Wednesday, April 19, 2017
#Prince's ESTATE releases new song, 'Deliverance' with EP to follow-BUT LAWSUIT LOOMS!! [audio]
Ahead of the one-year anniversary of Prince's untimely passing, his estate, Rouge Music Alliance has dropped a new song with an EP to follow by the same name--'Deliverance'. Sources say the EP will include 6 UNRELEASED songs that were recorded during the 2006-08 time period. TAKE A LISTEN after the JUMP!
via Rolling Stone:
Prince co-wrote and co-produced the six Deliverance songs with frequent collaborator Ian Boxill between 2006 and 2008. Boxill completed and mixed the songs after Prince's death last year. Along with the title song, the EP includes a four-movement medley titled "Man Opera" that comprises the tracks "I Am," "Touch Me," "Sunrise Sunset" and "No One Else." The EP closes with an extended version of "I Am."
The six Deliverance tracks were also written while Prince was working as an independent artist and fittingly the EP will be released via the Vancouver-based indie label, RMA. In a statement, Boxill said, "Prince once told me that he would go to bed every night thinking of ways to bypass major labels and get his music directly to the public. When considering how to release this important work, we decided to go independent because that's what Prince would have wanted."
Prince Deliverance Track List
2. "I Am"
3. "Touch Me"
4. "Sunrise Sunset"
5. "No One Else"
6. "I Am" (extended)
BUT WAIT..a LAWSUIT has been ISSUED!
According to court documents obtained by Minnesota news outlet KTSP, the lawsuit claims longtime Prince engineer George Ian Boxill possesses five unpublished Prince tracks recorded in 2006, including “Deliverance,” and that he is “now trying to exploit one or more songs for his personal gain at the expense of the Prince estate.” A rep for Prince’s estate confirmed the lawsuit to Variety and said a statement is forthcoming.
The suit, which was initially filed in a district court Friday but re-filed in federal court on Tuesday, claims the recordings are worth more than $75,000 and that Boxill had violated an agreement with Prince that stated all recordings he worked on with the artist would remain Prince’s “sole and exclusive” property and that Boxill would not use them “in any way whatsoever.” The suit also says that Boxill has refused to return the recordings.
NO WORD on if this LITIGATION will halt the release of the PROJECT..