Prince was a prolific musician during his lifetime, releasing 39 studio albums as well as many other side projects. Nonetheless, he’s long kept a vault of his unreleased music at his home in Chanhassen, Minn. Only Prince possessed a key to the vault, and as such, its contents have always been a mystery: until today that is.
Prince always had superpowers. You only had to witness him picking up a guitar or sitting down at a keyboard to know it. His voice could encompass Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, and Mick Jagger, while remaining recognizable as its own thing. But around the time he created his own musical fantasia out of Tim Burton’s Batman, Prince actually got to become a comic-book superhero.
In the fall of 1991, set to drop double-platinumDiamonds and Pearls, Prince sat down with writer Chris Heath for a rare interview. A crazy-rareinterview: The singer had spoken publicly just four times between 1984’s Purple Rain and that year. Go inside Paisley Park, where Heath lived for six days.
Um, happy holidays: Prince just dropped a surprise album.