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the Gold Experience 1994 -1996

The Gold Experience
wants 2 take U higher
U may never come down

...

And he found a new color

the SLAVE

All that glitters ain’t Gold

Do U Want 2 See It Liberated From Warner Bros Records?

Release Date: NEVER!

Welcome 2 The Dawn

U have just accessed the Beautiful Experience

This experience will cover courtship,

sex,

commitment,

Fetishes,

loneliness,

vindication,

love and hate

Please enjoy your experience

Hate vs Love? No Contest...

Love will always win!!!

Love God

Love Life,

Lovesexy,

Peace & be Wild

artistic freedom for everyone

with fearlessness

and

limitlessness well of the fore;

love and care to be liberally distributed

and accepted;

peace to reign;

dolphins to leap;

choirs of children to sing

and, um,

George Michael to write that ballet

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Reply #1 posted 06/15/15 11:22am

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On 1 February 1994, Warner Bros. and Paisley Park Enterprises announced that they were terminating the Paisley Park Records label, a joint venture between and Warner Bros. since 1992. While under ’s sole aegis, the label could probably have survived for as long as he saw fit, but with Warner Bros. holding the purse strings, the financial burden proved too great. Apart from releases, it hadn’t come up with a hit. Albums by Eric Leeds, Carmen Electra, Mavis Staples and George Clinton had all failed to catch fire. The plush offices in Century City, which he had never set foot in, were closed and its twelve staff laid off. “I did not get the feeling that it even mattered to him,” Marylou Badeau (Vice-President at Warner Bros.) recalled.
To replace the Paisley Park Records label as an outlet for side projects, formed NPG Records under his Paisley Park Enterprises umbrella.
Supposedly, a senior Warner Bros. executive told that he didn’t have it in him to make another hit record. Arguing that it wasn’t over saturation or the lack of quality that prevented Pink Cashmere and Peach from becoming hits, but rather the lack of support from Warner Bros., was allowed to release The Most Beautiful Girl In The World independently on NPG Records as part of the Paisley Park Records closedown agreement.
In early 1994, was working on making a movie entitled The Beautiful Experience which featured some of his new music. To coincide with the TV premiere of the movie, had hoped to release an EP of the same title that included seven songs from the movie. However, Warner Bros. would only allow him to release just one song, so The Beautiful Experience instead became an EP with seven different versions of the same song.

: The Most Beautiful Girl In The World single (early 1994)
1. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (Edit) (4:07)
2. Love 4 1 Another (3:43)

: The Beautiful Experience EP (early1994)
Track list unknown, but 7-tracks including Come and The Most Beautiful Girl In The World

One gold February
Love 4 1 Another was inspired by the 17 January 1994 earthquake in Los Angeles. It was renamed New World when it was finally released on Emancipation in 1996.
From 20 January and well into February 1994, continued to record new songs for the Gold project, including Days Of Wild, Now and eye Hate U. He also made a version of the Come track Interactive that included the NPG Operator, edited Acknowledge Me, making it shorter, added guitar to Gold and removed the drum machine from Shy.
The first known configuration of Gold, which like the Black Album was to be identified by its cover color, started out with two Come tracks:

: untitled (February 1994)
1. Come (4:49)
2. Endorphin Machine (3:51)
3. Hide The Bone
4. Chaos And Disorder (4:13)
5. Listen 2 The Rhythm
6. Now
7. Right The Wrong (4:42)
8. Acknowledge Me
9. Ripopgodazippa
10. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
11. 319
12. Shy (5:04)
13. Billy Jack Bitch
14. eye Hate U
15. Gold (7:38)

This configuration was the source of the Outtakes 1993-‘94 bootleg, which appeared in 2004. Judging from the six tracks that got bootlegged, there were no NPG Operator segues on this configuration. The person who had the six tracks was supposedly not happy about sharing them, which may explain why fans are still waiting for the rest of this configuration to appear.
In February 1994, also recorded a bunch of remixes of The Most Beautiful Girl In The World: Beautiful, Staxowax, Mustang Mix, Flutestramental, Sexy Staxophone And Guitar, Mustang Instrumental, Beautiful (Extended Club Version) and Beautiful Beats.
The studly Brian Gallagher of The NPG Hornz recorded a saxophone version, Brian’s Mix.

