For Prince fans, it's a stream come true: 23 albums recorded by the late legend are now available digitally for the first time, from 1995's "The Gold Experience" to 2010's "20Ten."
A new, 37-track retrospective of that era, "Prince Anthology 1995-2010," has also been released.
In all, more than 300 Prince tracks that were previously unavailable online started streaming today on Apple Music and Spotify.
The trove of albums, including "Emancipation," "Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic" and "Musicology," can also be purchased and downloaded on Amazon, Google Play and iTunes.
The digital releases are part of a 35-album deal inked in June between Prince's estate and Sony Music and Legacy Recordings. Prince died of a prescription drug overdose in 2016 at 57.
The remaining 12 albums, dating from 1978-1996, will be released online in 2021. They range from Prince's 1978 debut "For You" and 1980's "Dirty Mind" to his 1982 breakthrough double album "1999" and subsequent bestsellers like "Around the World in a Day" (1985), "Sign o' the Times" (1987) and "Lovesexy" (1988).
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By Kevin Haynes |