Play In The Sunshine

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Play In The Sunshine

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from the album Sign O' The Times
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 30 March 1987 - Sign O' The Times album
Album(s): Sign O' The Times
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
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Play In The Sunshine is the second track on the first disc of Prince's ninth album Sign O' The Times. A live version was also included in the concert movie Sign O' The Times.

Basic tracking took place on 22 November 1986 at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California during Susannah Melvoin's final recording session with Prince (on the same day as adding overdubs to It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night) just eight days before completion of the Crystal Ball album. The track was initially included as the second track on the first disc on the 30 November 1986 configuration of Crystal Ball, which was eventually pared down and became Sign O' The Times. The introductory piece acting as a segue from Sign O' The Times to Play In The Sunshine on Sign O' The Times was recorded on 15 January 1987 at Sunset Sound.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
22 November 1986 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Basic tracking
15 January 1987 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Basic tracking of introductory piece
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Play In The Sunshine 5:05 Sign O' The Times Studio
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Play In The Sunshine ?:?? Sign O' The Times VHS/DVD Live See Sign O' The Times for details
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Play In The Sunshine ?:?? Live awards show performance TV broadcast Live 11 September 1987, 1987 MTV Video Music Awards, Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA, USA
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Play In The Sunshine Studio Crystal Ball album containing gunshots at the beginning and ending with a segue into Rebirth Of The Flesh
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The sampled gunshots used in the opening seconds of the Crystal Ball album version are the same as those sampled in Bob George and Thirteen. They are standard samples from the Fairlight CMI synthesizer.

References
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