Artist: Prince
Title: Piano and A Microphone 1983
Year: 2018
Label: NPG Records/
Warner Bros. Records
Format: CD
Cat. no.: B07DGKX69R
17 Days 06:22
Purple Rain 01:26
A Case Of You 01:40
Mary Don't You Weep 04:42
Strange Relationship 02:38
International Lover 03:48
Wednesday 01:59
Cold Coffee & Cocaine 05:13
Why The Butterflies 06:26

Produced, Arranged, Composed and Per4med* by: Prince

Trax released as singles:
Mary Don't You Weep

*Recorded in 1983 at Prince's Kiowa Trail home studio in Chanhassen, MN & engineered by Don Batts, Piano & A Microphone 1983 is a nine track, 35-minute album features a previously unreleased home studio cassette recording of Prince at his piano. The Deluxe CD+LP format will include a 12" booklet featuring brand new liner notes written by Prince's then engineer Don Batts, as well as candid shots of Prince including never before seen images.

The private rehearsal provides a rare, intimate glimpse into Prince s creative process as he worked through songs which include 17 Days and Purple Rain (neither of which would be released until 1984), a cover of Joni Mitchell's A Case Of You, Strange Relationship (not released until 1987 on his critically acclaimed Sign O' The Times album), and International Lover. The album also includes a rare recording of the 19th Century spiritual Mary Don't You Weep, featured during the end credits of Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman. For fans of Prince's spontaneous live medleys, tracks 1-7 of the album are presented in that same format as they were originally recorded.