Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic

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Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic

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from the album Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic
Song details
Performer: Prince
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 (credited to SymbolSmallerBlue.png on Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic)
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic (a.k.a. Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic) is the first track on Prince's 23rd album Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic, the sixth to be credited to SymbolSmallerBlue.png. The track is credited solely to Prince instead of SymbolSmallerBlue.png, however, as it was recorded in 1988; accordingly it is credited to Prince in this entry. A reworked and remixed version with additional lyrics, titled Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic, was included as the first track on the companion album Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic. As it is a remix, rather than a separate track, Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic is included in this entry also.

Basic tracks were recorded in mid-June 1988 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (as Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic), and Prince immediately used the track as the title track for an album, Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic (the album was eventually aborted; see the album entry for more detail). The track was re-worked on 24 July 1988 at Olympic Studios in London, England, within hours of arriving into the country. When the album was abandoned, Prince began work on the Batman soundtrack, and proposed the use of Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic for a scene. As work developed, the song was replaced in the scene with Partyman, and Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic was dropped, although samples from the chorus appeared in both Batdance and 200 Balloons. The track was edited and re-worked slightly for the 1999 release (when it was renamed Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic), but it is not certain when this work was done. Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic, which is largely a re-recording rather than a straightforward remix, was recorded at some point in late 1999 or 2000 at Paisley Park Studios. In keeping with songs like Newpower Soul, Prince mentioned other tracks on the album in a new rap on Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic: "Moneyapolis" (referring to Undisputed (The Moneyapolis Mix)), Beautiful Strange, Baby Knows and Tangerine.

Interestingly, the track The Max includes a horn lead line repeating the guitar lead line from Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic; The Max was released seven years earlier than Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic, however, making it appear that the latter borrowed from the former, whereas it was in fact the other way around. 2011 live versions of We Live (2 Get Funky) also reuse the same lead line on guitar; it remains to be seen if a studio version also includes this.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Mid-June 1988 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Initial tracking (as Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic)
24 July 1988 Olympic Studios, London, England Re-working
1999 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Editing and re-working (as Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic)
Late 1999-2000 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Remixing and re-recording (as Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic)
Recording Personnel

All versions

  • Prince - all vocals and instruments


Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic version


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic 4:18 Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic Studio
Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic 5:13 Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic Remix Dance remix with re-recorded vocals and some new lyrics


Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Batdance (The Batmix) 7:15 Batdance single Remix
Batdance (The Batmix Edit) 4:09 Batdance single Remix Edit a.k.a. Batdance (The Batmix Radio Edit)
Batdance (The Batmix Edit) 4:14 The Crown Jewels promo Remix Edit a.k.a. Batdance (The Batmix Radio Edit)
200 Balloons 5:05 Batdance single

The Hits / The B-Sides

Studio
The Max 4:30 SymbolSmallerBlue.png Studio Horn line reuses guitar lead line from Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic
The Max 5:09 NPG Ahdio # 4 mp3 (not available as a separate track) Live 25 March 1993, Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY, USA; horn line reuses guitar lead line from Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic
The Max ?:?? 3 Chains O' Gold VHS/laserdisc Promo video See The Max for details; horn line reuses guitar lead line from Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic
The Max ?:?? Delayed performance TV broadcast Live 23 February 1993, Arsenio Hall Show, Paramount Studios, Hollywood, CA, USA; horn line reuses guitar lead line from Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic
The Max Studio Original 1991 version before rap overdub by Tony M.; horn line reuses guitar lead line from Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic
The Max Remix Laidback instrumental remix by Levi Seacer, Jr., no formal title known; horn line reuses guitar lead line from Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic
We Live (2 Get Funky) ?:?? Live performance TV broadcast / online stream Live 27 June 2011, Le Grand Journal, Studios Rive Gauche, Paris, France; contains guitar line from Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic Studio Original 1988 Paisley Park Studios version
Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic Studio Olympic Studios version edited for release; begins with verse instead of chorus
 
Additional Information

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References
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