Release Date: 21 October 2016
Format: Boxed Set Vinyl
|94 East Feat Prince Self Titled Limited 180gram Audiophile Vinyl 3LP Box Set
“What makes these recordings particularly special is that they reflect an important element in the development of the ‘Minneapolis Sound’ - a phenomenon bought to the world’s attention by the emergence of Prince. And the outstanding contributions that Prince bought to these recordings are testimonial to his phenomenal, precocious abilities at such a young age.” - Pepé Willie, founder 94 East.
This latest Charly re-issue holds the earliest known recordings of Prince, made with Pepé Willie's band - 94 East, recorded between December 1975 and February 1979. On the record, Prince contributes electric guitar, guitars, bass, keyboards, synths, organ, drums, harmony and backing vocals and is clearly heard on all of these historic recordings.
These tracks has been newly remastered from Pepé Willie's original tapes with tape restoration and digital remastering by Nick Robbins at Soundmastering Ltd.
The box set includes an in-depth sleeve notes feature exclusive and revealing interview with Pepé Willie, and 3 LPs pressed on 180g heavyweight audiophile vinyl by Optimal Media, GmbH, Germany.
LP 1/ Limited LP: Just Another Sucker / If You Feel Like Dancin' / Lovin' Cup / Games (Original Version) / Dance To The Music Of The World / One Man Jam
LP 2: If You See Me / Games (Instrumental Version)* / I'll Always Love You / Better Than You Think / If We Don't / You Can Be My Teacher / Love, Love, Love
LP 3: If You See Me (Instrumental Version)* / Games (Alternate Instrumental Version)* / Better Than You Think (Instrumental Version)* / Dance To The Music Of The World (Rehearsal Session Version)
*3 LP Box Set Exclusive