By Greg Sandow
Updated June 10, 1994 at 04:00 AM EDT

Leave it to “the artist formerly known as Prince,” as his publicists now call him, to never do anything obvious. The Beautiful Experience, a seven-track spin-off of his buoyant hit single “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World,” is much more than a shower of random remixes. Instead, it’s a miniature concept album-musical and emotional variations on the song that lead us into dense forests of funk and back into sunlight, where the unadorned original brings the EP to a peaceful end. A-