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Prince’s Originals on TIDAL – Everything you need to know

Prince’s new album, Originals, is set to go live exclusively on TIDAL at 12:01 AM ET on June 7th.

How to listen:

Album landing page: TIDAL.com/Prince

Embed codes can be found here: http://tdl.sh/Originals

Direct link to album: listen.tidal.com/album/110361100

Non-members can visit TIDAL.com/Prince to redeem a special offer.

HiFi members will be able to experience the album in Masters (MQA) quality

Listening events:

  • TIDAL’s listening event in Los Angeles on June 6th
  • WeWork Noon Rendezvous in select locations across the US (New York, LA, Chicago, Atlanta)
  • Audio companies PSB and NAD will be showcasing the album in MQA quality (June 18th, NYC and June 20th, SF)

About the album:

Pulled directly from the historic archive of Prince’s music, the 15-track album features 14 previously unreleased recordings that highlight the impact Prince had on modern music and the formation of many artists’ careers. The tracks were selected collaboratively by JAY-Z and Troy Carter, on behalf of The Prince Estate.

Quotes:

“Prince led the way, for artistic freedom, for ownership. He’s one of the bravest people I can think of in the industry. He trusted us, not just me, but TIDAL, to continue his fight,” said JAY-Z.  “Trying to help further that legacy through his music is an honor we couldn’t pass up as an organization dedicated to empowering artists. This gives his true fans that peek behind the curtain.”

When releasing HITNRUN Phase One on TIDAL, Prince said “After one meeting, it was obvious that Jay Z and the team he has assembled at TIDAL recognize and applaud the effort that real musicians put in 2 their craft 2 achieve the very best they can at this pivotal time in the music industry. Secondly, TIDAL have honored Us with a non-restrictive arrangement that once again allows Us to continue making art in the fashion We’ve grown accustomed 2, and We’re Extremely grateful 4 their generous support.”

Originals Tracklist:

Song title First released by (Artist: Album – year) Year of Prince’s recording
included on Originals
1. Sex Shooter Apollonia 6: Apollonia 6 – 1984 1983
2. Jungle Love The Time: Ice Cream Castle – 1984 1983
3. Manic Monday The Bangles: Different Light – 1985 1984
4. Noon Rendezvous Sheila E.: The Glamorous Life – 1984 1984
5. Make-Up Vanity 6: Vanity 6 – 1982 1981
6. 100 MPH Mazarati: Mazarati – 1986 1984
7. You’re My Love Kenny Rogers: They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To – 1986 1982
8. Holly Rock Sheila E.: Krush Groove (OST) – 1985 1985
9. Baby, You’re a Trip Jill Jones: Jill Jones – 1987 1982
10. The Glamorous Life Sheila E.: The Glamorous Life – 1984 1983
11. Gigolos Get Lonely Too The Time: What Time Is It? – 1982 1982
12. Love… Thy Will Be Done Martika: Martika’s Kitchen – 1991 1991
13. Dear Michaelangelo Sheila E.: Romance 1600 – 1985 1985
14. Wouldn’t You Love to Love
Me?
Taja Sevelle: Taja Sevelle – 1987 1981
15. Nothing Compares 2 U The Family: The Family – 1985 1984

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