Album: Diamonds And Pearls SuperDeluxe

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Diamonds And Pearls (Super) Deluxe Edition

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Album details


Released: 28 September 2023 (Digital release of the Dolby Atmos remaster of the original album)

28 September 2023 (Digital release of the Original Album Remastered)
11 October 2023 (Digital release of the Live at Glam Slam - 11 January 1992)
27 October 2023 (Deluxe and Super Deluxe Editions)
24 November 2023 (Dolby Atmos remaster physical release)

Length: 08:01:23 (approx)
Label(s): NPG Records / Legacy Recordings / Warner Records
Studio(s): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA; Olympic Studios, London, England; Warner Pioneer Studios, Tokyo, Japan, Smile Garage Studio, Tokyo, Japan, Larrabee Sound Studios, North Hollywood, CA, USA; Glam Slam, Minneapolis, MN, USA; Metrodome, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
iTunes
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: 27 Oct. 2023 26 4 (days)
 
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard Top R&B Albums 11 Nov. 2023 10 1
USA: Billboard Tastemaker Albums 11 Nov. 2023 8 1
USA: Billboard Vinyl Albums 11 Nov. 2023 18 1
Certifications
This album has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released


Diamonds And Pearls (Live At Glam Slam)
Celebration 2022 exclusive

b/w Nothing Compares 2 U (Live At Glam Slam)
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Diamonds And Pearls - The Singles (Collection)
Prince.com exclusive

b/w (see the set for details)
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See also


Diamonds And Pearls
(Album)
Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection
(VHS)
Diamonds And Pearls (Front Cover) Diamondsandpearls vhs.jpg
Diamonds And Pearls Super Deluxe Edition is the deluxe remaster box set of Prince’s thirteenth album Diamonds And Pearls (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation), including a disc of remastered b-sides and remixes, three CDs of vault tracks, a full show of live audio from the 11 January 1992 show at Glam Slam, Minneapolis, MN, and a Blu-Ray release of that same show, the 20 July 1991 Special Olympics performance at the Minneapolis Metrodome, as well as its soundcheck, and the full Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection, previously only available on VHS (released in 1992) and DVD (released in 2006).

A vinyl edition is also available, along with smaller configurations using only the remastered album, and/or with the b-sides/remixes.

Sessions and compiling

See Diamonds And Pearls for details on recording of the thirteen original tracks.

The Prince Estate started to work on Diamonds And Pearls Super Deluxe Edition in 2020, following the release of Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition. The set has been years in the making and was the subject of some online controversy when it became apparent that initial plans were a set consisting of material spanning both the Diamonds And Pearls and SymbolSmallerBlue.png eras.

The set (tentatively planned to be titled Diamonds & Love) was expected to be released in the summer of 2022, after a screening of the 11 January 1992 show at Glam Slam, Minneapolis was part of Celebration 2022. A 7"single with live versions of Diamonds And Pearls and Nothing Compares 2 U taken from this show was given to attendees. In August 2022 Prince’s estate was split between Prince Legacy LLC and Prince OAT Holdings LLC (owned by music publishing company Primary Wave) and with the new team the decision wads made to condense box set to focus solely on the Diamonds And Pearls era.

The set includes 75 audio tracks across 7 CDs/12LPs, of which 47 are previously unreleased (33 studio tracks and 14 from a live performance). The original album and b-sides have been remastered for the very first time by Prince’s original mastering engineer Bernie Grundman. The set also includes an entire previously unreleased audio recording of Prince and the New Power Generation’s preview performance of the Diamonds And Pearls Tour at Prince’s Minneapolis club, Glam Slam, on 11 January 1992. The Blu-ray features the same show (presented in 2K video with Dolby Atmos / Dolby True HD 5.1 / Stereo audio), as well as the Special Olympics Concert recorded on 20 July 1991 and broadcast on USA on 15 August 1991, as part of a special titled Victory and Valor: A Special Olympics All Star Celebration For this set this footage was featured in 1080p HD video with Dolby Atmos/ Dolby True HD 5.1 / Stereo audio)> also included was the soundcheck for the same performance, recorded on 19 July 1991, and featured on this set in 2K video with Stereo audio. The Blu-ray content is completed by the inclusion of a restored version of the Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection (in 1080p video with Stereo audio), originally released in October 1992.

