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This draped in light rerelease of Purple Rain is an opportunity to take a beautiful trip back in time… For Prince, the 1999 advent coincides with several disputes with his entourage. The pinnacle is reached when the guitarist Dez Dickerson leaves, soon replaced by Wendy Melvoin. The star goes back to work and mulls over a project even crazier than a double album: a quasi-autobiographical movie! With their head on the chopping block, his managers are tasked with finding a film without delay. Warner’s movie division is rather lukewarm and wants warranties. Prince and his ever growing family (The Revolution, The Time, Vanity 6) perform regularly at the First Avenue club and spend the rest of their time locked away in a gigantic warehouse rehearsing and taking drama and dance classes to prepare for the movie. Prince even transferred his own studio in this warehouse to record the soundtrack of his crazy project. He also sets up a mobile studio in front of the First Avenue, where he makes live recordings of other songs. In the end, Warner Studios pay up for what will probably be one of the worst movies they’ve produced so far, a dud that will however give an exuberant and awesome soundtrack: Purple Rain reaches the top of the R&B and Pop charts. Let's Go Crazy, When Doves Cry, Take Me With U, Purple Rain and I Would Die 4 U are all Princely hits that will dominate the airwaves in 1984 and 1985. His decadent funk rock and his frilled-shirted pimp style seduce the entire planet. Once again, the musician manages to mix his different foibles like a new Sly Stone. Containing pop melodies reminding of the Beatles and Hendrixian guitars with a funk groove rhythm, Purple Rain offers above all a complete revamping of these fundamentals of music… This Purple Rain Deluxe – Expanded Edition includes the remastered original album (the remastering was made in Paisley Park in 2015 with the original master tapes, and Prince supervised the whole process a few months before his passing), as well as eleven new titles, but also all the edit versions of the singles and their B sides. Taken from Prince’s numerous unreleased archives, the new tracks are true gems, like the 1983 instrumental version of Father’s Song. Some of them, like the studio version of Electric Intercourse, never even got out of Paisley Park before! Those gems have been mastered by Bernie Grundman, who worked on the original album. © MD/Qobuz

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1
Let's Go Crazy (2015 Paisley Park Remaster) 00:04:38

Prince & The Revolution, Performance, MainArtist - Prince, Writer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, Producer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 1984 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

2
Take Me with U (2015 Paisley Park Remaster) 00:03:53

Prince & The Revolution, Performance, MainArtist - Prince, Writer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, Producer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 1984 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

3
The Beautiful Ones (2015 Paisley Park Remaster) 00:05:13

Prince & The Revolution, Performance, MainArtist - Prince, Writer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, Producer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 1984 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

4
Computer Blue (2015 Paisley Park Remaster) 00:03:58

Prince & The Revolution, Performance, MainArtist - Lisa Coleman, Writer - Wendy Melvoin, Writer - Prince, Writer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, Producer - JOHN L. NELSON, Writer - Robert Fink, Writer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 1984 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

5
Darling Nikki (2015 Paisley Park Remaster) 00:04:15

Prince & The Revolution, Performance, MainArtist - Prince, Writer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, Producer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 1984 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

6
When Doves Cry (2015 Paisley Park Remaster) 00:05:53

Prince & The Revolution, Performance, MainArtist - Prince, Writer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, Producer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 1984 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

7
I Would Die 4 U (2015 Paisley Park Remaster) 00:02:49

Prince & The Revolution, Performance, MainArtist - Prince, Producer, Writer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, Producer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 1984 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

8
Baby I'm a Star (2015 Paisley Park Remaster) 00:04:22

Prince & The Revolution, Performance, MainArtist - Prince, Writer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, Producer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 1984 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

9
Purple Rain (2015 Paisley Park Remaster) 00:08:44

Prince & The Revolution, Performance, MainArtist - Prince, Writer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, Producer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 1984 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

10
The Dance Electric 00:11:29

Lisa Coleman, Backing Vocals - Wendy Melvoin, Backing Vocals - Prince, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Writer, Instruments, MainArtist - Bernie Grundman, Remastering Engineer - SUSAN ROGERS, Engineer - Michael Howe, Re-issue Producer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

