The Prince Vault Opens with New Stories and Music

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Right on the heels of that other Prince Podcast Who Was Prince? the Official Prince Podcast announced the launch of their second season with The Story of Welcome 2 America about his tour of the same name from 2010-2011.

The new four-episode season will debut Thursday, July 22, and will offer listeners the first chance to hear the songs on the album ahead of its official release as he archived them before his death.

The new season is hosted by music journalist Andrea Swensson as well as guest co-hosts Shelby J. and Morris Hayes of Prince’s band the NPG, taking listeners into the studios of Paisley Park to explore what Prince was like during this time.

Additional musicians who performed on Welcome 2 America—Tal Wilkenfeld, Chris Coleman, Elisa Fiorillo, and Liv Warfield will be appearing on the episodes as well as unreleased vault tracks including “Same Page, Different Book,” “Check the Record,” “1000 Light Years From Here,” “1010 (Rin Tin Tin)” and “Stand Up and B Strong” for the first time.

A trailer is available here in podcast form and here on YouTube.

Welcome 2 America the album is available July 30 and you can preorder the album here.

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