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from the album The Gold Experience
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

Anthology: 1995-2010

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.

Basic tracking took place on 2 January 1993 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same one-day session that produced Come, Dark, Dolphin, and Dream). 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). In 1993, the original studio version of Endorphinmachine (as Endorphinemachine) was included in the Glam Slam Ulysses stage-show, during the segment titled “Calypso”. The troupe danced to a slightly abbreviated version on The Arsenio Hall Show on 6 October 1993.

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
1995 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel

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

EyeBlue.png Hate U single
Gold promo
Anthology: 1995-2010

Endorphinmachine 3:55 Endorphinmachine promo Edit
Video Versions
Title Length Released 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; audio used from the 2 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 (only)
Title Length Released 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, California
EndorphinDriver 3:37 3rdEye TV Show # 5 performance audio stream Rehearsal 28 June 2013 (a.m.), Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (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 in Chanhassen, Minnesota
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Endorphinmachine Studio Original full-length version, used in Glam Slam Ulysses: “Calypso” as Endorphinemachine.
Endorphinmachine Studio Edit of the above
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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