Warners go crazy with vinyl-heavy Prince release schedule for 2016
Warners will continue to reissue Prince albums on vinyl during 2016, with many titles in the schedules, including some of his most popular albums such as Sign ‘O’ the Times and Parade.
The label have already issued For You and Prince in the last few weeks and 1985’s Around The World In A Day is already available for pre-order on Amazon USA, with a slated 5 July release date, with Parade expected the following month.
The Black Album, Batman, Sign ‘O’ the Times, Lovesexy, Diamonds and Pearls, Music From Graffiti Bridge, Come and the ‘love symbol’ album are all in the schedules for a vinyl release in 2016.
Interestingly, Warners will also issue Controversy, Dirty Mind, Prince and Purple Rain on cassette in June, giving credence to the claims that the format is having a mini-resurgence. Again, listings are all up on Amazon US, so tape fans (you know who you are) should go here to pre-order!
Despite all this activity, there is no word about any forthcoming deluxe editions. Perhaps the Warner strategy to get everything back in print on vinyl and CD and think about deluxe editions for 2017.
More news on Prince releases when we have it. There are no UK or European pre-order links for any of the above at present.