Prince just released a new song and announced a new album. Yes, THAT Prince.

Were he still alive, Prince would have turned 60 today. To mark the occasion, The Purple One’s estate has announced the released of a new album entitled Piano & a Microphone 1983, a collection of solo material Prince recorded at home. Release is scheduled for September 21.

The first song (single?) from the album is “Mary Don’t You Weep,” a cover of a traditional spiritual that will also play over the closing credits of Spike Lee’s new film, BlacKkKlansman.

When I looked for it on YouTube, I found the song–and then it immediately disappeared. But I did find this chip.

Here’s the full track listing of the album:

  1. 17 Days
  2. Purple Rain
  3. A Case Of You
  4. Mary Don’t You Weep
  5. Strange Relationship
  6. International Lover
  7. Wednesday
  8. Cold Coffee & Cocaine
  9. Why The Butterflies

More details here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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