PRINCE’S VAULT WILL BE REVEALED
35 NEW ALBUMS BY PRINCE WILL BE RELEASED
When Prince devastatingly died back in 2016, he left behind an enormous library of unreleased music and photos. The most recent album Piano & a Microphone 1983 was announced to release this fall and include nine tracks; most of them unfinished or candid pieces that Prince himself refused to release. Now his estate has made a deal with Sony Music Entertainment to re-release 35 of Prince’s old albums.
The deal starts later this year with 19 albums between 1995 and 2010 already confirmed to release. The already confirmed albums are The Gold Experience, Emancipation, Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic, The Rainbow Children, Musicology, and Planet Earth. For fans who may already have these albums, this new distribution deal will include B-sides, scrapped tracks, live recording sessions and music videos as incentive to repurchase the new albums. Hit N Run Phase One and Phase Two are also scheduled to be re-released through this deal at a later date.
The other 16 albums will be chosen among the likes of Prince, Dirty Mind, Controversy, 1999, Around The World in a Day, Sign ‘O’ The Times, Lovesexy, Diamonds and Pearls and Love Symbol. The rest of Prince’s work from the Warner Bros. has not been announced for this deal and so far the Black Album has been excluded as well.
None of these albums have been given release dates as of yet.