This promo 12″ release of “If I Love U 2 Nite” from Mica Paris features the inadvertent inclusion of Prince’s recording of the song.
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Here we have another UK 12″ of “If I Love U 2 Nite” which features a Club Mix by Nellee Hooper.
Mica Paris released her debut album at the tender age of 19 in 1988. While working on her 1991 follow up album, she recorded Prince’s composition “If I Love U 2 Nite”. Prince originally wrote and recorded the song back in 1979 but, it was never officially released by anyone until Mica included it on her ‘Contribution’ LP. Later Prince would re-record the song with Mayte and that recording was included on the ‘1-800-NEW-FUNK’ album in 1994 and on Mayte’s ‘Child Of The Sun’ album in 1995. This 12″ includes 2 remixes by Nellee Hooper who was in high demand from his recent work with Soul II Soul.
Ghetto heaven, ghetto heaven, It’s time to sell some ghetto heaven, Ghetto heaven, My baby needs some ghetto heaven, Ghetto heaven, I need a little ghetto heaven, Ghetto heaven, I need a little ghetto heaven.
This kind of love is getting expensive, We know how to live, baby, We’re luxurious like Egyptian cotton, Working so hard, every night and day, And now we get the pay back, Trying so hard, saving up the paper, Now we get to lay back.
“Jazzie’s Groove” by Soul II Soul is mostly spoken word over a nice mellow funky groove that tells where the group came from and where they are going.
Soul II Soul secured a recording contract with Virgin Records and released their first LP ‘Keep On Moving’ as it was titled in the US. The first single released to the US was “Keep on Movin’” which reached #11 on the Billboard Hot 100. The follow-up, “Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)” topped that success by reaching the top 5 on the Hot 100, #1 on the R&B chart and topping the Hot Dance/Disco chart for 3 weeks.