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|song name                = Like A Prayer
 
|song name                = Like A Prayer
|single image           = [[File:Likeaprayer single.jpg|100px|link=Single: Like A Prayer]] <br><small> single art for [[Single: Like A Prayer|Like A Prayer]]</small> &nbsp;[[File:Likeaprayer album.jpg|100px|link=Album: Like A Prayer]] <br><small> from the album [[Album: Like A Prayer|Like A Prayer]]</small>
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|single image             = [[File:Likeaprayer single.jpg|100px|link=Single: Like A Prayer]] <br><small> single art for [[Single: Like A Prayer|Like A Prayer]]</small>  
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|album image              = [[File:Likeaprayer album.jpg|100px|link=Album: Like A Prayer]] <br><small> from the album [[Album: Like A Prayer|Like A Prayer]]</small>
 
|performer                = Madonna
 
|performer                = Madonna
|first released            = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/February 27|27 February, 1989]] - [[Single: Like A Prayer|Like A Prayer]] single
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|first released            = [[Prince_Vault:Selected_anniversaries/February 27|27 February 1989]] - [[Single: Like A Prayer|Like A Prayer]] single
 
|album(s)                  = None (''[[Prince]]-involvement only'')
 
|album(s)                  = None (''[[Prince]]-involvement only'')
 
|writer(s)                = [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonna_(entertainer) Madonna] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Leonard Patrick Leonard]
 
|writer(s)                = [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonna_(entertainer) Madonna] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Leonard Patrick Leonard]
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|introduction              = '''Like A Prayer''' is the first track on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonna_(entertainer) Madonna]'s fourth album [[Album: Like A Prayer|Like A Prayer]]. It was long thought that the album version contained no [[Prince]] input, and only some of the remixes contain [[Prince]]'s, however in a 2016 interview Patrick Leonard, the songs producer revealed it's actually [[Prince]] on guitar at the very beginning of the song before the door slams.
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|introduction              = '''Like A Prayer''' is the first track on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonna_(entertainer) Madonna]'s fourth album [[Album: Like A Prayer|Like A Prayer]]. It was long thought that the album version contained no [[Prince]] input, and only some of the remixes contain [[Prince]]'s, however in a 2014 interview [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Leonard Patrick Leonard], the songs producer revealed it's actually [[Prince]] on guitar at the very beginning of the song before the door slams.
 
The 12-inch containing the versions with a bit more of [[Prince]]'s uncredited guitar input were released three weeks prior to the album's release on [[Single: Like A Prayer|Like A Prayer]], the album's first single.
 
The 12-inch containing the versions with a bit more of [[Prince]]'s uncredited guitar input were released three weeks prior to the album's release on [[Single: Like A Prayer|Like A Prayer]], the album's first single.
  
While specific recording dates for [[Prince]]'s guitar solo contribution are not known, his solo was recorded in mid-November, 1988, at [[Paisley Park Studios]], Chanhassen, MN, USA.
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While specific recording dates for [[Prince]]'s guitar solo contribution are not known, his solo was recorded in mid-November 1988, at [[Paisley Park Studios]] in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
 
|recording info            =
 
|recording info            =
 
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|date                      = 1988
 
|date                      = 1988
 
|studio                    = Studio information needed
 
|studio                    = Studio information needed
|additional info          = Initial tracking ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonna_(entertainer) Madonna] demo; no [[Prince]] input)
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|additional info          = Basic tracking ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonna_(entertainer) Madonna] demo; no [[Prince]] input)
 
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|date                      = Mid-November, 1988
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|date                      = Mid-November 1988
 
|studio                  = [[Paisley Park Studios]], Chanhassen, MN, USA
 
|studio                  = [[Paisley Park Studios]], Chanhassen, MN, USA
 
|additional info          = Guitar solo recording by [[Prince]]
 
|additional info          = Guitar solo recording by [[Prince]]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonna_(entertainer) Madonna] - lead vocals, background vocals, additional synthesizer
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonna_(entertainer) Madonna] - lead vocals, background vocals, additional synthesizer
 
*[[Prince]] - guitar solo (uncredited)
 
*[[Prince]] - guitar solo (uncredited)
*Jeffrey Porcaro - drums (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Moffett Jonathan Moffett] - drums
*John Robinson - drums (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Pratt Guy Pratt] - bass guitar (on the album version)
*Jonathan Moffett - drums (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Jackson Randy Jackson] - bass guitar (on the 7" version)
*Guy Pratt - bass guitar (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andra%C3%A9_Crouch The Andrea Crouch Choir] - background vocals
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Jackson Randy Jackson] - bass guitar (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
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*Bruce Gaitsch - guitar
*Bruce Gaitsch - guitar (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
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*Chester Kamen - guitar (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
 
