Others Here With Us

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Others Here With Us

Song details
Performer: Prince and the Revolution
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

Others Here With Us is an unreleased track recorded on recorded on 19 or |20 April 1985, after midnight at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California (two/three days after Wendy’s Parade, New Position, I Wonder U and Under The Cherry Moon, on the same day as Evolsidog and Tibet, and the day before Sometimes It Snows In April). It was included as the fifth track on a 1 May 1985 configuration of Parade, but was removed before the album’s release. Although no official artist credit has been given to this track, its inclusion on the early configuration of Parade indicates that its release would have been credited to Prince and the Revolution, so it is credited as such here.

The song was later considered for the planned musical The Dawn in 1986 (along with Heaven, God Is Everywhere, All My Dreams, When The Dawn Of The Morning Comes, Crucial and The Cocoa Boys), but the musical was ultimately abandoned, and the song was never intended for any of Prince’s other late-1986 album projects.

In 2000, it was listed as one of 22 tracks Prince: A Celebration attendees could vote on for inclusion in the Crystal Ball Volume II release, and was chosen as one of the 17 final selections. The project was ultimately abandoned, however, and the track remains unreleased.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
19 April 1985 (or 20 April 1985, after midnight) Sunset Sound - Studio 3,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Tracking, mixing
24 June 1985 Monterey Sound Studios,
Glendale, CA
Orchestra recording by Clare Fischer
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments

Orchestrated version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments (assumed)
Orchestral Players:
  • Violins - Isabelle Daskoff, Francine Walsh, Mari Botnik, Pam Gates, Janice Gower, Karen Jones, Betty Moor, Irma Neumann, Assa Drori, Bill Hymanson, Oscar Chasow, Ron Clark, Henry Ferber, Erne Granat, Ed Green, Bill Hybel, Reggie Hill, Pat Johnson, Don Palmer, Sheldon Sanov, Joe Schonbrun, Terry Schonbrun and Harold Wolf
  • Violas - Pam Goldsmith, Margot Maclaine, Carol Mukagawa, Myer Bello, Alan Deverich, Norman Forrest, Alan Harshman, Jorge Moraga and David Stock
  • Cellos - Jim Arkatoff, Ray Kelley, Ray Kramer and Fred Seykora
  • Basses - Chuck Dominico and Arni Egilsson.
  • Woodwinds - Gene Cipriano, Don Ashworth, John Clarke, Dave Edwards, Gary Foster, Jim Kanter, John Lowe, Dick Mitchell, Jack Nimitz, Joe Soldo and Bob Tricarico
  • Trumpets - Ray Brown, Rich Cooper, Bob Findley, Larry Ford, Bob O’Donnell and Al Vizutti
  • Trombones - Garnett Brown, Charles Loper, Morris Repass and Bill Watrous
  • French Horns - Marni Johnson, David Duke, Joe Myer, Brian O’Connor, Calvin Smith and Jim Thatcher
  • Tuba - Tommy Johnson
  • Tympani and percussion - Brent Fischer

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Others Here With Us Studio Recorded 20 April 1985
Others Here With Us Studio Version with Clare Fischer Orchestra overdubs

Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The song’s backing is largely built up from samples from the Fairlight CMI sample-synthesizer.

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