New Prince tracks to be released, along with ‘Purple Rain’ remaster

Prince performs at the Hollywood Palladium on March 8, 2014.
(Kevin Mazur / WireImage for NPG Records)

After Prince’s death, the memorializing of the artist is now turning to reissuing and repackaging his trove of classic and unreleased material.

Coming up: “Purple Rain.”

Warner Bros./NPG announced a 2017 release for a remastered, repackaged edition of “Purple Rain,” perhaps Prince’s most beloved album.

The LP is being released according to arrangements “agreed with Prince before he passed away,” according to a statement from Warner Bros. The package also will contain a “second album of previously unreleased material.”


The rerelease will follow a new 40-track collection of greatest hits, titled “Prince 4Ever.” That album will be out Nov. 22 in the U.S. Along with an unreleased single, “Moonbeam Levels,” the record includes hits like “1999” and “I Would Die 4 U,” plus fan favorites like “Batdance.”

The future of Prince’s rumored stock of unreleased material is still being decided, but if there’s any silver lining to the tumult of the settlement of his estate, it’s that new Prince material will likely be coming out for years to come.

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