Prince in the 2000s: Late-Period Reissues of ‘Musicology,’ ‘3121’ and ‘Planet Earth’ Find the Legend in Fine Form

Prince in the 2000s: Late-Period Reissues of ‘Musicology,’ ‘3121’ and ‘Planet Earth’ Find the Legend in Fine Form

Reggie Griffith, Prince’s sometime front of house sound engineer, recalls vividly what it took to work with the icon, though he hardly complains about the herculean hours required. “I loved it, because he was great,” he says. “He was extremely hardworking. I think he slept two hours a day! He gave everyone around him that […]

Listen to the New Expanded Deluxe Reissue of Prince’s Classic ‘Purple Rain’ Album

Listen to the New Expanded Deluxe Reissue of Prince’s Classic ‘Purple Rain’ Album

Another treasure trove of Prince recordings has seen the light of day. On Friday, NGP Records/Warner Brothers released a deluxe reissue of Purple Rain, complete with remastered versions of the original tracks and a host of additional material, including previously unreleased recordings. Available for streaming below via Spotify, the Purple Rain deluxe is an absolute […]

Dwight Yoakam Premiered a Bluegrass Take on Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ – Listen

Dwight Yoakam Premiered a Bluegrass Take on Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ – Listen

Country music lifer Dwight Yoakam will release a new album called Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars on September 23. For the LP, Yoakam has reinterpreted some songs from his three-decade career with a bluegrass twang, giving them a fresh sound. For one song from the album, however, Yoakam stepped outside his own catalog to tackle Prince‘s […]

Watch David Gilmour Mash Up ‘Comfortably Numb’ with Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ at Royal Albert Hall

Watch David Gilmour Mash Up ‘Comfortably Numb’ with Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ at Royal Albert Hall

On Sunday night, Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour performed at London’s Royal Albert Hall – and turned in a fine tribute to Prince by combining Comfortably Numb with Purple Rain. Watch decent-quality fan-shot footage below, and know that the Purple Rain tag comes a bit after the 4:30 mark: Gilmour’s wife and creative collaborator Polly […]