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from the album 1999
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 27 October 1982 - 1999 album
Album(s): 1999

One Nite Alone... Live!
1999 Deluxe Edition and Super Deluxe Edition

Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Free is the eighth track on Prince’s fifth album 1999, and, in late 1982, an edited version was included as the second track on a US promo 12" release of 1999, the album’s first single.

In 2002, a live version was included as the thirteenth track on the second disc of Prince’s first live album One Nite Alone... Live! (along with recordings of One Nite Alone..., Starfish & Coffee and Sometimes It Snows In April from the same show).

Basic tracking for Free took place on 25 April 1982 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California, (five days after D.M.S.R., three days before How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore).

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
25 April 1982 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Free 5:08 1999

I Would Die 4 U single

Free 5:08 1999 Deluxe Edition and Super Deluxe Edition Studio Remastered in 2019
Free (Edit) 4:35 1999 promo Edit A.k.a Promo Only Edit
Free (Promo Only Edit) 4:35 1999 Deluxe Edition and Super Deluxe Edition Edit Remastered in 2019
Free 1:06 One Nite Alone... Live! Live 29 April 2002, Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA

Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • Prince contributed to another song also titled Free in 1998. This is an entirely different track, however, and receives a separate listing here.

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