Prince goes back to streaming as Bruno Mars and The Time pay a fitting tribute.
Last week, Rhino Records released replica issues of four 12” singles by Prince. The late singer’s albums were also released yesterday on all streaming services.
Warner Bros. Records announced on Sunday that the reissue of the 1984 classic “Purple Rain” will arrive in June with previously unreleased content and concert films from the Paisley Park vault. Prior to his death, Prince had worked on the project. The reissue will hit store shelves on June 9.
The reissue will include the remastered Purple Rain album with “two incredible albums of previously unreleased Prince music and two complete concert films.”
In a statement, Warner Bros. Records CEO Cameron Strang said,
“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.
“Prince recorded his most influential and popular music during his time with Warner Bros. and we are deeply aware of our responsibility to safeguard and nurture his incredible legacy. Warner Bros. is thrilled to be able to bring Prince’s music to his millions of fans around the world via streaming services, fittingly on music’s biggest night.”
At the Grammy Awards Sunday night, The Time and Bruno Mars paid tribute to the late singer. The group kicked off the tribute with Jungle Love from their 1984 album, “Ice Cream Castle.” Dressed in a full purple-suit wardrobe, Bruno Mars performed Let’s Go Crazy from Purple Rain.
You can check out the video performance below, posted on Twitter.
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