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1.) P Control – 5:59
NPG Operator" – 0:12
2.) Endorphinmachine – 4:07
3.) Shhh – 7:18
4.) We March (Prince, Nona Gaye) – 4:49
NPG Operator – 0:18
5.) The Most Beautiful Girl in the World – 4:25
6.) Dolphin – 4:59
NPG Operator – 0:20
7.) Now – 4:30
NPG Operator – 0:31
8.) 319 – 3:05
NPG Operator – 0:10
9.) Shy – 5:04
10.) Billy Jack Bitch (Michael B. Nelson, Prince) – 5:32
11.) I Hate U – 5:54
NPG Operator – 0:45
12.) Gold – 7:23– 6:08

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Reply #3 posted 06/15/15 11:49am

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It was the long wait between seeing Prince live for the first time at Wembley arena during the "Ultimate Live Experience" and the release of THE GOLD EXPERIENCE that really turned me on to Prince

At the time I wasn't a fan of his old stuff and only went to the concert to take my wife and sister (who were big fans) but the stuff he played live from THE GOLD EXPERIENCE - eek WOW!

The fact I couldn't get the album drove me to find bootlegs of his "modern" stuff (which meant trawling record fairs in those days!) and I wore out my vhs videos of the Glam Slam concerts

I also remember hanging out at the Prince store in Camden hoping to hear songs from the album

Great memories!
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Glam Slam Ulysses was a 1993 musical production by Prince, loosely based on Homer's Odyssey, featuring a combination of live performances and video, with thirteen previously unreleased songs.

Each song represented an element from Homer's Odyssey (Ulysses is the Latin name for the protagonist, Odysseus). The musical received a limited performance at Prince's Glam Slam nightclub, with a few shows being performed in late August to early September 1993. Carmen Electra, who was relatively unknown at the time, was a featured dancer in the performance, as was Frank Williams. Jamie King provided the choreography.

When Prince first announced to change his name to an unpronounceable symbol on June 7, 1993, he also stated that he would no longer be releasing new albums; instead he was to focus on alternative performances, films, etc., while his record company, Warner Bros. Records, would be able to release albums from Prince's vault of unreleased material to fulfill his contract. The first of these alternative performances would be Glam Slam Ulysses.

Story elementSong
The Ship "Strays of the World"
Lotus Land "Dolphin"
The Cyclops "Interactive"
Circe "Pheromone"
Penelope "Dark"
Hades "Loose"
The Sirens "Space"
Scylla "What's My Name"
Calypso "Endorphinemachine"
The Suiters "Race"
The Trojan Horse "Come"
The Homecoming "Strays of the World"
The Celebration "Pope"

Most of the songs would eventually be released in some form over time. "Pope" was released as part of 1993's The Hits/The B-Sides compilation. The bulk of the remaining material would be considered for the Come album, albeit not all of the planned songs made the final release. Come would end up including the following tracks: "Pheromone", "Dark", "Loose", "Space", "Race" and "Come", though "Dark", "Loose", and "Race" were heavily remixed and "Come" was re-recorded as an entirely new number. Although not listed on the Glam Slam Ulysses track listing, "Orgasm", originally part of "What's My Name" was also included on Come.

"Dolphin" and "Endorphinmachine" would end up being released on The Gold Experience in 1995 — both songs would be slightly remixed. "Interactive" was considered at one point, but did not make the final release.

"Interactive", "What's My Name" and "Strays of the World" would eventually be released on Prince's Crystal Ball in 1998, with little changes to the original versions. Also on Crystal Ball were remixes of "Dark" and "Loose" (called "So Dark" and "Get Loose"), as well as a track called "18 & Over", which is essentially a remix of the album version of "Come", but with new lyrics.

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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Music Pop/Rock

0{+>
The Gold Experience <
BR> (NPG/Warner Bros.)

Those who have had a hard time keeping track of TAFKAP's prolific, exasperating career may want to take notice again. And not because of the recording-as-virtual-reality shtick that shakily frames Experience, but in spite of it. This is a buoyant, raucous effort, imbued with enough funk, passion, and playfulness to make it more akin to a party -- rather than concept -- album. A-

-- Mike Flaherty

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Reply #7 posted 06/15/15 12:31pm

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Not one of my favorite eras or album, however it was a lenghty and successful time for promotion. Especially the Love 4 One Another VH1 Premire. 319, Shhh, P Control and Endorphinmachine are awesome. None of the songs are bad..the album as a whole was just overbearing. By the time I got to Billy Jack Bitch I was beat down.

