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Prince’s Purple Rain to be reissued with unreleased music, due out early 2017

A posthomous collection called Prince 4Ever is also coming out in the coming weeks

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    Prince’s record label NPG in conjunction with Warner Bros. has announced a pair of posthomous releases, including an expanded reissue of the musician’s seminal Purple Rain.

    Organized by Prince prior to his passing, the reissue includes a remastered version of the original album in addition to a second disc collecting previously unreleased material. A release date is set for early 2017.

    Prior to that, however, NPR and Warner Bros. will release a new greatest hits collection. Due out November 22nd in the US, Prince 4Ever compiles 40 tracks, including a previously unreleased song entitled “Moonbeam Leavels”. The song was originally recorded in 1982 during the sessions for 1999 and was later considered for the as-yet-unreleased album Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic.

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    Prince 4Ever also includes a 12-page booklet of never-before-seen photos by acclaimed photographer Herb Ritts.

    Prince 4Ever Tracklist:
    01. 1999
    02. Little Red Corvette
    03. When Doves Cry
    04. Let’s Go Crazy
    05. Raspberry Beret
    06. I Wanna Be Your Lover
    07. Soft and Wet
    08. Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad
    09. Uptown
    10. When You Were Mine
    11. Head
    12. Gotta Stop (Messin’ About)
    13. Controversy
    14. Let’s Work
    15. Delirious
    16. I Would Die 4 U
    17. Take Me With U
    18. Paisley Park
    19. Pop Life
    20. Purple Rain
    21. Kiss
    22. Sign ‘O’ The Times
    23. Alphabet Street
    24. Batdance
    25. Thieves In The Temple
    26. Cream
    27. Mountains
    28. Girls & Boys
    29. If I Was Your Girlfriend
    30. U Got The Look
    31. I Could Never Take The Place of Your Man
    32. Glam Slam
    33. Moonbeam Levels
    34. Diamonds and Pearls
    35. Gett Off
    36. Sexy MF
    37. My Name Is Prince
    38. 7
    39. Peach
    40. Nothing Compares 2 U

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