*Chester Kamen - guitar (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
 
*Dann Huff - guitar (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
 
*Dann Huff - guitar (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
 
*David Williams - guitar (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
 
*David Williams - guitar (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
*Marcos Loya - requinto guitar (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
 
 
*Bruce Gaitsch - acoustic guitar (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
 
*Bruce Gaitsch - acoustic guitar (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
*The Andrea Crouch Choir - background vocals
 
 
*Donna DeLory - background vocals (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
 
*Donna DeLory - background vocals (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
*Lynne Fiddmont - background vocals (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
 
*Marcos Loya - background vocals (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
 
*Marilyn Martin - background vocals (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
 
*Ali Nadirah - background vocals (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
 
 
*Niki Haris - background vocals (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
 
*Niki Haris - background vocals (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
*Rose Banks - background vocals (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
 
 
*Geary Lanier - clavinet (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
 
*Geary Lanier - clavinet (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
*Joe Porcaro - marimba (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
 
*Luis Conte - percussion (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
 
 
*Paulinho Da Costa - percussion (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
 
*Paulinho Da Costa - percussion (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Leonard Patrick Leonard] - acoustic piano, B3 organ, clavinet, synthesizer (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Leonard Patrick Leonard] - acoustic piano, B3 organ, clavinet, synthesizer (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
*Jai Winding - synthesizer (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Bray Stephen Bray] - synthesizer (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
 
*Sandra Crouch - Spanish tambourine (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
 
 
|released versions        = ''Information is given for [[Prince]]-related versions only''
 
|released versions        = ''Information is given for [[Prince]]-related versions only''
 
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|1= '''Like A Prayer (7" Remix/Edit)'''
 
|1= '''Like A Prayer (7" Remix/Edit)'''

Revision as of 08:18, 6 July 2020

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Like A Prayer

Likeaprayer album.jpg
from the album Like A Prayer
Likeaprayer single.jpg
single art for Like A Prayer
Song details
Performer: Madonna
First Released: 27 February 1989 - Like A Prayer single
Album(s): None (Prince-involvement only)
Writer(s): Madonna and Patrick Leonard
Producer(s): Madonna and Patrick Leonard
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

Like A Prayer is the first track on Madonna's fourth album Like A Prayer. It was long thought that the album version contained no Prince input, and only some of the remixes contain Prince's, however in a 2014 interview Patrick Leonard, the songs producer revealed it's actually Prince on guitar at the very beginning of the song before the door slams. The 12-inch containing the versions with a bit more of Prince's uncredited guitar input were released three weeks prior to the album's release on Like A Prayer, the album's first single.

While specific recording dates for Prince's guitar solo contribution are not known, his solo was recorded in mid-November 1988, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
1988 Studio information needed Basic tracking (Madonna demo; no Prince input)
Mid-November 1988 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Guitar solo recording by Prince
Recording Personnel
  • Madonna - lead vocals, background vocals, additional synthesizer
  • Prince - guitar solo (uncredited)
  • Jonathan Moffett - drums
  • Guy Pratt - bass guitar (on the album version)
  • Randy Jackson - bass guitar (on the 7" version)
  • The Andrea Crouch Choir - background vocals
  • Bruce Gaitsch - guitar
  • Chester Kamen - guitar (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Dann Huff - guitar (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • David Williams - guitar (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Bruce Gaitsch - acoustic guitar (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Donna DeLory - background vocals (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Niki Haris - background vocals (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Geary Lanier - clavinet (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Paulinho Da Costa - percussion (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)
  • Patrick Leonard - acoustic piano, B3 organ, clavinet, synthesizer (credited for whole album, specific involvement uncertain)

Versions
Released Versions

Information is given for Prince-related versions only

Title Length Released Version Additional info
Like A Prayer 5:42 Like A Prayer album
Like A Prayer (7" Remix/Edit) 5:41 Like A Prayer single Remix edit Remix by Bill Bottrell
Like A Prayer (12" Extended Remix) 7:23 Like A Prayer single Remix Additional production and remix by Shep Pettibone, remix engineering by Michael Hutchinson
Like A Prayer (12" Club Version) 6:37 Like A Prayer single Remix Additional production and remix by Bill Bottrell, additional engineering by Robert Salcedo
Like A Prayer (Dub Beats) 4:36 Like A Prayer promo Remix Remix by Bill Bottrell


Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Act Of Contrition 2:19 Like A Prayer

Like A Prayer single

Studio See Act Of Contrition for more details
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References

Patrick Leonard interview

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