Album: Beautiful Strange

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Beautiful Strange

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Album details


Intended Release Date: Late 1998 (assumed)
Label(s): NPG Records (assumed)
Studio(s): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)

See also


Beautiful Strange
(home video)
Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic
(album)
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Beautiful Strange is an unreleased album by SymbolSmallerBlue.png, worked on in mid-to-late 1998. Little is known about the album, although it is thought that the album would have been planned for release around the same time as the Beautiful Strange TV film broadcast in late October 1998. Unlike the TV special, which was mostly comprised of a lengthy interview and live footage, the album is thought to be a full studio recording.

Only two tracks are known to have been planned for inclusion on the album: Beautiful Strange and Twisted, a cover version of a track originally written as an instrumental by Wardell Gray in 1949, before having lyrics added by Scottish jazz singer Annie Ross in 1952 and being released as a single (later included on the album King Pleasure Sings / Annie Ross Sings, the same year).

Prince carried around a lyric book titled Beautiful Strange during the first few weeks of the One Nite Alone... Tour in 2002, and lyrics to Twisted were seen inside. The contents of the remainder of the lyric book, and of the album, are unknown, and it is not known how complete the album was before it was abandoned to work on the Prince and the Revolution album Roadhouse Garden, and the album Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic.

While SymbolSmallerBlue.png's version of Twisted remains unreleased, Beautiful Strange was broadcast as a lyric video during the Beautiful Strange TV film broadcast (released the following year on the Beautiful Strange home video), and a reworked version was released in 2001 on the Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic remix album (marking the only track to be included on the album that had not been included on Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic).



Track listing
CD

The specific sequence of tracks is unknown, but tracks believed to have been included are:

Beautiful Strange
Twisted *

All songs written by SymbolSmallerBlue.png except where noted (assumed).
* Written by Wardell Gray (music) and Annie Ross (lyrics)



Personnel
Musicians
  • SymbolSmallerBlue.png - all vocals and instruments, except where noted
  • Other recording personnel (if any) are unknown


Production
  • SymbolSmallerBlue.png - producer (assumed)
  • Other production personnel are unknown


 
Additional Information

Trivia


References
Unreleased project.png 1996/97
The Dawn
Unreleased Albums
(Prince)
Unreleased Albums
(Related Artists)
1998/99
Roadhouse Garden
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