PRINCE – ” Gold Experience Deluxe ” Record Store Day 2022

Posted: February 20, 2022 in MUSIC

Prince’s 1995 album The Gold Experience (his first to be credited to that unpronounceable squiggle) will be reissued for Record Store Day 2022 a special 2LP gold vinyl edition being made available for this year’s Record Store Day.

The album features the UK number one single ‘The Most Beautiful Girl’ in the World’ and this reissue does indeed include that song after the resolution of a legal dispute. Two further singles, ‘I Hate U’ and ‘Gold’ were both top 20 singles in Britain. In fact, ‘Gold’ peaked at number 10 and was therefore Prince’s last top ten single in the UK, in his lifetime, if we don’t count the reissue of 1999 .

It was a confusing time for the record-buying public. Prince was in dispute with his label, had an enormous hit (‘The Most Beautiful Girl In The World’) on his own NPG Records label and wrote ‘Slave’ on his cheek. The chart-topping single was issued in February ’94 but “The Gold Experience” wasn’t issued until September 1995. In between the album “Come” was grudgingly put out, along with the rather good single ‘Letitgo’.

It’s a little surprising that there’s no word of a retail black vinyl to go with the CD reissue but we’ll see what happens. Meanwhile the video to ‘The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” has been newly-restored to HD and you can watch it above.

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