While the band in the studio was essentially Prince alone with Eric Leeds on sax (in a way exactly how Madhouse started out in late 1986), a band was soon made up of the three members of The Time that were still in Prince's employ, and fronted by Wendy Melvoin's twin sister Susannah, whom until then sometimes sang background vocals for Prince.
After having Paul Peterson and Susannah overdub the lead vocals, all tracks were submitted to Clare Fischer for orchestral overdubs, which was the first time Prince worked with him. Susannah suggested to ask him to create orchestral arrangements, being familiar with Fischer's work through her father, session musician Mike Melvoin.
A live version of the band with Miko Weaver, who came from Sheila E.'s band on guitar, Alan Flowers on bass, Bill Carrothers and another Melvoin sibling Jonathan on keyboards and former bodyguards Wally Safford and Greg Brooks as dancers and background vocalists, played one show at First Avenue, before the group was disbanded. Jerome Benton, Wally Safford and Greg Brooks together with Miko Weaver and Eric Leeds then joined an expanded version of The Revolution in early 1986.