Endorphinmachine

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Endorphinmachine

Thegoldexperience.jpg
from the album The Gold Experience
Endorphinmachine
promo single art for Endorphinmachine
Song details
Performer: SymbolSmallerBlue.png
First Released: 7 June 1994 - Interactive CD-ROM (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:
Performed occasionally in shows:

Endorphinmachine is the second track on Prince's 17th album The Gold Experience, the first to be credited to SymbolSmallerBlue.png, and, shortly before the album's release, Endorphinmachine was available as a promo single, released only in Japan.

The track was also included as a b-side on the Japanese version of the EyeBlue.png Hate U single.


Recording process

Initial tracking took place on 2 January 1993 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (during the same one-day session that produced Dark, Dolphin and Come). In 1994, a live version of the track was included on a planned "Live" single which was not released.

The song was played live regularly from 1993-5, and fans became familiar with the stripped-down live version (based on the unreleased original version).

When the album was released, many fans expressed frustration that there were significant overdubs, erasing the 'raw' feeling of the original (Endorphinmachine has become a common reference point for fans hearing new material live before hearing a studio version - songs such as Zannalee and Fury were also overdubbed in their released studio versions).


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
2 January 1993 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Initial tracking
1995 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA Overdubs
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Endorphinmachine 4:07 The Gold Experience

EyeBlue.png Hate U single
Gold promo

Studio
Endorphinmachine 3:55 Endorphinmachine promo Edit
Video Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Endorphinmachine 3:48 (5:09 including intro) Interactive CD-ROM Performance video 'Prize' for completing the game; performance video with computer game intro; see Endorphinmachine video for more details, used audio is of the2 January 1993 studio version
Endorphinmachine 4:12 NPG Music Club Edition # 6 .mov download Live video Low quality black and white transfer; 5 May 1994, mat., Nulle Part Ailleurs, Studios Canal+, Paris, France
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Endorphinmachine 4:12 Delayed performance TV broadcast Live 5 May 1994, mat., Nulle Part Ailleurs, Studios Canal+, Paris, France; original color version of video above
Endorphinmachine T.B.C. Delayed performance TV broadcast Live 26 June 1994, mat., 1st annual VH-1 Honors, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, USA
EndorphinDriver 3:37 3rdEye TV Show # 5 performance audio stream Rehearsal 28 June 2013 (a.m.), Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed); instrumental rehearsal; likely intended to include portions of Screwdriver but did not
Endorphinmachine 4:08 3rdEye TV Show # 18 concert video stream Live 4 August 2013 Skeppsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden
Endorphinmachine 2:29 3rdEye TV Show # 19 concert video stream Live 7 August 2013, Dyrehaven - Bøgescenen, Skanderborg, Denmark
Endorphinmachine 3:47 3rdEyeGirl YouTube Account concert audio stream Live 29 June 2014 (a.m.) Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Endorphinmachine Studio Original version before keyboard and synth overdubs
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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