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 Thunder (1992 UK limited edition one-sided 3-track 12" Picture Disc single also including Violet the Organ Grinder and Gett Off [Thrust Dub]. The disc remains in excellent condition with just light signs of play issued in the clearPVC sleeve with the individually numbered picture insert W0113TP)
- Prince - A Documentary By Per Nilsen - UK - book - £50.00, $60.00, €56.00 (New Item) (arrived 11-Jan-2023 16:32)on February 8, 2023 at 6:43 am
PRINCE A Documentary (Superb 1990 128-page softbound book by Per Nilsen detailing events from 1958 to 1989 plus discography and 100's of photos! This copy shows just very light signs of age leaving it Excellent)
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PRINCE Imp Of The Perverse (1988 UK 120-page Virgin softback book by Barney Hoskyns examining Prince's perverse genius and uncovering some of the bizarre truth behind his many masks, filled with fantastic photographs in black & white and colour)
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PRINCE The Beautiful Ones (2019 UK 288 page hardback book edited by Dan Piepenbring, includes never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the memoir he began writing before his death, wonderful gold-embossed dust jacket. This copy is in near 'as new' condition)