Adding to the excitement of this wave of Prince releases is the first wide issue of The VERSACE Experience (PRELUDE 2 GOLD). Released ahead of 1995’s The Gold Experience, the first album credited to Prince’s infamously unpronounceable symbol, The VERSACE Experience (PRELUDE 2 GOLD) was a gift to attendees of the designer’s collection at Fashion Week in Paris. The cassette, featured remixed versions of future favorites “Pussy Control,” “Gold” and “Eye Hate U” as well as rare and commercially unreleased selections by The New Power Generation and Prince’s jazz-fusion project Madhouse. The release went on to be incredibly sought after, with one copy setting a record on Discogs for cassettes, fetching over $4,000. The tape was recreated exclusively for Record Store Day 2019 and was one RSD’s popular releases. This digital, CD and vinyl release is its first on those formats.
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