I was proud to be a Prince fan at the time, however I was concerned about his weight and size.

From Come - Gold he was pale and thin. you can tell he was depressed or working himself overtime. He finally looked better during Emancipation where he seemed happy.

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Reply #8 posted 06/15/15 12:47pm

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It was both an exciting and a frustrating time to be a Prince fan. Frustrating because he didn't want to be "Prince". I understand that he got tired of his old image, but naming yourself after a symbol? That people turned into Tafkap? How silly is that?
Exciting because he went underground. You really had to look for his new music and when you found it, it was better than it had been in years. For the last 5 years, since Batman, his music had been disappointing, too commercial, but now, silly name change or not, he had re-invented himself and made the best music in years. And then ruined everything by declaring war with his record company. Which meant that albums came out too late (we heared everything already on bootlegs anyway) and had no promotion. And then I'm not even talking about his annoying habit of burying all his music under segues and sound effects and the likes.
In other words, the music was good, but everything else was a total mess.
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Reply #9 posted 06/15/15 12:58pm

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One of his best albums and it came out the year I was born dancing jig

Billy Jack Bitch and Endorphinmachine are my favs from the album.

My fav pic of him in this era:

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Love Sign
Released June 1994 [radio only]



Love Sign" is a song by Prince, from the 1-800-NEW-FUNK compilation album released by his independent record label NPG Records in 1994.

"Love Sign" was the most successful song released from the album, and it is a duet with Nona Gaye, although Prince (known as "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince" at the time because of his name change to an unpronounceable symbol) is uncredited as a singer due to his contractual dispute with Warner Bros. Records. A promotional single was sent out to radio stations independently through Prince's record label NPG Records, and was not commercially released. The song has an anti-violence message.



Love sign

Love sign (Get up)
Love sign (Get up)

Pop, pop, pop go the pistol
Bang, bang, bang go the gun (Get up)

CHORUS:
If U're sick of evil knocking on your door
Throw up the love sign once and 4 ever more
(2 signs of the times)
If U'd rather make love and have a little fun
Throw up the love sign everybody and not the gun
(Time is passing, passing is time)

In a chariot of red and gold
The cool, fuzzy voice said, "Come save your soul"
Before the fear of rejection reared its head
He stood before the masses and calmly said

CHORUS

In the day of where and why we all belong
Don't nobody wanna hear a silly love song
And if they did then we would sing it on the news
While U're aiming your gun at me and I'm aiming back at U

CHORUS

Pop, pop, pop go the pistol
Bang, bang, bang go the gun (Get up)
Pop, pop, pop go the pistol
Bang, bang, bang go the gun (Get up)

If U only had one year left 2 live (Get up)
What good is the time U spend if U got no love 2 give? (Get up)
Let's all get up off the front and find a cause 2 back
Then we can teach the babies replications of the act, of the act

CHORUS {x2}
(Sick of evil knockin', yeah)
(Then ev..everybody, oh)
(We can have a little fun)
(Everybody, oh yeah)
(Oh yeah)
(4 ever more)
(Make a little love now)
(We can make love instead of guns, oh)

Pop, pop, pop go the pistol {phrase x4}
Bang, bang, bang go the gun

Show us the love sign, we want the love sign (Get up)
Show us the love sign (Get up)
(2 signs of the times)
Show us the love sign, we want the love sign (Get up)
(2 signs of the times)
Show us the love sign (Get up)

(Pop, pop, pop go the pistol) {repeat 2 fade}
(Bang, bang, bang go the gun)
Love sign, we want the love sign
Love sign
Love sign, we want the love sign
Love sign


© 1994 Controversy Music / NMG Music - ASCAP





The music video was shot by rapper Ice Cube in 1994. Gaye and Prince are both featured prominently in the video. It received major airplay on BET and was very successful on its Top 20 countdown. The video shows Gaye at an anti-violence convention and Prince as a secret love tryst. At the end of the video Gaye is laying in Prince's bed and Prince walks away shaking his head jokingly. Most of the video was shot at Paisley Park.








