Walk Don’t Walk

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Walk Don’t Walk

from the album Diamonds And Pearls
Song details
Performer: Prince and the New Power Generation
First Released: 1 October 1991 - Diamonds And Pearls
Album(s): Diamonds And Pearls
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
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

Walk Don’t Walk is the eighth track on the album Diamonds And Pearls, the first album credited to Prince and the New Power Generation.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in June 1990 in London, England (during the same set of sessions that produced Daddy Pop, Schoolyard and Oobey Doop, but mostly focused on Rosie Gaines' first solo album, recording My Tender Heart, Hold Me, Pain, Streetwalker, In The Name Of Love and Turn Your Lights Down Low). The track was included as the second track on the December 1990, configuration of Diamonds And Pearls, but was moved to become the eighth track on the 1 March 1991 and 8 May 1991 configurations, where it remained for release. In early 1993, Walk Don’t Walk was included as the b-side on a planned single of Blue Light, but the single was left unreleased.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
June 1990 Olympic Studios,
London, England
Early 1991 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
Additional recording
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted (liner notes state "insatiable")
  • Rosie Gaines - co-lead vocals and keyboards (liner notes state "co-lead backing vox, Purpleaxxe™ sampler and organ")
  • Elisa Fiorillo - additional vocals
  • Michael B. - drums
  • Levi Seacer, Jr. - bass guitar (credited for "rhythm guitar and backing vox")
  • Tommy Barbarella - keyboards (liner notes state "Purpleaxxe™ sampler, other various keys and sex symbol")

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Walk Don’t Walk 3:07 Diamonds And Pearls Studio

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Walk Don’t Walk Studio Version without Rosie Gaines, placed on the 27 November 1990 configuration of the Diamonds And Pearls Album
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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