New Prince Album 'Piano & A Microphone: 1983' Announced On Late Singer's 60th Birthday
Prince would’ve turned 60 today. To commemorate the late artist’s birthday, his estate and Warner Bros. have announced the release of a live album recorded in 1983.
Titled Piano & A Microphone: 1983, the nine-track album was recorded during a rehearsal at Prince’s home studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Notable tracks on the release include a cover of Joni Mitchell‘s “A Case of You” and versions of “Purple Rain” (which was then unreleased), as well as a version of “Mary Don’t You Weep,” which can be listened to below.
Check out the tracklist for Piano & A Microphone: 1983 below. The album drops on September 21. DJ Ally Al recently created a new mix centered around Prince’s post-’80s material. Released under her Condition of the Heart series, the fifth installment of the series features songs such as “Soul Sanctuary,” “So Dark,” “Time,” and others.
Piano & A Microphone: 1983 Tracklist
01 17 Days
02 Purple Rain
03 A Case Of You
04 Mary Don’t You Weep
05 Strange Relationship
06 International Lover
08 Cold Coffee & Cocaine
09 Why The Butterflies