Gaye became involved with R&B superstar Prince. They recorded a few songs together and had a long-term relationship that ended when Gaye learned he was engaged to his backup singer and dancer, Mayte. Gaye later noted that there was a gulf between them that was explained by her substance abuse more than the 16-year age difference between them. "Three years I dated him and didn't know him and really never let him know me, either," she later told Harris in Esquire. "But that was a long time ago, and I wish him well."

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Reply #11 posted 06/15/15 1:56pm

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I've always loved these threads and even morso this being my favourite era.
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He didn't look in the best of health but he knocked out a raft of great material.
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This is my favorite Era after the 1999 Era and the album is definitely in my top 6. His look during this Era is so cool... the cane, lollipops, EXTREMELY androgynous image, everything. The music rocks like nothing else too; Endorphinmachine, Shhh, Dolphin, BJB, Shy... everything on the album is top notch, Prince in top form!
Purple Music is my drug and I'm jonesin!!!!!
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Reply #13 posted 06/15/15 7:56pm

m33kn3ss

This is a GREAT GREAT cd. My favorites: Billy Jack Bitch, I Hate You, Endorphinmachine. Shame none were ever played on the radio and Prince didn't get the appreciation and honor he deserved for all of his hard work (as usual).

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Reply #14 posted 06/15/15 8:00pm

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m33kn3ss said:

This is a GREAT GREAT cd. My favorites: Billy Jack Bitch, I Hate You, Endorphinmachine. Shame none were ever played on the radio and Prince didn't get the appreciation and honor he deserved for all of his hard work (as usual).

Actually,"I Hate U" got alot of radio airplay on R&B stations.The song could have been a huge hit if Prince had delivered the video confused He was feuding with Warners and refused to cooperate with their promotional plans.

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May 13.1994
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"Love Sign"Video Shoot

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Love that video!
Purple Music is my drug and I'm jonesin!!!!!
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PROLOGUE
Monte Carlo
May 2, 1994

"So how can we do an interview that's not like an interview?" asks 0{+> as he spoons a dollop of jam into his tea. We're sitting in the Cote Jardin restaurant in Monte Carlo's historic Hotel de Paris, overlooking a small garden that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. He is here to accept an award for Outstanding Contribution to the Pop Industry at the 1994 World Music Awards. I am here at his request, the final step in a full year of putting together his first lengthy conversation with a journalist since 1990.

Those 12 months have been an especially remarkable time for 0{+> whom some call "the artist formerly known as Prince," or any number of variations on that theme; others, of course, will always call him Prince, much to his dismay. The year has included--in addition to the controversial name-change that signaled the "retirement" of one of this era's biggest pop stars and the songs that made him famous--a sales slump and the closing of his Paisley Park Records label. He went through four publicity firms in nine months. But this run of hard times was quickly followed by a triumphant rise with the single "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World," his biggest hit in several years. And at the end of this particular peculiar period, 0{+> has emerged with some of the best music he's ever made--though whether the world will ever be able to hear it is another question, in the hands of managers and lawyers and Warner Bros. Records as they negotiate how or if all this music will be released.

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Which, perhaps, is why he feels that now is the time to talk after a long silence. It seems to be part of a campaign to generally increase his visibility by appearing at events like the World Music Awards, for instance--exactly the kind of thing the reclusive Prince of old would have avoided like the plague. Or to introduce three new songs on Soul Train or publish a book--titled The Sacrifice of Victor--of photos from his last European tour that presents him much more up close and personal than he has been shown in the past.

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Meanwhile, he continues to move forward, exploring new, alternative outlets for his music, like an innovative CD-ROM extravaganza, 0{+> Interactive, that incorporates dozens of songs into a kind of video game/video jukebox--or the Joffrey Ballet's wildly successful Billboards, set to his music, which may lead to his writing a full-length ballet score soon. And through it all, he has kept writing and recording new songs--or "experiences," as he now likes to call them--and struggling to find a way to get as many of them as possible released to the public.

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"I just want to be all that I can be," 0{+> says in his dressing room at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club, site of the World Music Awards. "Bo Jackson can play baseball and football--can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can? If they let me loose, I can wreck shit."

prince - prince Photo

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Reply #18 posted 06/16/15 7:36am

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paisleypark4 said:

He finally looked better during Emancipation where he seemed happy.

