| The Lost Tapes is the first posthumous stand-alone album of previously unreleased material by Valerie Carter. It includes unreleased tracks recorded during her career including I Got Over It, co-written by Prince. The tracks were assembled by her sister Jan Carter and her friend Kathy Kurasch in 2018.
Valerie Carter was a member of the band Howdy Moon and released two solo albums in the Seventies. She later released an album in 1996 and an EP in 1998 (Find A River). Although, the latter included a cover of Crazy You, her brief collaboration with Prince was unknown to the public until 2018, the year following Carter's passing. I Got Over It is said to be one of the tracks they both worked on. The other (unknown) songs they did together are announced to be included on future releases by Valerie Carter's estate.
The compilation was released independently by Cowboy Angel Records, owned by Kathy Kurasch.