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Hunting for Prince's Vault

Mobeen Azhar attempts to solve one of pop music's great mysteries: does Prince really have thousands of unreleased tracks squirreled away? And if so, what do they sound like?

Mobeen Azhar attempts to solve one of pop music's great mysteries: does Prince really have thousands of unreleased tracks squirreled away? And what do they sound like?
This is a journey into the creative impulses which animate one of pop music's most respected and idiosyncratic figures. Mobeen talks to musicians, dancers, protégés and engineers who portray the purple one as a modern day Mozart with an unrelenting urge to make music. They provide clues as to what hidden gems Prince has hidden away in his vault at his Paisley Park HQ, give insight about why a lot of that material remains unreleased and offer theories as to how bootleg copies were leaked during the '80s and '90s.
Interviewees include:
Susan Rogers, Prince's studio engineer from 1985-1989
Matt (Dr) Fink, keyboard player
Catherine (Cat) Glover, part of Prince's Sign O The Times and Lovesexy bands
Eric Leeds, saxophonist
Michael Bland, drummer with the New Power Generation
Alan Leeds, tour manager and head of Paisley Park Records from 1986-1992
Hans Martin Buff, Prince's former sound engineer

Producers: Ben Carter and Mobeen Azhar.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 21 Mar 2015 10:30

Music Played

  • 20 Rare Prince Gems - delve deep in to Prince's official back catalogue

    • Prince

      Crystal Ball

      • Crystal Ball.
  • Prince

    Joy in Repetition

    • Grafitti Bridge.
  • Prince

    Act of God

    • 2OTEN.
  • Prince

    The Truth

    • The Truth.
  • Prince & The New Power Generation

    Hallucination Rain

    • Exodus.
  • Prince

    Power Fantastic

    • The Hits/The B Sides.
  • Prince

    Time

    • Art Official Age.
  • Prince

    Old Friends For Sale

    • The Vault: Old Friends for Sale.
  • Prince

    Strange But True

    • Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic.
  • Prince

    Crazy You

    • For You.
  • Prince

    Private Joy

    • Controversy.
  • Prince

    Something in the Water (does not compute)

    • 1999.
  • Prince

    When 2 R In Love

    • Lovesexy.
  • Prince

    Come

    • Come.
  • Prince

    Soul Sanctuary

  • Prince

    Lion of Judah

    • Planet Earth.
  • Prince

    Wall of Berlin

    • LotusFlow3r.
  • Prince

    Cindy C

    • The Black Album.
  • Prince

    Muse 2 the Pharaoh

    • The Rainbow Children.
  • Prince

    I Like It There

    • Chaos and Disorder.

Broadcast

  • Sat 21 Mar 2015 10:30

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