On what would have been Prince’s 60th birthday today, the beloved late musician’s estate has confirmed the upcoming release of a posthumous album. The new record, Piano & A Microphone, will be issued on September 21 and features the lead single “Mary Don’t You Weep.”
As the title suggests, Piano & A Microphone 1983 showcases a solo rehearsal session Prince recorded in 1983 at his Paisley Park facility in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The album presents 9 live tracks of The Purple One’s solo piano arrangements of “Purple Rain” (prior to its 1984 release), “International Lover,” “17 Days,” “Strange Relationship,” a cover of “A Case of You” by Joni Mitchell and others.
The album is available to pre-order here. Stream “Mary Don’t You Weep” here:
Piano & A Microphone 1983 Tracklist
- 17 Days
- Purple Rain
- A Case Of You
- Mary Don’t You Weep
- Strange Relationship
- International Lover
- Cold Coffee & Cocaine
- Why The Butterflies
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