Prince "Piano & A Microphone"
Prince "Piano & A Microphone"
Prince "Piano & A Microphone"
Prince "Piano & A Microphone"

Prince "Piano & A Microphone"

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  • Limited Deluxe Edition Includes CD, Vinyl LP & 12” Booklet Featuring Brand New Liner Notes Written by Prince’s then Engineer Don Batts, & Never Before Seen Photos of Prince 
  • Features Unreleased Music Recorded in 1983 at Prince’s Kiowa Trail Home Studio in Chanhassen, MN, & Engineered by Don Batts
  • Pressed on 180 Gram Vinyl & Album Cover Photo Captures A Rare Photo of Prince Backstage During the 1999 Tour (Photo by Allen Beaulieu)
Officially announced on June 7, 2018, a day which marked the singer’s 60th birthday, "Piano & A Microphone 1983" features previously unreleased cassette recordings of Prince at the piano at his home studio in Minnesota captured in 1983.

“This raw, intimate recording, which took place at the start of Prince’s career right before he achieved international stardom, is similar in format to the Piano & A Microphone Tour that he ended his career with in 2016,” said Prince Estate entertainment adviser Troy Carter. “The Estate is excited to be able to give fans a glimpse of his evolution and show how his career ultimately came full circle with just him and his piano.”

The private rehearsal provides a rare, intimate glimpse into Prince’s creative process as he worked through songs which include ’17 Days‘ and ‘Purple Rain’ (neither of which would be released until 1984), a cover of Joni Mitchell’s ‘A Case Of You‘, ‘Strange Relationship‘ (not released until 1987 on his critically acclaimed Sign O’ The Times album), and ‘International Lover’.

The album also includes a rare recording of the 19th Century spiritual ‘Mary Don’t You Weep’, which is featured during the end credits of Spike Lee’s BlacKKKlansman. For fans of Prince’s spontaneous live medleys, tracks 1-7 of the album are presented in that same format as they were originally recorded.


1. Medley: 17 Days

2) Purple Rain

3) A Case Of You

4) Mary Don’t You Weep

5) Strange Relationship

6) International Lover

7) Wednesday


1) Cold Coffee & Cocaine (Piano & A Microphone 1983 Version)

2) Why The Butterflies (Piano & A Microphone 1983 Version)

Type: Music

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