Take Me with U

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"Take Me with U"
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Japan 7" single
Single by Prince and The Revolution
from the album Purple Rain
A-side "Let's Go Crazy" (UK)
B-side "Baby I'm a Star"
Released January 25, 1985
Format 7" single
12" single
Recorded January 24, 1984
Sunset Sound, Los Angeles
Genre Psychedelic rock[1]
Length 3:54 (Album/12")
3:42 (7" Edit)
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Prince
Producer(s) Prince
Prince singles chronology
"I Would Die 4 U"
"Take Me with U"
"Raspberry Beret"
Prince UK singles chronology
"I Would Die 4 U"
"Let's Go Crazy"/"Take Me with U"
"Paisley Park"
Purple Rain track listing
"Let's Go Crazy"
"Take Me with U"
"The Beautiful Ones"

"Take Me with U" is a song by Prince and The Revolution, and the final US single released from their album, Purple Rain. It is a pop song notable for the drum solo and finger cymbals that open the song and repeat again toward the end.

The song is sung as a duet with Apollonia Kotero, and was originally intended for the Apollonia 6 album, but was pulled for the Purple Rain soundtrack. A result of this addition, Prince made cuts to the suite-like original "Computer Blue", which circulates among collectors in an extended version (a portion of this second section of "Computer Blue" can be heard in the film Purple Rain as Prince walks in on the men of The Revolution rehearsing.) The original version of the song was about a minute longer.

The single was released with an edit of album track "Baby I'm a Star" as its B-side, and reached number 25 on the top 40 chart in the US. In the UK, the song was issued as a double A-side single, coupled with "Let's Go Crazy", reaching number 7 in February 1985.

Lisa Coleman sang underneath Apollonia's vocals to add fullness.[citation needed]


Track listing[edit]

7": Paisley Park / 7-29079 (US)[edit]

  1. "Take Me with U" (edit) – 3:42
  2. "Baby I'm a Star" (edit) – 2:55

Cover versions[edit]

Marshall Crenshaw covered the song on his 2003 album "What's In The Bag?"

A cover by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings was included on the 2009 tribute compilation Purplish Rain. A free download of the song was offered by Spin magazine.[4]

Sharleen Spiteri covered the song on her 2010 album The Movie Songbook.


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