For the first time since Prince unexpectedly died in 2016, the singer’s estate will release a completed album. But never heard of it from the rest of the music vault.
Up until now, most of the real estate has been focused on releasing some of the greatest albums of Prince’s career, such as “1999” and “Sign o ‘the Times,” or compilation like “Originals,” which consisted of demonstrations of the singers who were in the works. Became a hit among other artists.
But on July 30th, “Welcome 2 America”, the 12-track album recorded at Prince’s Paisley Park Studios in 2010, will finally see the light of day.
The property announced “Welcome 2 America,” documenting “the Prince’s concerns, hopes and visions for a changing society, anticipating an age of political divide, disinformation and struggle for justice. The album features “The Golden Parachute, the superficial nature of social media, the reality TV celebrity culture, and the corporate monopoly of the music industry. ‘Land of free / home of slaves,’ ”said the estate.
There was also a quote about the album from Prince at the time, written in his trademark style: “The world is full of misin4mation. George Orwell’s vision of the future is here. We want two of them to remain true to their faith in the next endeavor. ”
According to the message, songs from the album have titles such as “Running Game (Son of a Slave Master),” “Born 2 Die” and “One Day We Will All B Free”. Of the iPhone / there are 2 applications to fix your situation “
From 2010 to 2012, Prince played more than 80 concerts on the tour of the same name. But he never explained why he kept the relevant “Welcome 2 America” album.
It was a street full of real estate as the singer died from an accidental overdose of opioid painkillers five years ago this month. Prince, on the other hand, was known for his meticulous control over his career as well as maintaining ownership of most of his songs. But he had no intention of resting The Prince is determined to have six family members who qualify as heirs, even if one brother has passed away.
The debut of “Welcome 2 America” will come from Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. It began releasing Prince songs after a previous $ 31 million deal between real estate and Universal Music was terminated by the judge.
Since then, the estate has faced tax issues with the IRS, saying the property is valued at $ 163.2 million – nearly double the $ 82.3 million claimed by the real estate trustee by Comerica Bank & Trust (a judge overseeing the estate’s state of “Personal and corporate mayhem”)
The Prince’s Vault at Paisley Park, his studio complex outside Minneapolis, is thought to contain hundreds or possibly thousands of unpublished songs.