Prince‘s 1984 album, Purple Rain, is being reissued with previously unreleased music and other rare archival material.
According to a press release from Warner Bros, quoted on Rolling Stone, the new edition is due on June 9 and features a remastered edition of the album along with “two incredible albums of previously unreleased Prince music and two complete concert films”.
“When we make any of Prince’s music available to fans – from the hits to unreleased gems – we are committed to upholding Prince’s high creative standards and we know fans will be thrilled when they hear these albums and see these films,” Warner Bros. Records CEO Cameron Strang said.
The exact contents of that bonus material have not yet been announced.
Meanwhile, the bulk of Prince’s catalogue has now returned to all digital music services.
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