The Artist (Formerly Known As Prince) ‎– Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic

NPG Records ‎– 07822-14624-2, Arista ‎– 07822-14624-2
CD, Album, Enhanced, Q-Pack

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1 Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic 4:19
2 Undisputed
Backing Vocals [NPG Chants] – Kirk Johnson, Morris HayesRap [Rhyme Animal] – Chuck DScratches – Bros. Jules*Soprano Vocals [Queen] – Adele C.
3 The Greatest Romance Ever Sold 5:29
4 Segue 0:04
5 Hot Wit U
Rap [Rhyme] – Eve (2)Scratches – Bros. Jules*
6 Tangerine 1:39
7 So Far, So Pleased
Backing Vocals [Background Vox] – Marva KingLead Vocals [Co-Lead Vocals] – Gwen Stefani
8 The Sun, The Moon And Stars
Strings – The NPG Orchestra
9 Everyday Is A Winding Road
Backing Vocals [Background Vox] – 3rd Day, Larry Graham
10 Segue
Strings – The NPG Orchestra
11 Man'O'War
Strings – The NPG Orchestra
12 Baby Knows
Lead Vocals [Co-Lead Vox], Harmonica – Sheryl Crow
13 Eye Love U, But Eye Don't Trust U Anymore
Acoustic Guitar – Ani DiFranco
14 Silly Game
Strings – The NPG Orchestra
15 Strange But True 4:15
16 Wherever U Go, Whatever U Do 3:16
17 Commercial 0:43
18 Prettyman
Saxophone – Maceo ParkerScratches – Bros. Jules*

Companies, etc.



Q-Pack™ CD case with sticky front & back images.

Marketed, manufactured and distributed by Arista Records, Inc. Printed in U.S.A.

6 x 2 fold-out poster with lyrics and credits

Track 13 is printed as follows: "[Eye symbol] Love U, But [Eye symbol] Don't Trust U Anymore"
Track 16 has a total track duration of 8:51
Track 17 is not listed - Prince promotes in a low, distorted voice (similar to his Tora Tora (5) character) the websites, & the phone service 1-800-NEW-FUNK
Track 18 is not listed on back cover, but credited in the insert

The enhanced CD ("Made with with Macromedia") opens a multimedia window with links to the websites. However, since Apple disbanded PowerPC processor it's not accessible anymore on a modern Mac.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7822-14624-2 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 0078221462426
  • Matrix / Runout: 07822146242R2L Z
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L241
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 4141
  • Other (Mould ring): JVC CA

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
07822-14624-2 The Artist (Formerly Known As Prince) Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic(CD, Album, Enh, Q-P) Arista, NPG Records, BMG 07822-14624-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
07822-14624-4 The Artist (Formerly Known As Prince) Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic(Cass, Album) Arista, NPG Records 07822-14624-4 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
CD-322 Prince Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic(CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) NPG Records CD-322 China Unknown Sell This Version
07822 14624 4 The Artist (Formerly Known As Prince) Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic(Cass, Album) Arista, NPG Records 07822 14624 4 Bulgaria 1999 Sell This Version
07822 14624 1 The Artist (Formerly Known As Prince) Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic(2xLP, Album) NPG Records, Arista 07822 14624 1 Europe 1999 Sell This Version


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November 24, 2014

i agree, it is an excellent album, i don't understand its note...


December 18, 2009
I'm going to be perfectly honest: I like this album. Why? Because it's full of great songs that unfortunately are heavily burdened with crap. If you take away the uninteresting guest-singers, the horrid and awful raps thrown into tracks, and the confusing first 'segue', this would be a terrific album.

It has a remnince of the NPG hip hop flare from New Power Soul, with a mix of his other earlier 90's work (the album that comes closest in comparison, to me, would be the classic Gold Experience). And don't forget the incredible title track, which should've been released a decade earlier.

Of course a few tracks I don't pay much attention to, like 'Hot With U', 'Everyday Is A Winding Road', and 'Silly Game', but the rest is top quality I think (even the ballads, which I usually don't get into very often).

This is one of my very first Prince albums to own, and I can't call it a 'favorite' 90's album because Prince's 90's period is in my mind his best decade and nearly every album still beats this one (save for Chaos And Disorder), but let's face it, if Prince is going to release another dumpster worth of music like Lotusflower, I'll gladly stick with earlier releases.