Cory Wong Details New Live Album ‘The Paisley Park Session’ & Shares Single

Watch Cory Wong and company perform "Assassin" at Prince's Paisley Park.

By Nate Todd Oct 22, 2021 1:19 pm PDT

Cory Wong announced a new live album, The Paisley Park Session, which will arrive on October 29 following a full album performance video premiere on Thursday, October 28 beginning at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT via Mandolin. The Grammy-nominated guitarist and composer previewed the album with a video of Cory and the Wongnotes performing The Fearless Flyers song “Assassin” from Prince’s legendary home and studio, Paisley Park, near Minneapolis.

Playing at Paisley Park is a milestone event for any musician but especially for Wong who grew up in Minneapolis. Even more mind-blowing, Wong got to play Prince’s famed Cloud Guitar.

Cory detailed the experience in a statement:

Paisley Park is such a legendary place to record music. It was Prince’s studio and even home for years. Studio A was his sanctuary.

Coming back to Paisley Park and recording my songs was an absolute joy. The band was HOT that day and it shows in the recording. I grew up just on the other side of town from Paisley Park and this was my first time recording in Studio A.

It was fun to watch and listen to The Hornheads and Sonny T tell stories about countless hours and nights in the studio, and hear about the music they made there that’s both become hit songs AND never been released before.

The creative energy in the studio is palpable, and you hear/see it in this session. Also…I got to record with Prince’s Cloud Guitar!!!!! What?!

Watch Cory lead the Wongnotes through “Assassin” at Paisley Park below:

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