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The Artist (Formerly Known As Prince)The Gold Experience

Label:The Prince Estate – 19439953161, NPG Records – 19439953161, Legacy – 19439953161
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Gold [Translucent Gold]
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style:Funk, Minneapolis Sound, Pop Rock, Contemporary R&B

Tracklist

A1P Control5:59
A2NPG Operator #10:12
A3Endorphinmachine4:07
A4Shhh7:18
A5We March4:49
B1NPG Operator #20:18
B2The Most Beautiful Girl In The World4:25
B3Dolphin4:59
B4NPG Operator #30:20
B5Now4:30
B6NPG Operator #40:31
B73193:05
C1NPG Operator #50:10
C2Shy5:04
C3Billy Jack Bitch5:32
C4I Hate U5:54
C5NPG Operator #60:45
C6Gold7:23
I Hate U (The Remixes)
D1I Hate U (Extended Remix)6:17
D2I Hate U (Album Version)6:08
D3I Hate U (Quiet Night Mix)3:56
D4I Hate U (Single Version With Guitar Solo)4:25
D5I Hate U (Single Version Without Guitar Solo)3:48
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Notes

Hype sticker on shrink-wrap:
[Record Store Day logo]
Replica of the expanded, limited edition promo version of Prince's 1995 album on 2 gold LPs features "the most beautiful girl in the world," "gold," plus 5 "I hate u" remixes

Liner notes sticker:
℗ 1995 & © 1995, 2022 The Prince Estate/NPG Records, manufactured and distributed by Sony Music Entertainment [...] New York, NY

Labels:
[The following track durations are incorrectly printed: track B6 ( :20), track C1 (5:59) and track D3 (6:56)]
℗ 1995 & © 1995, 2022 The Prince Estate/NPG Records, manufactured and distributed by Sony Music Entertainment

Remarks:
Originally released in 1995 to promote The Gold Experience which was the first full-length album released and credited to [Love Symbol]
Part of the "RSD Drops 2022 - June 18" in a quantity of 24,150 and categorized as 'RSD first' release,
The pronounced title (I hate you) is release wide stylized as '[Eye symbol] hate U' (and online as 'Eye Hate U')
Vinyl housed in die-cut black paper, anti-static inner sleeves

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 1 94399 53161 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 194399531617
  • Other (Title sticker, front cover): 19439953161S1
  • Other (Liner notes sticker, back cover): 9439953161S2
  • Other (RSD/barcode sticker, on shrink): 19439953161S3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): 19439953161A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): 19439953161B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C label): 19439953161C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D label): 19439953161D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): MRP3561 / 19439953161 - A 235804E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): MRP3561 / 19439953161 - B 235804E2/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, variant 1): MRP3561 / 19439953161 - C 235804E3/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, variant 1): MRP3561 / 19439953161 - D 235804E4/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): MRP3561 / 19439953161 - A 235804E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): MRP3561 / 19439953161 - B 235804E2/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, variant 2): MRP3561 / 19439953161 - C 235804E3/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, variant 2): MRP3561 / 19439953161 - D 235804E4/A

Other Versions (5 of 51)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Gold Experience (CD, Album)Warner Bros. Records, NPG RecordsCDW 45999Canada1995
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The Gold Experience (Cassette, Album, Stereo)Warner Bros. Records, NPG Records9362 45999-4Europe1995
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The Gold Experience (CD, Album)Warner Bros. Records, NPG Records9362-45999-2Europe1995
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The Gold Experience (Cassette, Album)Warner Bros. Records, NPG Records9 45999-4, 4-45999US1995
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The Gold Experience (CD, Album, Allied Record Company)Warner Bros. Records, NPG Records9 45999-2US1995
  • innergrooverecs's avatar
    Well it’s leagues better than the OG CD, but it’s a bit bright still. Not much in the way of mids/but material is greatly overlooked 90’s Prince and deserves more notoriety.
    • tim.farnsworth12's avatar
      My version sounds amazing. It’s so great that the estate is taking releasing these new reissues in great quality.
      • the-killers.co.uk's avatar
        The First 500 copies bought via the Estate are numbered on the sleeve not the shrink
        • pop.corn's avatar
          pop.corn
          Edited one month ago
          currently known differences reported on various places 2022-06-30

          Numbered copies (from the Estate?) appear now.
          - is the (gold foil stamped) numbering on the cover itself or on the shrink?

          What the color of the vinyl?
          -translucent yellow?
          -opaque yellow?
          -something else? (one i read described it as Mustard ♥ )
          -with/without smoke, splatter or marble?

          Which records are inside?
          - 2x1LP (side A/B/C/D)?
          - 2x1LP (side A/B/A/B)?
          - 2x1LP (side C/D/C/D)?

          How many company logos are on the liner notes sticker?
          - 3 (Estate/NPG/Legacy)?
          - 4 (Estate/NPG/Legacy/Sony)?
          • Seand67's avatar
            Seand67
            Amazing flat and quiet pressing. Light gold colored vinyl in black poly lined sleeves was nice. Instead of the remixes of ‘I Hate U’, other non album tracks from the time period (‘Rock & Roll Is Alive’….among others!) would’ve been MUCH better as bonus tracks on Side 4…The Replica of the original promo cover was on point. What No download code ?? Oh well, I’m happy to receive this as a Birthday gift. 9.0/10
            • Degejot's avatar
              Degejot
              Edited one month ago
              It seems the European version of this is different than the American as I have not seen European versions with discs in transparent yellow yet. What I have seen is a version with marbled yellow and one with the second disc in brown colour. From online information I also gathered that the American cover has the texture printed on instead of being actual raw cardboard like the original promo while the European version of the cover is just unprinted and raw cardboard. Fortunately my pressing is perfect.
              • Oasisuperfan's avatar
                Oasisuperfan
                Received two LP’s of side 3 & 4. After waiting in line for an hour I’m beyond annoyed..
                • notdonuts's avatar
                  notdonuts
                  Wowza! This pressing sounds great. Been wanting this album for a long time. Glad I waited.
                  • phillyspins's avatar
                    phillyspins
                    From impulse buy to one of my best sounding records... wow. Buy now or cry later.
                    • sonofjim's avatar
                      sonofjim
                      My Memphis pressing is nearly flawless. The sound is almost holographic at times. At one point I about jumped out of my chair when Prince’s speaking voice came out of the right channel. I momentarily actually thought someone was in the room with me.

                      In some ways, this mastering reminds me of Q Sound as used on Amused To Death. At any rate, if this is indicative of what Memphis pressings will be it’s great news for vinyl lovers.

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