GCS 2000 Segues

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GCS 2000 album segues

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from the album GCS 2000

Album segues details


Performer: Graham Central Station
First Released: 2 February, 1999 - GCS 2000 album
Album(s): GCS 2000
Writer(s): Larry Graham
Producer(s): Larry Graham and Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)

GCS 2000 album segues are two skits included as the sixth and eighth track on Graham Central Station's eighth studio album GCS 2000, bookending the song Don't Let 'Em Change U. The segues are thought to be written by Larry Graham, and produced by Larry Graham and Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png).

Recording of the segues took place in Late May - early June, 1994, most likely at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. Editing for final release took place in December, 1994 - January, 1995 at Paisley Park Studios. Three segues that were planned for inclusion on earlier configurations of Exodus remain unreleased.

While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking took place between November, 1997, and January, 1998, at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. The song is bookended by two segues telling the story of a girl who is studying and resists the temptation to go to a party instead.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
November, 1997 - January, 1998 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Initial tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Latia Graham – spoken voice
  • Kirk Johnson – phone voice (as "Kirk J.", on Segue # 2)
  • Larry Graham - vocals and bass guitar
  • Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) - all other instruments, except where noted (uncredited)

Titles
Segue # 1

Segue [# 1] is the sixth track on Graham Central Station's eighth studio album GCS 2000. It is a skit in which a teenage girl is watching music videos on TV (playing an unidentified song played by Larry Graham or Graham Central Station). Her friends suggest they go to a party, but the girl thinks it will be too rowdy and decides to stay home and "study". Her friends take this to mean she is going to do homework, but she says there are other things to study besides schoolwork (suggesting, perhaps, studying scriptures).

Released Versions

Title Length Released Version Additional info
Segue #1 0:32 GCS 2000 Skit
Segue # 2

Segue [# 2] is the eighth track on Graham Central Station's eighth studio album GCS 2000. It is a skit in which the teenage girl receives a voicemail message from her friends at the party; most notably a drunk boy (played by Kirk Johnson) urging her to come join them. Clearly her friends are drunk, leading her to conclude she is glad she didn't let them change her mind. Notably, the music played in the background at the party is Freaks On This Side.

Released Versions

Title Length Released Version Additional info
Segue #2 0:46 GCS 2000 Skit
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • none.

References
NPG Operator segues All Songs All Segues Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic album segues