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PRINCE

PIANO & MICROPHONE 1983

warner brothers



cd

Released: 21st Sep 2018

£13.99


180g lp

Released: 21st Sep 2018

£19.99


deluxe edition hardback book + lp + cd

Released: 21st Sep 2018

£34.99


hearing this legendary figure peacefully tinkering away on a humble cassette recording, we’re struck more than ever by the raw talent that would eternally be right at his fingertips.

The nine track, 35-minute album features a previously unreleased home studio cassette recording of Prince at his piano captured in 1983. The rehearsal provides a rare, intimate glimpse into his creative process as he worked through songs including “17 Days” & “Purple Rain” (neither to be released until 1984), a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “A Case Of You”, “Strange Relationship” (not released until 1987 on ‘Sign O’ The Times’), & “International Lover”. The album also includes a rare recording of “Mary Don’t You Weep”, which many will have heard playing during the end credits of ‘BlacKkKlansman’. “the whole thing feels – thrillingly, poignantly – like you’re in the room with him” 4/5 – mojo. ***The Deluxe edition includes a 12” booklet featuring brand new liner notes written by Prince’s then engineer Don Batts, as well as candid shots of Prince & never before seen photos.***

PIANO & MICROPHONE 1983

Tracklist

  1. 17 Days
  2. Purple Rain
  3. A Case Of You
  4. Mary Don’t You Weep
  5. Strange Relationship
  6. International Lover
  7. Wednesday
  8. Cold Coffee & Cocaine
  9. Why The Butterflies