Come, The Gold Experience and Chaos and Disorder are Prince’s fifteenth, seventh and eighteenth albums. Come was the last album credited to Prince before changing his name to Symbol. The three albums were recorded around the same time and feature similar musicians so are listed together. The albums feature a mixture of styles including techno, industrial and hip-hop alongside funk, R&B and rock.
The three albums showcase Prince’s guitar playing, with his new Auerswald Symbol guitar and extensive rack system appearing on the albums. For this era, Prince became the sole guitarist in his band for the first time. This era also saw the return of older keyboards like the Hammond B3 and Fender Rhodes, alongside modern samplers and digital synthesisers.
Prince and the New Power Generation performed regularly from 1993 to 1996, including the Ultimate Live Experience and the Japan '96 tours.
Come, The Gold Experience and Chaos and Disorder were recorded between January 1993 and April 1996, at Paisley Park, the Record Plant, Los Angeles (Come, The Gold Experience), Guillaume Tell, Paris (The Gold Experience) and South Beach Studios, Miami (Chaos and Disorder).
A reduced version of the NPG appear on three songs on Come, seven songs from the Gold Experience and eight from Chaos and Disorder. See the live section above for a list of their equipment.