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Prince: Live On The Big Screen

The Prince estate has announced a concert event of the late musician onscreen with a super-band of his lifelong collaborators. PRINCE: Live On The Big Screen will feature never-seen audio and video of Prince. It will take place on April 21st which will be the second anniversary of his passing. The show is part of Celebration 2018, a series of events meant to honor Prince all year long. Tickets go on sale January 20th. So far there is no word on the event being available to fans not able to attend via streaming or a video release of the concert at a later date.

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Rare Vinyl Copies Of Prince’s Black Album Are On Sale

Prince’s 1987 Black Album is one of his most controversial releases because of the way he condemned it as being “evil” causing Warner Brothers to destroy the 500, 000 vinyl copies. The Black Album was later released on cassette and CD  in 1994 but no more vinyl was pressed. As a result, it has become a much sought-after collector’s item. Jeff Gold, a former executive at Warner Brothers recently came across five unsealed copies of the album from a former colleague who found them in a closet. Gold has sold one copy of The Black Album and the others are on sale at his website RecordMecca. He intends to keep one and possibly sell another at an auction. The last final copy is selling for $20,000.

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Prince’s Last Year Looked At In Documentary

 

The last year of Prince’s life is the subject of a new documentary from Lincoln Square Productions. Prince’s Last Year is a look at the most important events during the last 12 months of his life including his secret show at the White House and the Piano & A Microphone tour. Channel 4 in Great Britain gave the job to the production company for the film that has interviews with CeeLo Green, Al Sharpton, Van Jones, George Clinton and singer Eryn Allen Kane.  Prince’s activism, politics and his secret addiction to painkillers are all addressed in the piece. So far the one-hour film does not have an international distributor limiting its ability to be seen outside the U.K.

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Prince: Sign O’ The Times Showtime Teaser

Prince’s Sign O’ The Times was in theaters when it was first released and then had a brief distribution on the VHS format. The film was an artistic triumph that was well-received but it never got a proper release on DVD.  Showtime’s presentation of Sign O’ The Times on September 16th at 9PM ET will be the first time the public has had access to it in years. The teaser is a quick peek at Prince charging the stage to perform the music from his second double album that was actually supposed to be a triple album.

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Prince’s Sign O’ The Times Concert Film To Air On Showtime

Prince’s 1987 concert film Sign O’ The Times will air on Showtime September 16th. The movie was the companion piece to his double album of the same name and is one of the most vividly filmed concerts. Sign O’ The Times was critically acclaimed when it was originally released in movie theaters. The concert was filmed at Paisley Park and footage was also used from his tours in Belgium and the Netherlands. It will be the first time in more than a decade that it will be seen on television. Fans are still waiting for the film to be reissued because it went out of print in 1991 and never had an official DVD release.

 

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