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Sony Music and Legacy Recordings have secured worldwide distribution rights to 35 previously released Prince albums including the classics from his Warner Bros. years.

While no release dates are set, this year Legacy will be allowed to release 19 Prince albums originally issued between 1995 and 2010. That catalog includes The Gold Experience, Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic and Musicology.

Beginning in 2021,Legacy will have the rights to a dozen more albums originally released between 1978 and 1996; those include 1999 and Sign ‘O’ the Times. Purple Rain is not part of the deal.

"The Sony team's enthusiasm and deep knowledge of Prince's music make them the ideal partner to release these iconic bodies of work," added Prince Estate entertainment adviser Troy Carter. "We're looking forward to working with the heirs and Sony on giving fans what they've been waiting for—more great music from Prince."

Legacy will also be able to distribute previously released singles, B-sides, remixes, non-album tracks, live recordings and music videos.