Dolphin

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Dolphin

Thegoldexperience.jpg
from the album The Gold Experience
Dolphin
cassette image of Dolphin promo (no artwork)
Song details
Performer: SymbolSmallerBlue.png
First Released: 6 March 1995 - The Undertaker VHS (video version)

26 September 1995 - The Gold Experience album (audio version)

Album(s): The Gold Experience
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:

Dolphin is the eighth track (sixth song) on Prince's 17th album The Gold Experience, the first album to be credited to SymbolSmallerBlue.png, and, around the time of the album's release, Dolphin was available as a promo single, available only on cassette in the UK. In 1993, however, Dolphin was included in the Glam Slam Ulysses stage-show, during the segment titled "Lotus Land".

Almost a year prior to the album's release, on 30 September 1994, a promo video for Dolphin was premiered as the first video to be broadcast on VH-1 Europe. In early 1995, a rehearsal version of the track by Prince was included as the seventh and final track on Prince's VHS release The Undertaker.

Basic tracking took place on 2 January 1993 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same one-day session that produced Dark, Come and Endorphinmachine), with only vocals, drums, guitar and bass guitar. The track was included as the eighth track on a March 1993 configuration of Come. Further guitar, keyboards and sound effects were added to the track between Autumn 1993 and Summer 1994, before it was included as the eleventh track (seventh song) on The Gold Experience in September or October 1994.

The rehearsal version included as the seventh and final track on the The Undertaker album (which was ultimately abandoned, but released on home video as The Undertaker) was recorded on 14 June 1993 at Paisley Park Studios (along with versions of The Ride, Poorgoo, Honky Tonk Women, Bambi, Zannalee and The Undertaker, the day before recording Calhoun Square).


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
2 January 1993 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Basic tracking
14 June 1993 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Studio rehearsal
Autumn 1993 - Summer 1994 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Additional recording and overdubs on 2 January 1993 version
Recording Personnel

The Gold Experience version


The Undertaker version

Unreleased original version


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Dolphin 4:59 The Gold Experience

Gold promo

Studio
Dolphin (Edit) T.B.C. Dolphin promo Edit
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Dolphin 4:59 NPG Music Club Edition # 11 .mov download Promo video See Dolphin for details
Dolphin T.B.C. The Undertaker VHS Rehearsal Unreleased version; 14 June 1993, Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA
Dolphin T.B.C. The Undertaker VHS Rehearsal Alternate cut with overdubs; 14 June 1993, Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Dolphin 4:12 Delayed performance TV broadcast Live 13 December 1994 (mat.), The Late Show with David Letterman, The Ed Sullivan Theater, New York, NY, USA
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Dolphin Studio Original version used in Glam Slam Ulysses stage-show (before overdubs)
Dolphin Rehearsal The Undertaker version; 14 June 1993, Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; same recording as video recording above
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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