1. 17 Days
2. Purple Rain
3. A Case Of You
4. Mary Dont You Weep
5. Strange Relationship
6. International Lover
8. Cold Coffee & Cocaine
9. Why The Butterflies
Recorded in 1983 at Princes Kiowa Trail home studio in Chanhassen, MN. Engineered by Don Batts.
This raw, intimate recording, which took place at the start of Princes career right before he achieved international stardom, is similar in format to the Piano & A Microphone Tour that he ended his career with in 2016. The nine track, 35-minute album features a previously unreleased home studio cassette recording of Prince at his piano captured in 1983.
The private rehearsal provides a rare, intimate glimpse into Princes creative process as he worked through songs which include 17 Days and Purple Rain (neither of which would be released until 1984), a cover of Joni Mitchells A Case Of You, Strange Relationship (not released until 1987 on his critically acclaimed Sign O The Times album), and International Lover.
The album also includes a rare recording of the 19th Century spiritual Mary Dont You Weep which will be featured during the end credits of Spike Lees BlacKkKlansman in theatres August 2018.
12 Hardback Gatefold Book. Includes a 12 booklet featuring brand new liner notes written by Princes then engineer Don Batts, as well as candid shots of Prince including never before seen photos.