On Wednesday, it was announced that Sony Music came to an agreement on a deal with Prince‘s estate to exclusively reissue some of the late musician’s classic albums via Legacy Recordings — 35 of them, in fact.
More details, via Billboard:
Among the titles included in the first phase are The Gold Experience (1995), Emancipation (1996), Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic (1999), The Rainbow Children (2001) and 3121 (2006), as well as Musicology (2004) and Planet Earth (2007), which were originally release via Sony through Columbia.
“The Sony team’s enthusiasm and deep knowledge of Prince’s music make them the ideal partner to release these iconic bodies of work,” added Prince Estate entertainment adviser Troy Carter. “We’re looking forward to working with the heirs and Sony on giving fans what they’ve been waiting for — more great music from Prince.”
This news comes a couple of weeks after his estate also announced the fall release of Piano and Microphone 1983, a collection of previously unheard material from the iconic musician.
Sounds like Prince’s music will receive the type of posthumous celebration that it deserves, given his undeniable status as one of music history’s most universally celebrated acts. Stay tuned…