Prince ‎– Piano & A Microphone 1983

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A piano rehearsal recorded at Prince's home in 1983, which had been bootlegged since the late 1980s and was given an official release posthumously in 2018. The official release was named after his 2016 'Piano & A Microphone' tour.
The additional recordings used as bonus tracks on some unofficial releases were also released separately as More Intimate Moments (also unofficial).

Contains the singles:
Mary Don't You Weep
17 Days

Tracklist

17 Days 6:23
Purple Rain 1:27
A Case Of You 1:41
Mary Don't You Weep 4:13
Strange Relationship 2:39
International Lover 3:36
Wednesday 2:00
Cold Coffee & Cocaine 5:13
Why The Butterflies 6:27

Versions (17)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
R2 566557 Prince Piano & A Microphone 1983(CD, Album, Car) NPG Records, The Prince Estate, Warner Bros. Records R2 566557 US 2018 Sell This Version
none His Royal Badness Intimate Moments With His Royal Badness(2xLP, Unofficial, W/Lbl) Not On Label none US 1989 Sell This Version
CD AMPHITAE 173, MH01 Prince Eavesdropped In Intimate Moments(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Amphitae, Magical Heart CD AMPHITAE 173, MH01 1991 Sell This Version
CD AMPHITAE 173, MH01 Prince Eavesdropped In Intimate Moments(CD, Unofficial) Amphitae, Magical Heart CD AMPHITAE 173, MH01 1991 Sell This Version
TB 109 Prince Intimate Moments(CD, Unofficial) Thunderball TB 109 2000 Sell This Version
none Prince Piano & A Microphone 1983(9xFile, AAC, Album, 256) NPG Records none 2018
R1 567737 Prince Piano & A Microphone 1983(Box, Dlx, Ltd + LP, Album, 180 + CD, Album) The Prince Estate, NPG Records, Warner Bros. Records R1 567737 US 2018 Sell This Version
WPZR-30796 Prince Piano & A Microphone 1983(Box, Ltd + LP, Album + CD, Album) NPG Records, Warner Bros. Records WPZR-30796 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
R2-566557 Prince Piano & A Microphone 1983(CD, Album) NPG Records, Warner Bros. Records R2-566557 Argentina 2018 Sell This Version
R2-566557 Prince Piano & A Microphone 1983(CD, Album) NPG Records, Warner Bros. Records R2-566557 Canada 2018 Sell This Version
603497861293 Prince Piano & A Microphone 1983(CD, Album) NPG Records, Warner Bros. Records 603497861293 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
0349786129 Prince Piano & A Microphone 1983(CD, Album) NPG Records, Warner Bros. Records, The Prince Estate 0349786129 Australia 2018 Sell This Version
WPCR-18037 Prince Piano & A Microphone 1983(CD, Album) NPG Records, Warner Bros. Records WPCR-18037 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
R1 566557 Prince Piano & A Microphone 1983(LP, Album, 180) NPG Records, Warner Bros. Records R1 566557 US 2018 Sell This Version
R1 566557, 603497861286 Prince Piano & A Microphone 1983(LP, Album, 180) NPG Records, Warner Bros. Records R1 566557, 603497861286 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
603497858828, R1 567737, 603497861286 Prince Piano & A Microphone 1983(LP, Album, 180 + CD, Album + Box, Dlx, Ltd) NPG Records, Warner Bros. Records, The Prince Estate 603497858828, R1 567737, 603497861286 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
none Prince Intimate Moments With Prince(LP, Album, Unofficial, Dar) Heaven & Earth Productions none Unknown Sell This Version

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lucas.beck

lucas.beck

June 28, 2020
referencing Piano & A Microphone 1983, Box, Dlx, Ltd + LP, Album, 180 + CD, Album, R1 567737
Such a beautiful release. The quality of the pressing is insane, dead quiet, rich, and detailed. Some might hate it, but I really love the hiss of the tape cassette master tape. All in all, a glimpse into the process of a mysterious artist and a must-have for any big fan or completionist.
whitespyder

whitespyder

November 15, 2019
referencing Piano & A Microphone 1983, LP, Album, 180, R1 566557, 603497861286
Questionable QC: my record arrived warped... but i can't really complained since i got it for super cheap.
After reading all sorts of things about all the Estate releases, it seems P.'s legacy needs to be better taken care of...
tybxrngr

tybxrngr

October 14, 2019
referencing Piano & A Microphone 1983, LP, Album, 180 + CD, Album + Box, Dlx, Ltd, 603497858828, R1 567737, 603497861286

probably one of the cleanest vinyl pressings i have ever heard. thankfully that quality of vinyl is carrying such a solid selection of music. this has been my most frequently rotated prince album as of late. soooo good.
April_Snow

April_Snow

June 7, 2019
referencing Piano & A Microphone 1983, CD, Album, 0349786129

Hate the cheap filmsy packaging on this release, but the material is great.
izakteaz

izakteaz

September 30, 2018
referencing Piano & A Microphone 1983, Box, Dlx, Ltd + LP, Album, 180 + CD, Album, R1 567737
Haunting release. Loved the quality of the recording from the bootlegs we had. Much better. Cold Coffee and Cocaine on repeat.
OLDFRIENDSFORSALE

OLDFRIENDSFORSALE

September 24, 2018
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Piano & A Microphone 1983, LP, Album, 180 + CD, Album + Box, Dlx, Ltd, 603497858828, R1 567737, 603497861286
I liked the first playing of Piano & Microphone very much and I played it (oh miracle) three times in a row. Something I haven't done since crystal ball. I also often thought about (to hear) Jamie Starr. Since I had not much heard the bootleg before, after 20 years it's finally a release Prince portrayed the Prince that hooked me back then.

And that's why I couldn't understand the moaning about on the various platforms and board why The Prince Estate didn't choose something else "better" for the first posthumous release. Frankly it even annoyed me that people are unsatisfied in public about unfulfilled personal expectations... however: I like the release and I’m happy with the Deluxe Edition. (half price on Record fair on Saturday, no idea why they ask so little price)
Xtraloveable

Xtraloveable

September 23, 2018
referencing Piano & A Microphone 1983, Box, Dlx, Ltd + LP, Album, 180 + CD, Album, R1 567737
There is probably only one release....not EU and US!
The both US and EU versions have printed in EU on Labels and the Cover has printed in USA!
Seems to me that there is just one release...they are both the same!
Pan007

Pan007

September 20, 2018
referencing Piano & A Microphone 1983, LP, Album, 180, R1 566557, 603497861286

Anyone else having issues with track B2, is it supposed to be "muddy"/loud???
Side 1 is a very nice side.....no not nice, it's awsome!!
qwanah

qwanah

February 1, 2018
referencing Intimate Moments With His Royal Badness, 2xLP, Unofficial, W/Lbl, none
Perfect that discogs won't let me buy bootlegs anymore... I need my Prince fix. Anyone selling? Inbox me. Peace!