More previously unreleased music from Prince’s Purple Rain reissue is available to stream. The song is called “Our Destiny/Roadhouse Garden.” Prince often performed these two songs back-to-back as a pair. “Our Destiny” features Lisa Coleman on vocals while “Roadhouse Garden” has Prince on lead vocals with Dr. Fink with Coleman backing.
Its official release date is June 23rd. The Purple Rain reissue will feature two discs which contain 11 previously unreleased songs. These new tracks also include a solo version of “Possessed” recorded in 1983, as well as a five-minute edition of “Father’s Song.”
The remastered albums will come in either a Deluxe edition which includes two discs and all of the new songs, or a Deluxe —Expanded Edition which includes a third disc called “Single Edits & B-Side.”
According to NME the songs have apparently been transferred from the stereo masters at Paisley Park, and mastered by Bernie Grundman, the same mastering engineer who worked on the original album.
The reissue will also include concert footage recorded in Syracuse on March 30th, 1985. The audio for this footage was also remastered by Grundman.
A studio recording of “Electric Intercourse” was recently shared as well.
The Deliverance EP was due for release this year. However, the Prince estate sued George Ian Boxill who had engineered the album. They claimed that Boxill had violated a confidentiality agreement with the recordings, a claim that Boxill disputes.
Apparently, the Prince estate wanted to use the unreleased material from the EP for a reality T.V. show following the Prince’s family, depicting how their lives have changed since his death.
However, the title track from the Deliverance EP is still available.
Warner Bros stated in a press release via Pitchfork:
“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.”