My Medallion

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My Medallion

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NPG Music Club download
- no official artwork created

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included on The Chocolate Invasion
(2015 re-release only - not included on the initial 2004 release)
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 28 August 2001 - NPG Music Club Edition # 8 download
Album(s): The Chocolate Invasion
Writer(s): Prince and War (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

My Medallion was initially released as an mp3 download as part of NPG Music Club Edition # 8 in 2001. The previous year, however, a pre-recorded humorous message, tentatively titled Thank U Just The Same, using the musical backing of My Medallion, was broadcast at the Yahoo! Internet Life Awards (as a response to winning the "Best Internet Only Single" award for One Song). In 2003, My Medallion was included as the fifth track on the compilation album The Chocolate Invasion. Interestingly, the song was not included on this album when it was made available on the NPG Music Club in 2004 (with The Dance instead). In 2015, when The Chocolate Invasion was featured on Tidal, My Medallion appeared on the album as originally planned in 2003 as its fifth track (The Dance being ommitted). This configuration of the album was made avalaible on all digital and download plateforms after Prince’s passing.

Earlier in 2001, My Medallion had also been included in NPG Ahdio Show # 1, but had not been available separately at the time.

While specific recording dates are not known, basic tracking is believed to have taken place in Spring or early Summer 2000 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. It was tentatively included as the eighth track on the aborted High album, announced by NPGOnlineLtd.com to be complete (in rough form) on 8 August 2000, which was later aborted.

Whether intentionally or not, the song’s music is largely based upon Eric Burdon and War’s 1970 song Spill The Wine (written by War), but no writer’s credits were given upon My Medallion’s release.

Although recorded while Prince was using the name SymbolSmallerBlue.png, the track was credited to Prince upon release, so it is credited as such here.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Spring - early Summer 2000 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA (assumed)
Tracking
Recording Personnel
  • Prince - all vocals and instruments (assumed)

Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
My Medallion 5:07 NPG Music Club Edition # 8 mp3 download

The Chocolate Invasion (2015 re-release)

Studio
Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Thank U Just The Same ?:?? Live awards show internet stream Remix Broadcast of humorous message using musical backing of My Medallion, taking place 24 July 2000
Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Thank U Just The Same Remix Studio remix without awards show audience noise
 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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