Do Your Dance

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Do Your Dance

Cream single.jpg
single art for Cream
Song details
Performer: Prince and the New Power Generation
First Released: 4 November 1991 - Cream maxi-single
Album(s): Diamonds And Pearls Deluxe Edition and Super Deluxe Edition
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
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

Do Your Dance is the sixth track on the maxi-single of Cream, the second single from Prince’s 13th album Diamonds And Pearls (the first album to be credited to Prince and the New Power Generation). While loosely based on the song Cream, including using a re-recording of the chorus, this can be considered a song in its own right. The track features significant new input by Prince and the New Power Generation and a new vocal by Jevetta Steele.

Specific recording dates are unknown, but it is likely that recording took place in September-October 1991 (along with Cream (N.P.G. Mix), Things Have Gotta Change (Tony M. Rap), 2 The Wire (Creamy Instrumental) and Get Some Solo). Housebangers, Q In Doubt (Instrumental) and Ethereal Mix, three other songs from the same sessions that were released on the same maxi-single of Cream as seventh, eighth and ninth tracks respectively, are essentially mixes of Do Your Dance and are not considered songs in their own right.

The track Do Your Dance featured on the Cream maxi-single as Do Your Dance (KC’s Remix) was mixed and co-produced by Keith "K.C." Cohen. The Housebangers remix has additional production and mixing by Junior Vasquez. The Q In Doubt remix is labeled an instrumental, but the track contains various spoken word and chanted segments in the background.

Following on from the first two tracks of the maxi-single, Ethereal Mix contains the third and final telephone segue, in which a prank call is made asking someone for their views on the song Cream. It contains edits by Dave Friedlander.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
September-October 1991 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
October 1991 Larrabee Sound Studios,
North Hollywood, CA, USA
Mixed by Keith "K.C." Cohen
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Do Your Dance (KC’s Remix) 5:58 Cream single

Diamonds And Pearls single

Studio Mixed and co-production by Keith "K.C." Cohen; Assisted by Dave Aron and Eric Anset at Larrabee West
Do Your Dance (KC’s Remix) 6:00 Diamonds And Pearls (Super) Deluxe Edition Studio Remastered 2023
Housebangers 4:23 Cream single

Diamonds And Pearls single

Studio Additional production and mix by Junior Vasquez; keyboard programming by Joseph Moskowitz; remix engineering by Curt Frasca
Q In Doubt (Instrumental) 4:00 Cream single

Diamonds And Pearls single

Studio Edits by Dave Friedlander
Ethereal Mix 4:43 Cream single Studio Edits by Dave Friedlander; contains telephone segue # 3 (track is 3:55 without segue)
Q In Doubt (Instrumental) [2023 remaster] 4:00 Diamonds And Pearls - The Singles (collection) Studio Remastered

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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