You're All I Want

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You're All I Want

Song details
Performer: Prince
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
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

You're All I Want (a.k.a. U're All I Want or U're All Eye Want) is an unreleased song recorded on 11 January 1982 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California (the same day as Bold Generation and Gigolos Get Lonely Too). In a 2019 interview, engineer Peggy McCreary talked to Jon Bream about the recording session:

Usually dressed in his customarily stylish manner, Prince showed up this time with a completely different look: bluejeans, white T-shirt, black leather motorcycle jacket, black leather boots.
He cut a rockabilly song called “You're All I Want.”
“It made sense because of the way he was dressed,” McCreary said. “After working 12 hours, I made him a cassette. He was standing at the door and he tossed me the cassette and said, ‘Happy birthday.' ”
He gave her his jacket, too.
“I have an unreleased Prince song,” she said. “For him, that was one of the greatest gifts he could have ever given me. At the time, I wanted my birthday off.
“That was him.”''

A repeated motif in the song was used a few months later as the lead synth line in Horny Toad.

Prince gave the song to Eric Leeds in July 1989 (along with My Summertime Thang, Pickle, U Should Be Mine, Wet Dream Cousin, Vibrator, The Max and XYZ) when considering songs for a new Madhouse album (later called 26, which later evolved into Eric Leeds' solo album Times Squared). Eric Leeds later added saxophone overdubs on 12 May 1991 (two days after Gett Off was recorded, on the same day as Blue Light), and the song was copyrighted (retitled U're All I Want) on 17 June 1991; it is likely that this version was instrumental. In 2000, it was listed (as U're All Eye Want) as one of 22 tracks Prince: A Celebration attendees could vote on for inclusion in the Crystal Ball Volume II release, and was chosen as one of the 17 final selections. It is unknown if the version intended for inclusion was the original 1982 recording or the 1991 version (or an unknown third recording). The project was ultimately abandoned, however, and the track remains unreleased.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
11 January 1982 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Basic tracking
12 May 1991 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Saxophone overdubs, additional recording
Recording Personnel

1982 version

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments

1991 version

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
You're All I Want Studio Recorded 16 January 1982
U're All I Want Studio 1991 instrumental version

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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