Friday brought with it news from the estate of Prince: Namely, that 23 of his albums that had yet to appear on digital streaming platforms are now available for listening, thanks to a deal struck between the late music/pop culture icon‘s team and Sony’s Legacy Recordings.
The albums in question span between 1995-2010, which was a particularly prolific period in Prince’s career.
More context on the albums featured in this release, via the press release:
“Many of these albums, long sought-after by fans and collectors, are available for the first time for streaming and download, adding more than 300 essential Prince songs to the artist’s online in-print catalogue.”
These are the albums featured in the new release:
The Gold Experience (1995)
Chaos and Disorder (1996)
Crystal Ball (1998)
The Truth (1998)
Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic (1999)
Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic (2001)
The Rainbow Children (2001)
One Nite Alone… (2002)
One Nite Alone…Live! (2002)
One Nite Alone…Live – The Aftershow: It Ain’t Over (Up Late with Prince & The NPG) (2002)
The Chocolate Invasion (Trax from the NPG Music Club: Volume 1) (2004)
The Slaughterhouse (Trax from the NPG Music Club: Volume 2) (2004)
Planet Earth (2007)
Indigo Nights (2008)
Prince Anthology: 1995-2010
Prince Anthology: 1995-2010 is a new compilation of tracks from the titles above, and can be streamed below via Spotify:
In addition to the exciting news above, word also came out that the Purple One will have his first-ever Funko Pop! figurines released in the fall, joining several other iconic musicians to be given this collectible tribute in the past. One will be from his Purple Rain era, the other from the “Raspberry Beret” video, and a third will commemorate his later-era tours with 3rdEyeGirl.
And don’t forget about the upcoming release of Piano and a Microphone 1983, a previously unheard set of recordings from Prince that will be out on September 21.