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Thread started 04/23/18 2:11pm

TheQuest

Upcoming Prince album (WB Material - 2018)

Prince Album of Previously Unreleased Material Coming in September 2018 (EXCLUSIVE)



variety.com/2018/music/ne...202783507/

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Reply #1 posted 04/23/18 2:14pm

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I just wet myself a little.

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Reply #2 posted 04/23/18 2:15pm

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Whoooo-hooooo!!
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Reply #3 posted 04/23/18 2:17pm

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Sounds promising....especially that they said the Vault tapes seem to not be in too bad shape!

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Reply #4 posted 04/23/18 2:18pm

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TheQuest said:

variety.com/2018/music/ne...202783507/

What a heavy, yet awesome responsibility this guy has. I'm sure my breath would also be taken away going through those musical and lyrical archives. Also, looking forward to the lyrical / poetry book to be released this year as well.

[Edited 4/23/18 14:18pm]

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Reply #5 posted 04/23/18 2:19pm

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This is good to hear...

There was some concern about the condition of some tapes in the vault — have any been irreparably damaged?

Certain things happen with age, but Iron Mountain is probably one of the best in the world at restoration, so they basically have any machine that was ever invented for recording, and they have proprietary ways of being able to restore tape. So we haven’t run across any real issues in terms of the condition of material.

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Reply #6 posted 04/23/18 2:21pm

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TheQuest said:

TheQuest said:

variety.com/2018/music/ne...202783507/

What a heavy, yet awesome responsibility this guy has. I'm sure my breath would also be taken away going through those musical and lyrical archives. Also, looking forward to the lyrical / poetry book to be released this year as well.


I would be totally overwhelmed. But it sounds like he understands the gravity of the undertaking and it approaching it with love.

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Reply #7 posted 04/23/18 2:23pm

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I think/hope it's the 1999 deluxe we've been hearing a LOT about, including those close to the source.

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Reply #8 posted 04/23/18 2:26pm

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Great interview. Very exciting news, and even more exciting, for the first time it feels like there might (just might) be some sort of ‘plan’. It’s going to be a long wait until September, though!
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Reply #9 posted 04/23/18 2:29pm

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Susan Rogers said that songs were often run through effects etc after recording. Consequently, master tapes of certain songs would not contain the sounds that we have come to know and understand as being a particular song.
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Reply #10 posted 04/23/18 2:31pm

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Sounds promising. I hope they do their homework and get it right, unlike the rushed Purple Rain set.

1999 Deluxe?

Roadhouse Garden?

Prince's version of family album would be timely with NC2U

Crystal Ball?

I hope its a Prince 'project' as opposd to a simple collection of tracks.

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Reply #11 posted 04/23/18 2:35pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

I think/hope it's the 1999 deluxe we've been hearing a LOT about, including those close to the source.

I don't think it will be. According to the interview the recordings are going to be released and planned via chronology or the era they were recorded. Sounds like this release is all unreleased music and if NC2U is any indication it looks like it will be the '84 time period or thereabouts.

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Reply #12 posted 04/23/18 2:37pm

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It sounds like it's a cohesive project or piece, at the very least a collection of songs Prince intended to be grouped together.

I hope it's an album we've never heard of but I'll be happy with whatever I can get.

It doesn't sound like a remaster project though. And two songs from 'Roadhouse Garden' were released on the PR remaster.
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Reply #13 posted 04/23/18 2:39pm

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SquirrelMeat said:

Sounds promising. I hope they do their homework and get it right, unlike the rushed Purple Rain set.

1999 Deluxe?


Roadhouse Garden?


Prince's version of family album would be timely with NC2U


Crystal Ball?

I hope its a Prince 'project' as opposd to a simple collection of tracks.


This quote makes me think that it will be a Prince ‘project’, particularly the bit in bolds:
“Michael Howe, who’s been working with us on the archive, has done a tremendous job of finding some special pieces of work, and one of the pieces that he found, all of us fell in love with it and decided this was special enough for fans to hear. So we’re putting the final touches on it — it’ll come in the fall.”
My first thought was Dream Factory, which would be great because it is a great album, but also a huge letdown because we all have it...
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Reply #14 posted 04/23/18 2:42pm

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dangling carrots!

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Reply #15 posted 04/23/18 2:47pm

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Reply #16 posted 04/23/18 2:48pm

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Silvertongue7 said:

SquirrelMeat said:

Sounds promising. I hope they do their homework and get it right, unlike the rushed Purple Rain set.

1999 Deluxe?

Roadhouse Garden?

Prince's version of family album would be timely with NC2U

Crystal Ball?

I hope its a Prince 'project' as opposd to a simple collection of tracks.

