Intimate, raw, beautifully-haunting, and full of soulful screeches, Piano and a Microphone makes us a fly on a wall as Prince creates music!
The 34-minute session was never intended for our ears let alone to be released as an 9-track album…
…it’s simply a cassette demo itched in a slice of musical history, recorded right before the release of Purple Rain…elevating Prince from musician to ICONIC!
Originating in a basement in one take, you’ll hear Prince exploring vocal approaches, sketching out his “little grooves” as they say and a brief snippet-rough cut of what would become purple rain.
I can’t help but wonder…would he approve of us eavesdropping like this?