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Kamasutra album.jpg
from the album Kamasutra
Song details
Performer: The NPG Orchestra
First Released: 8 July 1995 - The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold) (promotional release)

14 February 1997 - Kamasutra album (commercial release)

Album(s): Kamasutra

The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold)

Writer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
Producer(s): Prince (as SymbolSmallerBlue.png)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Serotonin (originally titled Kamasutra Overture #5) is the sixth track on the The NPG Orchestra’s first and only album Kamasutra, initially released on cassette in 1997 (the album was later included as a bonus CD on the direct order version of Crystal Ball, Prince’s 20th album Crystal Ball, the fourth album to be credited to SymbolSmallerBlue.png). Two years earlier, however, it was included in full (as Kamasutra Overture #5) as the twelfth track on The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold) promo cassette given to attendees of the Versace collection of Paris Fashion Week.

Basic tracking dates are unknown, but it is believed that the track was recorded (as Kamasutra Overture #5) in May 1995 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, with orchestral overdubs by Clare Fischer’s orchestra at Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, California done later that summer.

The track’s title refers to the hormone serotonin, a well-known contributor to feelings of well-being, also known as a happiness hormone.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
May 1995 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Summer 1995 Ocean Way Recording,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Orchestral overdubs by Clare Fischer’s orchestra
Recording Personnel
Orchestral players:
*Morris Repass, Assa Drori, Isabelle Daskoff, Edward P. Greene, Harry Scorzo, Francine Walsh, Robert Lezin, Norma Leonard, Anita A. Thompson, Pamela Gates, Russel Cantor, Betty Byers, Robert Sushel, Don Palmer, Ross Shub, Pamela Tomkins, Yvette Devereaux, Calabria McChesney, Marshall Daniel Thomason, Marilyn Baker, Harry Shirinian, Hershel Wise, Peter Hatch, Suzanna Giordano, Benjamin Simon, James V. Ross, Gladys Secunda, Frederick Seykora, Raymond Kelley, Marie Fera, Douglas Davis, Judith Johnson, Cecilia Tsan, David Randall Stone, Morton Klanfer, James D. Hughart, Don Shelton, Daniel L. Higgins, Lisa Edelstein, James R. Walker, C. Terry Harrington, Jack Mimitz, Charles Boito, Charles A Coker, Jenice Rosen, Robert D. Carr, Dave Duke, Joseph Meyer, Marilyn L. Johnson, Alexander P. Iles, Leslie K. Benedict, Brent Fischer, Gerald Vinci, Mari Tsumara, Israel Baker, Yoko Matsuda, Murry Adler, Jorge Moraga, Carole Mukogawa, Margot MacLaine, Nancy Roth, Anne Karam, Judith Johnson, Arni Egilson, Richard Mitchell, Jon C. Clark, John F. Reilly, John J. Mitchell, Robert Tricarico, Yvonne Moriarty, Andrew M. Martin, Richard Hamilton, Larry Bunker, Thomas John Ranier, Dennis Budimer, G. Levant (full breakdown of instruments to follow)

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Serotonin 0:44 Kamasutra
The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold)
Studio a.k.a. Kamasutra Overture #5

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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