So Far, So Pleased

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So Far, So Pleased

Raveun2thejoyfantastic album.jpg
from the album Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic
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
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So Far, So Pleased is the seventh track (sixth song) on Prince's 23rd album Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic (his sixth using the name SymbolSmallerBlue.png). In 2001, it was included as the sixth track on the companion album Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic. The track contains co-lead vocals by No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani (a favor Prince returned by working on No Doubt's track Waiting Room).

While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking likely took place in early 1999 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. Recording details for Gwen Stefani's vocals are not known; it is possible they were recorded during initial tracking, but may have been added as overdubs at a later date. The track was mixed in late July 1999, at Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY, USA. A club/dance remix of the song was planned for inclusion on The Hot X-perience, a 12" single mostly containing several remixes of Hot Wit U, planned for release in Summer 2000, but the single was ultimately abandoned.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Early 1999 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Initial tracking
Late July 1999 Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY, USA Mixing
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
So Far, So Pleased 3:24 Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic

Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic

Studio
So Far, So Pleased 3:25 Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic promo Studio Slightly longer fade-out


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
So Far, So Pleased (Club/Dance Mix) Remix Remix planned for The Hot X-perience maxi-single
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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