11
Love and Sex 00:05:01

Prince, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Writer, Instruments, MainArtist - Bernie Grundman, Remastering Engineer - SUSAN ROGERS, Engineer - Peggy McCreary, Engineer - Michael Howe, Re-issue Producer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

12
Computer Blue ("Hallway Speech" Version) (Hallway Speech Version) 00:12:19

Lisa Coleman, Keyboards, Additional Vocals, Writer - Wendy Melvoin, Guitar, Additional Vocals, Writer - Prince, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Writer, Instruments, MainArtist - Bernie Grundman, Remastering Engineer - Peggy McCreary, Engineer - JOHN L. NELSON, Writer - Michael Howe, Re-issue Producer - Robert Fink, Writer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

13
Electric Intercourse (Studio Version) 00:04:57

Prince, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Writer, Instruments, MainArtist - Bernie Grundman, Remastering Engineer - Peggy McCreary, Engineer - Michael Howe, Re-issue Producer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

14
Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden 00:06:25

Prince & The Revolution, MainArtist - Prince, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Writer - SUSAN ROGERS, Engineer - Peggy McCreary, Engineer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

15
Possessed 00:07:56

Prince, Producer, Arranger, Engineer, Vocals, Writer, Instruments, MainArtist - Bernie Grundman, Remastering Engineer - Michael Howe, Re-issue Producer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

16
Wonderful Ass 00:06:26

Lisa Coleman, Keyboards, Additional Vocals - Wendy Melvoin, Guitar, Additional Vocals - Prince, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Writer, Instruments, MainArtist - Bernie Grundman, Remastering Engineer - SUSAN ROGERS, Engineer - Peggy McCreary, Engineer - Michael Howe, Re-issue Producer - Jill Castellini, Writer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

17
Velvet Kitty Cat 00:02:43

Prince, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Writer, Instruments, MainArtist - Bernie Grundman, Remastering Engineer - Peggy McCreary, Engineer - Michael Howe, Re-issue Producer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

18
Katrina's Paper Dolls 00:03:30

Prince, Producer, Arranger, Engineer, Vocals, Writer, Instruments, MainArtist - Bernie Grundman, Remastering Engineer - Michael Howe, Re-issue Producer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

19
We Can Fuck 00:10:17

Lisa Coleman, Keyboards, Background Vocals - Wendy Melvoin, Guitar, Background Vocals - Prince, Producer, Arranger, Vocals, Writer, Instruments, MainArtist - Bernie Grundman, Remastering Engineer - SUSAN ROGERS, Engineer - Peggy McCreary, Engineer - Michael Howe, Re-issue Producer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

20
Father's Song 00:05:30

Prince, Producer, Arranger, Engineer, Vocals, Instruments, MainArtist - Bernie Grundman, Remastering Engineer - SUSAN ROGERS, Engineer - JOHN L. NELSON, Writer - Michael Howe, Re-issue Producer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

21
When Doves Cry (7" Single Edit; 2017 Remaster) 00:03:48

David Leonard, Engineer - Prince, Producer, Arranger, Piano, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals, Writer, Lead Guitar, Instruments, MainArtist - Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer - SUSAN ROGERS, Engineer - Peggy McCreary, Engineer - David Rivkin, Engineer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

22
17 Days (7" B-Side Edit; 2017 Remaster) 00:03:56

Prince & The Revolution, MainArtist - Lisa Coleman, Writer - Wendy Melvoin, Writer - Prince, Writer - Matt Fink, Writer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 1984 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

23
Let's Go Crazy (7" Single Edit; 2017 Remaster) 00:03:47

Prince & The Revolution, Performance, MainArtist - Prince, Writer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, Producer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 1984 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

24
Let's Go Crazy (Special Dance Mix; 2017 Remaster) 00:07:35

Prince & The Revolution, MainArtist - Prince, Writer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, Producer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 1984 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

25
Erotic City ("Let's Go Crazy" 7" B-Side Edit) (Let's Go Crazy 7" B-Side Edit; 2017 Remaster) 00:03:56

Prince & The Revolution, MainArtist - Prince, Writer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 1984 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

26
Erotic City (Make Love Not War Erotic City Come Alive; Extended Version; 2017 Remaster) 00:07:23

Prince & The Revolution, MainArtist - Prince, Writer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 1984 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

