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Thursday, 4 September 2014

Prince set to release TWO new albums..!

He’s been quiet for a while, however music icon Prince announced not one, but two, brand new studio albums…


The much-anticipated albums are Art Official Age which is a solo album by the singer and Plectrumelectrum that is by Prince’s new band 3rdEyeGirl.

2014 has been one of the most exciting years yet for the prodigious musical talent.  Together with 3rdEyeGirl, Prince rocked UK and European audiences into a frenzy with his sell-out Hit & Run tours, generating some of the most significant critical acclaim of his career so far. 

In releasing two albums on the same day fans get the chance to savor the many different aspects of Prince’s musical talents with Art Official Age and Plectrumelectrum offering two very distinct listening experiences.

Art Official Age is a classic Prince album, produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince and Joshua Welton. 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 include 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 recent sold out Hit & Run tour of the UK earlier this year which led The Guardian to declare “These are performances by one of the greatest funk-rock bands ever” and the group showered with 5-star reviews.

The track-listings for ‘ART OFFICIAL AGE and ‘PLECTRUMELECTRUM’ are as follows:

ART OFFICIAL AGE


ART OFFICIAL AGE
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

Check out album track U Know here

PLECTRUMELECTRUM


WOW
PRETZELBODYLOGIC
AINTTURNINROUND
PLECTRUMELECTRUM
WHITECAPS
FIXURLIFEUP
BOYTROUBLE
STOPTHISTRAIN
ANOTHERLOVE
TICTACTOE
MARZ
FUNKNROLL

Check out album track WhiteCaps here

Get ready for the return and overload of Prince goodness and grab your copy on iTunes now. Early buyers will be able to unlock ‘instant grat’ tracks from each record.  The album releases will also be marked by a series of very special events taking place globally, to be confirmed shortly..!

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