Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic
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Notably this is Prince’s sixth and final album to be released under the name The Artist Formally Known As Prince (Prince love symbol). Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic was only available to premium level subscribers of the npgmusicclub.com to whom it was mailed to on 29 April 2001. As a result the album was ineligible to chart.
Mailed to club members as a limited edition CD to Arista’s commercial release Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic, Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic contained all but four tracks re-worked versions of songs of the retail version. Strange But True and Everyday Is A Winding Road from the original album are omitted and replaced with the brand new song Beautiful Strange. Many Prince fans consider this edition of the album more accessible than the Rave Un2 retail version, as Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic depicts a truer representation of Prince’s musical style of the period. Both Rave In2/Un2 The Joy Fantastic were reissued by Sony Music / Legacy Recordings on 26 April 2019, repackaged as Ultimate Rave. Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic was also issued individually and for the first time in vinyl format, on the same day.
- All Instruments
- The Artist Formally Known As Prince
- Mike Scott The Greatest Romance Ever Sold and Beautiful Strange
- Bass Guitar
- Rhonda Smith Tangerine and So Far, So Pleased
- The Hornheadz
- NPG Orchestra
- NPG Records
- NPG Records
- Cover Art/Photo
- Steven Parke
- 18 years ago, 29 April 2001
- Running Time
- US Chart Peak
- UK Chart Peak
- No Release
- Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic (5:13)
- Undisputed [The Moneyapolis Mix] (5:45)
- The Greatest Romance Ever Sold [Extended] (8:07) 1
- Hot Wit U [Nasty Girl Remix] (4:22)
- Tangerine [Extended] (2:13)
- So Far, So Pleased [feat. Gwen Stefani] (3:23) 2
- The Sun, The Moon, And Stars (5:15) 2
- Man O' War [Remix] (5:12)
- Baby Knows [Extended] [feat. Sheryl Crow] (3:18)
- Eye Love You, But Eye Don't Trust U Any More [feat. Ani Difranco] (3:33) 2
- Beautiful Strange (4:55)
- Silly Game (3:29) 2
- Wherever U Go, Whatever U Do (3:15) 2
- Prettyman [Extended] (5:35) 3
1 Rap written by Eve.
2 Unchanged from Arista's Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic version.
3 Hidden track.
Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic produced no singles.
Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic – review
The remix album to Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic is, for all intents and purposes, Prince’s preferred configuration for the commercial album, since this version is superior, as would have been its prospects. Some tracks are axed and the survivors tweaked in this improvement to Rave Un2. It came as a surprise to fans that the existence of Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic was, announced by all people by Prince’s lawyer (L. Londell McMillan) and, sadly a limited release available only to fan club subscribers. The tracklist boasted also the fans’ pick a new insertion Beautiful Strange. Songs that are improved on Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic are The Greatest Romance Ever Sold, Hot Wit U, Man O’ War and Prettyman. This album is cherished by those who own it and explains why it is so hard to obtain by those who seek it.
Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic is reviewed by Goldies Parade.
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