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Prince ‘Diamonds And Pearls’ Released In Dolby ATMOS & Sony 360 Reality Audio

NPG Records And Paisley Park Enterprises, In Partnership With Sony Music Entertainment And Warner Records, Release Diamonds And Pearls in Dolby ATMOS and Sony 360 Reality Audio formats

Previously Unreleased Tracks “Get Blue” And “Live 4 Love (Early Version)” Available Now

Taken From The Expanded Reissue Of Prince & The New Power Generation’s Multi-Platinum Album Diamonds And Pearls (Out October 27)


New podcast series The Story Of Diamonds And Pearls To Launch October 12th

Today, NPG Records and Paisley Park Enterprises, in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Records, have released Prince & The New Power Generation’s iconic 1991 album, Diamonds And Pearls, in Dolby ATMOS and Sony 360 RA formats. This marks the very first time that a Prince studio album has appeared in immersive audio.

Mixed from the original multi-track album masters by GRAMMY-nominated, longtime Prince audio engineer, Chris James, the new Dolby ATMOS and Sony 360 RA mixes give fans the opportunity to hear Diamonds And Pearls as they’ve never heard it before.

“Prophetically, the production aesthetic of this album seems predestined for immersive formats. The songs with high track counts and cinematic sound effects play fantastically into the surrounds and ceiling, while less embellished arrangements come alive, effectively putting the listener into the very same room as Prince and band.” – Chris James

Diamonds And Pearls Dolby ATMOS, Sony 360 Reality Audio, and newly Remastered Stereo audio formats can be streamed now HERE.

Today also sees the release of “Get Blue” and “Live 4 Love (Early Version)”, two previously unreleased tracks taken from Prince’s legendary vault. These two tracks will appear on the upcoming expanded reissue of Prince & The New Power Generation’s 1991 classic Diamonds And Pearls, to be released on October 27th.

Stream “Get Blue” HERE and “Live 4 Love (Early Version)” HERE

Originally created by Prince at Paisley Park in March of 1991, “Get Blue” later appeared on R&B artist Louie Louie’s 1993 album Let’s Get Started. This new, previously unreleased demo showcases Prince playing every instrument and overseeing all aspects of the recording and mixing of the song.

“Live 4 Love (Early Version)” represents an early attempt to track “Live 4 Love”, a song that was eventually included as the closing track on the commercially released version of Diamonds And Pearls. Featuring members of Prince’s band The New Power Generation, “Live 4 Love (Early Version)” notably emphasises a prominent “live for love” chant recorded during Prince’s 1990 Nude tour, as well as an early version of Prince reciting the rap elements that were written (and ultimately performed on the official release) by Tony M. Drummer Michael Bland, keyboardist Tommy Barbarella, and bassist Sonny Thompson lay down a rock-solid rhythm while Prince plays all additional instruments on the trance-like funk track.

“Get Blue” and “Live 4 Love (Early Version)” were both recorded at Paisley Park Studios and engineered by Michael Koppelman.

In addition to the newly unearthed music and footage, an official multi-part podcast series on the creation and legacy of Diamonds And Pearls will be released beginning on October 12th. Hosted and produced by author and broadcaster Andrea Swensson, the podcast includes the memories and insights from every member of that era’s New Power Generation and examines the process that led to the album’s creation, and its enduring impact on Prince’s legacy.

Listen to the trailer for the official The Story Of Diamonds And Pearls podcast HERE

Prince ‘Diamonds And Pearls’ Released In Dolby ATMOS & Sony 360 Reality Audio

The upcoming expanded reissue of Diamonds And Pearls includes 47 previously unreleased audio tracks and over two hours of live filmed concert footage in high definition, a 120-page hardback book that features rare and previously unseen photos by Prince’s photographer Randee St. Nicholas, Prince’s hand-written lyrics, and more in addition to the remastered album itself. Combining an uplifting blend of hip-hop, dance, gospel, and pop, Diamonds And Pearls represents a turning point in Prince’s career where he connected his past influences to the present, an approach that brought him to the top of the charts once again.

Pre-order Diamonds And Pearls Super Deluxe Edition HERE

“Get Blue” and “Live 4 Love (Early Version)” follow the prior releases of “Cream (Take 2)”, “Alice Through The Looking Glass”, and “Insatiable (Early Mix-Full Version)”. Issued to accompany the project’s announcement in August, “Alice Through The Looking Glass” was praised by the New York Times as a “groove [that] tells its own sensual story”, while “Insatiable (Early Mix-Full Version)” is a previously unreleased 8’02” demo from Prince’s vault that reveals how the song originally sounded, complete with lyrics and instruments that were removed before it was placed on Diamonds And Pearls.

“Cream (Take 2)” sees Prince experimenting with alternative arrangements for a track that will eventually become a #1 Billboard smash hit.

Stream “Cream (Take 2)” HERE

Stream “Alice Through The Looking Glass” HERE

Stream “Insatiable (Early Mix – Full Version)” HERE