Prince "Welcome To America"
Recorded in the spring of 2010 and then mysteriously abandoned by Prince before its release, the statement album Welcome 2 America documents Prince’s concerns, hopes, and visions for a shifting society, presciently foreshadowing an era of political division, disinformation, and a renewed fight for racial justice. The album features some of Prince’s only studio collaborations with the bassist Tal Wilkenfeld, drummer Chris Coleman, and engineer Jason Agel, with additional contributions from New Power Generation singers Shelby J, Liv Warfield, and Elisa Fiorillo and keyboardist Morris Hayes, who Prince also recruited to co-produce the album. The vinyl edition has the 12 songs spread across three sides on 2 LPs in gorgeous gatefold packaging, with a custom etching on the fourth side.
The Deluxe Edition of Welcome 2 America combines the 2LP and CD versions of the album with a never before released Blu-Ray of Prince’s full April 28, 2011 performance at the Forum, part of the Welcome 2 America Tour’s historic 21 Nite Stand in Los Angeles. In addition, the deluxe edition features a 32 page 12x12 book, exclusive poster and an embossed vellum envelope of limited edition memorabilia all housed in a luxe, gold embossed package.
1. Welcome 2 America (5:23)
2. Running Game (Son Of A Slave Master) (4:05)
3. Born 2 Die (5:03)
4. 1000 Light Years From Here (5:46)
1. Hot Summer (3:32)
2. Stand Up And B Strong (5:18)
3. Check The Record (3:28)
4. Same Page, Different Book (4:41)
1. When She Comes (4:46)
2. 1010 (Rin Tin Tin) (4:42)
3. Yes (2:56)
4. One Day We Will All B Free (4:41)
CD - Shop Price £12.99, pre-order for just £12.29
Black Vinyl 2LP - Shop Price £32.99, pre-order for just £29.69
Limited Edition Clear Vinyl 2LP - Shop Price £35.99, pre-order for just £32.39
Deluxe Box Set Vinyl, CD, Blu-Ray etc - Shop Price £160, pre-order for just £145
Release Date: Friday 30th July 2021