Wonderful Day

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Wonderful Day

Song details
Performer: Prince and the Revolution
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince.
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Wonderful Day is an unreleased song recorded on 30 January 1986 (as It's A Wonderful Day) at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California (on the same day as mixing With You, Mia Bocca, G-Spot and Baby, You're A Trip for the Jill Jones album).

The song was included as the third track on the late April 1986 configuration of Dream Factory, and was kept as the third track on the 3 June 1986 configuration, but was replaced by Train on the 18 July 1986 configuration. Engineer Susan Rogers has stated that Prince may have always planned on replacing the track before release, and used it as a placeholder to find a track with a similar feel.

An instrumental portion of the track was included as background music in the Under The Cherry Moon movie, in a scene where Tricky and Christopher Tracy are arguing (See Under The Cherry Moon cues for details). The full version remains unreleased, however.

The sung phrase of "wonderful day / wonderful night" is sung in the same way as "beautiful day / beautiful night" on It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night (recorded later in 1986), but this is not a direct reference to this song.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
30 January 1986 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted (assumed)
  • Wendy Melvoin - co-lead vocals, guitar (assumed)
  • Lisa Coleman - co-lead vocals, keyboards (assumed)

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Wonderful Day Studio Recorded 30 January 1986
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Chris And Tricky Discuss Mary 0:30 Under The Cherry Moon DVD Studio See Under The Cherry Moon cues for details
Butterscotch 0:57 Under The Cherry Moon DVD Studio See Under The Cherry Moon cues for details

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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