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.