Purple Rain (Deluxe Edition)
NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records release Prince's Academy Award and Grammy Award-winning, RIAA diamond-certified masterpiece 'Purple Rain' in new Deluxe and SuperDeluxe Expanded Edition!
The DNA of 'Purple Rain' can be felt throughout pop culture at large. It is a timeless body of work with an immortal resonance exemplified by smashes such as "Let's Go Crazy," "When Doves Cry," "Darling Nikki," the title track "Purple Rain" and more.
1984's 'Purple Rain' remains a high watermark for Prince, changing the worlds of film and music. In its initial run, the theatrical musical generated over $220 million worldwide at the box office against an estimated $7.2 million budget, while receiving the Academy Award for "Best Original Song Score."
Minted Diamond by the RIAA for sales exceeding 13 million, the record stands out as the sixth best-selling soundtrack album in history, moving more than 22 million copies. Hailed by Vanity Fair as "the best soundtrack of all time," Time Magazine placed it as the 15th greatest album ever. The album won two 1985 Grammy Awards in the categories of "Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal" and "Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special."
Posthumously, it was honored as "Favorite Soundtrack" at the 2016 American Music Awards. It was also recently nominated for a 2017 Billboard Music Award in the category of "Top Soundtrack/Cast Album."
The 2CD 'Purple Rain' Deluxe set includes the official 2015 Paisley Park Remaster of the original tapes from the soundtrack, presenting an unheard vision of the album overseen by Prince himself before his untimely 2016 passing.
The From The Vault & Unreleased disc boasts eleven gems unearthed from the heart of Prince's storied vault. Beyond "Electric Intercourse," the tracklist features much sought-after rarities such as 1984's "Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden," the 1983 instrumental "Father's Song" and more.
Six tracks that have never been released or distributed in the collector or bootleg community include: "Possessed" - the '83 Prince solo version, never heard before; "Electric Intercourse" - the studio version not known to exist before it was discovered at Paisley; "Father's Song" - a full, five plus minute version that prior to this fans could only find a minute and half snippet of in the movie; "We Can Fuck" - a track that has never circulated as the full, 10 minute version with these lyrics; and "Katrina's Paper Dolls" - a finished master of the song, which has previously only circulated as a demo.
Additionally, all of the material is taken from the source and mastered by Bernie Grundman, the mastering engineer who worked on the original album.
Experience Purple Rain like never before!
|Primary Format - Music||CD|
|Label||NPG Records/ Warner|
|Music Genre Primary||Pop & Rock|
CD - ORIGINAL ALBUM (2015 PAISLEY PARK REMASTER)
- 1. Let's Go Crazy
- 2. Take Me With U
- 3. The Beautiful Ones
- 4. Computer Blue
- 5. Darling Nikki
- 6. When Doves Cry
- 7. I Would Die 4 U
- 8. Baby I'm A Star
- 9. Purple Rain
CD - FROM THE VAULT & PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
- 1. The Dance Electric
- 2. Love And Sex
- 3. Computer Blue ("Hallway Speech" version)
- 4. Electric Intercourse (studio)
- 5. Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden
- 6. Possessed (1983 version)
- 7. Wonderful Ass
- 8. Velvet Kitty Cat
- 9. Katrina's Paper Dolls
- 10. We Can Fuck
- 11. Father's Song
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