New Prince ‘Purple Rain’ Previously Unreleased Cut

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Prince’s landmark Academy Award- and Grammy-winning Purple Rain soundtrack album is getting two new reissues: a Deluxe Edition and a Deluxe – Expanded Edition. Both will be released on June 23. NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records made the announcement on April 27.

Prince‘s previously unreleased “Electric Intercourse” was made available the time. Recorded in 1983 and heard only in its live incarnations, this marks the first time fans will experience the studio version of this song. On May 12, another track, never-before-released officially, was shared (here it below).

Pre-order Purple Rain Deluxe and Purple Rain Deluxe – Expanded Edition

The two-CD Purple Rain Deluxe set includes the official 2015 Paisley Park remaster of the original tapes from the soundtrack, presenting an unheard vision of the album overseen by Prince. The “From The Vault & Unreleased” disc boasts 11 tracks unearthed from Prince’s vault. Beyond “Electric Intercourse,” the track list features much sought-after rarities such as 1984’s “Our Destiny/Roadhouse Garden,” the 1983 instrumental “Father’s Song” and more.

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Six tracks that have never been released or distributed in the collector or bootleg community include: “Possessed,” the ’83 Prince solo version, never heard before; “Electric Intercourse,” the studio version not known to exist before it was discovered at Paisley Park; “Father’s Song,” a full, five-plus-minute version; “We Can Fuck,” a track that has never circulated as the full, 10 minute version with these lyrics; and “Katrina’s Paper Dolls,” a finished master of the song, which has previously only circulated as a demo. Additionally, all of the material is taken from the source and mastered by Bernie Grundman, the mastering engineer who worked on the original album.

Listen to the previously unreleased “Electric Intercourse”

In addition to the original album (2015 Paisley Park remaster) and “From The Vault & Unreleased,” the Purple Rain Deluxe – Expanded Edition presents a third disc of “Single Edits & B-Sides,” as well as the concert DVD Prince And The Revolution Live at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY, March 30, 1985, with audio and video restored from the original production master tape.

Prince in Purple Rain

Below is the complete track list for both editions.

Purple Rain Deluxe

Disc One: Original Album (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)

  1. Let’s Go Crazy
  2. Take Me With U
  3. The Beautiful Ones
  4. Computer Blue
  5. Darling Nikki
  6. When Doves Cry
  7. I Would Die 4 U
  8. Baby I’m A Star
  9. Purple Rain

Disc Two: From The Vault & Previously Unreleased

  1. The Dance Electric
  2. Love And Sex
  3. Computer Blue (“Hallway Speech” version)
  4. Electric Intercourse (studio)
  5. Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden
  6. Possessed (1983 version)
  7. Wonderful Ass
  8. Velvet Kitty Cat
  9. Katrina’s Paper Dolls
  10. We Can Fuck
  11. Father’s Song

Here is “Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden”

Purple Rain Deluxe – Expanded Edition

Includes Disc One and Disc Two as Listed Above

Disc Three: Single Edits & B-Sides

  1. When Doves Cry (edit)
  2. 17 Days
  3. Let’s Go Crazy (edit)
  4. Let’s Go Crazy (Special Dance Mix)
  5. Erotic City
  6. Erotic City (“Make Love Not War Erotic City Come Alive”)
  7. Purple Rain (edit)
  8. God
  9. God (Love Theme From Purple Rain)
  10. Another Lonely Christmas
  11. Another Lonely Christmas (extended version)
  12. I Would Die 4 U (edit)
  13. I Would Die 4 U (extended version)
  14. Baby I’m A Star (edit)
  15. Take Me With U (edit)

DVD: Prince And The Revolution, Live at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY, March 30, 1985

  1. Let’s Go Crazy
  2. Delirious
  3. 1999
  4. Little Red Corvette
  5. Take Me With U
  6. Do Me, Baby
  7. Irresistible Bitch
  8. Possessed
  9. How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?
  10. Let’s Pretend We’re Married
  11. International Lover
  12. God
  13. Computer Blue
  14. Darling Nikki
  15. The Beautiful Ones
  16. When Doves Cry
  17. I Would Die 4 U
  18. Baby I’m A Star
  19. Purple Rain

Watch the original “Purple Rain” video


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