This is just what a Prince fan needs…
Are we surprised that not one, but TWO posthumous music projects by Prince are to be released?
Considering his vault which reportedly holds tons of unreleased music, I, as a Prince fan, expected nothing different. I think I can speak for all Prince fans that this is great news! The first of the two projects is to be released Nov 22nd.
Via USA Today:
Warner Bros. and NPG Records announced Friday that they will premiere ‘Prince4Ever’, a collection of 40 of Prince’s greatest hits, in the U.S. on Nov. 22 (the record will be available worldwide on Nov. 25). The compilation, which includes classic tracks such as When Doves Cry, Kiss, Little Red Corvette, Purple Rain and Raspberry Beret, will also contain a previously unreleased track, “Moonbeam Levels”. The song was originally recorded in 1982 as part of the sessions for 1999. It will also include a 12-page booklet featuring never-seen-before photos shot by legendary photographer Herb Ritts.
‘Prince4Ever’ will be followed by a deluxe, remastered edition of ‘Purple Rain’ — the original soundtrack to his 1984 film of the same name — to be released in early 2017. That edition will be accompanied by a second album of previously unreleased material. The label says these plans were already underway and approved by Prince before he died on April 21.
Definitely looking forward to the 2nd project. It’s aways nice to hear the classics, but it will be even better to hear unreleased tracks.