Sweet Baby is the ninth track (eighth song) on Prince's 14th album , the second album to be credited to Prince and the New Power Generation.
Basic tracking took place on 1 October 1991, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (the day after Letter 4 Miles, the same day as the release of Prince and the New Power Generation's album Diamonds And Pearls and the recording of Do U Wanna Rock? and Allegiance, four days before recording The Thunder Ballet). It was included as the eleventh track (seventh song) on a March 1992, configuration of the album, and the eleventh track (eighth song) on a late-Summer 1992, configuration, until many of the album's segues were removed for release. In early 1993, Sweet Baby was planned for a single release, with a test pressing made, but the single was left unreleased.