Recorded in the spring of 2010 and then mysteriously abandoned by Prince before its release, the statement album Welcome 2 America documents Prince’s concerns, hopes, and visions for a shifting society, presciently foreshadowing an era of political division, disinformation, and a renewed fight for racial justice. The album features some of Prince’s only studio collaborations with the bassist Tal Wilkenfeld, drummer Chris Coleman, and engineer Jason Agel, with additional contributions from New Power Generation singers Shelby J, Liv Warfield, and Elisa Fiorillo and keyboardist Morris Hayes, who Prince also recruited to co-produce the album. The Deluxe Edition of Welcome 2 America combines the 2LP and CD versions of the album with a never before released Blu-Ray of Prince’s full April 28, 2011 performance at the Forum, part of the Welcome 2 America Tour’s historic 21 Nite Stand in Los Angeles. The show is presented in stereo, 5.1 surround and Dolby Atmos, and includes 24 tracks from across Prince’s career, from his biggest hits to fan favorites to ten rare covers. In addition, the deluxe edition features a 32 page 12x12 book, exclusive poster and an embossed vellum envelope of limited edition memorabilia all housed in a luxe, gold embossed package. Experienced as a complete package, the Deluxe Edition provides an immersive view of Prince’s creative genius during his spontaneous, energetic, and thought-provoking Welcome 2 America era.

Recorded in the spring of 2010 and then mysteriously abandoned by Prince before its release, the statement album Welcome 2 America documents Prince’s concerns, hopes, and visions for a shifting society, presciently foreshadowing an era of political division, disinformation, and a renewed fight for racial justice. The album features some of Prince’s only studio collaborations with the bassist Tal Wilkenfeld, drummer Chris Coleman, and engineer Jason Agel, with additional contributions from New Power Generation singers Shelby J, Liv Warfield, and Elisa Fiorillo and keyboardist Morris Hayes, who Prince also recruited to co-produce the album. The Deluxe Edition of Welcome 2 America combines the 2LP and CD versions of the album with a never before released Blu-Ray of Prince’s full April 28, 2011 performance at the Forum, part of the Welcome 2 America Tour’s historic 21 Nite Stand in Los Angeles. The show is presented in stereo, 5.1 surround and Dolby Atmos, and includes 24 tracks from across Prince’s career, from his biggest hits to fan favorites to ten rare covers. In addition, the deluxe edition features a 32 page 12x12 book, exclusive poster and an embossed vellum envelope of limited edition memorabilia all housed in a luxe, gold embossed package. Experienced as a complete package, the Deluxe Edition provides an immersive view of Prince’s creative genius during his spontaneous, energetic, and thought-provoking Welcome 2 America era.

194398661612

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Format: Vinyl
Label: SONY LEGACY
Rel. Date: 07/30/2021
UPC: 194398661612

Welcome 2 America [Deluxe 2 LP / 1 CD / 1 Blu-Ray]
Artist: Prince
Format: Vinyl
New: Available $99.77
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Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Welcome 2 America
2. Running Game (Son Of A Slave Master)
3. Born 2 Die
4. 1000 Light Years From Here
5. Hot Summer
6. Stand Up And B Strong
7. Check The Record
8. Same Page, Different Book
9. When She Comes
10. 1010 (Rin Tin Tin)
11. Yes
12. One Day We Will All B Free

DISC: 2

1. Welcome 2 America - Side A
2. Running Game (Son Of A Slave Master) - Side A
3. Born 2 Die - Side A
4. 1000 Light Years From Here - Side A
5. Hot Summer - Side B
6. Stand Up And B Strong - Side B
7. Check The Record - Side B
8. Same Page, Different Book - Side B
9. When She Comes - Side C
10. 1010 (Rin Tin Tin) - Side C
11. Yes - Side C
12. One Day We Will All B Free - Side C
13. Side D Etching

DISC: 3

1. Joy In Repitition - Blu-Ray
2. Brown Skin (India.Arie cover) - Blu-Ray
3. 17 Days - Blu-Ray
4. Shhh - Blu-Ray
5. Controversy - Blu-Ray
6. Theme From “Which Way Is Up” (Stargard cover) - Blu-Ray
7. What Have You Done For Me Lately (Janet Jackson cover) - Blu-Ray
8. Partyman - Blu-Ray
9. It’s Alright (Graham Central Station cover) - Blu-Ray
10. Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan cover) - Blu-Ray
11. Misty Blue (Eddy Arnold cover) - Blu-Ray
12. Let’s Go Crazy - Blu-Ray
13. Delirious - Blu-Ray
14. 1999 - Blu-Ray
15. Little Red Corvette - Blu-Ray
16. Purple Rain - Blu-Ray
17. The Bird (The Time cover/Prince comp) - Blu-Ray
18. Jungle Love (The Time cover/Prince comp) - Blu-Ray
19. A Love Bizarre (Sheila E cover/Prince comp) - Blu-Ray
20. Kiss - Blu-Ray
21. Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry cover) - Blu-Ray
22. Hollywood Swingin’ (Kool & the Gang cover) - Blu-Ray
23. Fantastic Voyage (Lakeside cover) - Blu-Ray
24. More Than This (Roxy Music cover) - Blu-Ray

More Info:

Recorded in the spring of 2010 and then mysteriously abandoned by Prince before its release, the statement album Welcome 2 America documents Prince’s concerns, hopes, and visions for a shifting society, presciently foreshadowing an era of political division, disinformation, and a renewed fight for racial justice. The album features some of Prince’s only studio collaborations with the bassist Tal Wilkenfeld, drummer Chris Coleman, and engineer Jason Agel, with additional contributions from New Power Generation singers Shelby J, Liv Warfield, and Elisa Fiorillo and keyboardist Morris Hayes, who Prince also recruited to co-produce the album. The Deluxe Edition of Welcome 2 America combines the 2LP and CD versions of the album with a never before released Blu-Ray of Prince’s full April 28, 2011 performance at the Forum, part of the Welcome 2 America Tour’s historic 21 Nite Stand in Los Angeles. The show is presented in stereo, 5.1 surround and Dolby Atmos, and includes 24 tracks from across Prince’s career, from his biggest hits to fan favorites to ten rare covers. In addition, the deluxe edition features a 32 page 12x12 book, exclusive poster and an embossed vellum envelope of limited edition memorabilia all housed in a luxe, gold embossed package. Experienced as a complete package, the Deluxe Edition provides an immersive view of Prince’s creative genius during his spontaneous, energetic, and thought-provoking Welcome 2 America era.

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