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from the album The Gold Experience
Song details
Performer: SymbolSmallerBlue.png
First Released: 26 September 1995 - The Gold Experience album
Album(s): The Gold Experience

The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold)

Writer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
Producer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Shy is the 14th track (ninth song) on Prince’s 17th album The Gold Experience, the first album to be credited to SymbolSmallerBlue.png.

Basic tracking took place on 10 October 1993 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (on the same day as Now and Ripopgodazippa). It was included as the 14th track (eighth song) on March 1994, and May 1994, configurations of The Gold Experience, before being included as the ninth song on a later 1994 configuration. The 13 October 1994, configuration included Shy as the 17th track (tenth song), before the track Days Of Wild was removed from the album for release.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
10 October 1993 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel
  • Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png) - all vocals and instruments, except where noted
  • Mayte - sampled vocals (assumed)

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Shy 5:04 The Gold Experience Studio
Shy (X-cerpt) 2:23 The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold) Edit

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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