Three albums by Prince are set to be released on vinyl for the first time ever in 2019.
'Musicology’, ‘3121’ and ‘Planet Earth’, which were released in 2004, 2006 and 2007, will be pressed to vinyl and released through Sony's Legacy Recordings on 8th February next year.
‘Musicology’ featured two Grammy nominated tracks (the title track and ‘Call My Name’) while ‘3121’ – which featured tracks like ‘Satisfied’, ‘Black Sweat’ and ‘Fury’ – was Prince’s first album to hit No.1 on the Billboard charts since his 1989 soundtrack to Batman.
‘Planet Earth’ was released for free on CD with newspaper The Mail On Sunday as part of a promotional campaign for his 21-date run in London’s O2 Arena.
This news comes shortly after a new online store was launched in September by the Prince Estate. The store sells official merchandise as well as physical copies of some of the late star’s records.
In October, Prince’s family asked for President Trump to stop playing ‘Purple Rain’ at his rallies. That same month it was revealed that a new documentary about the legendary artist would be making its way to Netflix, focus on his full life and career.