3 Chains O' Gold

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3 Chains O' Gold

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from the album SymbolSmallerBlue.png

Song details


Performer: Prince and the New Power Generation
First Released: 13 October 1992 - SymbolSmallerBlue.png album
Album(s): SymbolSmallerBlue.png
Writer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
Producer(s): Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • This song is not known to have been performed other than on the Act I and A Celebration tours.

3 Chains O' Gold is the 16th track (15th song) on Prince's 14th album SymbolSmallerBlue.png, the second album to be credited to Prince and the New Power Generation.

While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking took place in January 1992, at Paisley Park Studios (during the same set of sessions that produced The Continental, Damn U, The Flow, Born 2 B.R.E.E.D., With This Tear, Qualified and a revamped version of Sex). The track was included as the 22nd track (14th song) on a March 1992, configuration of the SymbolSmallerBlue.png album, and the 22nd track (15th song) on a late-Summer, 1992, configurations, until many of the album's segues were removed for release.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
January 1992 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Initial tracking
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
3 Chains O' Gold 6:02 SymbolSmallerBlue.png Studio
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
3 Chains O' Gold ?:?? 3 Chains O' Gold VHS/laserdisc Promo video See 3 Chains O' Gold video for details
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
EyeBlue.png Wanna Melt With U / 3 Chains O' Gold ?:?? Delayed performance TV broadcast Live 3 October 1992, Glam Slam, Minneapolis, MN, USA; see The Ryde Dyvine for details


 
Additional Information

See also Trivia

  • The name 3 Chains O' Gold was also used for the video compilation that accompanied the album (released on VHS and laserdisc in 1994).
  • The name was adapted slightly for the 1993 comic book Three Chains Of Gold, which tells a similar story to the video collection and to the SymbolSmallerBlue.png album.

References
3 x 2 = 6 All Songs Unreleased Songs 3 Nigs Watchin' A Kung Fu Movie