Hold Me

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Hold Me

Hereitis album.jpg
from the album Here It Is
Holdme single.jpeg
single art for Hold Me
Song details
Performer: Jevetta Steele
First Released: 10 August 1993 - Here It Is album (re-issue)
Album(s): Here It Is
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince (as Paisley Park)
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

Hold Me is the second track on the worldwide re-issue of Jevetta Steele’s first solo album Here It Is (Jevetta Steele is also part of the group The Steeles). At around the same time as the album’s release, Hold Me was released as a promo-only single in the USA, but there was no commercial release of the single.

Although specific recording dates are unknown, basic tracks were recorded in June 1990 in London, England (Prince worked in three different London studios, Olympic Studios, Townhouse Studios and Metropolis - it isn’t known which studio was used for this song). The same set of sessions produced Daddy Pop, Schoolyard and Walk Don’t Walk, but mostly focused on a solo album by Rosie Gaines, for which Hold Me was recorded, along with Pain, Streetwalker, In The Name Of Love, Turn Your Lights Down Low and My Tender Heart. More work was done on the track in October 1991, and the track was offered to Anita Baker, who turned it down, before Prince offered it to Jevetta Steele, who simply overdubbed her vocals.

In late 1993, the song was tried out during early sessions for Mayte’s first album at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, and was included as the ninth track on an early version of the album, which was titled Latino Barbie Doll at the time. The track was removed when the album evolved into Child Of The Sun, however.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
June 1990 Olympic Studios,
London, England;
Townhouse Studios
London, England
London, England
October 1991 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Additional recording and Jevetta Steele vocal overdubs
Late 1993 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Vocal overdubs by Mayte
Recording Personnel

Released version

Unreleased Mayte version

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Hold Me 4:36 Here It Is re-issue

Hold Me promo

Hold Me (Edit) 4:09 Hold Me promo Edit Edited by Mike Corbett

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Hold Me Studio 1990 version with Prince on vocals
Hold Me Studio 1993 version with Mayte on vocals
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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