Editors’ Notes During the 16 years this collection covers, Prince churned out near-classics, self-indulgent fan fodder, and no fewer than three triple albums. But by placing choice cuts from relatively obscure releases—the fiery Hendrix-indebted MLK tribute “Dreamer” off 2009’s sprawling Lotusflow3r, the straight-up funk workout “Northside” from the NPG Music Club entry The Slaughterhouse, “Muse 2 the Pharaoh” from the experimental The Rainbow Children—alongside highlights from great, if under-celebrated, albums like The Gold Experience, 3121, and Planet Earth, Anthology feels revelatory. Prince may have fought hard for the freedom to create without restraint and oversight he enjoyed during this period, but from a fan’s perspective, this thoughtful culling of his output is a godsend.

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Emancipation
1
4:13
 
Black Sweat
2
3:11
 
P. Control
3
5:59
 
Crucial
4
5:08
 
The Love We Make
5
4:39
 
Eye Hate U
6
6:07
 
The Greatest Romance Ever Sold
7
5:33
 
Eye Love U, But Eye Don't Trust U Anymore (feat. Ani DiFranco)
8
3:36
 
Gold
9
7:22
 
Guitar
10
3:45
 
Dream Factory
11
3:07
 
The Work Pt. 1
12
4:28
 
Call My Name
13
5:15
 
Strays of the World
14
5:06
 
Shhh
15
7:17
 
Dreamer
16
5:32
 
Chaos and Disorder
17
4:19
 
Endorphinmachine
18
4:06
 
Musicology
19
4:24
 
Northside
20
6:31
 
When Eye Lay My Hands On U
21
3:40
 
Beautiful Strange
22
4:55
 
Future Soul Song
23
5:08
 
Empty Room (Live from One Nite Alone Tour 2002)
24
4:00
 
3rd Eye
25
4:53
 
U're Gonna C Me
26
5:16
 
Dinner with Delores
27
2:46
 
Ol' Skool Company
28
7:30
 
4Ever
29
3:47
 
West
30
14:00
 
Xpedition
31
8:23
 
Muse 2 the Pharaoh
32
4:21
 
Somewhere Here On Earth
33
5:45
 
U Make My Sun Shine (feat. Angie Stone)
34
7:05
 
1+1+1 Is 3
35
5:17
 
Chelsea Rodgers
36
5:41
 
We March
37
4:49
 

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