{MIDDAYS WITH JAZZY MCBEE} PRINCE’S ESTATE ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF NEW ALBUM ON HIS 60TH BIRTHDAY

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A Happy Birthday to the late Prince

In honor of what would have been the late icon’s 60th birthday, the Prince Estate, in partnership with Warner Bros. Records, has announced the release of Piano & A Microphone 1983, which is also a nod to his final concert tour in 2016.

Consisting of nine tracks, the album features a previously unreleased rehearsal cassette recorded in Prince’s Kiowa Trail home studio in Minnesota at his piano in 1983, a year before he released his six-time platinum album, Purple Rain.

The nine tracks include private rehearsal of songs including “Purple Rain,” a cover of Joni Mitchell‘s “A Case Of You” and a rare recording of “Mary Don’t You Weep,” which will also be featured in the end credits for Spike Lee‘s black klansman.  The Seven of the nine tracks on the album will be presented in the same spontaneous live format as they were originally recorded.

The eight-time Grammy winner was tragically found dead at his Paisley Park estate in April 2016. It was later determined he died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl.

 

 

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