Tag: NPG Records
Taken from the NPG Records release, “I Feel For You.”
The Artist Formerly Known As Prince: The Versace Experience: Prelude 2 Gold (NPG Records/The Prince Estate)
For Fashion Week 1995, The Artist Formerly Known As Prince compiled a cassette that served as a prelude to his forthcoming album The Gold Experience, a release that quickly became a Holy Grail. Part remix album, part sampler, part audio collage, it offers a fascinating–and often quite frustrating–first peek into what The Kid was up to that year.
The latest in a series of excursions into the legendarily prolific Prince offers up a compelling theme: fifteen songs Prince gave to friends and his protégées. Even though the ubiquity of some of the hits casts a bit of a shadow on Prince’s versions, on the whole this is an interesting look into his talent.
At the end of 1999, Prince reemerged, signed to a new record label with his first new album of newly recorded, non-archival material. This three-disc set compiles the original record, a rare fan-club only release, and a DVD of his New Year’s Eve 1999 pay-per-view concert. Though more a stutter-step than the intended comeback, it proved that The Artist was still Prince.