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'Purple Rain' To Be Re-issued with Unreleased Prince Material In 2017



Purple Rain will reportedly be re-issued along with unreleased Prince material next year following the musician’s untimely death.

NME reports that a greatest hits album entitled Prince 4Ever will be released on Nov. 22. It will be made up of 40 of his best-known songs, as well as “Moonbeam Levels,” which remains unreleased. A deluxe reissue of his 1984 classic album, Purple Rain, will also be released that April. The plans were reportedly “agreed [upon] with Prince before he passed away.”

NPG Records and Warner Bros will also be releasing a third album containing unreleased songs by Prince, and rumors are circulating that it will not be the last. In addition, many unreleased tracks by the late singer are reportedly up for sale. The major labels are negotiating the rights to Prince’s life work, and are willing to pay up to $35 million for it.

At this time, Prince’s estate is unsure of what is in the vault, as the process of cataloging the recordings has just begun.

Tribute’s to the late musician have been pouring out since his death, and ex-wife Mayte Garcia is reportedly writing an “intimate memoir” about him. Their marriage was full of tragedy and lost a child, as well as enduring a miscarriage. The two annulled their marriage in 1999 and later divorced in 2000. It is reportedly entitled The Most Beautiful in regards to his song “The Most Beautiful Girl In The World,” inspired by Garcia. It will be released in April of next year by Hachette Books.

Check out the Prince4Ever tracklist below:

2. Little Red Corvette
3. When Doves Cry
4. Let’s Go Crazy
5. Raspberry Beret
6. I Wanna Be Your Lover
7. Soft and Wet
8. Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad
9. Uptown
10. When You Were Mine
11. Head
12. Gotta Stop (Messin’ About)
13. Controversy
14. Let’s Work
15. Delirious
16. I Would Die 4 U
17. Take Me With U
18. Paisley Park
19. Pop Life
20. Purple Rain
21. Kiss
22. Sign ‘O’ The Times
23. Alphabet Street
24. Batdance
25. Thieves In The Temple
26. Cream
27. Mountains
28. Girls & Boys
29. If I Was Your Girlfriend
30. U Got The Look
31. I Could Never Take The Place of Your Man
32. Grand Slam
33. Moonbeam Levels
34. Diamonds and Pearls
35. Get Off
36. Sexy MF
37. My Name Is Prince
38. 7
39. Preach
40. Nothing Compares 2 U

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