NPG, Warner Bros. Records Release Purple Rain Remastered Deluxe Editions

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NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records on Friday released Prince’s iconic Purple Rain album in new deluxe and deluxe-expanded edition formats. The release features a three-CD Purple Rain deluxe set that includes Prince’s 2015 remaster of the original tapes from the award-winning soundtrack.

The deluxe edition includes rarities like 1984’s “Our Destiny/Roadhouse Garden,” the 1983 instrumental “Father’s Song,” as well as songs that have been highly bootlegged and never released, including “Possessed”—the ’83 Prince solo version, never heard before; “Electric Intercourse”; “Father’s Song”—written by Prince’s father—and which was previously just a minute-and-a-half snippet in the movie; “We Can Fuck”; and “Katrina’s Paper Dolls.”


And for those über Prince fans, the Purple Rain deluxe-expanded edition includes B sides and comes with an additional DVD of a Prince concert held on March 30, 1985, at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y.

To coincide with the release, Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minn., is hosting a screening of Purple Rain. Check the site for tickets. The deluxe-expanded edition can be purchased on

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