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Except that's when he collapsed and had to be hospitalized.

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BartVanHemelen said:

paisleypark4 said:

He finally looked better during Emancipation where he seemed happy.

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Except that's when he collapsed and had to be hospitalized.

That, the stuff with his kid and his marriage fell apart. I don't think he was very happy or healthy around that time. He looked very ill during most of the mid 90s.

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ACT III
Monte Carlo
May 2, 1994

SCENE I

So how do you pronounce it?

"You don't."

And is that ever a problem when people around you want to address you?

"No." A very final, definite no.

But what becomes clear is that there are reasons for the name-change, and after sitting with 0{+> for several hours, it even starts to make some kind of sense. "I followed the advice of my spirit," is the short answer. But it is, first of all, about age-old questions of naming and identity.

The man born Prince Rogers Nelson goes on to explain, "I'm not the son of Nell. I don't know who that is, 'Nell's son,' and that's my last name. I asked Gilbert Davison [ 0{+>'s manager and closest friend, and president of NPG Records] if he knew who David was, and he didn't even know what I was talking about. I started thinking about that, and I would wake up nights thinking, Who am I? What am I?"

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May 3.1994 Stars & Bars
Monte Carlo, Monaco


1.The Ride
2.Come
3.Endorphine Machine
4.Space
5.Interactive
6.Days Of Wild
7.Now (Gold album)
8.Ackowledge Me
9.Dark
10.Glam Slam Boogie
11.Race
12.The Jam
13.Believe In You
14.I'm In The Mood
15.Peach

& The New Power Generation

Mayte Garcia ( dancer)
Sonny Thompson (bass)
Morris Hayes ( key)
Tommy Barbarella ( key)
Michael Bland (drums)




Pleased to meet you... Hope you've guessed my name. For the first time since God alone knows when, the artist formerly known as Prince talks exclusively and extensively about identity, insecurity, George Michael, Nelson Mandela, ballet, boogie, opera, orgasm, freedom and the future. "I follow the advice of my spirit," he tells Adrian Deevoy.

His name is not Prince. And he is not funky. His name is Albert. And he is lurching across the dancefloor in search of accommodating company. Slightly balding and chunkier than he looks in photographs, he moors behind a gyrating female and clumsily interfaces.

Up on the stage another man whose name is not Prince says, "This is dedicated to Prince Albert, the funkiest man in Monaco." It's a wonder he can get the words out with his tongue buried so deep in his cheek. Prince Albert beams and grinds arhythmically on. Prince laughs, throws a swift shape and stops the funk on the one. It's his party and he'll lie if he wants to.

One hundred and twenty people have been invited to the Stars &alt; Bars club in Monte Carlo for this most exclusive of celebrations. The champagne is free, the spirits are freer and the house band is possibly the best live act on the planet. You probably remember them as Prince And The New Power Generation. They're still the NPG but he's not Prince any more. He is 0{+> (to give him his full title). Sir Hieroglyphicford for short.

Ursula Andress is at the bar, sipping sensually at a flute of champagne. A few generations and a couple of yards along, Claudia Shiffer is doing likewise. It's that sort of a do. Everyone is wearing impossibly shiny shoes and gold epaulettes. If God weren't resting his suave old soul, you'd expect David Niven to walk in with Peter Wyngarde on his arm. Without trying too hard, you can imagine Fellini standing in the corner saying, "Christ, this is weird!" Quit what the gnarled jet-setters are making of the music programme is anyone's guess. At 1.15am the Barry Manilow tape was exchanged for a stripped down five-piece (and non- stop disco dancer Mayte - pronounced My Tie - Garcia) who have just embarked upon the most daunting funk experience of a lifetime. A knot of maybe 15 perfumed debs cluster around the lip of the stage. Naturally you join them and find yourself standing so close to the Artist Formerly Known As Prince (AFKAP to use the diminutive) that you can hear him singing unamplified behind his microphone.

