From the NME.
An ultra-rare Prince album is finally to get its first full release next month.
Prince’s back catalogue from his later years has steadily become more widely available, having been previously issued mainly via Prince’s website.
Among three albums being reissued on September 20 is the previously ultra-limited ‘The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold)’.
Also being reissued are ‘Emancipation’ and ‘Chaos And Disorder’.
‘The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold)’ was previously only available as a numbered cassette. This was given out to people who attended the Versace display at Paris Fashion Week in July 1995.
Intended as a preview of Prince’s then-new album ‘Gold’, ‘The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold)’ featured exclusive remixes of ‘Eye Hate U’, ‘Gold’ and ‘P Control’ as well as rare music by The New Power Generation.
In 1996, ‘Chaos And Disorder’ was the final album of new music Prince released as part of his contract with Warner. It has long been unavailable, with Prince having previously refused to reissue it. The new edition marks the first time ‘Chaos And Disorder’ has been available on vinyl. It features the hit single ‘Dinner With Dolores’.
Released in November 1996, just four months after ‘Chaos And Disorder’, ‘Emancipation’ was a 3CD triple album. Each CD had 12 songs lasting a total of exactly one hour. ‘Emancipation’ is also being issued on vinyl for the first time, as a 6LP set.
‘Emancipation’ includes four cover versions of Joan Osbourne’s then-current hit ‘One Of Us’; Bonnie Raitt’s ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me’; and the soul classics ‘Betcha By Golly Wow’ and ‘La La La Means I Love You’.
Last month, the estate of the singer won millions of dollars in reparations against a record label that was reportedly ‘bootlegging’ the late star’s music,
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- Prince - Diamonds & Pearls - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $16.20, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 21-Sep-2022 10:03)on September 26, 2022 at 9:57 am
PRINCE & THE NEW POWER GENERATION Diamonds & Pearls (1991 UK 7" vinyl single, also includes an instrumental version of 'Q In Doubt'. The glossy picture sleeve displays minimal wear whilst the vinyl looks barely played W0075)
- Prince - 1999 - RSD18 - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £29.99, $32.39, €33.59 (New Item) (arrived 24-Aug-2022 15:46)on September 26, 2022 at 9:57 am
PRINCE 1999 (2018 UK/EU limited edition 'Special 1-LP 7-track version' originally released in 1983 and now available pressed on 180-gram vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day. Includes the singles 1999, Little Red Corvette, Delirious and Let's Pretend We're Married. Picture sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed)
- Prince - Pop Life - US - 12" vinyl - £15.00, $16.20, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 08-Aug-2022 15:51)on September 26, 2022 at 9:57 am
PRINCE Pop Life (1985 US 12" single featuring Fresh Dance Mixes of both the title track & Hello, picture sleeve. The sleeve displays just a little light general wear and the vinyl shows just a little signs of play)
- Prince - Little Red Corvette - German - 12" vinyl - £45.00, $48.60, €50.40 (New Item) (arrived 08-Aug-2022 15:53)on September 26, 2022 at 9:57 am
PRINCE Little Red Corvette (1982 German limited edition 12" single featuring the 8:00 Dance Remix & 8:25 Lady Cab Driver, both mixes unreleased in the UK, housed in a unique picture sleeve with the same image printed on the front & back. The sleeve displays just a little light wear whilst the vinyl looks barely played. A really nice example)
- Prince - Gett Off - US - 12" vinyl - Promo - £25.00, $27.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 08-Aug-2022 16:06)on September 26, 2022 at 9:57 am
PRINCE Gett Off (1991 US 6-track 12" maxi-single featuring the Extended Remix, Houstyle & Flutestramental mixes of the title track, Violet The Organ Grinder, Gangster Glam & Clockin' The Jizz. Housed in a 'Promotional Only' gold stamped picture sleeve. The sleeve displays some wear and the vinyl has just a few light signs of play)