Power Fantastic

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Power Fantastic

included on The Hits / The B-Sides
Song details
Performer: Prince and the Revolution
First Released: 14 September 1993 - The Hits / The B-Sides album
Album(s): The Hits / The B-Sides
Writer(s): Prince, Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman (credited to Prince)
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Power Fantastic is the 20th and final track (second of two previously-unreleased tracks) on The B-Sides compilation (included as the third and final disc on The Hits / The B-Sides). The song was based on a track written in 1985 by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman, entitled Carousel, but Prince wrote new lyrics, and their names are missing on the official credits.

The track was recorded live on 19 March 1986 (the same day as And How) at Prince's Galpin Blvd Home Studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota, during initial sessions for the Dream Factory album (The Hits / The B-Sides liner notes incorrectly state that it was recorded at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota). The song was not included on the late April configuration of the album, but was included on a configuration made on 3 June 1986, before being removed again for the July configuration. The instrumental intro to the song was removed when the track was placed on The Hits / The B-Sides in 1993.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
19 March 1986 Galpin Blvd Home Studio,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Power Fantastic 4:45 The Hits / The B-Sides Studio

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Power Fantastic Studio Includes instrumental intro removed for inclusion on The Hits / The B-Sides
Power Fantastic Studio Alternate vocal take
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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