Record captured at singer's home studio is due out Sept. 21.
A previously unheard home studio cassette recording of Prince performing at his piano in 1983 will be released as Piano & A Microphone on Sept. 21. The nine-track, 35-minute project from the Prince Estate in coordination with Warner Bros. Records is planned for what would have been the rock icon's 60th birthday and it is available now to pre-order on CD, LP, deluxe CD+ LP, digital release and pre-save for streaming; click here to pre-order, and here for pre-save stream.
“This raw, intimate recording, which took place at the start of Prince’s career right before he achieved international stardom, is similar in format to the Piano & A Microphone Tour that he ended his career with in 2016,” Prince Estate entertainment adviser Troy Carter said in a statement about the project recorded at Prince's Kiowa Trail home studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. “The Estate is excited to be able to give fans a glimpse of his evolution and show how his career ultimately came full circle with just him and his piano.”