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The Arms of Orion

"The Arms of Orion" is a slow, romantic duet by Prince and written by Sheena Easton from the 1989 Batman soundtrack. Released after "Batdance" and "Partyman" had both gone top 20 in UK/U.S. charts, the single was a top 40 hit single on the US Billboard's Hot 100 at #36. "The Arms of Orion" is a tender but somewhat melodramatic 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.

Track listing

7": Warner Bros. / 7-22757 (US)

  1. "The Arms Of Orion" (Edit) - 3:52
  2. "I Love U In Me" - 4:12

12": Warner Bros. / W2757T (UK)

  1. "The Arms Of Orion" - 5:03
  2. "I Love U In Me" - 4:12
  3. "The Arms Of Orion" (Edit) - 3:52
  4. also available as 12" picture disc (W2757TP)
  5. also available on CD (W2757CD)

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