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CLASSIC! PRINCE TO RELEASE 2 NEW ALBUMS & WIN A CHANCE TO SEE HIM LIVE AT PAISLEY PARK!!

PRINCE ART OFFICIAL AGE

PRINCE will be releasing 2 new albums, "ART OFFICIAL AGE" and his album with 3RDEYEGIRL "PLECTRUMELECTRUM" on September 30th. Both albums will be released by Warner Bros. Records. You can also win a chance to see PRINCE perform at PAISLEY PARK in Minneapolis sometime in October.

PRINCE & 3RDEYEGIRL PLECTRUMELECTRUM

You get one entry per-preorder for the Paisley Park Concert in October.

You can pre-order "ART OFFICIAL AGE" HERE

You can pre-order "PLECTRUMELECTRUM" HERE.

The announcement was made today on Good Morning America although the digital campaign started after midnight on the East Coast with iTunes providing a set list for both albums and WB rolling out the pre-order web sites.

The Paisley Park concert contest is for U.S. residents only.

Don't forget to watch the PRINCE show this Wed on "ART OFFICIAL AGE", "PLECTRUMELECTRUM" and more!

For the track list to both albums and press release, click here!

Art Official Age

1 ART OFFICIAL CAGE
2 CLOUDS
3 BREAKDOWN
4 THE GOLD STANDARD
5 U KNOW
6 BREAKFAST CAN WAIT
7 THIS COULD BE US
8 WHAT IT FEELS LIKE
9 affirmation I & II
10 WAY BACK HOME
11 FUNKNROLL
12 TIME
13 affirmation III

PLECTRUMELECTRUM

1 WOW
2 PRETZELBODYLOGIC
3 AINTTURNINROUND
4 PLECTRUMELECTRUM
5 WHITECAPS
6 FIXURLIFEUP
7 BOYTROUBLE
8 STOPTHISTRAIN
9 ANOTHERLOVE
10 TICTACTOE
11 MARZ 1:48
12 FUNKNROLL

Although FUNKNROLL is featured on both albums, one will be a remix.-DocFB

Music icon PRINCE today announces not one, but two, brand new studio albums to be released globally via Warner Bros. Records. The much-anticipated albums are 'ART OFFICIAL AGE' and 'PLECTRUMELECTRUM', set to release on September 30th 2014 in the US. 'ART OFFICIAL AGE' is a solo album and 'PLECTRUMELECTRUM' is by Prince's new band 3RDEYEGIRL.

Both albums, which are sold separately, are now available for pre-order via digital retailers and from http://www.artofficialage.com. Early buyers will be able to unlock 'instant grat' tracks from each record. The album releases will also be marked by a series of very special events taking place globally, to be confirmed shortly.

2014 has been one of the most exciting years yet for the prodigious musical talent. Together with 3RDEYEGIRL, he rocked UK and European audiences into a frenzy with his sell-out 'Hit & Run' tours, generating some of the most significant critical acclaim of his career so far. In April, NPG Music Publishing was launched, marking the first time Prince's vast publishing catalog has been independently controlled and administered in over twenty years. All of this in addition to headlining and curating the Essence Festival on July 4th in New Orleans and a much talked about appearance on hit TV show 'New Girl'. 2014 has underlined that Prince continues to innovate and surprise, thrilling his fans and welcoming a whole new audience in the process.

The brand new studio albums mark a historic return to Warner Bros. Records, Prince's original label home. The renewed partnership came after the announcement that Warner Bros. Records returned to Prince the master recordings of his pioneering '80s albums, including Dirty Mind, 1999, Purple Rain and Sign 'O' the Times.

"Prince is one of just a handful of visionary artists who have truly reshaped and redefined modern music and culture," said Warner Bros. Records Chairman & CEO Cameron Strang. "For the past 35 years, he has never stopped evolving, challenging himself, reinventing his sound, and pushing boundaries. In true Prince fashion, he has just given us not one, but two extraordinary albums that express the incredible range and depth of his talent. All of us at WBR are immensely proud to be working with Prince to bring this brilliant new music to his legions of fans around the world, and needless to say we are thrilled to be working in partnership with him again."

