Prince's Piano & a Microphone 1983 Captures Previously Unreleased Solo, Intimate Recording Session from His Home Studio: 180g LP Includes an Early Version of "Purple Rain"
The Prince Estate in partnership with Warner Bros. Records present Piano & A Microphone 1983, a brand-new Prince collection that features a previously unreleased 35-minute, 9-track home studio recording of the artist alone at the piano. The private rehearsal offers a rare glimpse into Prince's creative process as he works through songs like "17 Days" (1984 B-side), "Purple Rain" (title track from the Grammy and Oscar winning 1984 soundtrack), and a cover of Joni Mitchell's "A Case Of You, Strange Relationship" (released on 1987's Sign O' The Times) among others.
"This raw, intimate recording, which took place at the start of Prince's career right before he achieved international stardom, is similar in format to the Piano & A Microphone Tour that he ended his career with in 2016," said Prince Estate entertainment adviser Troy Carter. "The Estate is excited to be able to give fans a glimpse of his evolution and show how his career ultimately came full circle with just him and his piano."