An Honest Man

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An Honest Man

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from the album Crystal Ball
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 29 January 1998 - Crystal Ball album
Album(s): Crystal Ball
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

An Honest Man is the sixth track on the second disc of Prince's 20th album Crystal Ball (his fourth using the name SymbolSmallerBlue.png). The album is not clearly divided between Prince tracks and SymbolSmallerBlue.png tracks, but the liner notes' discussion of this track state "All vocals by Prince", so it is credited to Prince in this entry. While the released version was a truncated, a capella version, in 1986 a full-length instrumental version was included in the Under The Cherry Moon movie. Basic tracking took place on 30 November 1985 (on the same day as Mountains) at the Washington Avenue Warehouse in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. It is thought that the a capella version was created around the same time, and it may have been considered as a brief opening track for the Parade album, in the same vein as For You on the For You album. The Crystal Ball liner notes state that the song is "inspired by Kristin Scott Thomas' character Mary Sharon in Under The Cherry Moon."


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
30 November 1985 Washington Avenue Warehouse,
Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Basic tracking
Late 1985 (assumed) Washington Avenue Warehouse,
Eden Prairie, MN, USA (assumed)
Basic tracking (a capella recording)
January 1986 Monterey Sound Studios,
Glendale, CA, USA
Orchestra recording by Clare Fischer
Recording Personnel

Crystal Ball version


Unreleased version


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
An Honest Man 1:12 Crystal Ball Studio
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
An Honest Man 4:12 Under The Cherry Moon DVD Performance See Under The Cherry Moon for details


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
An Honest Man Studio Full 1985 studio recording
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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