3 nye album med Prince, for første gang siden 2010.
Ja, du leser rett. Når mannen først slår til, så er det for å imponere! Eller hva sier du til et soloalbum med futuristiske funk-lyder "Art Official Age", et 70-talls inspirert rockealbum "Plectrum Electrum" med hans jenteband 3rdEyeGirl, og sist, men ikke minst, en SuperDeLuxe-versjon av hans mesterverk "Purple Rain", 30 år etter originalutgivelsen... Alt utgitt i samarbeid med hans tidligere erkefiende, Warner Brothers Records.
De to førstnevnte utgivelsene kommer allerede den 29 september, mens de som gleder seg til "Purple Rain", må nok vente noen måneder til, da ingen offisiell utgivelsesdato er ennå gitt.
"Prince is one of just a handful of visionary artists who have truly reshaped and redefined modern music and culture," sier Warner Bros. Records toppsjef 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."
'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.
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'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.