PORTLAND, OR August 6, 2018 – Discogs is magnifying Prince‘s entire NPG era catalog finally being available for streaming consumption worldwide. The 19 previously released album titles originally released between 1995 and 2010, covers over 20 hours of material. Discogs has worked with Sony Music Entertainment and the Prince Estate to put together a comprehensive guide to this era as it’s incredibly hard to know where to start… even for a Prince enthusiast.
In the mid-’90s, Prince was bucking trends and blazing trails. He got rid of his name, founded NPG Records, and threw off the shackles of accepted music industry wisdom. Between 1995 and 2010, The Artist released new material at a maddening pace for a pop superstar. He experimented musically and logistically, even winning a Webby Award for his pioneering use of digital distribution. The list of NPG-era titles includes The Gold Experience(1995), Emancipation (1996), Crystal Ball (1998), The Rainbow Children (2001), 3121 (2006), Musicology (2004), and Planet Earth (2007) among several others.
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