork and instructions for burning the single to CD (the tracks and artwork were reached by navigating through a complicated puzzle). A CD version was released through retail stores four and a half months later, on 10 April 2001.

Starting 5 January 2011, When Will We B Paid? was made available as a digital download on iTunes and other digital outlets using the same artwork as the back cover download from the original download (along with a separate download of U Make My Sun Shine); this is not considered a single as such, though, but a re-issue of the original U Make My Sun Shine single, albeit separated into separate tracks.

On 2 November 2015, When Will We B Paid? (as When Will We B Paid) was made available as the ninth Tidal Purple Pick of the Week.

Recording dates are unknown, but the track was tentatively included as the fifth track on the aborted High, announced by NPGOnlineLtd.com to be complete (in rough form) on 8 August 2000, which would suggest the track was recorded in late 1999 or 2000. SymbolSmallerBlue.png began playing the song live in October 1999, so it is possible the track was recorded in the studio then, but this is not known (the track is credited to Prince rather than SymbolSmallerBlue.png, but this should not be considered verification that it was recorded after he changed his name back to Prince in June 2000).


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Late October 1999 - Summer 2000 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed) Basic tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
When Will We B Paid? 4:07 U Make My Sun Shine single Studio



 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Original downloadable artwork designed as b-side artwork for the U Make My Sun Shine single, also used for 2011 download and 2015 Tidal Purple Pick of the Week:
Whenwillwebpaid single.jpg
  • For some unknown reason, the song (titled When Will We Be Paid (featuring Prince)) was included as the seventh track of Hip Hop group Audio Stepchild's first album "Land Of The Snake Charmer" released on July 24, 2001. This version included an extra rap by Jonathan Hay and a vocal intro by Street Kat recorded and mixed at South Coast Recorders, Friendswood, Texas (with no involvement from Prince's camp). Prince's parts and the mix are otherwise identical to the single version. The licensing to create the CD single for U Make My Sun Shine with When Will We B Paid as the second track was given freely but it is not known if those additional parts and the inclusion of the song on Audio Stepchild's album were made with Prince's consent.

References
When Stars Collide   < < < All Songs Unreleased Songs > > >   Why Should I Love You?