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    MUSIC ICON PRINCE ANNOUNCES TWO BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUMS!

     

    ‘ART OFFICIAL AGE’ AND ‘PLECTRUMELECTRUM’ BOTH RELEASED SEPTEMBER 30th

    Music icon PRINCE today announced not one, but two, brand new studio albums to be released globally via Warner Bros. Records. The much-anticipated albums are ‘ART OFFICIAL AGE’ and ‘PLECTRUMELECTRUM’, set to release on September 30th 2014 in the US. ‘ART OFFICIAL AGE’ is a solo album and ‘PLECTRUMELECTRUM’ is by Prince’s new band 3RDEYEGIRL.


    Both albums, which are sold separately, are now available for pre-order via digital retailers and from http://www.artofficialage.com. Early buyers will be able to unlock ‘instant grat’ tracks from each record.

    The brand new studio albums mark a historic return to Warner Bros. Records, Prince’s original label home. The renewed partnership came after the announcement that Warner Bros. Records returned to Prince the master recordings of his pioneering ’80s albums, including Dirty Mind, 1999, Purple Rain and Sign ‘O’ the Times.

    ‘ART OFFICIAL AGE’ is a classic Prince album, produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince and Joshua Welton (@joshuaworld). Sonically the record is a contemporary concoction of soul, R&B and funk. The melodies are immediate and prominent as ever and Prince’s vocals are rich and solid, taking full advantage of his vocal range with decidedly, seductive lyrics.

    ‘PLECTRUMELECTRUM’ is a classic band record, with 3RDEYEGIRL which includes Prince, Donna Grantis (guitar), Hannah Ford Welton (drums) and Ida Nielsen (bass). Recorded live and in analog the album is an electrifying funk-rock statement. Many of the tracks from ‘PLECTRUMELECTRUM’ were performed live on the ‘Hit & Run’ tours of the UK earlier this year – incendiary performances in a series of historic venues – which led The Guardian to declare “These are performances by one of the greatest funk-rock bands ever.” The track-listings for ‘ART OFFICIAL AGE and ‘PLECTRUMELECTRUM’ are as follows:

    ART OFFICIAL AGE

    ART OFFICIAL CAGE

    CLOUDS

    BREAKDOWN

    THE GOLD STANDARD

    U KNOW

    BREAKFAST CAN WAIT

    THIS COULD BE US

    WHAT IT FEELS LIKE

    affirmation I & II

    WAY BACK HOME

    FUNKNROLL

    TIME affirmation III

    PLECTRUMELECTRUM

    WOW

    PRETZELBODYLOGIC

    AINTTURNINROUND

    PLECTRUMELECTRUM

    WHITECAPS

    FIXURLIFEUP

    BOYTROUBLE

    STOPTHISTRAIN

    ANOTHERLOVE

    TICTACTOE

    MARZ

    FUNKNROOL

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on August 22, 2014 - 9:16pm

 

‘ART OFFICIAL AGE’ AND ‘PLECTRUMELECTRUM’ BOTH RELEASED SEPTEMBER 30th

Music icon PRINCE today announced not one, but two, brand new studio albums to be released globally via Warner Bros. Records. The much-anticipated albums are ‘ART OFFICIAL AGE’ and ‘PLECTRUMELECTRUM’, set to release on September 30th 2014 in the US. ‘ART OFFICIAL AGE’ is a solo album and ‘PLECTRUMELECTRUM’ is by Prince’s new band 3RDEYEGIRL.


Both albums, which are sold separately, are now available for pre-order via digital retailers and from http://www.artofficialage.com. Early buyers will be able to unlock ‘instant grat’ tracks from each record.

The brand new studio albums mark a historic return to Warner Bros. Records, Prince’s original label home. The renewed partnership came after the announcement that Warner Bros. Records returned to Prince the master recordings of his pioneering ’80s albums, including Dirty Mind, 1999, Purple Rain and Sign ‘O’ the Times.

‘ART OFFICIAL AGE’ is a classic Prince album, produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince and Joshua Welton (@joshuaworld). Sonically the record is a contemporary concoction of soul, R&B and funk. The melodies are immediate and prominent as ever and Prince’s vocals are rich and solid, taking full advantage of his vocal range with decidedly, seductive lyrics.

‘PLECTRUMELECTRUM’ is a classic band record, with 3RDEYEGIRL which includes Prince, Donna Grantis (guitar), Hannah Ford Welton (drums) and Ida Nielsen (bass). Recorded live and in analog the album is an electrifying funk-rock statement. Many of the tracks from ‘PLECTRUMELECTRUM’ were performed live on the ‘Hit & Run’ tours of the UK earlier this year – incendiary performances in a series of historic venues – which led The Guardian to declare “These are performances by one of the greatest funk-rock bands ever.” The track-listings for ‘ART OFFICIAL AGE and ‘PLECTRUMELECTRUM’ are as follows:

ART OFFICIAL AGE

ART OFFICIAL CAGE

CLOUDS

BREAKDOWN

THE GOLD STANDARD

U KNOW

BREAKFAST CAN WAIT

THIS COULD BE US

WHAT IT FEELS LIKE

affirmation I & II

WAY BACK HOME

FUNKNROLL

TIME affirmation III

PLECTRUMELECTRUM

WOW

PRETZELBODYLOGIC

AINTTURNINROUND

PLECTRUMELECTRUM

WHITECAPS

FIXURLIFEUP

BOYTROUBLE

STOPTHISTRAIN

ANOTHERLOVE

TICTACTOE

MARZ

FUNKNROOL

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