Exactly one year after his death, Prince came alive through his music as new and unreleased tracks by the renowned singer started saw being released amidst unprecedented enthusiasm.
One of the six tracks, “Deliverance,” was launched on iTunes and Apple Music while the remaining five tracks were set to be launched on Friday. But a court barred the producers from releasing the new album and tracks after a case was filed against it by Prince Estate.
The songs were reportedly recorded by renowned singer between 2006 and 2008. He reportedly recorded these songs in association with musician Ian Boxill, who spent the last year completing the compositions, arrangements and production.
The stay on the release means that his fans who were over the moon are left disappointed. Prince whose full name was Prince Rogers Nelson was a multifaceted personality and was singer-songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, philanthropist, dancer and record producer. What impressed about him the most was the fact that he was a musical innovator who was known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress and makeup, and wide vocal range. Even after his death he is still thought to be worth more than $500 million.
It is said that these songs were written and recorded when Prince was an independent artist, protesting what he saw as an unjust music industry, the statement said. Prince died on April 21, 2016, at age 57 at his Paisley Park, Minnesota estate. The official cause of death was given as an accidental, self-administered overdose of the painkiller fentanyl. Prince notably blended elements of jazz, funk, R&B, disco and rock in a prolific output of more than 30 albums that have sold over 36 million copies in the United States alone since 1978.
A TMZ report says that a federal judge granted Prince Estate’s request Wednesday for a restraining order — which means the “Deliverance” EP will NOT be released on Friday, the first anniversary of Prince’s death. According to docs, obtained by TMZ, the court said it appears George Ian Boxill, the producer who put together “Deliverance” has no right to distribute the music to the public. The judge referenced a confidentiality agreement purportedly signed by Boxill when recording with Prince in 2006. Boxill has been ordered to turn over all recordings to the estate.