Hollywood Outsider: New Prince Music: “Piano & A Microphone 1983”


“Piano & A Microphone 1983” is a 35-minute, one-take recording Prince recorded, as the title promises, in 1983.

Early recordings of 9 Prince songs are included in the tape’s original recording.

“Purple Rain,” ”International Lover” and “Strange Relationship,” a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “A Case of You” and his take on the spiritual “Mary Don’t You Weep”  were found by the Prince estate archivist.



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