This quote makes me think that it will be a Prince ‘project’, particularly the bit in bolds: “Michael Howe, who’s been working with us on the archive, has done a tremendous job of finding some special pieces of work, and one of the pieces that he found, all of us fell in love with it and decided this was special enough for fans to hear. So we’re putting the final touches on it — it’ll come in the fall.” My first thought was Dream Factory, which would be great because it is a great album, but also a huge letdown because we all have it...


Actually, I'd be happy for getting a mix of previously released and unreleased, if it was in the form of aborted projects that only didn't see the light of day because of band/label politics or got superseded by other projects. i.e.

Dream Factory (Revolution)

Dream Factory (The Flesh)

Camille

Crystal Ball

Rave

Roadhouse Garden

I would rather individual unreleased tracks turn up on remasters in the relevent eras.

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Reply #17 posted 04/23/18 2:52pm

gandorb

This coupled with the recent release of the NC2U material are the most promising signs in a long time for someone is actually doing things to get some of the vault material released. It is a bonus that he gets Prince enought to have tears in his eyes while finding some wonderful unreleased video. Can you even imagine what that would be like going through all that material?! Bring it on!

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Reply #18 posted 04/23/18 3:02pm

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Important thing to note.

"Full-length album of previously unreleased music"

Not bonus disc of a reissue or vaulted/cancelled project Prince put together.

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Reply #19 posted 04/23/18 3:10pm

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Genesia said:

This is good to hear...



There was some concern about the condition of some tapes in the vault — have any been irreparably damaged?

Certain things happen with age, but Iron Mountain is probably one of the best in the world at restoration, so they basically have any machine that was ever invented for recording, and they have proprietary ways of being able to restore tape. So we haven’t run across any real issues in terms of the condition of material.


Thank goodness they have Iron Mountain involved. I have a good feeling with Troy Carter overseeing things. I think he knows what he’s doing.
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Reply #20 posted 04/23/18 3:11pm

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woot!
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Reply #21 posted 04/23/18 3:16pm

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Strive said:

Important thing to note.

"Full-length album of previously unreleased music"

Not bonus disc of a reissue or vaulted/cancelled project Prince put together.



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Reply #22 posted 04/23/18 3:21pm

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Reply #23 posted 04/23/18 3:24pm

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Exciting news!

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Reply #24 posted 04/23/18 3:31pm

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Reply #25 posted 04/23/18 3:34pm

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Reply #26 posted 04/23/18 3:56pm

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Sep 28th.. my birthday excited

Can anyone explain the deal (or no deal) that Universal were involved in? Was it just for more recent unreleased material or 80s era stuff?. It doesn't make sense them buying old stuff when Warners hold the rights to albums needed for the reissues.

Also wish he had been asked or confirmed they are not going to try and finish anything off. Hopefully the estate understands this would not go down well..

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Reply #27 posted 04/23/18 4:03pm

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Crump said:

Sep 28th.. my birthday excited

Can anyone explain the deal (or no deal) that Universal were involved in? Was it just for more recent unreleased material or 80s era stuff?. It doesn't make sense them buying old stuff when Warners hold the rights to albums needed for the reissues.

Also wish he had been asked or confirmed they are not going to try and finish anything off. Hopefully the estate understands this would not go down well..

I think the Universal deal was for music publishing:

In the music industry, a music publisher (or publishing company) is responsible for ensuring the songwriters and composers receive payment when their compositions are used commercially. ... They also secure commissions for music and promote existing compositions to recording artists, film and television.

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Reply #28 posted 04/23/18 4:07pm

EmmaMcG

About time. I hope its the Black Is The New Black album. As far as I know, that's probably one of the last projects he worked on so it's as close as we'll ever get to a "new" Prince album.

The vault stuff from the 80s can come at a later date. I more than likely have most of that already anyway. The priority should be putting music out that's never leaked before.
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Reply #29 posted 04/23/18 4:13pm

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grantevans said:

Crump said:

Sep 28th.. my birthday excited

Can anyone explain the deal (or no deal) that Universal were involved in? Was it just for more recent unreleased material or 80s era stuff?. It doesn't make sense them buying old stuff when Warners hold the rights to albums needed for the reissues.

Also wish he had been asked or confirmed they are not going to try and finish anything off. Hopefully the estate understands this would not go down well..

I think the Universal deal was for music publishing:

In the music industry, a music publisher (or publishing company) is responsible for ensuring the songwriters and composers receive payment when their compositions are used commercially. ... They also secure commissions for music and promote existing compositions to recording artists, film and television.

Universal also had the 31M deal for music itself (not publishing component) that was nullified as they were not aware it did not include the Warner year unreleased recordings.

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