"The Beautiful Ones" is the third track on Prince and the Revolution's soundtrack album Purple Rain. Produced, arranged, composed, and performed by Prince, the song was recorded at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles by Peggy Mac and David Leonard in early September 1983.
"The Beautiful Ones" is a haunting musical tale of emotional longing and unrequited love. Starting out as a slow falsetto ballad, with Dr. Fink's piano and organ-sounding synthesizers providing a lush backdrop, it gradually builds in volume… read more
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