Latest in Entertainment

Image credit:

Prince's 1995-2010 catalog is streaming for the first time

Many of the albums have been out of print.
Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
August 17, 2018
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Reuters/Marc Serota

More of Prince's music has been gradually making its way online since his passing, and that now includes a large chunk of his later catalog. Sony Music's Legacy Recordings has released 23 (!) of the late, great musician's albums on major streaming and download services for the first time, in addition to a new Prince Anthology: 1995-2010 collection that highlights songs from the period. Many of the albums are either rare or completely out of print, so this may be your only (legal) way to listen to Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic or Musicology without tracking down the CDs... assuming you still have devices that play CDs.

There is an exception: you can't stream all of 1995's The Gold Experience, and it's not available for download.

The additions aren't as influential as the first digital release of Prince's music beyond Tidal, since that included mega-hits like Purple Rain. Nonetheless, they fill a giant hole in Prince's digital catalog, and promise to please both completists as well as newcomers just discovering the artist's later work for the first time. In a sense, things have come full circle: Prince once declared that the internet was "over," but that same internet is now preserving his legacy in a way that discs never could.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

LG's $1,500 48-inch 4K OLED TV goes on sale next month

LG's $1,500 48-inch 4K OLED TV goes on sale next month

View
Pablo Escobar’s brother is trying to sell refurbished iPhone 11 Pros for $499

Pablo Escobar’s brother is trying to sell refurbished iPhone 11 Pros for $499

View
Philips Hue leaks show new versatility for Lightstrip Plus and Bloom

Philips Hue leaks show new versatility for Lightstrip Plus and Bloom

View
Trump supporters target Twitter employee after fact check

Trump supporters target Twitter employee after fact check

View
GeForce Now's new opt-in policy will likely mean a more stable library

GeForce Now's new opt-in policy will likely mean a more stable library

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr