PRINCE: New Music Sparks Legal Battle

 


Prince may be dead, but he's still releasing new music. Due Friday is the Deliverance EP -- unless Paisley Park and Prince's estate can stop it.

The title track is already available for streaming on Apple Music.

The song is a gospel-influenced tune, featuring snippets of Prince's blistering guitar work.

The six songs on the EP were written and produced by Prince and collaborator Ian Boxill between 2006 and 2008, but weren't completed and mixed by Boxill until after Prince's death last year. Aside from the title track, the EP features a medley called "Man Opera" that includes the tracks "I Am," "Touch Me," "Sunrise Sunset" and "No One Else."

The planned release isn't without controversy. Paisley Park and Prince's estate have paired up to file a federal lawsuit against Boxill, who they claim in court documents "is now trying to exploit one or more songs for his personal gain at the expense of the Prince Estate." The suit seeks the return of the recordings to the Paisley Park and the estate.

Fans would love to hear some new Prince material.



Source: Techiwire.com and Rolling Stone                                     photo credit - iHM archive

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