I am a HUGE Prince fan. But I'm obsessed with Prince circa 1984-1989, especially the Wendy & Lisa years. Download blogger GREATER LOS ANGELES is a fellow Prince fan and posts tons of Prince rarities. Amongst his latest is the selved 1986 Prince CD "Dream Factory"... Read this blurb from wikipedia :
"Dream Factory began life in late 1985 after the Parade album was completed. Much like preceding albums Around the World in a Day and Parade, Dream Factory was written by Prince in collaboration with Wendy and Lisa but to an even greater degree. The album started as a single set of nine songs, but evolved quickly to a double album with a large body of tracks being considered or rejected. A final configuration of the album was finished and mastered, but just before the album was to be released The Revolution dissolved amidst personal and professional tensions; Prince then shelved the highly-collaborative album in his infamous "vault" in a desire to return to his "one-man-band" ways of recording."
It features many tracks that ended up on "Sign O The Times" (PopMuse's No. 1 Favorite CD of all time.) But some of the versions are diiferent. It's essential listening for any Prince fan, or Prince novice trying to figure out the new Justin Timberlake CD, it all began here kiddies.
DOWNLOAD: PRINCE "DREAM FACTORY" [ZIP]
LISTEN: PRINCE (W/ WENDY & LISA) "A PLACE IN HEAVEN" [mp3]
LISTEN: PRINCE "STARFISH & COFFEE" [mp3]