Prince: Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden

Prince: Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden


NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records recently announced the 2017 release of Prince’s masterpiece Purple Rain in new Deluxe and Deluxe Expanded Edition formats, out June 23. A previously unreleased track recorded in 1983, "Electric Intercourse" was revealed upon announcement, and was a treat for fans who had only heard the track in its live incarnations. But wait there's more... more new music.

"Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden" has today arrived on streaming services and is available for instant download for those who purchase the special fan pre-order on digital services. "Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden" is comprised of two different songs that were married together when performed live. "Our Destiny” features Lisa Coleman’s vocals (the keyboardist from the Revolution, the band that backed him for much of the 80s), and “Roadhouse Garden” features Prince’s lead vocals and background vocals from Lisa and Dr. Fink (Matt Fink - keyboards). The basic tracks for both songs were recorded live at First Avenue in Minneapolis on Prince’s 26th birthday (June 7, 1984).

Purple Rain Deluxe and Purple Rain Deluxe Expanded Edition are available to pre-order now.

The two-CD Purple Rain Deluxe set includes the official 2015 Paisley Park Remaster of the original tapes from the soundtrack, presenting an unheard vision of the album overseen by Prince himself. The From The Vault & Unreleased disc boasts eleven gems unearthed from the heart of Prince’s storied vault. Beyond "Electric Intercourse" and "Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden", the tracklist features much sought-after rarities such as the 1983 instrumental "Father’s Song" and more.

Six tracks that have never been released or distributed in the collector or bootleg community include: "Possessed", the ’83 Prince solo version, never heard before; "Electric Intercourse", the studio version not known to exist before it was discovered at Paisley Park; "Father’s Song", a full, five plus minute version that prior to this fans could only find a minute and half snippet of in the movie; "We Can Fuck", a track that has never circulated as the full, 10 minute version with these lyrics; and "Katrina’s Paper Dolls", a finished master of the song, which has previously only circulated as a demo. Additionally, all of the material is taken from the source and mastered by Bernie Grundman, the mastering engineer who worked on the original album.

In addition to the Original Album (2015 Paisley Park Remaster) and From The Vault & Unreleased, the Purple Rain Deluxe Expanded Edition presents a third disc of Single Edits & B-Sides, as well as the concert DVD Prince And The Revolution Live at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY, March 30, 1985. With audio and video restored from the original production master tape, it offers an exclusive vignette into the passion and power of Prince’s legendary live performances during one of the artist’s most celebrated eras. 

Read more and take a look at the full tracklisting here.

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