Take Me with U
|"Take Me with U"|
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|
|Recorded||January 24, 1984
Sunset Sound, Los Angeles
3:42 (7" Edit)
|Prince singles chronology|
"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.
- Prince – lead vocals and various instruments
- Wendy Melvoin – guitar and vocals
- Lisa Coleman – keyboards and vocals
- Matt Fink – keyboards
- Brown Mark - bass
- Bobby Z. - drums, percussion
- Novi Novog – violin and viola
- David Coleman – cello
- Suzie Katayama – cello
- Apollonia – co-lead vocals
- Jill Jones – background vocals
7": Paisley Park / 7-29079 (US)
- "Take Me with U" (edit) – 3:42
- "Baby I'm a Star" (edit) – 2:55
Marshall Crenshaw covered the song on his 2003 album "What's In The Bag?"
- Partridge, Kenneth (June 24, 2014). "Prince's 'Purple Rain' at 30: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review". Billboard. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
- "Get Your FREE Copy of SPIN's Prince Tribute!". SPIN.com. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
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