Listen To Previously Unheard Prince Track ‘Cream (Take 2)’
This stunning sonic artifact provides a never-before-heard view into Prince’s creative process as he and the New Power Generation craft what eventually became a No 1 smash hit on the US Billboard chart. Featuring inspired performances from drummer Michael Bland, bassist Sonny Thompson, keyboardist Tommy Barbarella, guitarist Levi Seacer, Jr and percussionist Kirk Johnson, Cream (Take 2)” sees Prince experimenting with alternative arrangements for the much-loved track – and offers the listener an opportunity to glimpse at the real-time experimentation of one of music’s great icons.
Recorded at Paisley Park Studio A and engineered by Michael Koppelman and assisted by Tim Penn, Cream (Take 2) was mixed by GRAMMY-nominated Prince collaborator Chris James.
The upcoming expanded reissue of Diamonds And Pearls will feature 47 previously unreleased audio tracks and over two hours of live filmed concert footage in high definition, a 120-page hardback book that features previously unseen photos by Prince’s photographer Randee St Nicholas, and more in addition to the remastered album itself. Featuring an uplifting blend of hip-hop, dance, gospel, and pop, Diamonds And Pearls represents a turning point in Prince’s career where he connected his past influences to the present, an approach that brought him to the top of the charts once again.
Diamonds And Pearls will be reissued on 27 October in the following formats:
• Super Deluxe Edition (7CD+Blu-ray/12LP+Blu-ray/audio-only download and streaming)
• Deluxe Edition (2CD/4LP 180g vinyl)
• Remastered album (1CD/2LP 180g off-white “Pearl” vinyl (USA only)/2LP 180g clear “Diamond” vinyl (ex. USA)/download and streaming)