The A Side:
I Would Die 4 U (Extended Version) 10:15
The B Side:
Another Lonely Christmas 6:47
Christmas is almost here and the year is almost done. I’m going to dedicate this week to Christmas music exclusively and then I’m gonna take a week or so off from posting. Regular posts will resume sometime during the first week of January. This week’s posts get kicked off with Prince and a not so merry Christmas song…
“I Would Die 4 U” is the fourth single released from ‘Purple Rain’. The extended version on this 12” release was taken from a studio jam session featuring Prince, The Revolution, Sheila E., Eddie M and Miko Weaver; it is not an extended version of the original album track. This version is actually edited down to around 10 minutes from the full 30-something minute version that has circulated on bootleg releases. On the flip side is the non-album track, “Another Lonely Christmas”, that tells the tragic tale of a man whose lover died on Christmas Day. The 12” version is extended by almost 2 minutes over the single version and has never been officially released on CD.
The Billboard Charts:
|Chart||Debuted||Debut Pos.||Peak Pos.||Wks on Chart|
|Hot Black Singles||12/22/84||11||11|
Label: Warner Brothers Records
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
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