The Vault lets loose its first unreleased material.
The first posthumous releases from Prince are coming soon, starting with a greatest hits collection entitled 'Prince 4Ever'. Along with that comes a never before heard song entitled 'Moonbeam Levels'; an uplifting piano/guitar number with operatic undertones. We can't wait to hear more from 'the vault'.
Prince's unreleased song 'Moonbeam Levels' unveiled
It will be a 40-song bonanza featuring hits the likes of 'When Doves Cry', 'Little Red Corvette', 'Purple Rain', 'Raspberry Beret' and 'Sign O' The Times'; all the hits between 1978's 'For You' and 1992's 'Love Symbol Album'. It also marks the first hits collection to feature 'Batdance' and will also feature the previously unreleased tune 'Moonbeam Levels', which he recorded way back in 1982 originally for the album '1999'.
'Moonbeam Levels' almost landed on his album project 'Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic', which he started work on after 1988's 'Lovesexy' but didn't go back to after he turned his attention to 'Batman' instead the following year. He would eventually return to the project for its 1999 release.
There were also rumours that his 1994 single from 'The Gold Experience' - 'The Most Beautiful Girl in the World' - would appear in the new album, but the announcement of the full tracklist proves otherwise.
The famous Paisley Park Vault, containing full music videos and recorded albums and singles, has previously been delved into and exposed to the world, notably with 'Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic''s predecessor 'The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale'. There's plenty more gathering dust too, so we can expect this won't be the last of him.
As well as 'Prince 4Ever', fans will also be able to pick up a remastered, deluxe edition of his 1984 album 'Purple Rain' in the coming months. It will be available in 2017, though further details regarding its content are yet to be announced.
'Prince 4Ever' is set to be released through NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records on November 22nd in the US and November 25th worldwide.