This raw, intimate recording, which took place at the start of Prince’s career right before he achieved international stardom, is similar in format to the Piano & A Microphone Tour that he ended his career with in 2016. The nine track, 35-minute album features a previously unreleased home studio cassette recording of Prince at his piano captured in 1983.
The private rehearsal provides a rare, intimate glimpse into Prince’s creative process as he worked through songs which include '17 Days' and 'Purple Rain' (neither of which would be released until 1984), a cover of Joni Mitchell’s 'A Case Of You', 'Strange Relationship' (not released until 1987 on his critically acclaimed Sign O’ The Times album), and 'International Lover'. The album also includes a rare recording of the 19th Century spiritual 'Mary Don’t You Weep' which will be featured during the end credits of Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman in theatres August 2018.
A Case Of You
Mary Don’t You Weep
Cold Coffee & Cocaine
Why The Butterflies
The Deluxe CD+LP format will include a 12” booklet featuring brand new liner notes written by Prince’s then engineer Don Batts, as well as candid shots of Prince including never before seen photos.
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