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|introduction              = '''Why Should I Love You?''' is the eleventh track on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Bush Kate Bush]'s seventh album [[Album: The Red Shoes|The Red Shoes]]. The track was written and produced by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Bush Kate Bush], but [[Prince]] appears on guitar, keyboards, bass guitar and background vocals.
 
|introduction              = '''Why Should I Love You?''' is the eleventh track on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Bush Kate Bush]'s seventh album [[Album: The Red Shoes|The Red Shoes]]. The track was written and produced by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Bush Kate Bush], but [[Prince]] appears on guitar, keyboards, bass guitar and background vocals.
  

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Why Should I Love You?

Theredshoes album.jpg
from the album The Red Shoes
Song details
Performer: Kate Bush
First Released: 5 October 1993 - The Red Shoes album
Album(s): The Red Shoes
Writer(s): Kate Bush
Producer(s): Kate Bush
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

Why Should I Love You? is the eleventh track on Kate Bush's seventh album The Red Shoes. The track was written and produced by Kate Bush, but Prince appears on guitar, keyboards, bass guitar and background vocals.

Prince first met Kate Bush in 1990 while on the Nude Tour, although he had been a fan of her work since the 1985 album Hounds Of Love. They discussed working together, and in 1991, Bush asked Prince to contribute background vocals to Why Should I Love You? She sent him the track, which she had recorded at Abbey Road Studios (Studio Number One), London, England, and Prince added vocals, but also added many instrumental parts to the song, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. When Kate Bush and her engineer, Del Palmer, listened to Prince's returned track, they weren't sure what to do with it. They worked on it on and off for two years to try to "turn it back into a Kate Bush song".

This is the only known track to have had parts recorded both at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, London, England and Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The track also features background vocals by British comedian Lenny Henry, a good friend of Kate Bush's and a huge Prince fan who often impersonates Prince live and plays Prince's music over the PA system prior to live shows. Lenny Henry and Prince did not meet during the recording of this track, however.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
1991 Abbey Road Studios (Studio Number One), London, England Basic tracking by Kate Bush (no Prince input)
1991 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Additional recording and overdubs by Prince
1991 - mid-1993 Abbey Road Studios (Studio Number One), London, England Additional recording by Kate Bush (no Prince input)
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Why Should I Love You? 5:03 The Red Shoes Studio


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Why Should I Love You? Studio Kate Bush's original 1991 recording (no Prince input)
Why Should I Love You? Studio 1991 recording after Prince overdubs and additional recording
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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