Golden Parachute

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Golden Parachute

NPG Music Club download
- no official artwork created

included on The Slaughterhouse
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 28 August 2001 - NPG Music Club Edition # 7 download
Album(s): The Slaughterhouse
Writer(s): Prince (assumed)
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • none

Golden Parachute was initially offered as an mp3 download as the premium members’ bonus part of NPG Music Club Edition # 7, but a portion of the track had been included in NPG Ahdio Show # 1 seven months earlier, so the full version available for download was called Golden Parachute (Long Version). In 2004, the track (including one additional trumpet fill at the beginning, but otherwise identical), was included as the fourth track on the compilation album The Slaughterhouse.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking is believed to have taken place in Spring-Summer 2000 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, following Clive Davis’ firing from Arista Records (which the lyrics refer to). It was tentatively included as the fourth track on the High album, announced by to be complete (in rough form) on 8 August 2000, which was later aborted. Although recorded while Prince was using the name , the track was credited to Prince upon release, so it is credited as such here.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Spring-Summer 2000 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments, except where noted (assumed)
  • Najee - flute, trumpet

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Golden Parachute (Long Version) 5:33 NPG Music Club Edition # 7 mp3 download Studio
Golden Parachute 5:37 The Slaughterhouse Studio Full-length version edited slightly for initial release

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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