My Medallion

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My Medallion

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NPG Music Club download - no official artwork created

Song details


Performer: Prince
First Released: 28 August 2001 - NPG Music Club Edition # 8 download
Album(s): None
Writer(s): Prince and War (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
  • This track is not believed to have been performed live by Prince
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

My Medallion was initially released as an mp3 download as part of NPG Music Club Edition # 8. The previous year, however, a pre-recorded humorous message, tentatively titled Thank U Just The Same, using the musical backing of My Medallion, was broadcast at the Yahoo! Internet Life Awards (as a response to winning the "Best Internet Only Single" award for One Song).

Earlier in 2001, My Medallion had also been included in NPG Ahdio Show # 1, but had not been available separately at the time.

While specific recording dates are not known, initial tracking is believed to have taken place in Spring or early Summer 2000 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. It was tentatively included as the eighth track on the aborted High album, announced by NPGOnlineLtd.com to be complete (in rough form) on 8 August 2000, which was later aborted.

Whether intentionally or not, the song's music is largely based upon Eric Burdon and War's 1970 song Spill The Wine (written by War), but no writer's credits were given upon My Medallion's release.

Interestingly, My Medallion is one of only two tracks from High not to be included on the later releases, The Chocolate Invasion or The Slaughterhouse (the other being When Will We B Paid?), although the artwork for The Chocolate Invasion shows it listed as the album's fifth track, indicating it was included on a configuration of the album, but removed before release.

In 2015 when the The Chocolate Invasion album was featured on Tidal My Medallion appeared on the album as originally planned as its fifth track. The Tidal stream of the album omitted The Dance.

Although recorded while Prince was using the name SymbolSmallerBlue.png, the track was credited to Prince upon release, so it is credited as such here.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Spring - early Summer 2000 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed) Initial tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments (assumed)

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
My Medallion 5:07 NPG Music Club Edition # 8 mp3 download Studio
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Thank U Just The Same ?:?? Live awards show internet stream Remix Broadcast of humorous message using musical backing of My Medallion, taking place 24 July 2000
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Thank U Just The Same Remix Studio remix without awards show audience noise
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
My Man All Songs Unreleased Songs My Name Is Prince