A new album, a deluxe reissue of Purple Rain and more unheard music: That’s what Prince fans can expect from his new global licensing deal with Warner Bros. Records. “A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records and Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations and look forward to a fruitful working relationship,” Prince said in a news release.
The deal covers all of Prince’s albums, from 1978’s For You to the new one. The announcement comes two months before the 30th anniversary of the release of his best-selling album, 1984’s Purple Rain, which has sold more than 13 million copies in the U.S. Prince plans a digitally re-mastered deluxe version of the album to coincide with the anniversary.
Other planned projects will follow, according to the press release.
Lately, Prince has been playing with an all-female power trio called 3RDEYEGIRL, occasionally posting YouTube videos and releasing music through the group’s website.
article by Brian Mansfield via usatoday.com