Due out 30th July 2021 via Sony
Recorded in the spring of 2010 and then mysteriously abandoned by Prince before its release, the statement album 'Welcome 2 America' documents Prince’s concerns, hopes and visions for a shifting society, presciently foreshadowing an era of political division, disinformation and a renewed fight for racial justice. The album features some of Prince’s only studio collaborations with the bassist Tal Wilkenfeld, drummer Chris Coleman and engineer Jason Agel, with additional contributions from New Power Generation singers Shelby J, Liv Warfield and Elisa Fiorillo and keyboardist Morris Hayes, who Prince also recruited to co produce the album. Formats include a double black vinyl LP set, with music on 3 sides and the fourth side being etched, all housed in gatefold packaging. The retail exclusive double album is the same set up but pressed on clear vinyl - very limited/stock will be allocated. Standard 12 track single CD. The deluxe edition box set combines the 2 LP and CD versions of the album with a never before released Blu Ray of Prince’s full April 28th 2011 performance at the Forum, part of the Welcome 2 America Tour’s historic 21 Nite Stand in Los Angeles. The show is presented in stereo, 5.1 surround and Dolby Atmos and includes 24 tracks from across Prince’s career, from his biggest hits to fan favorites to ten rare covers. In addition, the deluxe edition features a 32 page 12 x12 book, exclusive poster and an embossed vellum envelope of limited edition memorabilia all housed in a luxe, gold embossed package. Experienced as a complete package, the deluxe edition provides an immersive view of Prince’s creative genius during his spontaneous, energetic and thought provoking 'Welcome 2 America' era. Marketing activity.
CD / Std 2LP Black vinyl / Indies CLEAR Ltd 2LP / Deluxe 4LP + CD + BluRay + Booklet + Various collectibles box