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.
“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…”