I Am

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I Am

Song details
Performer: Prince
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
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

I Am is an unreleased track recorded on 13 March 2007 (according to a tape photographed inside Prince’s vault), at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota or 3121 at The Rio, Las Vegas, NV, USA. The song begins the four-song "Man Opera" consisting of I Am, Touch Me, Sunrise Sunset and No One Else. All these songs were tentatively placed on an early configuration of Planet Earth in May 2007.

In 2017, timed with the first anniversary of Prince’s death, engineer Ian Boxill wanted to make an EP available titled Deliverance, including Deliverance, I Am, Touch Me, Sunrise Sunset, No One Else, and I Am (Extended). This would have featured the original songs, overdubbed and remixed by Boxill. Prince’s estate filed and won a lawsuit to halt this release and for the original masters to be returned to the state. Therefore the EP Deliverance is considered an unofficial bootleg release, with the versions of the songs on it unofficial remixes. As such, the songs are considered unreleased, despite their short availability on mainstream music sites.

The track is unrelated to the previously-released track I Am by Elisa Fiorillo, co-written by Prince.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
13 March 2007 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
3121 at The Rio,
Las Vegas, NV, USA
(to be confirmed)
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments (assumed)

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
I Am Studio Recorded 2007

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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