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Prince - Welcome 2 America

 (Deluxe Edition 2 LPs with D Side Etching + CD + Blu-Ray + Book + Poster + Envelope of Limited Edition Memorabilia)


Label:

Legacy

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
ALEG 61612
UPC: 194398661612
Availability:
Pre Order
Category:

Vinyl Record & CD


No. of Discs: 4
Coming July 30, 2021

$99.98

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Vinyl Record
Etched D Side





 

Recorded by Prince in 2010, never released!

Deluxe Edition double LP with custom D-side etching!

Also includes CD + Blu-ray with book, poster and rare memorabilia!

Five years after Prince's death, a new album of his previously unreleased music is coming out.

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 release announcement was made by The Prince Estate and Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.

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.

The vinyl edition has the 12 songs spread across three sides on two LPs, with custom etching on the fourth side. In addition, the Deluxe Edition of Welcome 2 America combines the 2LP and CD versions of the album with a never-before-released Blu-Ray of Prince's full April 28, 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 10 rare covers.

In addition, the deluxe edition features a 32 page 12x12 book, exclusive poster and an embossed vellum envelope of limited edition memorabilia all housed in a luxe, gold embossed package.

On the title track "Welcome 2 America," Prince delivers a powerful and searing spoken-word soliloquy set to music about golden parachutes, the superficial nature of social media, reality TV-fueled celebrity culture, and corporate monopolies in the music industry, ultimately concluding that America is the 'Land of the free / home of the slave,'" according to a news release.

The iconic artist died in April 2016 after accidentally overdosing on the opioid fentanyl.

Shortly after he completed the 2010 Welcome 2 America album, Prince embarked on a tour of the same name that included multiple performances in several US cities.

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.



CD
1. Welcome 2 America
2. Running Game (Son Of A Slave Master)
3. Born 2 Die
4. 1000 Light Years From Here
5. Hot Summer
6. Stand Up And B Strong
7. Check The Record
8. Same Page, Different Book
9. When She Comes
10. 1010 (Rin Tin Tin)
11. Yes
12. One Day We Will All B Free

Vinyl
Side A
1. Welcome 2 America
2. Running Game (Son Of A Slave Master)
3. Born 2 Die
4. 1000 Light Years From Here
Side B
1. Hot Summer
2. Stand Up And B Strong
3. Check The Record
4. Same Page, Different Book
Side C
1. When She Comes
2. 1010 (Rin Tin Tin)
3. Yes
4. One Day We Will All B Free
Side D
Etching

Blu-Ray
1. Joy In Repitition
2. Brown Skin (India.Arie cover)
3. 17 Days
4. Shhh
5. Controversy
6. Theme From “Which Way Is Up” (Stargard cover)
7. What Have You Done For Me Lately (Janet Jackson cover)
8. Partyman
9. It’s Alright (Graham Central Station cover)
10. Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan cover)
11. Misty Blue (Eddy Arnold cover)
12. Let’s Go Crazy
13. Delirious
14. 1999
15. Little Red Corvette
16. Purple Rain
17. The Bird (The Time cover/Prince comp)
18. Jungle Love (The Time cover/Prince comp)
19. A Love Bizarre (Sheila E cover/Prince comp
20. Kiss
21. Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry cover)
22. Hollywood Swingin’ (Kool & the Gang cover)
23. Fantastic Voyage (Lakeside cover)
24. More Than This (Roxy Music cover)

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