Purple Praise: Two Brand New Prince Albums Are on the Way

INGLEWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Prince performs live at the Fabulous Forum on February 19, 1985 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Purple Praise: Two Brand New Prince Albums Are on the Way

The Purple One lives forever!

Published October 21, 2016

Death isn’t standing between unreleased Prince music and the fans who crave it. The Purple One is slated to posthumously release two albums from the vault beginning next month.

This news comes as a bit of a surprise as the state of ownership of the Renaissance musician’s catalog seemed to be up in the air. NPG Records and Warner Brothers seem to have it together, though, and the first of two projects, which will be a best-of called Prince 4Ever, will be released on November 22. You’ll get classics like “Raspberry Beret" and “When Doves Cry,” but you’ll also get a previously unreleased song called “Moonbeam Levels,” which was reportedly recorded in 1982. The album will also contain a booklet with never-before-seen photos by Herb Ritts.

The second album is planned for release in early 2017 and will be a remastered deluxe version of Purple Rain. That LP was supposedly planned with Prince’s input and will come with a second full album of previously unreleased music. Further details for that one have not been released.

See the tracklisting for Prince 4Ever below.

1. 1999
2. Little Red Corvette
3. When Doves Cry
4. Let's Go Crazy
5. Raspberry Beret
6. I Wanna Be Your Lover
7. Soft and Wet
8. Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad
9. Uptown
10. When You Were Mine
11. Head
12. Gotta Stop (Messin' About)
13. Controversy
14. Let's Work
15. Delirious
16. I Would Die 4 U
17. Take Me With U
18. Paisley Park
19. Pop Life
20. Purple Rain
21. Kiss
22. Sign 'O' The Times
23. Alphabet Street
24. Batdance
25. Thieves In The Temple
26. Cream
27. Mountains
28. Girls & Boys
29. If I Was Your Girlfriend
30. U Got The Look
31. I Could Never Take The Place of Your Man
32. Glam Slam
33. Moonbeam Levels
34. Diamonds and Pearls
35. Gett Off
36. Sexy MF
37. My Name Is Prince
38. 7
39. Peach
40. Nothing Compares 2 U

Written by Paul Meara

(Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)


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