Children Of The Sun

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Children Of The Sun

Childofthesun album.jpg
from the album Child Of The Sun
Song details
Performer: Mayte
First Released: 27 November 1995 - Child Of The Sun album
Album(s): Child Of The Sun
Writer(s): Mayte and Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
Producer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) (uncredited); additional production by Kirk Johnson
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Children Of The Sun is the first track on Mayte’s first and only album Child Of The Sun. The song was written by Mayte and SymbolSmallerBlue.png, and produced by Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) (although no production credit is given), with additional production by Kirk Johnson.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in 1993 or 1994, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. It was included, in a more raw form than released, as the first track on a 5 May 1995 configuration of Child Of The Sun, where it remained for release, although it was worked on further in Summer 1995 before release. It is not known if the track was included on Mayte’s album Scorpio, which included some tracks from Child Of The Sun.

The title comes from a line in The Exodus Has Begun - "these are the days of the children of the sun" - since the track mentions several other song titles, it’s possible Children Of The Sun was already recorded, or at least planned, at the time of the line’s inclusion.

While the title of the song is thematically linked to that of Rainbow Children, the songs are entirely different.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
1993-1994 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Summer 1995 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Additional recording
Recording Personnel
  • Mayte - lead vocals
  • SymbolSmallerBlue.png – all other instruments and background vocals, except where noted
  • New Power Generation - instruments (specific bandmembers not credited, although possibly this only means SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
  • Kirk Johnson - drum programming and keyboards
  • Kathleen Bradford - background vocals
  • Kameron Johnson - kid vocals

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Children Of The Sun 4:29 Child Of The Sun Studio

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Children Of The Sun Studio Rawer sound with SymbolSmallerBlue.png’s background vocals clearer
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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