Prince Re-issues Appear on Purple Vinyl
12 February 2019
In 2018, Sony Music announced that it would re-release 35 of Prince's late-era albums, in line with a deal struck with Prince's estate. According to Billboard:
"Among the titles included in the first phase are The Gold Experience (1995), Emancipation (1996), Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic (1999), The Rainbow Children (2001) and 3121 (2006), as well as Musicology (2004) and Planet Earth (2007), which were originally release via Sony through Columbia.
“The Sony team’s enthusiasm and deep knowledge of Prince’s music make them the ideal partner to release these iconic bodies of work,” added Prince Estate entertainment adviser Troy Carter. “We’re looking forward to working with the heirs and Sony on giving fans what they’ve been waiting for — more great music from Prince.”
On February 8th, the deal showed the first signs of bearing fruit, when Sony Music announced the release of three albums as part of the estate's "Legacy Series" - Musicology (2004), 3121 (2006) and Planet Earth (2007) - each of which will be released as 2-LPs on Purple Vinyl.
To purchase your copy of this limited edition set, check out the series at Prince's Estate here.