Another year, another Prince reissue. Not that I’m complaining. So far, to my surprise and delight, the purple legend’s estate has done a pretty solid job of handling his musical legacy, delivering reissues and compilations packed with high-quality unreleased fare from his storied vault.
The latest offering — the previously unreleased 2010 album Welcome 2 America — arrives on July 30, introduced today by the silky Curtis Mayfield-style number Born 2 Die. Join me and publicist and commentator Eric Alper in the latest episode of Sonic Reducers as we marvel at the size of Prince’s archive, compare his upcoming album Welcome 2 America with other archival offerings from the likes of The Beach Boys, Neil Young and The Grateful Dead, and urge Iggy to get on with it already. Sonic Reducers. One topic. Two music nerds. Five minutes. Everything you need to know.