Purple army take heed, a new Prince reissue is slated arrive with a focus on his earliest studio recordings. In 1977, a 19 year old Prince Rogers Nelson had taken up residence at the home of schoolmate and lifelong friend, Andre Cymone, recording with Pepé Willie‘s band 94 East for a late-seventies stretch just before launching an incomparable solo career.
Those recordings find Prince on just about every instrument, testing and proving his chops via four-to-the-flour disco and glitzy funk. Now those recordings are slated to be reissued as a 3xLP vinyl set, remastered from the original tapes and packaged with an extensive interview with Pepé Willie. Peep the full track list down below and pre-order your copy today via Charly ahead of the official October 21st release.
You can dive a little deeper into Prince’s early years by revisiting his Loring Park Sessions, recorded at manager Owen Husney’s home.
1. Just Another Sucker2. If You Feel Like Dancin`3. Lovin’ Cup
1. Games (Original Version)2. Dance To The Music Of The World3. One Man Jam
1. If You See Me2. Games (Instrumental Version)3. I’ll Always Love You
1. Better Than You Think2. If We Don’t3. You Can Be My Teacher4. Love, Love, Love
1. If You See Me (Instrumental Version)2. Games (Alternate Instrumental Version)3. Better Than You Think (Instrumental Version)
1. Dance to The Music Of The World (Rehearsal Session Version)