Everyone was shocked by the death of Prince, and it seems like there was a definite hole in the sole of fans that were longing for more Prince music. It was a travesty that he died so suddenly because everyone knew that he still had a lot of music in him. “Purple Rain” is the biggest success from the mind of Prince Rodger Nelson. He would prove to be a prolific singer, songwriter, dancer and musician that would make a very bad habit of stockpiling tracks.
There are a ton of fans that may have wanted to hear many of the old school tracks that he may have kept to himself, but he was always a very private person that only believed in giving fans a fraction of what he created. The
“Purple Rain” era was no different. For this album he did what was considered a standard in 1984 by releasing 9 tracks for the original score to the movie. Michael Jackson would have a comparable nine-track album for “Thriller” as well.
The death of Prince would prompt an interesting reopening of the vault. It would allow fans to gain access to the new Prince unreleased tracks that would play a great role in reviving many tracks that may have never been accessible before. There is a lot of praise for this re-release of “Purple Rain” that has bonus tracks that were featured in the movie but never officially released anywhere. There are also tracks that have never been heard anywhere else outside of spontaneous concerts and bootleg albums.
The expanded “Purple Rain” collection shows a side of Prince that is reminiscent of the Purple Rain era. Fans are quite pleased with these high-energy tracks that give them a little bit more of the hit maker during this era.