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    Mon, 05 Jan 2009 13:23:22

    Prince Unveils Release Plans For 2009 - Not one but three new records

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    • Prince - LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27:  Singer Patti LaBelle (R) presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to Prince (R) during the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
    • Prince - LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27:  (L-R) Musicians Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monae, Esperanza Spalding and Alicia Keys perform a tribute to Prince during the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
    • Prince - LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27:  Musician Esperanza Spalding performs a tribute to Prince during the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

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    A Los Angeles Times interview has pulled some key info from Prince, including details on three separate 2009 releases. While a "major retailer" is discussing the possibility of releasing physical Prince discs, the artist formerly known as a symbol will press two new albums in digital form on his Web site. The first, MPLSOUND, is "electro-flavored" and brimming with "trippy, experimental pop songs," including one that features Q-Tip. The second, the guitar-driven Lotus Flower, includes a Tommy James and the Shondells cover ("Crimson & Clover") and such original jams as "Wall of Berlin," "Colonized Mind" and "Dreamer."

    As for Prince's third release, it's Elixir, the Sade-flavored debut of his protégé Bria Valente. Expect more details on Prince's trio of tantalizing LPs—including specific release dates and that possible big box partnership—soon.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    01.05.09



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