Dream Of Fire

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Dream Of Fire

from the album Desfado

single art for 3rd Eye Girl social media channel
Song details
Performer: Ana Moura
First Released: 12 November 2012
Album(s): Desfado
Writer(s): Ana Moura (music) Prince (lyrics, uncredited)
Producer(s): Larry Klein
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not known to have been performed live by Prince.
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Dream Of Fire is the 16th song on the fifth Ana Moura album Desfado from 2012, recorded in May 2012. The track is credited as written by Ana Moura and originally produced by Larry Klein. A remix by Prince of the track was released as Dream Of Fire (PurpleFireMix) streamed on Prince’s 3rd Eye Girl YouTube channel on 12 January 2013, a month before the release of Desfado in the USA). The remix was not officially released commercially.

Prince’s contribution on the original version was unknown until 2018 when Moura revealed that the song was actually co-written with him. She explained that she emailed a melody hummed into her phone to Prince and that he sent her the lyrics of Dream Of Fire the next day. It is possible that these lyrics existed before for an other song but it is purely speculative.

Dream Of Fire is the only known collaboration between Prince and Ana Moura, who had previously performed on stage with Prince at a concert on 18 July 2010, Herdade do Cabeço da Flauta, Praia do Meco (Palco Super Bock), Aldeia do Meco, Portugal.

The original track contains a Fender Rhodes contribution by legendary American pianist, keyboardist, band-leader and composer Herbie Hancock. His contribution is also included to a lesser degree in Prince’s remix, marking the second and last known studio track to feature both Hancock and Prince after Edith And The Kingpin released in 2007 and also co-produced by Larry Klein (Herbie Hancock had appeared on George Clinton’s Paisley Park Records album Hey Man... Smell My Finger but not on the same songs as Prince).

While specific recording dates are not known, the remix is assumed to have been recorded in late 2012 at Paisley Park Studios Chanhassen, MN, USA.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Early 2012 (assumed) Henson Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA, USA;
Market Street Studio, Santa Monica, CA, USA or
Estudio Pontozurca, Almada, Portugal (assumed)
Tracking by Ana Moura and her musicians with no musical input by Prince
Late 2012 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
Remix by Prince
Recording Personnel

Album version

PurpleFireMix remix

  • Prince - additional instruments and production

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Dream Of Fire 4:23 Desfado Studio
Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Dream Of Fire (PurpleFireMix) 4:17 3rd Eye Girl YouTube Stream Studio Streamed on 12 Jan. 2013 on 3rd Eye Girl YouTube channel

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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