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Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ Reissue Packed With Unreleased Music, Concert Films

Two albums of unearthed songs from Prince’s vaults and two complete concerts to accompany remastered 1984 masterpiece


Warner Bros. announced Sunday that Prince's 'Purple Rain' reissue will arrive this June packed with previously unreleased music and concert films.

Richard E. Aaron Redferns

With Prince‘s music on the verge of returning to all streaming services, Warner Bros. Records announced Sunday that the long-awaited reissue of the 1984 classic Purple Rain will arrive this June packed with previously unreleased music and concert films from the Paisley Park vault.

The Purple Rain reissue, the first posthumous Prince release since the Prince 4Ever compilation featuring the unearthed “Moonbeam Levels” arrived in November, is due out June 9th.

The reissue pairs the newly remastered Purple Rain with “two incredible albums of previously unreleased Prince music and two complete concert films.” The exact contents of that bonus material have not yet been announced.

“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 in a statement.

After 18 months as a Tidal exclusive, Prince’s catalog will return to all digital music services by the time the Grammys air, Warner Bros. Records stated, with the music starting to appear on streaming services as early as noon Sunday. On Sunday night, the Grammys will pay tribute to Prince with a special musical performance.

“Prince recorded his most influential and popular music during his time with Warner Bros. and we are deeply aware of our responsibility to safeguard and nurture his incredible legacy,” Strang continued. “Warner Bros. is thrilled to be able to bring Prince’s music to his millions of fans around the world via streaming services, fittingly on music’s biggest night.”

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