The official podcast dedicated to Prince, the singular artist and visionary. Featuring explorations of Prince's massive discography and new discoveries from his legendary vault of unreleased recordings, each podcast episode features unforgettable anecdotes and insights from his trusted collaborators. Brought to you by The Prince Estate, which passionately presents Prince's life and work and aims to immerse fans, old and new, in Prince's story.
The Story of Prince and The Revolution: Live, Episode 1: Welcome to Superstardom
Prince wasn’t just well known in 1984. He was red-hot. Host Andrea Swensson welcomes The Revolution and friends for a story about the summer Prince became a household name and the Purple Rain Tour took hold of America. With musicians Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, BrownMark, Dr. Fink, Bobby Z, and Eric Leeds, manager Bob Cavallo, and production designer Roy Bennett.
The Story of Prince and The Revolution: Live, Episode 2: Hello Syracuse, and the World
As the pressures of fame mounted for Prince and The Revolution, and Prince longed to pursue new creative projects, the Purple Rain Tour was cut short and supplanted with a historic satellite broadcast concert from Syracuse, New York, which was also released on VHS for fans around the world. Host Andrea Swensson is joined by The Revolution - Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, BrownMark, Dr. Fink, and Bobby Z - plus saxophonist Eric Leeds, road manager Craig Rice, Prince’s former manager Bob Cavallo, and production designer Roy Bennett.
The Story of Welcome 2 America, Episode 1: Thank U For Helping Me Get This Out
Prince's trusted vocalist and collaborator Shelby J. joins Andrea Swensson to describe how the songs on Welcome 2 America first took shape at Paisley Park in early 2010. With additional memories from Tal Wilkenfeld, Chris Coleman, Elisa Fiorillo Dease, and Liv Warfield.
The Story of Welcome 2 America, Episode 2: What It Means 2 B American
Prince's longtime music director and keyboardist Morris Hayes joins Andrea Swensson to co-host an episode about the profound and prescient lyrical content on Welcome 2 America, with invaluable additional insights from Prince's former manager Kiran Sharma and his close friend, Dr. Cornel West.
The Story of Welcome 2 America, Episode 3: The Internet is Completely Over
Engineer Jason Agel and tech expert Anil Dash join co-hosts Andrea Swensson and Shelby J. to discuss Prince's final work on Welcome 2 America in 2010 and his growing skepticism about selling music and retaining ownership over his work in the digital era, which he references in lyrics throughout the album.
The Story of Welcome 2 America, Episode 4: We Got 2 Let the Funk Unwind
The Welcome 2 America Tour brought Prince and his band to several cities for lengthy residencies, including the marathon Twenty One Nite Stand at the L.A. Forum in 2011. Hear exclusive live recordings from the Forum alongside memories from NPG bandmates Morris Hayes, Elisa Fiorillo, Shelby J., and Liv Warfield, Prince's former manager Kiran Sharma, and Ebony Magazine editor Harriette Cole, who Prince recruited to join his Welcome 2 America Tour and spotlight his opening acts.
Awesome 1st episode! Does the music in the background sound sped up or it just me?
I love these podcasts! I can’t wait for the new ones! 💜
WHAT WE NEEDED
Just listened to “Welcome 2 America” and it to me is the most amazing album since “The Rainbow Children”