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Hear Prince’s Unreleased ‘Our Destiny/Roadhouse Garden’

Medley recorded at June 7th, 1984 concert featured on upcoming ‘Purple Rain’ reissue

Hear Prince's 'Our Destiny/Roadhouse Garden'

Prince's vaults have unleashed two more unreleased tracks with "Our Destiny/Roadhouse Garden," a medley found on the upcoming 'Purple Rain' reissue.

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Prince‘s vaults have unleashed two more unreleased tracks with “Our Destiny/Roadhouse Garden,” a medley found on the upcoming Purple Rain reissue.

The bones of both tracks were recorded at a June 7th, 1984 gig at Minneapolis’ First Avenue, a show that occurred on Prince’s 26th birthday just weeks before the release of Purple Rain.

This cleaned-up version of the oft-bootlegged “Our Destiny” features lead vocals by keyboardist Lisa Coleman. “Our love, it’s written in the sky above / Our destiny is to fall in love,” Coleman coos on the tender track.

The song deftly segues into Prince’s “Roadhouse Garden,” an upbeat track that sports a gentle synth melody, a simple programmed beat and a call-and-response chorus with Prince singing alongside the Revolution’s Coleman and Matt “Dr.” Fink.

“Our Destiny/Roadhouse Garden” is among a heavy dose of unreleased songs featured on the upcoming Purple Rain reissue, which includes the debut of the studio version of “Electric Intercourse,” a finished master of “Katrina’s Paper Dolls,” a 10-minute take on “We Can Fuck” (later reworked as Graffiti Bridge‘s “We Can Funk” with George Clinton) and more.

The Purple Rain set also includes single edits, remixes, B-sides and a Blu-ray featuring a March 1985 concert from the Purple Rain Tour.

The Purple Rain reissue is due out June 23rd.

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