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P. Control


from the album The Gold Experience


from the album Crystal Ball


single art for P. Control

Song details


Performer:
First Released: Unknown date, 1995 - Pussy Control promo single (as "Pussy Control")

26 September, 1995 - The Gold Experience album (first commercial release)

Album(s): The Gold Experience

Crystal Ball

Writer(s):
Producer(s):
Live Appearances
First live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • 1994, 1995 (sometimes in House Mix version), 1996 (House Mix version)

P. Control (a.k.a. Pussy Control) is the first track on Prince's 17th album The Gold Experience, his first under the name . Earlier in 1995, however, the track (as Pussy Control) had been available as the first track on a Pussy Control promo single. In July, 1995, clips of three remixes of the track were included on The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold) promo cassette given to attendees of the Versace collection of Paris Fashion Week. In December, 1995, a new cassette single of P. Control was given to attendees of the VH1 Fashion and Music Awards, containing two remixes of the track. In 1998, the Club Mix (now simply known as P. Control) was included as the eighth track on the third disc of Prince's 20th album Crystal Ball (his fourth under the name ).

Initial tracking for the original version (known as Pussy Control) took place on 25 July, 1994 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (the same day as horn overdubs on Realize). premiered the song at Glam Slam, Minneapolis, MN, USA that night by playing it directly from CD during the concert. The track was included as the first track on an August, 1994 configuration of The Gold Experience, and was kept as the opening track on a 13 October, 1994 configuration. The song was renamed P. Control when it was added to the album due to concerns that retailers would not carry the album with a first track containing the word "Pussy" in its title. Additional recording took place at some point in 1994, but recording dates are not known. Remixes were made in 1994-5, including a version containing spoken vocals in French titled Chatounette Controlle (literally translated as "Little kitten control"), but again, recording dates are not known. Some remixes of the track were planned for inclusion on a planned The Hate Experience EP release, but it is not known which remixes, and the final release did not include any remixes of this track.

The House Mix of the track includes 's rap from some versions of Get Wild, and includes a musical finale reused from Mad.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
25 July, 1994 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Initial tracking
Summer, 1994 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Additional recording
1994-5 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Several remixes, overdubs and additional recording
Recording Personnel

All versions (except where noted)

  • - all vocals and instruments


House Mix


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
P. Control 5:59 The Gold Experience

Pussy Control promo

Studio a.k.a. Pussy Control
P. Control (Club Mix) 6:02 P. Control promo Remix
P. Control (Club Mix Edit) 3:04 The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold) promo Remix edit Edit of remix above
P. Control (Club Mix) 5:59 Crystal Ball Remix Slightly alternate mix of remix above
P. Control (Control Tempo Edit) 1:23 The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold) promo Remix edit Edit of unreleased remix
P. Control (House Mix) 5:43 P. Control promo Re-recording Re-recording including portions of Get Wild and Mad; also contains uncredited clip of Club Mix listed above
Chatounette Controlle 2:38 The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold) promo Remix Remix containing conversation in French
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
P. Control Unreleased video Promo video Possibly a clip only, rather than a full video
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
P. Control (House Mix) 4:03 Live awards show TV performance Live 3 December, 1995, 1st VH-1 Fashion & Music Awards, Lexington Avenue Armory, New York, NY, USA; includes portions of Get Wild and Mad
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
P. Control Studio Original version, premiered at Glam Slam, Minneapolis, MN, USA
P. Control (Control Tempo Mix) Remix Full version of released Club Tempo Edit listed above
 
Additional Information

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