27
Purple Rain (7" Single Edit; 2017 Remaster) 00:04:05

Prince & The Revolution, Performance, MainArtist - Prince, Writer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, Producer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 1984 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

28
God ("Purple Rain" 7" B-Side) (Purple Rain 7" B-Side; 2017 Remaster) 00:04:02

Prince & The Revolution, MainArtist - Prince, Writer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 1984 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

29
God (Love Theme from Purple Rain) (U.K. 12" B-Side; 2017 Remaster) 00:07:58

Prince & The Revolution, MainArtist - Prince, Writer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 1984 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

30
Another Lonely Christmas ("I Would Die 4 U" 7" B-Side Edit) (I Would Die 4 U 7" B-Side Edit; 2017 Remaster) 00:04:53

Prince & The Revolution, MainArtist - Lisa Coleman, Writer - Wendy Melvoin, Writer - Prince, Writer - Matt Fink, Writer - Brown Mark, Writer - Robert Rivkin, Writer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 1984 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

31
Another Lonely Christmas (Extended Version; 2017 Remaster) 00:06:47

Prince & The Revolution, MainArtist - Lisa Coleman, Writer - Wendy Melvoin, Writer - Prince, Writer - Matt Fink, Writer - Brown Mark, Writer - Robert Rivkin, Writer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 1984 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

32
I Would Die 4 U (7" Single Edit; 2017 Remaster) 00:02:58

Prince & The Revolution, MainArtist - Prince, Writer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, Producer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 1984 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

33
I Would Die 4 U (Extended Version; 2017 Remaster) 00:10:18

Prince & The Revolution, MainArtist - Prince, Writer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, Producer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 1984 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

34
Baby I'm a Star ("Take Me with U" 7" B-Side Edit) (Take Me with U 7" B-Side Edit; 2017 Remaster) 00:02:49

Prince & The Revolution, MainArtist - Prince, Writer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, Producer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 1984 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

35
Take Me with U (7" Single Edit; 2017 Remaster) 00:03:43

Prince & The Revolution, MainArtist - Prince, Writer - PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, Producer

2017 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc. 1984 NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Warner Records Inc.

Album Description

This draped in light rerelease of Purple Rain is an opportunity to take a beautiful trip back in time… For Prince, the 1999 advent coincides with several disputes with his entourage. The pinnacle is reached when the guitarist Dez Dickerson leaves, soon replaced by Wendy Melvoin. The star goes back to work and mulls over a project even crazier than a double album: a quasi-autobiographical movie! With their head on the chopping block, his managers are tasked with finding a film without delay. Warner’s movie division is rather lukewarm and wants warranties. Prince and his ever growing family (The Revolution, The Time, Vanity 6) perform regularly at the First Avenue club and spend the rest of their time locked away in a gigantic warehouse rehearsing and taking drama and dance classes to prepare for the movie. Prince even transferred his own studio in this warehouse to record the soundtrack of his crazy project. He also sets up a mobile studio in front of the First Avenue, where he makes live recordings of other songs. In the end, Warner Studios pay up for what will probably be one of the worst movies they’ve produced so far, a dud that will however give an exuberant and awesome soundtrack: Purple Rain reaches the top of the R&B and Pop charts. Let's Go Crazy, When Doves Cry, Take Me With U, Purple Rain and I Would Die 4 U are all Princely hits that will dominate the airwaves in 1984 and 1985. His decadent funk rock and his frilled-shirted pimp style seduce the entire planet. Once again, the musician manages to mix his different foibles like a new Sly Stone. Containing pop melodies reminding of the Beatles and Hendrixian guitars with a funk groove rhythm, Purple Rain offers above all a complete revamping of these fundamentals of music… This Purple Rain Deluxe – Expanded Edition includes the remastered original album (the remastering was made in Paisley Park in 2015 with the original master tapes, and Prince supervised the whole process a few months before his passing), as well as eleven new titles, but also all the edit versions of the singles and their B sides. Taken from Prince’s numerous unreleased archives, the new tracks are true gems, like the 1983 instrumental version of Father’s Song. Some of them, like the studio version of Electric Intercourse, never even got out of Paisley Park before! Those gems have been mastered by Bernie Grundman, who worked on the original album. © MD/Qobuz

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