I Wanna Be

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I Wanna Be

Precious albumUSA.jpg
from the album Precious (USA release)
Song details
Performer: Loïs L.
First Released: 22 June, 1993 - Precious album (USA release)
Album(s): Precious (USA release only)

Hit Singles 86/96

Writer(s): Evert K. Abbing
Producer(s): Evert K. Abbing; Prince (co-produced by Kirk Johnson)
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 Wanna Be was originally the third track on Loïs Lane’s second album Fortune Fairytales (and was also released as a single in The Netherlands), but this version contained no input by Prince. When their third album Precious was released in the USA in 1993 (using the artist credit Loïs L.), a remixed version by Prince (credited as "produced by Prince") was included as the second track. I Wanna Be was written and originally produced by Evert K. Abbing.

While specific recording dates are not known, it is likely that Prince remixed the track in early 1992 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Early 1992 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Remix by Prince and additional production by Kirk Johnson
1992 Studio Zeezicht,
Spaarndam, The Netherlands
Additional recordings
Spring 1992 (assumed) Larrabee Sound Studios,
North Hollywood, CA, USA
Mix by Keith "K.C." Cohen
Recording Personnel
  • Monique Klemann – vocals
  • Suzanne Klemann – vocals
  • Nard Berings - guitar
  • Dimitri Veldkamp - bass guitar
  • Cees ten Dam - saxophone
  • Prince - unidentified instruments (uncredited)

Released Versions

Only Prince-related versions are listed

Title Length Released Version Additional info
I Wanna Be 4:16 Precious

Hit Singles 86/96


Additional Information

See also Trivia

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