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Released February 24, 1994



The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
Could U be the most beautiful girl in the world?
It's plain 2 see U're the reason that God made a girl
When the day turns into the last day of all time
I can say I hope U are in these arms of mine
And when the night falls before that day I will cry
I will cry tears of joy cuz after U all one can do is die, oh

Could U be the most beautiful girl in the world?
Could U be?
It's plain 2 see U're the reason that God made a girl
Oh, yes U are

How can I get through days when I can't get through hours?
I can try but when I do I see U and I'm devoured, oh yes
Who'd allow, who'd allow a face 2 be soft as a flower? Oh
I could bow (bow down) and feel proud in the light of this power
Oh yes, oh

Could U be (could U be) the most beautiful girl in the world?
Could U be?
It's plain 2 see U're the reason that God made a girl
Oh, yes U are

And if the stars ever fell one by one from the sky
I know Mars could not be, uh, 2 far behind
Cuz baby, this kind of beauty has got no reason 2 ever be shy
Cuz honey, this kind of beauty is the kind that comes from inside

Could U be (could U be) the most beautiful girl in the world?
So beautiful, beautiful
It's plain 2 see (plain 2 see) U're the reason that God made a girl

Oh yeah! (Oh, yes U are)
Girl (Could U be?)
U must be... oh yeah!
(Could U be?)
U're the reason... oh yeah
(Could) {x3}


© 1994 Controversy Music - ASCAP


The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" is a song by Prince from his 1995 album The Gold Experience.[1] It was his first release since changing his stage name to an unpronounceable symbol. With the consent of Prince's usual record distributor Warner Bros. Records, "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" was released by NPG Records and independently distributed by Bellmark Records, as a one-off single. The single was released in February 1994, and was shortly followed by an EP of remixes titled The Beautiful Experience. The version that was released on The Gold Experience is a different mix of the song.



The original track is a slow-grooving ballad that serenades a beautiful woman, and was likely directed toward his soon to be fiancé Mayte Garcia, whom he later married on Valentine's Day, 1996. The song was played during the Miss America pageant in 1994, but not in full. It was widely advertised in news and trade magazines that a new song from Prince would be premiered on the pageant. The ads had Prince sitting in a chair with a hat pulled down over his face, and Mayte standing next to his chair. The song was later released on February 24, 1994. It again later appeared on The Gold Experience. The version on The Gold Experience is replayed. The drums are more crisp in the mix and there are slight instrumental changes. There are also added sound effects and instrumental breaks in the second version. The bridge is slightly more robust as well. The song is still based in light guitar, keyboards and live drums. Although most of the song is sung in falsetto with Prince reaching some extremely high notes, the bridge has him using his regular voice as well as a lower baritone range in parts. Mayte later recorded her own version called "The Most Beautiful Boy in the World" on her album Child of the Sun. It was the same instrumental track with extra reverb, and her vocals, with a few slight ad-lib changes.

The song was a worldwide hit and established Prince's ability to succeed commercially under his new name, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was also his first (and to date, only) UK #1 single under any name as a performer. He did have two other UK #1s as a songwriter: the 1984 hit single "I Feel for You" by Chaka Khan and Sinéad O'Connor's 1990 cover of "Nothing Compares 2 U".

PRINCE PROMO POSTER THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN THE WORLD THE GOLD EXPERIENCE

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Ricky Peterson - additional keyboards [Ricky P.] on The Most Beautiful Girl In The World

James Behringer - additional guitar on The Most Beautiful Girl In The World

- production, arrangement, mixer and engineer, art direction

Ricky Peterson - co-production and arrangement on The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
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Classic Prince | 1995 The Gold Experience CD Artwork HiRez Scans by Modernaire 2013 (CD Out Of Print)

Release of The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
On 13 February 1994, gave a concert at Paisley Park, which was later bought and broadcast by Radio Veronica in Holland. The concert was filmed and used in the Beautiful Experience TV movie. It included performances of Interactice (with NPG Operator), Days Of Wild (with NPG Operator), Now (with NPG Operator), The Jam by Graham Central Station and Shhh.
Tevin Campbell attended the show and legend has it that Campbell told to stop playing “his” song, Shhh. Supposedly, then went straight into the studio and recorded his own version of it, based on the live arrangement.
The day after, on 14 February 1994, The Most Beautiful Girl In The World was released as the first single by . He had stumped up $2 million of his own money and put the single out on his own NPG Records label. Warner Bros. stated that they were “accommodating ’s desire to experiment with independent distribution.”

