Prince's 'Purple Rain' Reissue Packed With Unreleased Music, Concert Films

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On June 9, it will release a remastered copy of "Purple Rain", two albums of previously unreleased Prince music, and two complete concert films from the vault of the singer's Paisley Park recording complex. Listeners can also jam out on Google Play and Amazon Music Unlimited, with Apple Music not far behind, Pitchfork reports.

The Minneapolis musician, who died in April 2016 at age 57, had shunned most streaming and digital music platforms in 2015, with the exception of Jay Z's Tidal outlet, which seeks to return a larger share of profits to artists.

The Purple Rain reissue, the first posthumous Prince release since the Prince 4Ever compilation featuring the unearthed "Moonbeam Levels" arrived in November, is due out June 9th.

That ballad, and most of Prince's highly acclaimed music, were available for streaming on Spotify starting Sunday. According to Financial Times, Prince had granted Warner Music the rights to license his music recorded prior to 1996. Records chairman and CEO Cameron Strang said in a statement.

"Still Waiting" to stream Prince's music? "We'd like to thank Prince's estate, Universal Music Publishing, the Grammy Awards and all of the streaming services for their great collaboration in making this landmark event possible", Strang added.

After weeks of rumors, Spotify confirmed on Friday that Prince's Warner Bros catalog will be made available.

His albums Prince, Dirty Mind, Controversy, 1999, Purple Rain, Around the World in a Day, Parade, Sign O' The Times, Batman and Diamonds and Pearls were recorded for Warner, and are considered classics.

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