Whenever

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Whenever

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Song details
Performer: Grand Central / Grand Central Corporation
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince, André Anderson (1974 assumed) / David Rivkin (1976, 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

Whenever is an unreleased instrumental track by Grand Central, a band consisting of Prince, André Anderson, Charles 'Chazz' Smith, Linda Anderson and William Doughty. The song, composed by Prince, was initially put to reel-to-reel tape in late 1974 at the Cookhouse Studios, Minneapolis, Minnesota, with Pepé Willie overseeing.

The recording-session was a result of winning a North Commons Park battle-of-the-band contest, where the prize was $75 and 8 hours recording time. Other songs recorded in the session were You Remind Me Of Me, It’s Too Late and Love Unlimited’s instrumental Love’s Theme. These four songs marks the first to be recorded by Prince in a studio. He would later return to the Cookhouse Studios to record songs for Pepé Willie’s 94 East project the following year.

Whenever was re-recorded in early 1976, by Grand Central Corporation (with André Anderson on bass and Morris Day replacing Charles 'Chazz' Smith on drums), at ASI Studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions as 39th St. Party, Lady Pleasure, Machine, You’re Such A Fox and Grand Central). The sessions were engineered and overseen by David Rivkin (who is assumed to have produced the tracks also).

It is not known if the track was considered for inclusion on any project.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Late 1974 Cookhouse Studios,
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Tracking
Early 1976 ASI Studio,
Minneapolis, MN, USA
re-take
Recording Personnel

1974 version (Grand Central)


1976 version (Grand Central Corporation)


Versions
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Whenever Studio Recorded late 1974
Whenever Studio Recorded early 1976


 
Additional Information

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