When Prince was one of the world’s biggest and greatest stars, he released all his music on Warner Bros. But in the early ’90s, Prince and the label fell out. For a while there, Prince was posing in photo shoots with the world “slave” written on his cheek, and as soon as he could, he left to start his own label. But now, Prince and Warner have a new deal that somehow works for both parties. Prince now owns all the masters for the songs he recorded back in the day, and he’s planning a deluxe, remastered 30th-anniversary reissue of Purple Rain. He’s also got a new album on the way, as well as “other planned projects.”

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  1. DAT FRO! O_O

    This is a good year for reissues, Zep I-III, Illmatic and now Purple Rain.

    Bring’em on!

  2. The press release promises “long-awaited, previously unheard music”. Maybe for once this won’t turn out to be total BS?

  3. As one of those crazy ridiculous Prince fans, I’ve got to say, I doubt it. There has been so much leaked, bootlegged and documented about that era, I just can’t believe there’s still “unheard” music. It will be nice if there is, but it will be equally exciting to finally hear all that music mixed and mastered properly for once.

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