Published Dec 11, 2018After signing a massive distribution deal to re-release 35 of Prince's studio albums, the estate of the late icon has revealed the first three reissues that will arrive through Sony Music's Legacy Recordings.
The Purple One's Musicology (2004), 3121 (2006) and Planet Earth (2007) will all arrive on CD and vinyl on February 8.
The reissues mark the first time all three albums have been pressed to wax, set to arrive on purple-coloured LPs that can be pre-ordered here. Each reissue will arrive as single CD packages, as well as 2-LP vinyl sets for Musicology and 3121. Planet Earth, however, will be reissued as a only a single vinyl LP.
As previously reported, additional titles set to get the reissue treatment as part of the campaign's first phase include 1995's The Gold Experience, 1996's Emancipation, 1999's Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic and 2001's The Rainbow Children.
Titles featured in the deal's second phase, set to begin in 2021, include 1979's Prince, 1980's Dirty Mind, 1981's Controversy, 1982's 1999, 1985's Around the World in a Day, 1987's Sign 'O' the Times, 1988's Lovesexy, 1991's Diamonds and Pearls and 1992's [Love Symbol].
This past September, posthumous Prince album Piano & a Microphone: 1983 saw release through Warner Bros. JAY-Z has also been tied to a forthcoming album of unreleased Prince material set to arrive on his Tidal streaming service next year.