In releasing two albums on the same day fans get the chance to savor the many different aspects of Prince's musical talents with 'ART OFFICIAL AGE' and 'PLECTRUMELECTRUM' offering two very distinct listening experiences.

'ART OFFICIAL AGE' is a classic Prince album, produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince and Joshua Welton (@joshuaworld). Sonically the record is a contemporary concoction of soul, R&B and funk. The melodies are immediate and prominent as ever and Prince's vocals are rich and solid, taking full advantage of his vocal range with decidedly, seductive lyrics.

'PLECTRUMELECTRUM' is a classic band record, with 3RDEYEGIRL which include Prince, Donna Grantis (guitar), Hannah Ford Welton (drums) and Ida Nielsen (bass). Recorded live and in analog the album is an electrifying funk-rock statement. Many of the tracks from 'PLECTRUMELECTRUM' were performed live on the 'Hit & Run' tours of the UK earlier this year - incendiary performances in a series of historic venues - which led The Guardian to declare "These are performances by one of the greatest funk-rock bands ever." The group was showered in 5-star reviews from all major reviewing media.

More live dates will be confirmed shortly.

Diagnosis: U can call it the unexpected or U can call it...WOW!

Comments (18)
  1. So are these the Prince releases that will contain information and coupons related to the “Purple Rain” re-release?

  2. The contest is being run by Warner Bros. in the U.S. Perhaps WB Canada and others will have their own contest?

  3. I have pre-ordered both and am excited to hear them but I am so upset that the contest is for US residents only.  🙁  What about the rest of us?  Where’s our love?  Canadians love Prince too!

  4. Immanuel6 (Tammy) BigTallWall Prince should consider creating a ‘Prince Vault’ music service. ‘Prince Vault’ could be stand-alone units, like Red Box, and buyers could purchase any music and videos Prince offers from his collection at any given time.

  5. DVeeRRRRd & Finally Saw Later But, I Got The Spoilers
    Last Nite, Anyway? Slept Like A Lamb :D! Still, Gr8 2 See The Ladies In The “Apple”
    Doing Sum “Square” Biz! & This Also Answers My ? As 2 When The Collab W/
    Lianne Was Gonna Happen…”HAWT”!! ‘P”’s Fro Is Looking As Tight & Round As
    Those WREKA’S On The Cover…”WREKA FRO”! & I’m Not Surprised He Didn’t Show,
    Why Would He Go There Just 2 Announce An Album Release Date Unless He Was Going
    2 Do Sumthing Else Xtra Special, Like Perform Or Announce A MAJOR Tour Or
    Sumthing? I Nhale…I Xhale…I GO BUY! Bye!~<3

  6. But that doesn’t mean I’m not super hyped for both albums. I just wish the shipping cost was more reasonable from the official site.

  7. I’d preorder if the shipping didn’t cost $7.50 for both discs. I guess I’ll be waiting for Amazon to stock them.

  8. Prince should have showed up himself on GMA. Tsk tsk

  9. BigTallWall  It would appear that when you pre-order AOA and Plectrum Electrum, Warner Elektra will be sending them to all who ordered the CDs.  I would hope that you can also get them from record stores….

  10. Will these CDs be available in stores on 9/30?

  11. Yep, I purchased my pre-order AOA and Plectrum Electrum..happy days…folks, happy days…

  12. ClaudiaBedwell Star2009777  good luck

  13. Star2009777 I have to look at my budget and see if I can fit the albums in this month. If not, I’ll have to wait ’til next month’s deposit and that is 3 weeks away!!

  14. Digging “Clouds”

  15. ClaudiaBedwell  loving the new song Clouds cant wait to purchase both albums on Thursday really excited

  16. Very early this morning, I listened to Clouds. You can bet your bottom dollar that I will be purchasing both new albums.

  17. If all the songs are going to sound like CLOUDS… then my head will be in the sky for days!! This song is classic Prince. I bought everything I could except the vinyl… going to get both cd form and digital.. so I’ll have it everywhere!!!

  18. thanks for sharing really excited hope I get the chance to go to paisley park it will be my first time seeing prince perform live and my first time going to paisley park can’t wait to hear both albums


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