The Gold Standard

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The Gold Standard

from the album Art Official Age
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 30 September 2014 - Art Official Age album
Album(s): Art Official Age
Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince and Joshua Welton
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:
  • 2015 (clip during sampler set)

The Gold Standard is the fourth track on Prince’s 37th album Art Official Age.

The track was first mentioned in a 23 June 2014 article by Jon Bream in the Minneapolis Star Tribune (along with This Could Be Us, a remix of Funknroll and an unnamed duet with Rita Ora).

It was mentioned as the opening track of an untitled album (which later evolved into Art Official Age), and was described as:

"Percolating electro-funk, an update of classic Prince with a lyric that referenced the notions of “wild and rude” from his previous days."

A tape photographed in Prince’s vault at Paisley Park Studios lists it as 27 October 2013 alluding the exact date for the recording at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
27 October 2013 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
The Gold Standard 5:53 Art Official Age Studio

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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