Silicon

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Silicon

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NPG Music Club download
- no official artwork created

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included on The Slaughterhouse
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 15 December 2001 - NPG Music Club Edition # 11
Album(s): The Slaughterhouse
Writer(s): Prince (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

Silicon was released initially as an mp3 download as part of NPG Music Club Edition # 11, although a clip of the song had been included nine months earlier as part of NPG Ahdio Show # 2. In 2002, Silicon was offered again (with no explanation) as one of only two mp3 downloads offered in the second year of the NPG Music Club. In 2004, an edited version of the track was included as the opening track on the compilation album The Slaughterhouse (the first line of the song is "welcome 2 the slaughterhouse").

Recording dates are unknown, but the first verse is largely taken from The Greatest Romance Ever Sold (The Adam & Eve Remix), which may suggest the track was recorded shortly after that remix, in late 1999 or 2000 (most likely at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota). Some lyrics from the track ("don't you know dead blood kills interferons?") were later quoted in the live version of Xenophobia, released on the live album One Nite Alone... Live!


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Late 1999 - 2000 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
Basic tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments (assumed)

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Silicon 4:47 NPG Music Club Edition # 11 mp3 download

NPG Music Club Year Two mp3 download

Studio
Silicon 4:16 The Slaughterhouse Edit


Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released on Version Additional info
Xenophobia 12:39 One Nite Alone... Live! Live 30 April 2002, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR, USA
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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