It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly a year (April 21) since we said a final goodnight to our sweet Prince Rogers Nelson, who passed away from what was later determined to be an opioid overdose. Now, finally, The Purple One’s Warner Bros Records song catalog is available for streaming again.
Indeed, yesterday, perfectly timed with the 59th annual Grammy Awards, his entire WBR oeuvre was released across all the major streaming services – including such chill-inducing classics as “When Doves Cry,” “I Would Die 4 U” and, of course, “Purple Rain.” And there’s no better way to honor him than to indulge it to the full.
“Prince recorded his most influential and popular music during his time with Warner Bros,” says Warner Chairman & CEO Cameron Strang, “and we are deeply aware of our responsibility to safeguard and nurture his incredible legacy. 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.”
Perhaps even more thrilling, this coming June previously unreleased material from the Paisley Park vaults, as well as two complete concert films, will see the light of day.
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