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Unreleased album of Prince music will be available in Sept

PRINCE: Unreleased music from the singer will be available as part of an album in September

AN ALBUM of unreleased music by the late singer-songwriter Prince is set to be released later this year.

To coincide with second anniversary of Prince’s death, a selection of previously unreleased material was shared with the public by his estate last week.

The caretakers of the musician’s estate, which Troy Carter, global head of creator services for Spotify, have plans to continue distributing the artist’s unreleased work to fans.

Carter told Variety that the decision to release a single body of work in September of this year was driven by the reaction to the release of a largely unheard version of Nothing Compares 2 U.

The artist’s musical archive has been moved from his “vault” to a climate-controlled facility in Los Angeles. And it’s from here that some of the materials are being restored and prepared for release.

Prince was known for being incredibly protective over his music. He kept a lot of it locked away in a vault.

Carter said: “Prince basically saved everything, so there are decades of music and video and artefacts, but it takes [a] long time to go through each one of those and research the historical context: where is this from, who did he collaborate with, where was it recorded, what year, was it the final version?”

Carter described being entrusted with such a considerable amount of Prince’s artefacts as “emotional”.

“I’m very cognisant of how important this role is. I took a trip to Paisley Park to go through the archives, lyric books and letters and photos and mementoes, and I had to stop several times in the process just to breathe a little bit, because it’s heavy — you can still feel his energy in the work.”

The currently unnamed album will be available from September 28.

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