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 - 1999 (Nineteen Ninety Nine) - Paper Labels + P/S - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $21.00, €17.25 (New Item) (arrived 08-May-2021 16:42)on May 11, 2021 at 1:30 am
PRINCE 1999 (Classic 1984 UK 7" single with paper labels, also including Little Red Corvette, flipback card picture sleeve. The sleeve displays minimal wear & the vinyl looks barely played W1999)
- Prince - Let's Go Crazy + Stickered Sleeve - UK - 12" vinyl - £20.00, $28.00, €23.00 (New Item) (arrived 28-Apr-2021 11:26)on May 11, 2021 at 1:30 am
PRINCE Let's Go Crazy (1985 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single featuring the 7:35 Extended Version of the classic from the Purple Rain album, also including Take Me With You plus the 7:24 Erotic City. The picture sleeve retains its song hype-sticker on the front and shows just light wear while the vinyl remains in barely played condition W2000T)
- Prince - Live at The Aladdin Las Vegas - UK - DVD - £15.00, $21.00, €17.25 (New Item) (arrived 07-Apr-2021 11:16)on May 11, 2021 at 1:30 am
PRINCE Live at The Aladdin Las Vegas (2003 UK Region 2 15-track PAL DVD featuring classic tracks recorded live in December 2002 & including guest appearances from Nikka Costa, Maceo Parker, Sheila E and more, including bonus clips for the TheRide and NPGMC Ad, picture sleeve)
- Prince - Rave Un2 The Year 2000 - Australian - DVD - £15.00, $21.00, €17.25 (New Item) (arrived 07-Apr-2021 11:26)on May 11, 2021 at 1:30 am
PRINCE Rave Un2 The Year 2000 (2000 Australian Region 0 23-track PAL DVD featuring a live show filmed at Paisley Park including collaborations with Lenny Kravitz, George Clinton, Rosie Gaines and more. Also includes exclusive interviews and Bonus Groovz! Running time 132 minutes, picture sleeve KAL2890)
- Prince - Sign O The Times - German - 12" vinyl - £15.00, $21.00, €17.25 (New Item) (arrived 08-Apr-2021 12:31)on May 11, 2021 at 1:30 am
PRINCE Sign O The Times (1987 German 12" vinyl single, also including La La La He He Hee, within a glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve displays minimal wear and the vinyl has only light signs of play)