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New Prince EP Due On Anniversary Of His Death
Christian Eede , April 19th, 2017 11:33

New EP of unheard material will feature six tracks

Previously unheard material by Prince will be released as part of an EP on April 21, the first anniversary of his death.

The record, entitled Deliverance, will be released via Rogue Music Alliance with a physical release to follow on June 2. It will include six new tracks by Prince all recorded between 2006 and 2008 - which was at a time when Prince was completely unsigned and strongly opposed to those sharing his music online.

You can hear the EP's title track above, with all tracks on the EP having been co-written and co-produced with Ian Boxill. Boxill finished the tracks after Prince's death in the hope of sharing unreleased material with his fans.

"I believe Deliverance is a timely release with everything going on in the world today, and in light of the one-year anniversary of his passing," Boxill says. "I hope when people hear Prince singing these songs it will bring comfort to many.

"Prince once told me that he would go to bed every night thinking of ways to bypass major labels and get his music directly to the public. When considering how to release this important work, we decided to go independent because that’s what Prince would have wanted."

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