Anna Stesia

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Anna Stesia

from the album Lovesexy
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 10 May 1988 - Lovesexy album
Album(s): Lovesexy

One Nite Alone... Live!

Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Anna Stesia is the fourth track on Prince’s tenth album Lovesexy.

In 2002, a live version was included as the seventeenth and final track on the second disc of Prince’s first live release One Nite Alone... Live! (along with When You Were Mine, from the same show).

Basic tracking took place on 13 December 1987 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota during sessions for the Lovesexy album.

The song was played at the end of the first half of each Lovesexy Tour show, acting as a response to and rebirth from the darker music of the show, before an intermission preceded the more positive material in the second half.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
13 December 1987 Paisley Park Studios - Studio A,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel

Lovesexy version

One Nite Alone... Live! version

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Anna Stesia 4:57 Lovesexy Studio
Anna Stesia 13:12 One Nite Alone... Live! Live 19 April 2002, Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, CA, USA; includes The Greatest Romance Ever Sold drum loop
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Anna Stesia 5:35 Lovesexy Live 2 VHS Live 9 September 1988, Westfalenhallen (Halle 1), Dortmund, West Germany

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Anna Stesia Studio Original full recording featuring more music and lyrics
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The name "Anna Stesia" is likely derived from the word "anesthesia".

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