4 The Tears In Your Eyes

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4 The Tears In Your Eyes

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from the album We Are The World
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included on The Hits / The B-Sides
Song details
Performer: Prince and the Revolution
First Released: 12 April 1985 - We Are The World album
Album(s): We Are The World

The Hits / The B-Sides

Writer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the Revolution)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the Revolution)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

4 The Tears In Your Eyes was released as the sixth track on the compilation album We Are The World, intended to raise money for famine relief efforts in Africa.

In 1993, an alternate recording (taken from the recording of the song’s video) was included as the 19th track (the first of two previously-unreleased tracks) on The B-Sides compilation (included as the third and final disc on The Hits / The B-Sides).

4 The Tears In Your Eyes was initially recorded during the soundcheck of the Purple Rain Tour show on 1 February 1985 at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Basic tracking for the version released on the We Are The World album took place the next day, 2 February 1985, on a day off of the tour.

The video version, the audio of which was released in 1993 on The Hits / The B-Sides, was recorded on 4 June 1985 at S.I.R., Los Angeles, California, and premiered on 13 July 1985 during the world-wide Live Aid event.

The song Hello alludes to the recording of this song in lieu of participating in the all-star recording of the song We Are The World, stating:
"I told them that I didn’t want to sing / but I'd gladly write a song instead".

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
1 February 1985 Le Mobile Studios (truck) @ Superdome,
New Orleans, LA, USA
Version 1, recorded during soundcheck
2 February 1985 Le Mobile Studios (truck) @ Superdome,
New Orleans, LA, USA
Tracking, mix (released version)
Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/June 4 & 4 June 1985 S.I.R.
Los Angeles, CA
Re-recording (video version) (4th); more tracking, mixing (5th)
Recording Personnel

We Are The World version


The Hits / The B-Sides version


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
4 The Tears In Your Eyes 2:45 We Are The World Studio
4 The Tears In Your Eyes 3:23 The Hits / The B-Sides Re-recording
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
4 The Tears In Your Eyes 3:23 Promotional release only Studio Re-recording later released on The Hits / The B-Sides; see 4 The Tears In Your Eyes for details


 
Additional Information

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References
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