3 Chains O’ Gold

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3 Chains O’ Gold


from the album
Song details
Performer: Prince and the New Power Generation
First Released: 13 October 1992 - album
Album(s):
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:

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

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking took place in December 1991, at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during a 10-hour session that also yielded Love 2 The 9’s and Johnny).

The track was included as the 22nd track (14th song) on a March 1992 configuration of the album, and the 22nd track (15th song) on a late-Summer 1992 configuration, until many of the album’s segues were removed for release.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
December 1991 (assumed) Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Tracking
February 1992 Ocean Way Recording,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Orchestral overdubs by Clare Fischer’s orchestra
Recording Personnel

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
3 Chains O’ Gold 6:02 Studio
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
3 Chains O’ Gold 2:37 3 Chains O’ Gold VHS/laserdisc Promo video Orchestral parts mixed with Kirstie Alley’s voice lifted from the Symbol album segues and a new storyline by Mayte
Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Wanna Melt With U / 3 Chains O’ Gold ?:?? Delayed performance TV broadcast Live December 1992, Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; see The Ryde Dyvine for details
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
2 Whom It May Concern 4:02 My Name Is Prince single

7 single
Damn U single

Studio medley See 2 Whom It May Concern for more details
Unreleased Segue (# 2) Studio Vocal sample on an unreleased segue for the album; See Symbol segues for more details (listed as Unreleased Segue # 2)
 
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 album.

References
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