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PRINCE’s “Rock & Roll Love Affair” Single Artwork Revealed! In Stores 11/22

PRINCE's "Rock & Roll Love Affair" official single will be released overseas by Purple Music on November 22nd and we have obtained the artwork, which you can see above.

The single will include

-Original version
-Radio version
-2 Jamie Lewis Club Mixes

The release will be released on a picture disc, 12" inch vinyl and CD single.

There is no word on when the video will be released as well. It debuted at the Sayers Club in late October in Los Angeles.

We have not heard the remixes yet but I have heard from those that have and they are digging it. As SOON as I can get my ears on some samples, I will post it to share.-DocFB

Diagnosis: "Rock, Rock, Love Affair....."

32 comments
Diane
Diane

Love it!!! Something reminds me of the Controversy cover.......his lips. Been with him since '78 (a kid) & love u more everyday. His first cover (For You) was an afro too. Nice memory with the new.

robert
robert

I love this song

Twinkly1
Twinkly1

Is anyone else having a problem with the Purple Music website?

XtianInMpls
XtianInMpls

Love this groove ! Been a long-time fan since the 1999 album found me back in '83 and I love this laid-back jam...thanks for Layin'itdown P! (And especially bringing back the vinyl baby! -- Any b-sides down the road?) Now I just need to dust off my turn-table and hit the Electric Fetus in MPLS ;)

MamaLisa
MamaLisa

got excited when i heard the title.... the song.. in my opinion doesnt live up to the title.

Thomas Gee
Thomas Gee

Been a "fam" since 1981, The Rolling Stones tour (MSG-NY) where he filled in for James Brown who was on the bill (Dirty Mind Era). Every interview is the same old stuff, his music vault, record companies, master recordings etc. His fan base is in there 40's, 50's & 60's. What has he done to attract a diverse fan base? Welcome 2 America Tour- nothing special. Still love his music, but his rap is getting tired. God Bless!

josh
josh

Oh well, another ho hum track from the artist who formerly cared. You really got to have the purple blinders on to say this is any good, just sayin'

observation
observation

Songs with "Rock and Roll" in the title seldom do.

Michael....
Michael....

i dug the song and i dig the art, and oh yeah, i still dig the song.

Mazerati
Mazerati

lol that's funny " picture disc, 12" inch vinyl and CD single" all the major formats! he's lost his mind oh and by the way....ban THIS Luv4u...you NUT job lol

Chocolatsis65
Chocolatsis65

Get up! Stand UP stand up 4 ur Prince :) ALWAYZZZZ I'm not one for Cinderella syndrome, but I believe RocknRoll is ALIVE and lives in Minneapolis......Ahh 2 reside there.......

Mirri
Mirri

Prince please do a instrumental rock/ funk album showing ur amazing talent with different instruments. I'm sorry I can't listen 2 this song it lacks substance & soul. Love & light

BluePhantom
BluePhantom

Prince can write and produce the best music of his life and it will not get any radio play if he don't play ball with a major record label. They control the the radio stations! It's not suppose to be that way but thats the way it is. No one in the music industry today can even compete with Prince! They just don't have the talent. The problem is not his music but the people who want to control him and his music.

Tobi
Tobi

B.O.R.I.N.G. Thats all I can say – and I am a true Prince Fan since 1986! I miss my experimental PRINCE!

B. Dub
B. Dub

I totally agree with 10000 degrees. It's lonely on Prince island where everyone says everything you do is great. When in the real world 99% of people know it's crap. The shame about it all is that it doesn't have to be like this. Everyone needs help sometime. Get rid of the yes men (or should I say yes women) and get some true songwriting colleagues. Who aren't going to sugar coat it when your music sucks it hard.

BluePhantom
BluePhantom

The way Prince sold the Musicology album with concert tickets worked out very well for him and he could sell this one in the same way. I think that he is releasing overseas because that is where he get the most respect as far as radio play! They have put so much garbage on the radio in the U.S. and thats all the kids know!

Twinkly1
Twinkly1

Looking forward to this release, hope we can get copies here in the U.S. Rock-on Prince!

Pharaoh
Pharaoh

I don't know how many times eye was told........"This song is gonna b on my next album".................then, no where 2 b found, except, n the vault......that's my boy.

immanuel6
immanuel6

I can't wait to buy it...still not crazy about the song, but I want that 12' vinyl....YEAH!

Liz
Liz

I WANNA ROCK WITH U.......PRN....(ALL NITE...ALL DAY...EVERYDAY!!!!) ROCK U IN THIS.....

K2K
K2K

Legend

Ing
Ing

To really give it a boost, he should have included his studio version (the LONG one) and a live version of the Dance Electric...not saying I don't like the song, and I completely disagree with10000Degrees, most of Prince's albums released in the 2000's have been stellar, some of the best work he's ever done, who cares about being commercial, most of what's on the radio is terrible and will sound dated within 3 years, best to stick with what's timeless and original...sure the Lotusflow3r set may have been a bit lacking/overreaching (but if you sort it out there's still a great album plus a slew of "b-sides" once it's rearranged), but 20Ten, 3121, Musicology, the Rainbow Children, the amazing One Nite Alone...Live ???!!! They are all awesome, bring on a new record, and include a disc of unreleased "b-sides" to appease the haters! The overseas release may only be because that's where he's finding a backer...

Markus Bonten
Markus Bonten

Hi Doc, any word from which album this song could be =? I would B interesting 2 know.....if a new album will see the light of day in 2012 =? Peace 2 the purple underground.... MB

Alan
Alan

There really isnt any interest about this single in the U.S. Its best that he releases it overseas.

10000 Degrees
10000 Degrees

This is just some more of the same from a guy who has lost touch with the reality that he's just not writing songs that people want to hear anymore. Sure, each album has one or two tracks that slay but for the most part, his production, arrangements and lyricism are stale and dated. Without some major intervention, this guy can put the nails on the coffin of his studio career. Who at Paisley is telling him that this song is a potential single that requires a full single release as well as a video?

ness
ness

Will you be able to buy the single in australia?

Serge
Serge

Yeahh! Looks good to me! I will buy the Picture Vinyl and the cd!! Release in germany is the 23 of November - its always fridays!!

chocolatebox777
chocolatebox777

I think I'm the only one that is very excited about this new single release. I think its also a future US hit single...I like how Prince is slowly promoting it...Building up momentum. Overseas they appreciate real music more anyway..He is on the right track..

Jamie
Jamie

This is the 2nd time Prince has released a single or CD only overseas, what's up with that, is he not from the good old USA or has he divorced himself from us?

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