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‘From The Vault & Previously Unreleased’ disc includes 11 rare songs from singer’s vault’

Prince’s massive Purple Rain reissues will come in two forms: Deluxe and a Deluxe – Expanded Edition. NPG Records and Warner Bros. have unveiled the track lists for both sets, which is set for release on June 23rd and will include six tracks that have “never been released or distributed in the collector or bootleg community,” according to a statement.

The six tracks include a 1983 solo version of “Possessed”; a studio version of “Electric Intercourse,” which was not known to exist until it was unearthed at Paisley Park; a five-minute-plus version of “Father’s Song” – a tune that was only previously heard as a snippet in the movie Purple Rain; and a full 10-minute version of “We Can Fuck” with lyrics specific to the recording included in the set. The sixth song is a finished master of “Katrina’s Paper Dolls,” which previously circulated in demo form only.

The Purple Rain Deluxe set packages the 2015 Paisley Park remaster of the original tapes from the soundtrack along with a From the Vault & Unreleased disc. The latter includes 11 songs discovered in Prince’s storied vault, including “Electric Intercourse,” which will be available as an instant download to those that pre-order the reissues. Other Vault gems include 1984’s “Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden” and the 1983 instrumental “Father’s Song.”

The Purple Rain Deluxe – Expanded Edition includes the two Deluxe discs as well as a third disc, Single Edits & B-Sides, and a concert DVD. Prince and the Revolution Live at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY, March 30, 1985 houses audio and video that was restored from the original production master tape.

Purple Rain Deluxe Track List

Disc One: Original Album (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)

1. “Let’s Go Crazy”2. “Take Me With U”

3. “The Beautiful Ones”

4. “Computer Blue”

5. “Darling Nikki”

6. “When Doves Cry”

7. “I Would Die 4 U”

8. “Baby I’m a Star”

9. “Purple Rain”

Disc Two: From The Vault & Previously Unreleased

1. “The Dance Electric”2. “Love and Sex”

3. “Computer Blue” (“Hallway Speech” version)

4. “Electric Intercourse” (studio)

5. “Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden”

6. “Possessed” (1983 version)

7. “Wonderful Ass”

8. “Velvet Kitty Cat”

9. “Katrina’s Paper Dolls”

10. “We Can Fuck”

11. “Father’s Song”

Purple Rain Deluxe ­– Expanded Edition Track List (includes Deluxe discs listed above)

Disc Three: Single Edits & B-Sides

1. “When Doves Cry” (edit)2. “17 Days”

3. “Let’s Go Crazy” (edit)

4. “Let’s Go Crazy” (Special Dance Mix)

5. “Erotic City”

6. “Erotic City” (“Make Love Not War Erotic City Come Alive”) 

7. “Purple Rain” (edit)

8. “God”

9. “God” (Love Theme From Purple Rain)

10. “Another Lonely Christmas”

11. “Another Lonely Christmas” (extended version)

12. “I Would Die 4 U” (edit)

13. “I Would Die 4 U” (extended version)

14. “Baby I’m a Star” (edit)

15. “Take Me With U” (edit)

DVD: Prince And The Revolution, Live at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY, March 30, 1985

1. “Let’s Go Crazy”2. “Delirious”

3. “1999”

4. “Little Red Corvette”

5. “Take Me With U”

6. “Do Me, Baby”

7. “Irresistible Bitch”

8. “Possessed”

9. “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?”

10. “Let’s Pretend We’re Married”

11. “International Lover”

12. “God”

13. “Computer Blue”

14. “Darling Nikki” 

15. “The Beautiful Ones”

16. “When Doves Cry”

17. “I Would Die 4 U”

18. “Baby I’m a Star”

19. “Purple Rain”

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