A selection of The Purple One’s archived music that he recorded sometime in the early 2000s will be released on vinyl for the first time. Prince's estate announced the news last week via Instagram.
His estate is releasing Prince’s 2001 and 2002 albums The Rainbow Children and One Nite Alone, respectively, both of which will be reissued on April 17 via Legacy Recordings.
Two live studio albums, One Nite Alone…Live! and One Night Alone…The Aftershow: It Ain’t Over!, will also drop that same day. In addition to the vinyl releases, all of the records will be released on CD as Prince: The One Nite Alone Collection. This later box set will come with a DVD copy of Prince’s filmed concert at the Aladdin in Las Vegas.
Rolling Stone noted that Prince released The Rainbow Children and One Nite Alone under his name after he reverted it back from his iconic Love symbol following his legal dispute with Warner Bros.
These latest releases come after a series of Prince’s estate remastered his classic double-album, 1999, simultaneously released the project across digital and streaming platforms, according to Billboard. Previously, the estate dropped a 15-track album, Originals, comprised of previously unheard songs and re-released The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold), Emancipation, and Chaos and Disorder on vinyl versions as well.
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