Two torrential reissues of "Purple Rain" are headed your way on June 23, packed with music discovered in Prince's vault after his death last year and a 1985 concert recorded in Syracuse, New York.
"Purple Rain Deluxe" is a two-disc set featuring the remastered soundtrack to the 1984 movie that transformed Prince from showman to shaman worldwide. The second disc's 11 tracks include "Electric Intercourse," which can be downloaded now with pre-orders.
"Purple Rain Deluxe—Expanded Edition" adds two more discs to the mix. First up: a collection of 15 B-sides and edited singles, including a "special dance mix" of "Let's Go Crazy" and extended versions of "I Would Die 4 U" and "Another Lonely Christmas." Capping off the four-disc set is the Syracuse concert—a DVD of a 19-song performance by Prince and the Revolution on March 30, 1985.
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By Kevin Haynes |