Today marks the highly anticipated release of Diamonds And Pearls Remastered & Expanded Edition in the Prince Official Store. This release comes via Paisley Park Enterprises, in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment & Warner Records, and features 47 previously unreleased tracks from Prince’s legendary vault and 2+ hours of concert footage.
Released in 1991, the multi-platinum album was Prince’s first with The New Power Generation and remains his best-selling album in the USA & the UK, as well as the best selling non-soundtrack album of his career. The album offers a diverse collection of sounds, and the addition of The New Power Generation helped Prince create a new uplifting blend of hip-hop, dance, gospel, & pop that connected his past influences to the present.
Prince fans can now experience the classic album remastered for the very first time by Prince’s original mastering engineer Bernie Grundman in a variety of deluxe formats. The Super Deluxe Edition 12-LP + Blu-ray includes 15 incredible remixes and B-sides from the era, an entire previously unreleased audio recording of Prince & The New Power Generation’s preview performance of the Diamonds And Pearls tour at Prince’s Minneapolis club Glam Slam, and 33 previously unreleased studio recordings from Prince’s legendary Vault. Housed in a telescoping 12″ box, the set is accompanied by a 120 page hardback book featuring essays by Andrea Swensson, Duane Tudahl, Chuck D & others, as well as previously unseen photography by Randee St. Nicholas, and Prince’s handwritten lyrics. The package is completed by a fold-out double-sided poster.
Music lovers can also shop the album on standard & deluxe CD editions, black and limited edition colored vinyl, and shop brand new exclusive merch like the NPG Diamonds And Pearls snapback hat, Diamonds And Pearls hologram tee, & much more in the Prince Official Store.
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