15 rare Prince albums released on Tidal to mark his birthday

Selection includes live album from his 2007 London concerts

A series of rare Prince albums have been released on Tidal to mark what would have been the singer’s 58th birthday.

The 15 albums include ‘Indigo Nights’, which document Prince’s official aftershow concerts at the intimate Indigo2 club next to the London O2 arena from his residency there in 2007.

The albums include ‘The Black Album’, the 1987 album which was due to follow ‘Sign O’ The Times’ only for Prince to cancel it a week before release because he thought it was too dark.

‘The Gold Experience’ from 1995 features Prince’s only No 1 single ‘The Most Beautiful Girl In The World’. The other albums date from the period after Prince left Warner in 1996, including 2002 live albums ‘One Nite Alone’ and ‘The Aftershow: It Ain’t Over’.

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As well as Prince’s 11 albums, Tidal has added two albums – ‘Exodus’ and ‘New Power Soul’ – which Prince produced for his backing band New Power Generation plus the film soundtrack ‘Girl 6’ and 1994’s compilation of Prince’s record label ‘1-800-New-Funk’.

Prince withdrew his music from streaming services in 2015 to sign an exclusive deal with Tidal. He told Ebony: “When there’s a company like Tidal or the OWN Network, situations where we finally get in a position to run things, then we all should help.”

The Tidal additions come after Mark Dayton, the governor of Prince’s home state Minnesota, declared that today (June 7) is ‘Prince Day’.

The full list of Prince albums added to Tidal is:
‘The Black Album’ (1987)
‘1-800-New-Funk’ (1994)
‘The Gold Experience’ (1995)
‘Exodus’ (New Power Generation) (1995)
‘Chaos And Disorder’ (1996)
‘Girl 6 Soundtrack’ (1996)
‘Crystal Ball’ (1998)
‘New Power Soul’ (New Power Generation) (1998)
‘1999: The New Master’ (1999)
‘Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic’ (1999)
‘Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic’ (2001)
‘The Rainbow Children’ (2001)
‘One Nite Alone Live’ (2002)
‘One Nite Alone…The Aftershow It Ain’t Over’ (2002)
‘Indigo Nights’ (2008)