Fantasia Erotica

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Fantasia Erotica

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from the album Carmen Electra
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single art for Fantasia Erotica
Song details
Performer: Carmen Electra
First Released: 9 February 1993 - Carmen Electra album
Album(s): Carmen Electra
Writer(s): Prince and Anna Fantastic (credited to Prince (music) and Carmen Electra (lyrics))
Producer(s): Prince
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Fantasia Erotica is the sixth track on Carmen Electra's only album Carmen Electra, and, six months after the album's release Fantasia Erotica was released as the album's third single, containing several remixes of the track. Although official writing credit is split between Prince (music) and Carmen Electra (lyrics), the track was originally recorded by Prince in 1989, before he began working with Electra.

Basic tracking took place in January 1989 at Paisley Park Studios, and the song was initially intended for Anna Fantastic. In 2014, Anna Fantastic posted a video on her Facebook page of a rehearsal for a performance video of the song, dated 14 February 1989, and in 2018 a more complete version on YouTube, including two phone calls from Prince at the beginning and end, with him asking her to do a dance routine to it and him saying he called Warner Bros. Netherlands and they were okay to release it. The girls that appear with Anna Fantastic in the video are her friends Tamara Chloé and Eliza Esther. It is assumed that nothing more came off it after this 'routine' video.

When work on Carmen Electra's album began, this track was pulled from the vault as the starting point for the album. Further work was done on the track in March 1991, at Larrabee Sound Studios in North Hollywood, California when Carmen Electra's vocals were added (during the same set of sessions as updated versions of Elephant Box, Slappy Dappy, Jadestone, Whispering Dandelions and Crystal City Cry, and recording Fun, Carmen On Top and Uh Huh).

It was included as the eighth track on a 15 June 1992 configuration of the album, then titled On Top (with the artist credit "Carmen"). A "Dance Remix" of the track was also planned for inclusion as the third and final track on a planned single of Fun, in 1991 (also with the artist credit "Carmen").


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
January 1989 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking (Anna Fantastic version)
March 1991 Larrabee Sound Studios, North Hollywood, CA, USA Carmen Electra vocal overdubs
1991-1992 Studio information needed Remixes
Recording Personnel

Carmen Electra version

  • Carmen Electra - vocals
  • Prince - all instruments, except where noted
  • Joey Moskowitz - additional keyboards (on Double Deep House Mix, Dub Erotica and Fantasia Dub)


Anna Fantastic version


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Fantasia Erotica 4:36 Carmen Electra

Fantasia Erotica promo

Studio
Fantasia Erotica (Indecent Proposal Mix Radio Edit) 4:00 Fantasia Erotica single Remix Engineered and additional production and remix by Tony Garcia and Guido Osorio
Fantasia Erotica (Erotic Groove Mix) 5:38 Fantasia Erotica single Remix Engineered and additional production and remix by Tony Garcia and Guido Osorio; rap by Karen "K-Dean" Cover
Fantasia Erotica (Sex Drive Dub) 6:50 Fantasia Erotica single Remix Engineered and additional production and remix by Tony Garcia and Guido Osorio
Fantasia Erotica (Xtra Sex Dub) 6:47 Fantasia Erotica single Remix Engineered and additional production and remix by Tony Garcia and Guido Osorio
Fantasia Erotica (He Dances Instead) 5:36 Fantasia Erotica single Remix Engineered and additional production and remix by Tony Garcia and Guido Osorio
Fantasia Erotica (Double Deep House Mix) 2:31 Fantasia Erotica single Remix Engineered and remix by Rob Paustain; additional keyboards by Joey Moskowitz; additional production and remix by Junior Vasquez
Fantasia Erotica (Dub Erotica) 4:11 Fantasia Erotica promo Remix Engineered and remix by Rob Paustain; additional keyboards by Joey Moskowitz; additional production and remix by Junior Vasquez
Fantasia Erotica (Fantasia Dub) 4:11 Fantasia Erotica promo Remix Engineered and remix by Rob Paustain; additional keyboards by Joey Moskowitz; additional production and remix by Junior Vasquez
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Fantasia Erotica 4:08 Promotional release only Promo video Uses Fantasia Erotica (Indecent Proposal Mix Radio Edit); see Fantasia Erotica video for details
Fantasia Erotica 4:09 Anna Fantastic YouTube Rehearsal video Rehearsal video for Anna Fantastic version (length above is for song only, not dialogue)


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Fantasia Erotica Studio Original 1988-9 studio version
Fantasia Erotica (Dance Remix) Remix Mostly instrumental remix, intended for Fun single release
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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