Since Warner Bros. Records teased the release date we’ve been waiting for patiently for more details regarding the forthcoming reissue of Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ and thanks to a leak, our patience has paid off. (Update: Since posting this story Warner Bros. has released the confirmed track list. Find it here in our updated news story)

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The 3-LP set will feature the original tracklist as well as bonus tracks specifically remastered for the reissue. We’ve learnt that the tracks have been carefully transferred from the stereo masters at Paisley Park, with mastering duties undertaken by Bernie Grundman, the mastering engineer who worked on the original album.

The reissue will also feature 2 concert films, one of which is presumably “Prince and the Revolution Live!” recorded in Syracuse on 30th March, 1985.

The reissue is scheduled for release on 9th June.

The full tracklisting is below:

Disc 1: ‘Purple Rain’ (2015 Paisley Park remaster)
‘Let’s Go Crazy’
‘Take Me With U’
‘The Beautiful Ones’
‘Computer Blue’
‘Darling Nikki’
‘When Doves Cry’
‘I Would Die 4 U’
‘Baby I’m A Star’
‘Purple Rain’

Disc 2: Edits and Extended Mixes
‘When Doves Cry’ (7″ Single Edit)
’17 Days’ (7″ B-Side Edit)
‘Let’s Go Crazy’ (7″ Single Edit)
‘Erotic City’ (Let’s Go Crazy 7″ B-Side Edit)
‘Purple Rain’ (7″ Single Edit)
‘God’ (Purple Rain 7″ B-Side)
‘God’ (Love Theme From Purple Rain) (U.K. 12″ B-Side)
‘Another Lonely Christmas’ (I Would Die 4 U 7″ B-Side Edit)
‘I Would Die 4 U’ (7″ Single Edit)
‘Baby I’m A Star’ (Take Me With U 7″ B-Side Edit)
‘Take Me With U’ (7″ Single Edit)
‘Let’s Go Crazy’ (Special Dance Mix)
‘Erotic City’ (Make Love Not War Erotic City Come Alive) (Extended Version)
‘Another Lonely Christmas’ (Original Extended Version)
‘I Would Die 4 U’ (Extended Tour Rehearsal Version)

Disc 3: ‘From The Vault’
‘The Dance Electric’
‘Love & Sex’
‘Computer Blue’ (Hallway Speech Version)
‘Velvet Kitty Cat’
‘Katrina’s Paper Dolls’
‘We Can Fuck’
‘Electric Intercourse’ (Studio Version)
‘Our Destiny/Roadhouse Garden’
‘Possessed’
‘Wonderful Ass’
‘Father’s Song’

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