Prince's Earliest Recordings from 1975-79 Made with Pepé Willie's 94 East / Pure Analogue Remastering from Original Tapes by Matt Colton at Alchemy Studios
This latest Charly re-issue holds the earliest known recordings of Prince, made with Pepé Willie's band 94 East, recorded between December 1975 and February 1979. Prince contributes electric guitar, bass, keyboards, synths, organ, drums, harmony and backing vocals here and is clearly heard on all of these historic recordings.
This release has received a new, pure analogue remastering from Pepé Willie's original tapes by Matt Colton at Alchemy Studios, and comes pressed as a triple 180g heavyweight audiophile vinyl box set by Optimal Media, GmbH, Germany. The 17-track box set comes complete with in-depth sleeve notes and an exclusive and revealing interview with Pepé Willie.
"What makes these recordings particularly special is that they reflect an important element in the development of the ‘Minneapolis Sound' - a phenomenon bought to the world's attention by the emergence of Prince. And the outstanding contributions that Prince bought to these recordings are testimonial to his phenomenal, precocious abilities at such a young age." - Pepé Willie