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New album of Prince released, family files lawsuit to stop publication

20 April 2017 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Chanhassen, MN, United States (4E) – A new extended play (EP) of Prince is to be released by Rogue Music Alliance (RMA) and its first song was already out on iTunes but the family of the late singer filed a lawsuit to stop the publication of all the songs.

The first song released from the EP was titled “Deliverance” and it came almost a year after Prince’s death. The EP has six songs in total and just like the title of the first song released from it, it is called “DELIVERANCE.” The disc version of the EP was planned to be released nationwide on June 2. Accordingly, the six songs were recorded in the studio from 2006 to 2008 when Prince was still an independent artist.

Paisley Park sound engineer Ian Boxill said of the release of the first song from the EP, "I believe ‘Deliverance' is a timely release with everything going on in the world today, and in light of the one-year anniversary of his passing. I hope when people hear Prince singing these songs it will bring comfort to many. Prince once told me that he would go to bed every night thinking of ways to bypass major labels and get his music directly to the public." He added that he felt Prince wanted the release of the songs because the songs were recorded when he was involved in disputes with major record labels.

However, the EP might not be released as planned because Prince’s estate sued them for the released because they claimed that the former sound engineer of Prince stole such music. The lawsuit claimed that there was breach of contract, theft, and misappropriation. RMA did not yet comment on this claim but they said that Boxill spent the whole year following the death of Prince from accidental overdose arranging, completing, and mixing the songs.

The other songs on the EP are titled “I Am,” “Touch Me,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “No One Else” and “I Am (Extended).”

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