Recording artiste Prince is to release two new albums at the end of September with record label Warner Bros, the label he fell out with 20 years ago. The row with the label over the control of his back catalogue led Prince to famously appear in public with the word “slave” scrawled on his cheek in 1995.
He re-signed with Warners this April and will release one solo record and one with his band, 3rdEyeGirl.
Warners said it had returned the master recordings of Prince's disputed albums, including “Dirty Mind”, “1999”, “Purple Rain” and “Sign 'O' the Times”.
The label described the new solo record, titled “Art Official Age”, as “a contemporary concoction of soul, R&B and funk”.
Both albums are due out on September 30.