Prince & The New Power Generation’s ‘Diamonds and Pearls’
Prince and the New Power Generation’s 1991 album “Diamonds and Pearls” is getting a super deluxe reissue with 47 unreleased tracks. The reissue will be released on October 27 via Paisley Park Enterprises in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment.
The reissue will be available in a variety of formats, including a 7xCD/1xBlu-ray box set, a 4xCD set, and a 2xLP set. The box set will include the remastered album, as well as a 20-track bonus disc of unreleased tracks, a 120-page book with essays, photos, and memorabilia, a Dolby Atmos mix of the album on Blu-ray, and two hours of concert footage from Prince’s 1992 Diamonds and Pearls Tour.
The 47 unreleased tracks include demos, remixes, and B-sides. Some of the highlights include a demo of “Gett Off” featuring vocal contributions from Joni Mitchell, a remix of “Cream” by New Order, and a B-side of “Insatiable” called “I Wanna Be Your Lover (Part II).”
“Diamonds and Pearls” was Prince’s 13th studio album and his first with the New Power Generation. The album was a critical and commercial success, and it spawned the hit singles “Gett Off,” “Cream,” and “Diamonds and Pearls.”
The reissue of “Diamonds and Pearls” is the latest in a series of reissues of Prince’s albums. In 2021, Paisley Park Enterprises released super deluxe reissues of “Purple Rain” and “1999.”
The reissue of “Diamonds and Pearls” is a must-have for Prince fans. It is a comprehensive look at one of the most important albums of his career.