"Take Me with U" is a song by Prince and The Revolution, and the final U.S. single released from their albumPurple 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 amongst 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 #25 on the top 40 chart in the U.S. In the UK, the song was issued as a double A-sided single, coupled with "Let's Go Crazy", reaching #7 in February 1985.

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


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Track listing[edit source]Edit

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

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

Cover versions[edit source]Edit

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

A cover by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings was included on the 2009 tribute compilation Purplish Rain. A free download of the song was offered by Spin magazine.[1]

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

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