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[[Sheila E.]] is credited as appearing on the album, and while her performance is not known, it is likely she appears playing hand drums on this track (although these were possibly played by [[Kirk Johnson]]).
 
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In May 2020, [[Rhonda Smith]] shared a July 2009 rehearsal recording of this track on her social media channels. Although this recording features [[Prince]] throughout and likely comes from the same sessions as the official stream of [[In A Large Room With No Light]], it was not officially released/streamed by the [[Prince]] Estate, and nor was it an unreleased  studio version, so it is not listed below.
 
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Latest revision as of 20:55, 19 May 2020

When The Dawn Of The Morning Comes   < < < Non-Prince Songs All Prince Songs Unreleased Songs > > >   When The Shit Comes Down
When The Lights Go Down

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from the album The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 24 August 1999 - The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale album
Album(s): The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

When The Lights Go Down is the fifth track on Prince's 22nd album The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale.

Specific recording dates and studio location are unknown; it is possible that the song was recorded at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, during sessions for the SymbolSmallerBlue.png album in 1991-2, but this has not been verified.

Sheila E. is credited as appearing on the album, and while her performance is not known, it is likely she appears playing hand drums on this track (although these were possibly played by Kirk Johnson).

In May 2020, Rhonda Smith shared a July 2009 rehearsal recording of this track on her social media channels. Although this recording features Prince throughout and likely comes from the same sessions as the official stream of In A Large Room With No Light, it was not officially released/streamed by the Prince Estate, and nor was it an unreleased studio version, so it is not listed below.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
1991-2 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
When The Lights Go Down 7:10 The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale Studio


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
When The Lights Go Down (Edit) Edit Edited for promo release but left unreleased
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
When The Dawn Of The Morning Comes   < < < All Songs Unreleased Songs > > >   When The Shit Comes Down