On July 30, Prince Estate and Sony’s Legacy Recordings will release Prince’s “Welcome 2 America” album, recorded in 2010 but never released. According to the announcement, this album is “A powerful constructive statement documenting the Prince’s concerns, hopes and visions for a changing society, anticipating an era of political discrimination, disinformation and the emerging battle for racial justice.” “60 Minutes” Correspondent Jon Wertheim has previewed the album as well as a behind-the-scenes story for a report airing this Sunday on CBS.
Shortly after the completion of the “Welcome 2 America” album, Prince began a tour of the same name, which included performances in several US cities, culminating in the historic “21Nite Stand” at The Forum in Ingle. Wood, California “Welcome 2 America” Deluxe edition contains the complete studio vault album both on CD and black vinyl. (Along with high-resolution digital download) includes a full, unprecedented concert video of the Prince’s performance on April 28, 2011 at The Forum. All vinyl versions will feature music. Three sides with a collectible engraving on the fourth side. There are also two special colored vinyl albums available: gold vinyl available exclusively from the official Prince store and clear vinyl from Target.
As a collector of singles, fans have the opportunity to pre-order the exclusive limited-edition golden 7 “vinyl from the official Prince Store. 7” includes the studio version of “Welcome 2 America”. Dio with The unreleased live version of the song was recorded on May 14, 2011 at The Forum “Welcome 2 America”. The live version will be performed with the soundtrack of Prince “Dreamer”, which debuted at “Welcome 2 America”. “Lotusflow3r.” In 2009
The live concert video features Prince performing alongside the 2011 New Power Generation lineup, including Shelby J., Liv Warfield, Elisa Fiorillo and Morris Hayes, additional keyboardists Renato Neto and drummer Ida Nielsen bassist Cassandra O’Neal. John Blackwell and dancers Maya and Nandy McClean (The Twinz)
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Performance features cover Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love” and Roxy Music’s “More Than This”, along with Prince’s favorites “17 Days,” “Contentiony,” “1999” and “Purple Rain”.
The Deluxe Edition of Welcome 2 America will be presented as a luxurious gold foil package designed by GRAMMY-nominated artist Mathieu Bitton and GRAMMY-nominated producer and Prince Trevor Guy. Complete with a 32 “x12” 32-page companion book and a Welcome 2 America ephemera embossed veal holster (art print, poster print, 23 “x36”, mockup, ticket, VIP invitation and backstage pass).
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Prince – Welcome 2 America
- Welcome 2 America
- Running game (Son of a Slave Master)
- Birth 2 death
- 1000 light years from here
- Hot season
- Stand up and be strong *
- Check the log
- Same page, different book
- When she comes
- 1010 (Rinse tin, tin)
- One day we will all be free.
* Soul Asylum cover
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Prince – Welcome 2 America (Live at The Forum, 28 April 2011)
Concert performance (Blu-Ray):
- The joy of reproduction
- Brown skin (India cover Arie)
- 17 days
- Theme from “Which Way Is Up” (Stargard Cover)
- What have you done for me recently? (Janet Jackson cover)
- Party Man
- Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan cover)
- Misty Blue (Eddy Arnold cover)
- Let’s have fun
- Little red cruiser
- Purple rain
- The Bird (The Time cover – Prince composition)
- Jungle Love (The Time cover – Prince composition)
- A Love Bizarre (Sheila E. cover – Prince composition)
- Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry Cover)
- Inglewood Swinging (cover of Kool & the Gang’s “Hollywood Swinging”)
- Fantastic Voyage (cover by the lake)
- More (Roxy Music cover)