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Prince - Piano & A Microphone 1983


Piano & A Microphone 1983

Release date: September 14, 2018
Label: Warner Bros.
Format: 180 gram
Syle: Pop
Recorded in 1983 at Prince's Kiowa Trail home studio in Chanhassen, MN & engineered by Don Batts, Piano & A Microphone 1983 is a nine track, 35-minute album features a previously unreleased home studio cassette recording of Prince at his piano. The private rehearsal provides a rare, intimate glimpse into Prince s creative process as he worked through songs which include 17 Days and Purple Rain (neither of which would be released until 1984), a cover of Joni Mitchell's A Case Of You, Strange Relationship (not released until 1987 on his critically acclaimed Sign O' The Times album), and International Lover. The album also includes a rare recording of the 19th Century spiritual Mary Don't You Weep, featured during the end credits of Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman. For fans of Prince s spontaneous live medleys, tracks 1-7 of the album are presented in that same format as they were originally recorded.
  • 1. 17 Days (Piano & A Microphone 1983 Version)
  • 2. Purple Rain (Piano & A Microphone 1983 Version)
  • 3. A Case Of You (Piano & A Microphone 1983 Version)
  • 4. Mary Don't You Weep (Piano & A Microphone 1983 Version)
  • 5. Strange Relationship (Piano & A Microphone 1983 Version)
  • 6. International Lover (Piano & A Microphone 1983 Version)
  • 7. Wednesday (Piano & A Microphone 1983 Version)
  • 8. Cold Coffee & Cocaine (Piano & A Microphone 1983 Version)
  • 9. Why The Butterflies (Piano & A Microphone 1983 Version)
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