DELIVERANCE EP

DELIVERANCE features six previously unreleased tracks: ”Deliverance,” ”Man Opera,” which includes a four-movement medley: ”I Am,” ”Touch Me,” ”Sunrise Sunset,” ”No One Else;” and an extended version of ”I Am.” The songs were written and recorded when Prince was an independent artist, protesting what he saw as an unjust music industry. In the spirit of that independence, and in supporting Prince’s opinion of major label contracts, DELIVERANCE is being released independently via RMA, a Vancouver, WA based record company. The majority of all sales of DELIVERANCE will benefit Prince’s estate. Prince, and Ian Boxill (2Pac, Gladys Knight, Janet Jackson, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, multiple award winning Prince albums), co-wrote and co-produced all of the tracks beginning in 2006. After Prince’s untimely passing, Boxill continued their work by spending the past year completing the compositions and arrangements, finishing the production and mixing the songs. Says Boxill, ”I believe ‘Deliverance’ is a timely release with everything going on in the world today, and in light of the one-year anniversary of his passing. I hope when people hear Prince singing these songs it will bring comfort to many.” He continues, ”Prince once told me that he would go to bed every night thinking of ways to bypass major labels and get his music directly to the public. When considering how to release this important work, we decided to go independent because that’s what Prince would have wanted.”

The Greatest Romance Ever Sold

”Baby, baby
Now your mind is open
To poetry seldom heard
You’re heart has never been broken
Until you’ve heard these words,
”Your body was designed to respond to mine
In spite of your desire to mold me”
And in the middle of it all,
We kiss and like rain (like rain) we fall into

The greatest romance that’s ever been sold
The greatest romance that’s ever been sold”

A part of the lyrics from ”The Greates Romance Ever sold” by Prince. My way to start my tribute and rembering of Prince here at Boulevarden.

 

 

 

Fifty-Two Years: The Complete Singles (2016)

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Seriously… It Just Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This!

PRODUCER’S NOTES:
Fifty-Two Years: The Complete Singles includes both sides of every single – all in their original mixes/edits – that David Bowie released in his five decade long career. As the music industry moved away from 7? 45s in the ’90s and ’00s, and toward CD/EPs, 12? dance mixes and downloads, every effort was made here to keep with the original singles concept. So some of these other formats are included if there were unique versions, and it appeared that The Thin White Duke had intended it to be a stand alone release (or to promote a new album). Each of his forays into different genres/personas are fully documented here, with artwork. These 12 volumes are arranged chronologically, but are also designed to highlight different periods in his career. I invite you to explore all of them, especially those that might not be familiar with his body of work. Finally, thanks to 96dbFreak and to our small community for your contributions. – Frank Blank