25 Apr 19
Prince fans can rejoice as new posthumous album is confirmed (Picture: Getty Images)
Prince fans it’s time to celebrate, as a new posthumous album has been confirmed.
That’s right, the Prince estate is set to drop a 15-track record with 14 previously unreleased recordings.
And if that doesn’t sound good enough, the release, which is named Originals, will be available to stream on Tidal to celebrate the singer’s birthday from 7 – 20 June, before hard copies become available on Warner Bros. Records.
The album will be an array of tunes found from the purple one’s Vault recordings, and have been carefully hand chosen by both Troy Carter and Jay-Z.
Despite the Raspberry Beret hitmaker having a colourful career himself, Originals will celebrate his behind-the-scenes work, which helped other artists’ careers flourish.
Songs such as The Bangles’ Manic Monday and The Family’s Nothing Compares 2 U will feature on the listings sung by the icon himself.
It will be available to stream on Tidal for two weeks (Picture: Redferns)
A number of other familiar tracks the star composed and wrote for others, will also be present.
Tidal appears to be the perfect streaming platform for Originals to debut on, as despite Prince’s hate for online streaming, he did give in to this one site.
In 2007 the late star began his war against the internet and had his entire back catalogue removed from YouTube after a mother uploaded a video of her kids dancing to Let’s Go Crazy.
As time passed he became outspoken about Apple Music and Spotify and refused to have any of his music uploaded onto streaming sites.
Tracks have been carefully hand chosen by both Troy Carter and Jay-Z (Picture: Getty Images)
He said: ‘I don’t see why I should give my music to iTunes or anybody else. They won’t pay me in advance for it and then they get angry when they can’t get it.’
They charge customers $19.99 (just under £15) a month, which may sound a bit steep, but that extra cash helps pay increased royalties to artists.
Prince told Ebony: ‘My thing is this, the catalogue has to be protected. Spotify wasn’t paying so you’ve got to shut it down.’
Originals isn’t the only thing Prince fans can get crazy about, as his ‘deeply personal’ memoir The Beautiful Ones is due to be released later this year.
The book, which was announced before the Purple Rain singer’s death three years ago, will feature his unfinished manuscript alongside rare photos, scrapbooks and lyrics.
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First Released by (Artist: Album – year) followed by the year of Prince’s recording included on Originals.
Sex Shooter Apollonia 6: Apollonia 6 – 1984 / 1983
Jungle Love The Time: Ice Cream Castle – 1984 / 1983
Manic Monday The Bangles: Different Light – 1985 / 1984
Noon Rendezvous Sheila E.: The Glamorous Life – 1984 / 1984
Make-Up Vanity 6: Vanity 6 – 1982 / 1981
100 MPH Mazarati: Mazarati – 1986 / 1984
You’re My Love Kenny Rogers: They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To – 1986 / 1982
Holly Rock Sheila E.: Krush Groove (OST) – 1985 / 1985
Baby, You’re a Trip Jill Jones: Jill Jones – 1987 / 1982
The Glamorous Life Sheila E.: The Glamorous Life – 1984 / 1983
Gigolos Get Lonely Too The Time: What Time Is It? – 1982 / 1982
Love… Thy Will Be Done Martika: Martika’s Kitchen – 1991 / 1991
Dear Michaelangelo Sheila E.: Romance 1600 – 1985 / 1985
Wouldn’t You Love to Love Me? Taja Sevelle: Taja Sevelle – 1987 / 1981
Nothing Compares 2 U The Family: The Family – 1985 / 1984
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