Troy Carter, who leads the team overseeing Prince’s estate, told Variety a time-specific “full-length album” is currently receiving final touches ahead of a September release.
“Michael Howe, who’s been working with us on the archive, has done a tremendous job of finding some special pieces of work, and one of the pieces that he found, all of us fell in love with it and decided this was special enough for fans to hear,” said Carter. “So we’re putting the final touches on it — it’ll come in the fall.”
Rumours of new Prince material being released after being stored in the Paisley Park vault have been circulating since the musician’s death two years ago, with a glimpse into such music offered last week with the arrival of his original recording of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’.
Prince was known for maintaining a strict strategy when it came to releasing his music, and according to Carter, “he pretty much left a blueprint of how things should go.” Fans will also receive a greater insight into Prince’s life when his memoir is released later this year.
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