Listen to an unreleased Prince track, ‘Moonbeam Levels’

The song features on a new compilation of the late artist's greatest hits

A previously-unreleased Prince song, ‘Moonbeam Levels’, has today (November 22) been released in the US as part of a new compilation album.

The compilation, entitled ‘Prince4Ever’, features 40 of the late artist’s best-known tracks, including ‘1999’, ‘Little Red Corvette’ and ‘Kiss’.

As Pitchfork reports, ‘Moonbeam Levels’ – the only track on the compilation not to have been officially released, though it has cropped up on various bootlegs over the years – has now earned its release, 34 years after it was first recorded during the sessions for Prince’s 1982 album ‘1999’.

Although not available on any major streaming platforms bar Tidal – although Prince’s estate recently claimed that the Jay-Z owned service do not have permission to stream his music – ‘Moonbeam Levels’ can be heard during a feature on ABC News, which was filmed at a listening session for Prince fans in New York.

Watch the ABC News feature and hear ‘Moonbeam Levels’ below.

Last week, Kate Bush discussed the music that she’d recorded with Prince during a new and rare interview.

Speaking to BBC 6 Music’s Matt Everitt, Bush said Prince was “adorable.”

“He was really playful and really sweet. What a talented man, what an artist. I think it’s a terrible loss that he should go at such a young age, its incredibly sad. He was so prolific, he used to make me laugh because whilst I was working on an album, he would have done 2 world tours, a couple of albums a film…”