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An officially sanctioned, new Prince album will be released in September. The news comes on the heels of the second anniversary of Prince’s death and the release of his long-unheard original 1984 version of “Nothing Compares 2 U.”

Prince estate entertainment adviser Troy Carter, gave a long and detailed interview to Variety and spoke in depth about the future of Prince’s thousands of hours of unheard music.  Carter explained how the estate has gotten to the point of actually releasing material from the vault, revealing,

“The last year was really about information collecting: meeting with various partners, meeting with the heirs and (estate executor) Comerica and figuring out what partners we need to bring on to help execute that vision. First and foremost, it was about organizing the vault and finding out what music exists, what footage exists, photos, personal notes, letters. Prince basically saved everything, so there are decades of music and video and artifacts, but it takes long time to go through each one of those and research the historical context: where is this from, who did he collaborate with, where was it recorded, what year, was it the final version?”

Looking forward to hearing this new material.

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