Dream Factory

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Dream Factory

Crystalball album.png
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:

Dream Factory is the second track on the first 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 say "Prince played all instruments", so it is credited to Prince in this entry.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in mid-December 1985, at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California (during the same set of sessions that produced Anotherloverholenyohead and Eternity). Dream Factory was not considered for Prince's next album Parade, however.

It was included as the second track (first vocal track) on a late April 1986 configuration of the aborted album Dream Factory. It was kept as the second track (first vocal track) on the 3 June 1986 configuration and again on the 18 July 1986 configuration.

When Prince decided not to proceed with the album after disbanding the Revolution, and concentrated instead on Camille and Crystal Ball (both of which were also aborted), he decided not to include this song, even though it did not contain input from the Revolution.

A small sample of the song can be heard playing in a club scene on DJ Gets Jumped, a segue from the Exodus album by the New Power Generation released in 1995, indicating that Prince had not entirely forgotten about the track before its inclusion on Crystal Ball in 1998.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Mid-late December 1985 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Dream Factory 3:06 Crystal Ball Studio


Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
DJ Gets Jumped 0:22 Exodus Chorus sample played in the background of club scene on this segue
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Dream Factory Studio Slightly alternate ending
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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