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Prince’s Estate Will Release Piano & A Microphone 1983 Album

The Prince estate is preparing to release an album of solo songs he recorded at home in a collection called Piano & A Microphone 1983. Fans who are familiar with Prince bootlegs know the songs as Intimate Moments With Prince. He recorded the music in 1983 with just his piano and the title of the album comes from the name of his last tour. The estate wanted to show Prince making a full circle in his musical life by going back to the basic elements of his artistry that started it all. The new edition of the album has additional songs. 

There are new versions of “17 Days” and “Purple Rain” and a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “A Case Of You.” The album will contain a 12-page booklet with liner notes from Prince’s engineer at the time Don Batts. Rare and never seen photos of Prince are included in the package and on the cover. Prince’s rendition of the gospel song “Mary Don’t You Weep” is the first song to emerge from the album. Those who pre-order Piano & A Microphone will receive an instant download of “Mary Don’t You Weep” which will also be heard in Spike Lee’s Black KkKlansman


Questlove Announces 4U: A Symphonic Celebration Of Prince

Prince’s musical legacy will be celebrated in a new orchestral production 4U: A Symphonic Celebration Of Prince. Live Nation Urban and TCG Entertainment are presenting the tour and Questlove curated the music which will be performed by a symphony orchestra and a live band. Prince’s estate has approved of the outing and provided video and photo content for the event. The tour has dates in America and Europe and tickets are on sale now. 


Media Questions Of The Week

Will the mystery surrounding Prince’s death ever be uncovered now that prosecutors have closed the investigation for lack of evidence? 


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The Prince Estate Reveals Original Version Of Nothing Compares 2 U

 Sinead O’ Connor popularized Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” when she made it a hit song in 1990. But hardcore Prince fans were already familiar with the song because of its first appearance on The Family’s 1985 debut album. The Family was another band Prince wrote the music and created the image for in the ’80s. In this video,  Prince and The Revolution rehearse at a warehouse in Eden Prairie, Minnesota for the Purple Rain tour in 1984 as the original version of  “Nothing Compares 2 U” plays in the background. The rehearsal shows Prince in his prime dancing and playing and making it all seem so easy while wearing high heels. 


Prince Memoir Coming Out This Year

Prince’s memoir tentatively titled The Beautiful Ones will be in stores by the end of this year. Prince met with editors weeks before he died in 2016 and they made a deal. The late superstar worked with author Dan Piepenbring on the project and wrote 50 pages of the manuscript. 

Saturday, April 21st, is the 2nd anniversary of his passing and his estate is not settled. Prince’s siblings have complained to a judge that administrators have made significant money from their brother’s estate but they have not been paid. The Minnesota prosecutor will announce on Thursday if anyone will be charged in Prince’s death from an opioid overdose.