Hold on to your raspberry berets and get ready to grab your imaginary purple pearls!
To celebrate Prince’s 40th anniversary Controversial album, The Estate, in tandem with Warner Records, released an unreleased demo of “Do Me Baby,” to help commemorate the occasion.
Through Rolling stone, While the track was officially released on October 14, 1981, the unreleased demo was reinvented as a solo recording two years earlier in 1979. Fans of the late artist can start streaming the song now and can order it online. as a “Limited Edition Cassette and on Vinyl,” which will begin shipping in January 2022.
“‘Do Me, Baby’ is best known as the centerpiece of #Controversial, but Prince first recorded a skeletal demo of the song with his best friend @AndreCymone in 1978, then reimagined it as a solo recording during the April 1979 sessions for his self-titled album, âofficial Twitter account by Prince explained in a pair of tweets, adding: “From that 2” multitrack master tape, a cassette raw mix was rendered and set aside. It was recently discovered in Prince’s @PaisleyPark vault, tagged with l’s own handwriting. The new replica cassette corresponds to the original source format that was found in the vault.
They concluded, This special version of ‘Do Me, Baby (1979 Version)’ was recently mixed to match the specifications of the original demo tape by Prince engineer @chrisjamespro, and was mastered by longtime Prince collaborator @bgmastering. “
This is the late artist’s second musical release this year. In July, Prince’s “lost” album Welcome to america hit streaming services everywhere, making it Purple One’s first posthumous full-length project since his untimely death in 2016.