We’ll keep an eye on the hi-res versions that pop up at that time, BTW. Currently, over at HDtracks, you can get Prince’s self-titled second album (originally released in 1979) at 192/24, 2014’s Art Official Age at 44.1/24, and its companion 2014 release Plectrumelectrum, his collaboration with 3rdeyegirl, at 44.1/24.
Cameron Strang, Chairman & CEO of Warner Bros. Records, said, “Prince recorded his most influential and popular music during his time with Warner Bros., and we are deeply aware of our responsibility to safeguard and nurture his incredible legacy. Warner Bros. is thrilled to be able to bring Prince’s music to his millions of fans around the world via streaming services, fittingly on music’s biggest night. We’d like to thank Prince’s estate, Universal Music Publishing, The Grammy Awards, and all of the streaming services for their great collaboration in making this landmark event possible.”
Strang continues, “We’re also pleased to announce our plan to release the remaster of Prince’s most iconic album, Purple Rain, along with two incredible albums of previously unreleased Prince music and two complete concert films from the Paisley Park vault, on June 9. When we make any of Prince’s music available to fans — from the hits to unreleased gems — we are committed to upholding Prince’s high creative standards, and we know fans will be thrilled when they hear these albums and see these films.”
Sadly, Prince passed away at age 57 last April. Prince, who first signed with Warner Bros. 40 years ago, recorded his most influential and popular albums for the label, including Prince, Dirty Mind, Controversy, 1999, Purple Rain, Around the World in a Day, Parade, Sign O’ The Times, Batman, and Diamonds and Pearls (to name but a few), as well as the biggest songs of his career, including “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Kiss,” “Little Red Corvette,” “Raspberry Beret,” “When Doves Cry,” “Sign O’ The Times,” “Alphabet Street,” “Batdance,” “Cream,” “I Would Die 4 U,” “Diamonds and Pearls,” “Pop Life,” “Delirious,” “1999,” “Purple Rain,” and more.
In November 2016, NPG and Warner Bros. Records released Prince 4Ever, which brings together 40 of Prince’s best-loved songs plus the previously unreleased track, “Moonbeam Levels.”