The Future

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The Future

Batman.jpg
from the album Batman
Thefuture single.jpg
single art for The Future
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 20 June, 1989 - Batman album
Album(s): Batman
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
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The Future is the first track on Prince's eleventh album Batman (the motion picture soundtrack to the Tim Burton movie Batman), and, eleven months after the album's release, a remix of the track by William Orbit was included on The Future, the album's fifth and final commercially-released single (available in Europe only).

While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking took place in mid-late February, 1989 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (during the same set of sessions that produced Lemon Crush and a revamped version of Anna Waiting, now known as Vicki Waiting). The track samples strings by Clare Fischer from Crystal Ball, and includes samples of vocals by Minneapolis gospel group Sounds of Blackness, which may have been recorded specifically for this track.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Mid-late February, 1989 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Initial tracking
Spring, 1989 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed) additional recording/mixing
Late 1989 - early 1990 Studio information needed Remix by William Orbit
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
The Future 4:07 Batman Studio
The Future (Remix) 6:44 The Future single

Pink Cashmere single
Controversy 1993 single

Remix Remix by William Orbit
The Future (Remix Edit) 3:30 The Future single Remix edit Edit of remix by William Orbit above
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
The Future T.B.C. Live concert radio broadcast Live 22 July, 1990, Estadio Vicente Calderón, Madrid, Spain
The Future T.B.C. Delayed concert TV broadcast Live 29 July, 1990, Estadio Santa María del Mar, La Coruña, Spain
The Future T.B.C. Delayed concert TV broadcast Live 31 August, 1990, Tokyo Dome (東京ドーム), Tokyo, Japan
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Batdance 6:13 Batman

Batdance single

Studio a.k.a. Batdance (LP Version)
Batdance (Edit) 4:06 Batdance single Edit
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
The Future Studio Version without film samples, placed on March 1989 configuration of the Batman Album
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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