A very rare Prince album is getting its first full release next month.
- RELATED: Ulta-rare Prince mixtape ‘The VERSACE Experience: PRELUDE 2 GOLD’ cassette to be reissued on Record Store Day
Since his passing in 2016, Prince’s music from his later years has become more and more available. Now, a rare reissue of The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold) will be made available as well.
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The Prince Estate and @legacyrecordings, a division of @sonymusicglobal, are pleased to announce the next round of physical titles set for release as part of the ongoing and definitive Prince catalog project. ••• On September 13, 2019, three albums from the mid-1990s will be reissued on CD and vinyl: Chaos and Disorder, Emancipation, and the mixtape The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold), which will be widely released for the first time ever. ••• The Versace Experience was created to foreshadow Prince’s first album credited to his symbol, The Gold Experience, and was distributed as a cassette-only mixtape to attendees at Paris Fashion Week in June 1995. ••• Chaos and Disorder was Prince’s final studio album for Warner Bros. Records, and was released amidst a public battle between the Artist and his label. The album serves as a vivid time capsule of that tumultuous era, and proof of just how quickly he could transmit his ideas to tape. ••• The three-album, 36-track Emancipation was Prince’s first post-Warner Bros. release, and was distributed in a unique partnership between EMI and his new independent label, NPG Records. Some of the tracks on Emancipation dealt directly with his opinions about the industry, while others reflected on his tender feelings toward his new wife, Mayte Garcia. ••• These new reissues are the first time that The Versace Experience will have a wider release, and will be the first time that all three albums — The Versace Experience, Chaos and Disorder, and Emancipation — will be available on vinyl. ••• Preorder now: https://prince.lnk.to/1995-1996
The Versace Experience (Prelude 2 Gold) was previously only given out as a cassette to individuals who attended the Versace display at Paris Fashion Week in July of 1995. Now, the album is set to be released on September 13th via Prince’s official website and is already available for pre-order.