Extremely Rare Prince Records Are Getting Re-Released

Want More Prince on Vinyl? Four Classic Songs Available For Purchase

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Rhino Records is now re-releasing rare Prince vinyl records.

Today, Rhino Records released replica issues of four 12” singles by Prince. They’re now available for purchase. The songs are:

  • Kiss (1986)
  • Cream (1991)
  • If I Was Your Girlfriend (1987)
  • U Got The Look (1987)

Fans can order the four 12” records from Piccadilly Records.

The news comes as multiple streaming services prepare to launch Prince’s Warner Bros. catalog. Starting Sunday, fans can stream Prince songs from Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Napster, and iHeartRadio. Previously, fans could only stream the songs on Tidal.

The announcement also comes as the late singer’s estate is locked in a bitter lawsuit against Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service and Roc Nation. According to Tidal, Prince signed an exclusive deal to stream his entire catalog on Jay Z’s service. The singer reportedly distrusted other major streaming services. The late singer’s estate, alongside NPG Records dispute this claim. They state that Jay Z reportedly failed to make a $750,000 payment to secure exclusive streaming rights.

The official announcement will take place on Sunday, just in time for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. The festivities are rumored to include a tribute to the late artist. Bloomberg first reported in January that the late singer’s estate had worked tirelessly to have Prince’s catalog streamed on Spotify and Apple Music, among others.

Universal Music also struck a private deal with the estate. The deal gives Universal exclusive licensing rights to Prince’s “highly anticipated trove of unreleased works.” The works include outtakes, demos, and live recordings.

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Spotify will stream the entire Warner Bros. catalog on Sunday. You can see the list below:

Studio albums:

For You
Prince
Dirty Mind
Controversy
1999
Purple Rain
Around The World In A Day
Parade
Sign ‘O’ The Times
Lovesexy
Batman
Music From Graffiti Bridge
Diamonds And Pearls
[Love Symbol]
Come
The Vault – Old Friends 4 Sale
PLECTRUMELECTRUM
ART OFFICIAL AGE

Compilations:

4Ever
The Hits 1
The Hits 2
The Hits/The B-Sides
The Very Best Of Prince
Ultimate

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