NPG RECORDS & WARNER BROS. RECORDS ANNOUNCE TWO NEW PRINCE RELEASES, BOTH WITH PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MUSIC FROM THE VAULT
GREATEST HITS COLLECTION PRINCE 4EVER ARRIVES ON NOVEMBER 22
REMASTERED, DELUXE VERSION OF PURPLE RAIN DUE IN EARLY 2017
October 21, 2016 (Burbank, CA) - Today, NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records announced two new Prince releases that will celebrate the iconic artist's music and introduce fans to previously unreleased material from his legendary vault. This will mark the first Prince recordings released since his passing on April 21st of this year.
Released on November 22nd in the U.S. and November 25th around the world, Prince 4Ever will bring together 40 of Prince's best-loved songs, including the blockbuster hits "When Doves Cry," "Let's Go Crazy," "Kiss," "Little Red Corvette," "Purple Rain," "Raspberry Beret," "Sign O' The Times," "Alphabet Street," "Batdance," "Cream," and "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World."
Prince 4Ever includes "Moonbeam Levels" - a previously unreleased song originally recorded in 1982 during the 1999 sessions and later considered for the never released Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic album. (Actually, it was release. Sic.-Dr.Funk) Prince 4Ever will also arrive with a 12-page booklet of never-before-seen photos by acclaimed photographer Herb Ritts.
In addition, early next year will see the release of the much-anticipated remastered, deluxe version of Purple Rain, plans for which were agreed with Prince before he passed away. The remaster of the classic Purple Rain will arrive with a second album of previously unreleased material. More details will be revealed closer to the release date.
The track-listing for Prince 4Ever is as follows:
2. Little Red Corvette
3. When Doves Cry
4. Let's Go Crazy
5. Raspberry Beret
6. I Wanna Be Your Lover
7. Soft and Wet
8. Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad
10. When You Were Mine
12. Gotta Stop (Messin' About)
14. Let's Work
16. I Would Die 4 U
17. Take Me With U
18. Paisley Park
19. Pop Life
20. Purple Rain
22. Sign 'O' The Times
23. Alphabet Street
25. Thieves In The Temple
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
40. Nothing Compares 2 U
Official Details Of PRINCE Tribute Concert October 13th Revealed! Tickets On Sale Monday! John Mayer, Tori Kelly, NPG & Members Of 3RDEYEGIRL To Perform
Less than a month before the PRINCE Tribute concert details have been revealed! A press release was also sent out to confirm the info which we have included below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2016
TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY FOR
THE OFFICIAL PRINCE TRIBUTE
ANTICIPATED CELEBRATION OF PRINCE’S LIFE AND MUSIC CONFIRMED FOR OCTOBER 13
AT THE XCEL ENERGY CENTER IN ST. PAUL, MN
EVENT FEATURES STEVIE WONDER, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, CHAKA KHAN, JOHN MAYER, TORI KELLY,
MORRIS DAY & THE TIME AND MORE
On October 13th 2016, fans from around the world will have the opportunity to band together and celebrate the remarkable life and music of the legendary Prince at The Official Prince Tribute. The Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN will be home to this incredible event which features an all-star line up of icons and friends including Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, Chaka Khan, John Mayer, Tori Kelly, Anita Baker, Doug E. Fresh, Luke James, Bilal, Mint Condition along with Prince’s inner circle, Morris Day & The Time, Judith Hill and Liv Warfield. The New Power Generation (NPG) led by Morris Hayes, along with and members of 3RDEYEGIRL, will perform all songs.
Tickets for The Official Prince Tribute go on sale Monday, September 19th at 10am CST. They are available at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office, by calling 800-745-3000 or online at http://ticketmaster.com . To charge by phone using Ticketmaster TDD/TTY, call 800-359-2525.
Please follow the Twitter handle @PRNTRIBUTEOCT13 for all official updates on this event. https://twitter.com/PRNTRIBUTEOCT13
About the venue:
Xcel Energy Center⁰- Regarded as one of the finest arenas in the world, Xcel Energy Center is home to the NHL's Minnesota Wild and a multitude of premier sports and entertainment events annually. The one-of-a-kind, multi-purpose facility is located in the heart of downtown Saint Paul, owned by the City of Saint Paul and managed by Saint Paul Arena Company, an affiliate of Minnesota Sports & Entertainment.
Before "Purple Rain" is shown at the Motion Picture Academy Monday night, a special event for fans will take place at The Roxy On Sunset Monday afternoon.
It is an all ages event.
A very special, intimate fan event to bring people together in honor of the man and his legacy. The event will take place on Monday August 29th at The Roxy in West Hollywood beginning at noon. There will be an exclusive fan memorial to celebrate this truly talented and iconic man. Being on time is recommended. Doors open at 12 noon. Special presentation starts at 12:30, so don't be late. This will be first come, first served and a limited number of spaces are available. It will be a time for reflection and closure. A strict cell phone policy enforced. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 to cover costs of this event. Cash bar will be available.
The "Purple Rain" screening was sold out last month and will feature Jerome Benton, Jill Jones, Albert Magnoli, and more!
We will be there to do a full review for the next podcast & the site.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Much Love 2 all who need 2 grieve and need something to help them.
PRINCE’s Paisley Park To Open It’s Doors For Tours Starting October 6th! Tickets To Go On Sale Friday
Paisley Park, Prince's recording studio, will now be a museum and it will be opening a lot faster than anyone anticipated with tickets going on sale this Friday, August 26th.
The Core Media Group, which runs Graceland, will now be running Paisley Park. The Core Media Group owns 85% percent of the rights to the name, image and likeness of Elvis Presley, and the operations of Graceland. Right now, they will be just running Paisley Park for the next four years at least.
The Core Media Group could pay cash immediately to the estate which is in desperate need of funds, which we reported earlier this month. Not including July or August, legal fees already totaled $2 million dollars. Also, the family will start getting money which is one of the main concerns.
Tyka Nelson, Prince's sister had this to say about Paisley Park being turned into a Museum;
The Star Tribune's lawyer earlier this month said that PRINCE's right privacy died when he did. It appears they may be right. Even if the privacy of whom he was married to is still alive.
Today Judge Thomas Fraser ruled for the divorce documents between Prince and Manuela Testolini from 2006 to be unsealed. Testolini has thirty days to object to certain documents being made public. The Star Tribune made the requests to access the documents which started the legal proceeding in the first place.
Testolini and the music icon Prince married in 2001 and were married for over 5 years.
Privacy? Yea right!-DocFB
Diagnosis: Per the Tribune; Testolini and Bremer Trust, the special administrator managing Prince’s multi-million dollar estate, will have 30 days to bring public motions regarding specific documents in the divorce filing. Otherwise, everything — with the exception of certain confidential details — will be unsealed.