1,000 Light Years From Here

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1,000 Light Years From Here

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from the album Hitnrun Phase Two
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from the album Welcome 2 America
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 12 December 2015 - Hitnrun Phase Two album
30 July, 2021 - Welcome 2 America album
Album(s): Hitnrun Phase Two

Welcome 2 America

Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince (It was never played live as a part of Black Muse).
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

1,000 Light Years From Here is a song from March 2010, originally slated for release as a separate track on the Welcome 2 America album in 2011. While that album remained unreleased at the time, part of the song was released in 2015 as an unlisted coda attached to Black Muse, the tenth track on Hitnrun Phase Two; The last 3:05 minutes of Black Muse on that album are in fact 1,000 Light Years From Here.

The song was recorded on 11 March 2010, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (on the same day as Same Page Different Book. It was worked further on 19 March 2010, but likely not yet merged with Black Muse (which is listed on the same tape, along with a song called seemingly called Wud), at that time. The pairing of the two was likely done in 2015, preparing it for release on Hitnrun Phase Two

It is unknown why Prince chose to sequence 1,000 Light Years From Here and Black Muse as one track on the initial release on the Hitnrun Phase Two album. A standalone version of the track was released in July 2021, when the Welcome 2 America was issued, posthumously, 10 years after its original conception.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
11 March 2010 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
10 October 2010 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Possible additional work
2015 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
Possible merging with Black Muse
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Black Muse 7:21 Hitnrun Phase Two Studio 1,000 Light Years From Here appears as the last 3:05 minutes of Black Muse


Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
1000 Light Years From Here Studio As a stand-alone track, will be released in July 2021
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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