TAGS: Joe StrummerThe Clash September 28 sees the release of Joe Strummer 001, a new career-spanning compilation focusing on Strummer’s non-Clash output, from The 101ers to The Mescaleros, plus solo albums and soundtrack work. The album includes 12 previously unreleased songs; hear one of them, “London Is Burning”, below. The song dates from 2002 and is an alternative/early version of “Burnin’ Street” from Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros final album Streetcore. Joe Strummer 001 will be released in double CD, quadruple vinyl and digital formats, plus as a limited edition Deluxe Double CD (in 64-page hardback A4 notebook with writings, lyrics, photos and sketches taken from Joe’s extensive personal archive) and limited edition Deluxe Box Set (4xLP plus 7” vinyl single, cassette, 64-page hardback A4 notebook, enamel badge, art print, screen print, lyrics and sticker sheet). Get Uncut delivered to your door – find out by clicking … [Read more...] about New Joe Strummer comp to include rare and unreleased tracks
Prince unreleased songs
Though his death was tragically premature, Prince left his fans with a vast library of music to explore; far beyond the blockbuster achievements of his ‘80s and ‘90s output, the iconic musician left behind albums upon albums of great material that, though lesser known, are well worth tracking down. (Both volumes of HitnRun, for example, stand up particularly well next to the likes of Parade and Diamonds and Pearls.) Of course, collecting everything he’s released is nothing short of a Sisyphean task given the sheer volume of alternate versions, remixes and b-sides he put out over the course of his career, not to mention the abundance of bootlegs that have been sold or shared through the years. And then there’s Prince’s mythic “vault,” that secret reservoir of storied recording and collaborations that, for one reason or another, never came to fruition or were withheld from public consumption. Prince himself hinted at the promise of … [Read more...] about The Beginnings of A Revolution: Prince’s PIANO & A MICROPHONE
By Cicero Estrella | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group April 19, 2018 at 1:46 pm Prince gifted “Nothing Compares 2 U” to The Family, which recorded it and released it on their 1985 album. Sinead O’Connor covered the heartbreaking ballad in 1990 and made it a No. 1 smash around the world. Prince later released a live duet version with Rosie Gaines, but finally, 34 years after he recorded it, we can hear his original take of the song. On the same day that it was announced that no criminal charges will be made in Prince’s 2016 death, the singer’s estate on Thursday released Prince’s original studio version from 1984. A video for the song features previously unreleased footage of Prince and the Revolution during rehearsals in Eden Prairie, Minn., in the summer of 1984. Here it is. Enjoy. … [Read more...] about Finally! Prince’s original take of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ can be heard
CHANHASSEN, Minn. — Near Influence Hallway, past Paisley Park's platinum album-lined entry, our tour group is led to Prince's inner sanctum, a two-story atrium painted sky blue with clouds - his take on heaven. A trio of doves flutter in an ornate cage. They don't cry. They coo.The late artist's residence and recording complex sprawls alongside a well-traveled highway, 20 miles from downtown Minneapolis, a sterile white edifice that resembles a suburban office park more than the personal Eden of a superfunkycalifragisexy genius.Six months after the ardently private superstar died here in April 2016, his sanctuary opened to the public for tours. Paisley Park now features a gift shop, a restaurant (vegetarian, like the artist) and a vast party space, all operated by the overseers of Graceland.The $100 VIP package offers visitors the opportunity to record their own 30-second vocals of a Prince song ("Raspberry Beret," "You've Got the Look" or "Cream"), play ping-pong on his … [Read more...] about What would Prince want? Two years later, his estate is a mess and his legacy unclear.
As the anniversary of Prince’s death draws near, the Minnesota Historical Society opened a display Tuesday that includes an outfit he wore in the making of the 1984 movie “Purple Rain.” The display is in the lobby of the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul and includes recently acquired handwritten lyrics to an unreleased song called “I Hope We Work it Out,” signed by Prince in 1977. The lyrics were written on lined yellow paper and acquired by the Historical Society at an auction. The song was composed at the suggestion of music producer and writer David Rivkin, the society said, and was played at a private luncheon when Prince flew to California to sign his contract with Warner Bros. — referred to as W.B. in the lyrics. The suit includes a purple jacket, white ruffled shirt and studded pants. It was also displayed at the History Center soon after Prince’s death. There is no charge to view the current display, which includes other items and … [Read more...] about ‘Purple Rain’ suit worn by Prince in movie on display in St. Paul