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Song name
from the album To The Teeth
Song name
included on the promo single for Wish I May (European edition)
Song details
Performer: Ani DiFranco
First Released: Late 1999 - Wish I May promotional single (Europe version)
16 November 1999 - To The Teeth album
Album(s): To The Teeth
Writer(s): Ani DiFranco
Producer(s): Ani DiFranco
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

Providence is the twelfth track on singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco’s tenth solo studio album To The Teeth, and features Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) singing background vocals. Providencewas included as the fourth track of the european edition of the promotional single Wish I May, released shortly before the album.

Prince met Ani DiFranco and Maceo Parker following her concert at the Midway Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on 3 July 1999, and invited them back to Paisley Park Studios, where DiFranco added guitar to EyeBlue.png Love U, But EyeBlue.png Don’t Trust U Anymore and Parker added saxophone to Prettyman.

Providence was recorded by Ani DiFranco and her band on 31 July 1999 in New Orleans, Louisiana with Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) likely adding his vocals at a time in late Summer - early Autumn, 1999, presumably at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
31 July 1999 Kingsway,
New Orleans, LA, USA
Tracking (no SymbolSmallerBlue.png input)
Late Summer - early Autumn, 1999 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Background vocal recordings by Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
Recording Personnel
  • Ani DiFranco – acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Jason Mercer – electric bass, bowed upright bass
  • Julie Wolf – organ, Wurlitzer, melodica, vocals
  • Daren Hahn – drums
  • Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) – background vocals

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Providence 7:18 To The Teeth

Wish I May promo single (Europe)


Additional Information

See also Trivia

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