The Arms of Orion

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"The Arms of Orion"
U.S. 7" single
Single by Prince (with Sheena Easton)
from the album Batman
B-side "I Love U In Me"
Released October 16, 1989
Format 7" single
12" single
CD single
Recorded Paisley Park Studios, 1989
Genre Pop, orchestral
Length 7" edit: 3:52
Album/12": 5:03
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Sheena Easton with Prince
Producer(s) Prince
Prince (with Sheena Easton) singles chronology
"Partyman"
(1989)
"The Arms of Orion"
(1989)
"Scandalous!"
(1989)
Prince (UK) chronology
"Partyman"
(1989)
"The Arms of Orion"
(1989)
"Thieves in the Temple"
(1990)

"The Arms of Orion" is a slow, romantic duet written by Sheena Easton, performed with Prince from the 1989 Batman soundtrack.[1] Released as the third single from the soundtrack, the song was a top 40 hit in the US, peaking at No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100.[citation needed]

"The Arms of Orion" is a ballad that is accompanied mainly by the piano. Synthesizers also play a strong role throughout the song, programmed to emulate a string section. The track also uses a subdued drum machine loop, and samples of rain and thunder. The lyrics allude to the constellation of Orion, implying that the arms of the figure in the sky are wide enough to hold him and his lover together, although the lovers are far apart.[citation needed]

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "The Arms of Orion" (edit) – 3:52
  2. "I Love U in Me" – 4:12
12" single
  1. "The Arms of Orion" – 5:03
  2. "I Love U in Me" – 4:12
  3. "The Arms of Orion" (edit) – 3:52

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prince - The Arms Of Orion at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-01-02.