Prince: TIDAL release 15 of his classic albums to mark his 58th birthday

B-sides, rarities and unreleased material make up the blockbuster streaming exclusive.

TIDAL have marked what would have been Prince's 58th birthday today (June 7) by releasing 15 of his classic albums, with music ranging from b-sides, rarities and unreleased material.

Solo releases debuting on TIDAL today include six studio albums, three live records and two remix collections, while two New Power Generation albums have been added to the platform, as well as 1994's 1-800-NEW-FUNK compilation album featuring work of his own artists signed to his record label RPG Records, and Girl 6, the soundtrack album to the film of the same name.

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Real name Prince Rogers Nelson, the iconic musician passed away aged 57 in April following an opioid overdose. Since his death, six of his albums re-entered the Top 40 and 14 in the Top 100. The singer's iconic track Purple Rain also returned to the Top 10 of the Official Singles Chart.

The full list of TIDAL's new uploads are as follows:

Studio albums:

The Black Album (1994)
The Gold Experience (1995)
Chaos & Disorder (1996)
Crystal Ball (1998)
Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic (1999)
The Rainbow Children (2001)

Remix albums:

1999: The New Master (1999)
Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic (2001)

Live albums:

One Nite Alone... Live! (2002)
One Nite Alone... The Aftershow: It Ain’t Over (2002)
Indigo Nights (2008)

The New Power Generation:

Exodus (1995)
New Power Soul (1998)

Compilations:

1-800-NEW-FUNK (1994)
Girl 6 - Official (1996)

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