The Sun, The Moon And Stars

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The Sun, The Moon And Stars

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
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

The Sun, The Moon And Stars is the eighth track (seventh song) on Prince's 23rd album Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic (his sixth using the name SymbolSmallerBlue.png). An almost identical version, including an extra few seconds of ocean sounds at the fade-out, was included as the seventh track on the 2001 companion album Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic.

While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking likely took place in early 1999 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. String overdubs by the NPG Orchestra (orchestrated by Clare Fischer), were recorded in mid-1999 at O'Henry Sound Studios, Burbank, CA, USA. The Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic version was likely the full recording, edited slightly for its initial release on Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Early 1999 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Initial tracking
Mid-1999 O'Henry Sound Studios, Burbank, CA, USA String overdubs by the NPG Orchestra
Recording Personnel
  • Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) - all vocals and instruments, except where noted
  • Clare Fischer - string orchestration

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
The Sun, The Moon And Stars 5:15 Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic Studio
The Sun, The Moon And Stars 5:19 Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic Extended version Original full-length recording edited for initial release


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
The Sun, The Moon And Stars Studio Studio version before string overdubs
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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