Prince ‘Purple Rain Deluxe’ detailed for June 23rd

The long awaited expanded reissue of Prince’s Purple Rain has finally been detailed. Set for June 23rd, via NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records, the album will be available on 2 CD and 3 CD/1 DVD Expanded Edition featuring the long-unavailable concert film, Prince and the Revolution Live!, and more. This is Prince’s final word on his definitive masterpiece.

Both sets include the 2015 Paisley Park Remaster as well as From The Vault & Previously Unreleased. The 3 CD/1 DVD box set is “a true collector’s item and the ultimate vision of Purple Rain,” adding Single Edits & B-Sides and the unreleased DVD Prince and the Revolution Live! from 1985 that has audio and video restored from the original master tapes.

A press release states the 2015 Paisley Park Remaster is a remaster of “the original tapes overseen by Prince himself.” From the Vault & Unreleased is a bonus disc containing 11 unheard gems from the storied vault.

The 2015 Paisley Park Remaster will also be released on double 180-gram vinyl.

All digital pre-orders will instantly receive the unreleased track, “Electric Intercourse,” immediately.

3 CD/1 DVD | 2 CD | 2 LP

CD 1: Original Album (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)

1. Let’s Go Crazy
2. Take Me With U
3. The Beautiful Ones
4. Computer Blue
5. Darling Nikki
6. When Doves Cry
7. I Would Die 4 U
8. Baby I’m A Star
9. Purple Rain

CD 2: From The Vault & Previously Unreleased

1. The Dance Electric
2. Love And Sex
3. Computer Blue (“Hallway Speech” version)
4. Electric Intercourse (studio)
5. Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden
6. Possessed (1983 version)
7. Wonderful Ass
8. Velvet Kitty Cat
9. Katrina’s Paper Dolls
10. We Can Fuck
11. Father’s Song

CD 3: Single Edits & B-Sides

1. When Doves Cry (edit)
2. 17 Days
3. Let’s Go Crazy (edit)
4. Let’s Go Crazy (Special Dance Mix)
5. Erotic City
6. Erotic City (“Make Love Not War Erotic City Come Alive”)
7. Purple Rain (edit)
8. God
9. God (Love Theme From Purple Rain)
10. Another Lonely Christmas
11. Another Lonely Christmas (extended version)
12. I Would Die 4 U (edit)
13. I Would Die 4 U (extended version)
14. Baby I’m A Star (edit)
15. Take Me With U (edit)

DVD: Prince And The Revolution, Live at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY, March 30, 1985

1. Let’s Go Crazy
2. Delirious
3. 1999
4. Little Red Corvette
5. Take Me With U
6. Do Me, Baby
7. Irresistible Bitch
8. Possessed
9. How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?
10. Let’s Pretend We’re Married
11. International Lover
12. God
13. Computer Blue
14. Darling Nikki
15. The Beautiful Ones
16. When Doves Cry
17. I Would Die 4 U
18. Baby I’m A Star
29. Purple Rain

Author: Buddy Iahn

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