: The Most Beautiful Girl In The World single (February 1994)
1. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (Edit) (4:07)
2. Beautiful (Edit) (3:57)

: The Most Beautiful Girl In The World UK 12” (February 1994)
1. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (Edit) (4:07)
2. Beautiful (Edit) (3:57)
3. Beautiful (Extended Club Version) (6:25)
4. Beautiful Beats (3:28)

The single became a huge world-wide success. It reached number three on the Billboard Pop Chart and number two on the R&B Chart. had pulled a hit out of the bag before, of course, but The Most Beautiful Girl In The World was especially satisfying for him. It not only proved to Warner Bros. that he could top the charts; he realized he didn’t need a major label anymore. Now he really had to get out of the contract with Warner Bros.

Box Talk 777
The largest TV and radio network in Holland, Radio Veronica, began broadcasting unreleased tracks 6 March 1994. They had purchased a tape containing:

: The radio tape (6 March 1994)
1. Interactive (with NPG Operator) (2:25)
2. NPG Operator/Days Of Wild (4:03)
3. The Beautiful Experience Medley (10:32)
4. NPG Operator/Now (4:46)
5. Acknowledge Me (5:28)
6. 319 (3:21)
7. Pheromone (4:36) – including lines that would end up in Poem

The Beautiful Experience Medley was of the remix versions of The Most Beautiful Girl In The World that would be released on The Beautiful Experience EP 17 May 1994. Pheromone was a Come track.
Subsequent broadcasts of the tape followed in several other European countries.
Meanwhile, recorded a new version of The Most Beautiful Girl In The World that would become the album version and filmed a live video of Mustang Mix intended for airing a month later on BBC’s Top Of The Pops TV show 30 April 1994.
’s dancer, Mayte, and band, The NPG, appeared on the music TV channel The Box in a segment entitled Box Talk 777. Mayte said: “This is the future: We’re gonna have a party (a snippet of Now was played) and we’ll invite all the the beautiful people. Then we’re gonna introduce three of our new experiences for them (snippets of Interactive, Days Of Wild and Shhh were played). Don’t worry, we WILL jam. (A snippet of The Jam was played). And after we release The Beautiful Experience on 14 different configurations, we’ll rehearse, book and perform the first worldwide interactive tour entitled Gold. Welcome to the dawn.”
Supposedly this meant that wanted to release The Most Beautiful Girl In The World in 14 different languages all at the same time. The French singer Ophelie Winter recorded a French version, Le plus beau garcon de tout l’univers, Kahoru Kohiruimaki recorded a Japanese version and Mayte’s Spanish ?Quieres ser el mas bello de este mundo?, was the B-side of her The Most Beautiful Boy In The World single in the spring of 1994. The number of planned covers may have been reduced to 12, but any other versions that may have been recorded remain unreleased.

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A1. Beautiful (5:55)
A2. Staxowax (5:14)
A3. Mustang Mix (6:19)
B1. Flutestramental (3:35)
B2. Sexy Staxophone And Guitar (3:54)
B3. Mustang Instrumental (3:23)
B4. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (4:37)

The Most Beautiful Girl In The World was the first single to be released from Prince's 17th album The Gold Experience, the first album to be credited to (although no album was connected to the single at the time of its release).

It was also the first single to be credited to , and the first to be released independently of Warner Bros., as well as the first release of any kind from NPG Records (the replacement to the defunct Paisley Park Records).

The single was released only five months after The Hits collections, and was clearly intended as a break from the past. It became Prince's first UK number one single, although there were allegations that Prince's organization had bought thousands of copies of the single around the world to ensure its success.

Three months after the single's release, an EP called The Beautiful Experience followed, containing several remixes of the song, each with separate titles (rather than remix names in parentheses). This release contains different artwork also, but is included here, as it was not the only variation. CD singles were also released of the Staxowax and Mustang Mix versions, also included here.

Prince wanted to release different tracks independently, but Warner Bros. had required that only one song be released independently, so his response was to put out several different versions of the song, some so different that they could be considered separate tracks.

The single's originally-planned b-side, New World, had been blocked for release by Warner Bros., so Prince instead recorded the Beautiful version of The Most Beautiful Girl In The World, which uses many of the same musical elements as New World.

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3.22.1994 @ Paisley Patk

video shoot 4 the Most Beautiful Girl In the World Mustang Mix



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