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Purple Rain Reissue Details Announced
Christian Eede , April 28th, 2017 10:13

Warner Bros. and NPG Records confirm full details of the reissue

Full details of the long-awaited vinyl reissue of Prince's Purple Rain have now been announced by Warner Bros. and NPG Records, who will be responsible for the release.

The record will be reissued in three editions: one vinyl, one deluxe and one expanded. The deluxe edition includes two CDs made up of the album's 2015 remaster and a collection of music from Prince's extensive vaults of unreleased and unheard tracks. The expanded edition takes in three CDs and a DVD with the two discs from the deluxe edition as well as a disc of edits and B-sides and a New York concert video captured in 1985. The vinyl edition features the album remastered and pressed on 180g vinyl.

The reissue can be pre-ordered here where fans will receive an instant gratification download of the previously unreleased studio version of 'Electric Intercourse'. The release was originally announced in 2014, but now details are finally confirmed with a June 23 release date set for the reissue.

"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," said Warner Bros. Records CEO Cameron Strang in a statement announcing the release of the reissue earlier this year.

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