Man'O'War

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Man'O'War

Raveun2thejoyfantastic album.jpg
from the album Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic
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promo single art for Man'O'War
Song details
Performer: SymbolSmallerBlue.png
First Released: 9 November 1999 - Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic album
Album(s): Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic

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:

Man'O'War (often referred to as Man O' War) is the eleventh track (ninth song) on Prince's 23rd album Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic (his sixth using the name SymbolSmallerBlue.png), and, a few months after the album's release, Man'O'War was available as a promotional release in the USA only. In 2001, a remixed version titled Man'O'War (Remix), which was in fact mostly re-recorded, was included as the eighth track on the companion album Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking likely took place in early 1999 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The Hornheadz recorded horn overdubs for the track on 17 May 1999 at Paisley Park Studios (during the same session as horn overdubs for Y Should Eye Do That When Eye Can Do This?, Hot Wit U, I Ain't Gonna Run and R U Ready?). String overdubs by the NPG Orchestra (orchestrated by Clare Fischer), were recorded in mid-1999 at O'Henry Sound Studios in Burbank, California. The remix was likely recorded in late 1999, also at Paisley Park Studios.

The Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic version is preceded by a segue which contains the opening orchestration of the song.

An edit of the remix was also included as the first track on the Man'O'War (Remix) NPG Records Sampler unreleased cassette (intended for promotional use only).


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Early 1999 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Basic tracking
17 May 1999 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Horn overdubs by The Hornheadz
Mid-1999 O'Henry Sound Studios, Burbank, CA, USA String overdubs by the NPG Orchestra
Late 1999 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Remix and re-recording (creating Man'O'War (Remix))
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Man'O'War 5:14 Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic Studio
Man'O'War (Remix) 5:12 Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic Remix
Man'O'War (Radio Edit With Guitar Solo) 3:59 Man'O'War promo Edit
Man'O'War (Radio Edit Without Guitar Solo) 3:56 Man'O'War promo Edit
Man'O'War (Call Out Research Hook) 0:15 Man'O'War promo clip


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Man'O'War Studio Studio version before horn overdubs
Man'O'War Studio Studio version before string overdubs
Man'O'War (Remix) Remix edit Remix edit included on Man'O'War (Remix) NPG Records Sampler unreleased cassette
 
Additional Information

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References
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