Album: Child Of The Sun

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Child Of The Sun

Child Of The Sun (Front Cover)

Album details


Released: 27 November 1995
Length: 52:52
Label(s): NPG Records
Studio(s): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
This album has not charted in the USA
Certifications
This album has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released


The Most Beautiful Boy In The World
b/w ¿Quieres Ser El Mas Bello De Este Mundo?
Themostbeautifulboyintheworld single.jpg
If EyeBlue.png Love U 2night
b/w The Rhythm Of Your ♥
Ifeyeloveu2night single.jpg
House Of Brick (Brick House) - promotional release only
b/w None
Houseofbrick(brickhouse) single.jpg
Rhythm Of Your ♥
b/w In Your Gracious Name
Rhythmofyourheart single.jpg

See also


Scorpio   
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Alternate Album Configuration


An early version of the album, titled Latino Barbie Doll, contains the following tracklist:

  • Undated configuration
  1. If I Love U Tonight (sic)
  2. Love's No Fun
  3. Latino Barbie Doll
  4. However Much U Want
  5. If I Could Get Your Attention
  6. Telepathy
  7. Violet Blue
  8. Slow Love
  9. Hold Me
  10. Si Te Amo Esat Noche (sic)
  11. The Most Beautiful Boy In The World - labeled as "bonus track"
  12. ¿Quieres Ser El Mas Bello De Este Mundo? - labeled as "bonus track"


Child Of The Sun is the first and only studio album by Mayte, and was released in November 1995 in Europe only on NPG Records (Warner Bros. refused to release the album in the USA).


Recording process

All but one of the 12 tracks were written or co-written by Prince (with the other, House Of Brick (Brick House), being a cover version of the Commodores track Brick House), and all contain him playing some instruments, with significant contributions from other bandmembers.

An early version of the album was titled Latino Barbie Doll, and contained several tracks which were removed as the album progressed; Latino Barbie Doll, If I Could Get Your Attention, Telepathy, Violet Blue, Slow Love, Hold Me and ¿Quieres Ser El Mas Bello De Este Mundo? (which was included on the single of The Most Beautiful Boy In The World).

Of the ten English-language tracks included on Latino Barbie Doll, eight were Mayte's versions of tracks released on earlier Prince-related albums (If I Love U Tonight, Love's No Fun, If I Could Get Your Attention, Telepathy, Violet Blue, Slow Love, Hold Me and The Most Beautiful Boy In The World), in addition to the two Spanish-language tracks, Si Te Amo Esta Noche and ¿Quieres Ser El Mas Bello De Este Mundo?


Promotion

The album produced four singles, The Most Beautiful Boy In The World, If EyeBlue.png Love U 2night (both of which preceded the album), House Of Brick (Brick House) (which was available as a promotional single only) and Rhythm Of Your ♥ (which received a limited release in 1998).

The album failed to enter the charts.

In 1998, Love4OneAnother.com announced an album release by Mayte called Scorpio, which was to contain some of the same tracks from Child Of The Sun with some newly-recorded tracks in addition. This project never came to pass, and it is not clear if this was completed.



Track listing
CD LP

The compact disc version is the original issue.

  1. Children Of The Sun (4:29) 1
  2. In Your Gracious Name (5:05)
  3. If EyeBlue.png Love U 2night (4:17) 2
  4. The Rhythm Of Your ♥ (3:16)
  5. Ain't No Place Like U (4:44)
  6. House Of Brick (Brick House) (3:19) 3
  7. Love's No Fun (3:57)
  8. Baby Don't Care (5:25)
  9. However Much U Want (4:31)
  10. Mo' Better (4:55) 4
  11. If EyeBlue.png Love U 2night (Spanish) (4:17)
  12. The Most Beautiful Boy In The World (4:30)


This album has not been released in LP format.

All tracks written by Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png), except where noted

1 Written by Mayte and Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
2 Written by Prince (as Paisley Park)
3 Written by William King, Thomas McClary, Walter Orange, Lionel Richie, Milan Williams and Ronald La Pread (as Brick House)
4 Written by Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png), Andrew Hopkins and E.M. Hunter



Personnel
Musicians



Production



Thanks
  • None.



Releases
LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions

None, although see notes on aborted Scorpio release.

 
Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

  • Mayte undertook a short tour of Europe in October and November 1995 to promote this release with TV appearances (without Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png).



References
Closerthanclose album.jpg 1995
Closer Than Close
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 1997
Kamasutra
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