Sampler: The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold)

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Sampler Experience
The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold)

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Sampler details


Released: 8 July 1995 (given to attendees of the Versace collection of Paris Fashion Week)
Length: 32:44
Label(s): NPG Records

See also


The Gold Experience
(Album)
24
(Unreleased Madhouse album)
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The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold) is a promotional cassette of previously-unreleased material by SymbolSmallerBlue.png that was given to attendees of the Versace collection of Paris Fashion Week over the course of three consecutive days, beginning 8 July 1995.

The cassette was mostly a promotional tool for SymbolSmallerBlue.png's upcoming album The Gold Experience, but also contained tracks from other planned projects, the New Power Generation's second album Exodus (which had already been released in Europe), Madhouse's third album 24 (which was ultimately left unreleased) and The NPG Orchestra's Kamasutra (which was released in early 1997).

Unlike other NPG Records sampler cassettes of the era, many tracks were remixed or edited specifically for this release to make listening to the cassette a complete listening experience. In addition, several tracks feature overdubbed vocals by SymbolSmallerBlue.png of either "Versace" or "The Versace Experience". As such, many of the tracks are not available in the same form elsewhere.

Also unusually for NPG Records sampler cassettes, The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold) was released in conjunction with Warner Bros. This is likely due to the links with The Gold Experience, which was planned for release by NPG Records and Warner Bros. on 12 September 1995, as indicated on the cassette insert, although the release was later postponed to 26 September 1995.

Artwork for a CD-version was also made, but it is unclear if any promos were actually pressed on CD.


Recording process

Ten of the 15 tracks included on The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold) are remixes or edits of tracks that would appear on The Gold Experience. Of these, EyeBlue.png Hate U (Remix) is a blend of the album version with the Quiet Night Mix by Eric Leeds included on the EyeBlue.png Hate U maxi-single.

Two of the three remixes of Pussy Control (later renamed P. Control for official release) are listed as appearing on The Hate Experience, a variation of the EyeBlue.png Hate U maxi-single which was ultimately not released. Get Wild In The House is a remix of Get Wild, taken from the New Power Generation's second album Exodus (which had already been released in Europe), although the mix is an edit of the full track on the Get Wild maxi-single.

Free The Music is included and was taken from the New Power Generation's The Good Life maxi-single (A longer version of Free The Music would be included on The Good Life Exodus Sampler Experience). Sonny T. and Rootie Kazootie are edits of the full tracks taken from Madhouse's third album 24 (which was ultimately left unreleased). Kamasutra Overture # 5 is included in full; it was renamed Serotonin before being released on Kamasutra in 1997.



Track listing
Cassette

A side

  1. Pussy Control (Club Mix) (Edit) (3:04) - SymbolSmallerBlue.png
  2. Shhh (X-cerpt) (3:55) - SymbolSmallerBlue.png
  3. Get Wild In The House (2:15) 1 - New Power Generation
  4. EyeBlue.png Hate U (Remix) (3:29) - SymbolSmallerBlue.png
  5. 319 (X-cerpt) (1:28) - SymbolSmallerBlue.png
  6. Shy (X-cerpt) (2:23) - SymbolSmallerBlue.png

B side name

  1. Billy Jack Bitch (2:31) - SymbolSmallerBlue.png
  2. Sonny T. (X-cerpt) (0:28) 2 - Madhouse
  3. Rootie Kazootie (Edit) (2:38) 2 - Madhouse
  4. Chatounette Controle (2:25) - SymbolSmallerBlue.png
  5. Pussy Control (Control Tempo) (Edit) (1:23) - SymbolSmallerBlue.png
  6. Kamasutra Overture # 5 (0:44) - The NPG Orchestra
  7. Free The Music (1:44) - New Power Generation
  8. Segue (0:50) - SymbolSmallerBlue.png
  9. Gold (X-cerpt) (3:34) - SymbolSmallerBlue.png

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  • See individual tracks and related albums for credits.


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Release
Cassette
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

USA Cassette None
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Additional Information

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References
NPGsampler2 artwork.jpg 1995
NPG Records Sampler #2
All Samplers All Promo Albums 1995
The Good Life Exodus
Sampler Experience
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