Beautiful Strange

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Beautiful Strange

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from the home video Beautiful Strange
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included on the album Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic
Song details
Performer: SymbolSmallerBlue.png
First Released: 24 August 1999 - Beautiful Strange home video

30 April 2001 - Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic album

Album(s): Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic
Writer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Beautiful Strange was first available as a video of a studio recording ending the Beautiful Strange home video, with a short segment of the recording session included as a prologue to the home video (the home video was broadcast in full almost a year earlier, however, on the UK TV channel Channel 4). In 2001, a remixed version was included as the eleventh track on Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic, the companion album to Prince's 23rd album Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic (his sixth album using the name SymbolSmallerBlue.png). It was the only track on the album not to have been included on Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic.

While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking likely took place in mid-1998 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. Remixing likely took place in late 1999 or 2000, also at Paisley Park Studios. The song was included as the title track on the 1998-9 album Beautiful Strange, but little is known about the album, which remains unreleased.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Mid-1998 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Initial tracking
Late 1999 - 2000 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Remixing
Recording Personnel

Beautiful Strange version

  • Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) - all vocals and instruments (assumed)


Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic version


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Beautiful Strange 4:55 Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic Remix Remix of the original version (released only on video)
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Beautiful Strange 1:29 Beautiful Strange home video Session clip of recording session; See Beautiful Strange video for more details
Beautiful Strange 4:48 Beautiful Strange home video Promo video See Beautiful Strange video for more details


 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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