“Deliverance” track is available for download, but the EP has been pulled
Matthew Wilson, attorney for RMA, a Vancouver, Washington based independent label, issued a statement regarding the hearing for a temporary restraining order for the sale of the Prince EP and single, both titled “Deliverance.”
“The Federal Court located in Minnesota has temporarily enjoined the release of the remaining unreleased tracks on the Deliverance EP,” he states. The court order has not enjoined the released single ‘Deliverance.’ Therefore the ‘Deliverance’ single will continue to be sold.”
David Staley, co-founder of RMA, tells Rolling Stone, “I was pleased by the ruling last night, which in a nutshell indicated everything that has been released up to the time of the judge’s ruling, late evening April 19th, can be and should be enjoyed by the fans. This includes the ‘Deliverance’ single and all other released works. My team and I are excited for the ‘Deliverance’ single to be available again to Prince’s loyal fans. I, like Ian, feel ‘Deliverance’ is a very timely song and believe it will bring comfort to many in these trying times.”
The single, “Deliverance,” is currently available for download only at deliverance.is. The track remains absent from streaming services after a judge ruled in favor of Prince’s estate to block the release in conjunction with a lawsuit it filed against the album’s producer and engineer, George Ian Boxill, over control of the songs on Wednesday (April 19th).
RMA (Rogue Music Alliance) announced the undiscovered six song EP on Tuesday (April 18th) which was set for release on Friday, April 21st digitally — the one year anniversary of his passing — and June 2nd physically. Deliverance features new, undiscovered studio recordings from 2006-2008 when Prince was an independent artist, protesting what he saw as an unjust music industry. After Prince’s untimely passing, Boxill continued their work by spending the past year completing the compositions and arrangements, finishing the production and mixing the songs.
No word if Deliverance EP will see the light of day.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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