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 - Purple Rain + p/s - UK - 12" vinyl - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 29-Jul-2020 16:20)on August 5, 2020 at 5:18 am
PRINCE Purple Rain (1984 UK 3-track 12" single, featuring the Long version plus Instrumental & Vocal versions of God. The picture sleeve has a former record shop sticker attached & remains in Excellent condition with some minor wear to the gloss, the vinyl is Excellent with barely any play W9174T)
- Prince - Purple Rain Avant de Dormir Promotional Bag - European - memorabilia - Promo - £1,495.00, $1,868.75, €1,674.40 (Back In Stock) (arrived 28-Jul-2020 16:29)on August 5, 2020 at 5:18 am
PRINCE Purple Rain Avant de Dormir Promotional Bag (Highly unusual vintage 1984 surrealistic transparent PVC shopping bag, with inner lining of PVC. Between the two transparent walls is a plastic & fabric purple rose, a small open envelope, a notecard which reads "I Love You, Prince", and a purple vinyl 'Purple Rain' LP record, the bottom third of which has been cut off, to make it sit properly in the bag. The bag was specially designed by the Milanese creative duo, Avant de Dormir, and is based on several other bags in a series that began in 1984. Their bags were acclaimed by the fashion press, and orders flooded in from all the major cities in the US. Their most famous creation involved a trout floating in water! This 'Prince' variation is believed to be one of only ten in existence, created for senior WEA executives to celebrate the release of Prince's Purple Rain album in 1984. The world famous V&A Museum has fully documented one held in their collection, gifted to them by Moira Bellas of WEA Records. This amazing example remains intact and complete, with only minor discolouration to the PVC, inevitable after 36 years. A truly extraordinary rarity which we are pleased to offer for sale for the first time…! See more info for further details.....
- Prince - Around The World In A Day - German - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 28-Jul-2020 09:39)on August 5, 2020 at 5:18 am
PRINCE Around The World In A Day (1985 German 9-track LP, the seventh studio album from the pop icon, including the classic hit singles Paisley Park & Raspberry Beret, glossy gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve remains in Excellent condition [no perforated flap] whilst the vinyl is Excellent with a few paper hairlines not affecting play)
- Prince - Dirty Mind - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.00, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jul-2020 16:08)on August 5, 2020 at 5:18 am
PRINCE Dirty Mind (2011 UK & European limited edition issue of his 1980 8-track vinyl LP which was produced, arranged & composed primarily by Prince and incorporates musical elements of funk, dance & rock music, including the singles Uptown, Do It All Night and the title track. The vinyl is brand new & UNPLAYED housed in the picture sleeve which remains sealed within its original shrinkwrap)
- Prince - 1999 - Nineteen Ninety Nine - Japanese - 2-LP vinyl set - £65.00, $81.25, €72.80 (New Item) (arrived 23-Jul-2020 14:55)on August 5, 2020 at 5:18 am
PRINCE 1999 (1983 Japanese 11-track double vinyl LP with superb 'eye' picture labels, his classic fifth studio album including the singles Little Red Corvette and the title track. The picture sleeve has just a little light shelfwear to the edgesbut comes complete with the glossy fold-out lyric / photo insert, Japanese text biography insert and the red & white 'Dance Contemporary' discography obi-strip while both vinyl discs looks barely played P-5617~8)