Moonbeam Levels

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Moonbeam Levels

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from the album Prince 4ever (announced release)

Song details

Performer: Prince
First Released: 22 November 2016 - Prince 4ever album (announced release)
Album(s): Prince 4ever (announced release)
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • 1983 (partial rendition in piano medley), 2013 (partial rendition in piano medley)

Moonbeam Levels is an unreleased song recorded on 6 July 1982 (the day before Lady Cab Driver), at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA. NPG Records and Warner Bros. announced in October 2016 that Moonbeam Levels will be released as the only previously-unreleased track on the first posthumous compilation of Prince's music, Prince 4ever.

It was never placed on a configuration of the 1999 album, but was considered for inclusion on the aborted Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic album (different from the 1999 album Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic), and was included as the ninth and final track on the mid-January 1989, configuration of the album before it was abandoned when Prince began work on the Batman soundtrack album.

In early 2002, during an online chat to promote the second year of the NPG Music Club, the moderators asked if members would be interested in a pristine copy of Moonbeam Levels, hinting that it might be available as part of the membership package. The song, however, remained unreleased.

It is not yet known if the version planned for inclusion on Prince 4ever is the same version as was recorded in 1982, or if Prince did any additional work on the track at any other point. More information will be added here as it becomes known.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
6 July 1982 Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA Initial tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments (assumed)

Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Moonbeam Levels TBC Prince 4ever (announced release) Studio Possibly identical to unreleased version below; to be confirmed

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Moonbeam Levels Studio Recorded 6 July 1982
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • This song is planned for release as Prince's first official posthumously-released song.

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