Way Back Home

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Way Back Home

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from the album Art Official Age
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 30 September 2014 - Art Official Age album
Album(s): Art Official Age
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince and Joshua Welton
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not known to have been performed live by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Way Back Home is the tenth track (ninth song) on Prince’s 37th album Art Official Age.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking is believed to have taken place in Spring or Summer 2014 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. British folk/soul singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas, who appears as the narrator during the opening of the track, gave an interview in late February 2014, in which she stated she had not yet recorded with Prince but would love to, indicating that the track had not yet been recorded. La Havas appeared live with Prince in March and July 2014, and it is possible they worked together on the track then (along with Clouds, Affirmation I & II and Affirmation III), but this is purely speculative.

Stringenius recorded orchestral parts which were only partially retained for the final version of Way Back Home but included in full on Affirmation III.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Spring / Summer 2014 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Way Back Home 3:05 Art Official Age Studio

Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Affirmation III 3:27 Art Official Age Studio
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Way Back Home Studio Version with Stringenius orchestral parts later used on Affirmation III
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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