Album: The Slaughterhouse

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The Slaughterhouse

The Slaughterhouse download page derived artwork
(official artwork not provided until its appearance on Tidal in 2015)

Album details

Released: 29 March 2004 (NPG Music Club download)

3 December 2015 (Tidal download reissue)

Length: 55:02
Label(s): NPG Records
Studio(s): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed - no studio credited)

Charts, Certifications & Awards

This record was not released on the commercial market and therefore not eligible for the charts
This album has not received any certifications in the USA
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released

  • The below singles were released prior the 2004 digital release of this compilation.
b/w 2045: Radical Man
Sold at concerts in 2001.
The Daisy Chain
b/w Gamillah
Sold at concerts and during the Celebration week-long festival at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA, in 2001.

See also

The Chocolate Invasion
NPG Music Club
The Slaughterhouse (subtitled Trax from the NPG Music Club Volume 2) is the 30th full-length studio album by Prince and is the second compilation album of NPG Music Club downloads from 2001-2; a companion piece to The Chocolate Invasion (released on the same day).

Four tracks are edits or alternate versions to those previously-released.

In 2003, the album was planned for inclusion as part of the The Chocolate Invasion 7 CD set, which was put on hold indefinitely in late 2003, officially due to a manufacturing problem.

In 2015, the album was re-released on the Tidal music service, initially only to stream before a download store was opened three months later, offering the album in mp3 and flac files.

Sessions and compiling
Specific recording dates are not known, but it is believed that most of the tracks were recorded between late 1999 and 2001 at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA. Peace, 2045: Radical Man and Northside were at one point considered for the album Peace, by the New Power Generation, which was advertised on upon its launch in March 2000, before being abandoned.

Golden Parachute and The Daisy Chain were at one point considered for the album High, which was completed in late Summer 2000, before being abandoned. Instead, the tracks were released on an individual basis on the NPG Music Club (2045: Radical Man was released separately on the Bamboozled soundtrack album in 2000, credited to Prince).

Notably, S&M Groove and Hypnoparadise were originally released using the name , while Northside, Peace, 2045: Radical Man and The Daisy Chain had all been previously released under the name New Power Generation (although 2045: Radical Man was first released under the name Prince).

Sam Jennings is credited as executive producer for playing a role in deciding the tracklist and the title of the album. This collection does not credit tracks at all, but the album is considered here as a "Prince" release.

No singles were released from the album at the time of release (although Peace and The Daisy Chain, both credited to the New Power Generation, had been sold at shows on the Hit N Run Tour in 2001).

The album was not eligible for the charts, as it was available only through the NPG Music Club.

Track listing
CD Digital

This albums hasn’t been released on CD format.

The digital version (.wma) is the original issue. Most tracks were made available individually in 2001/2002 through the NPG Music Club in mp3 format, however.
A digital lossless version was made available trough Tidal in September 2015.

  1. Silicon (4:15)
  2. S&M Groove (5:08)
  3. Y Should Do That When Can Do This? (4:31)
  4. Golden Parachute (5:36)
  5. Hypnoparadise (6:03)
  6. Props N’ Pounds (4:36)
  7. Northside (6:34)
  8. Peace (5:33)
  9. 2045: Radical Man (6:35)
  10. The Daisy Chain (6:15) *

All songs assumed to be written by Prince (no writing credits officially given) except where noted
* Written by Prince (lyrics and music - assumed) & DVS (rap)


  • Prince - producer, arranger and engineer (assumed)
  • Sam Jennings - executive producer (no other production credits officially given)

  • none.

LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

This section is under construction

Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

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