The Super Deluxe Edition is accompanied by a fold out poster and a 12", 120 page hardback book featuring rare (some previously unseen) photography by Randee St. Nicholas, handwritten lyrics by Prince and essays by author & broadcaster Andrea Swensson, Archivist and Senior Researcher for The Prince Estate Duane Tudahl, British music critic and Prince expert Jason Draper, De Angela L. Duff, an Industry Professor at NYU Tandon School of Engineering in Brooklyn, Social Media Personality KaNisa Williams, and an introduction from Public Enemy founder, Chuck D..

Promotion

The set has been teased for months on social media for months. A pre-announcement was made on the official Prince social media channels on 21 August 2023. The 7cd+Blu-ray/12LP+Blu-Ray set was announced on 24 August. Along with the announcement, the previously unreleased tracks Alice Through The Looking Glass and Insatiable (Early Mix - Full Version) were released digitally. A promotional video for the Diamonds And Pearls Super Deluxe Edition was also released on 24 August 2023. Cream (Take 2), Get Blue, Live 4 Love and Live 4 Love (Early version) were released on streaming platforms on 28 September 2023 as a preview for the Diamonds And Pearls Super Deluxe. Somewhat peculiarly, the remastered album in Dolby Atmos was also made available on streaming platform on the same day, a month before its announced release.
Like for the previous releases, a podcast, titled “The Story of Diamonds And Pearls” was also made. In this audio-documentary Levi Seacer, Jr., Michael B., Sonny T. Tommy Barbarella], Rosie Gaines, Tony M., Damon Dickson and Kirk Johnson among others, share stories about the making-of the album. Like the previous iterations this podcast was presented by Minneapolis Music journalist Andrea Swensson. The first episode was available on 12 October 2023, with three further episodes at a weekly interval.

Charts

The album (the original remastered edition only) entered Billboard Top R&B Albums at number 10.

Certifications

Certification for this Deluxe edition will be noted as if it were a new release and not linked to the certification of the original edition of Diamonds And Pearls.



Track listing
CD Vinyl

Disc 1: Original Album Remastered

  1. Thunder (5:45)
  2. Daddy Pop (5:16)
  3. Diamonds And Pearls (4:43)
  4. Cream (4:12)
  5. Strollin’ (3:46)
  6. Willing And Able (4:59) 1 
  7. Gett Off (4:31)
  8. Walk Don’t Walk (3:07)
  9. Jughead (4:56) 2 
  10. Money Don’t Matter 2 Night (4:46)
  11. Push (5:52) 3 
  12. Insatiable (6:39)
  13. Live 4 Love (6:59) 4 


Disc 2: Singles Mixes & Edits Remastered

  1. Gett Off (Damn Near 10 Min.) (9:36)
  2. Gett Off (Houstyle) (8:24)
  3. Violet The Organ Grinder (5:05)
  4. Gangster Glam (6:04) 4 
  5. Horny Pony (4:19)
  6. Cream (N.P.G. Mix) (5:46)
  7. Things Have Gotta Change (Tony M. Rap) (3:58) 4 
  8. Do Your Dance (KC’s Remix) (6:00)
  9. Insatiable (Edit) (4:03)
  10. Diamonds And Pearls (Edit) (4:21)
  11. Money Don’t Matter 2 Night (Edit) (4:15)
  12. Call The Law (4:19) 5 
  13. Willing And Able (Edit) (4:17)1 
  14. Willing And Able (Video Version) (5:09) 1 
  15. Thunder (DJ Fade) (3:24)


Disc 3: Vault Tracks part 1

  1. Schoolyard (7:10)
  2. My Tender Heart (5:06) 6 
  3. Pain (5:57) 7 
  4. Streetwalker (4:48) 6 
  5. Lauriann (4:15)
  6. Darkside (5:33)
  7. Insatiable (Early Mix - Full Version) (8:01)
  8. Glam Slam ’91 (6:16)
  9. Live 4 Love (Early Version) (7:32) 4 
  10. Cream (Take 2) (4:50)
  11. Skip To My You My Darling (3:57) 8 
  12. Diamonds And Pearls (Long Version) (5:32)


Disc 4: Vault Tracks part 2

  1. Daddy Pop (12" version) (6:07)
  2. Martika’s Kitchen (4:21) 12
  3. Spirit (4:32) 9 
  4. Open Book (4:59) 10 
  5. Work That Fat (4:35)
  6. Horny Pony (Version 2) (4:21)
  7. Something Funky (This House Comes) (Band Version) (7:04) 4 
  8. Hold Me (4:36)
  9. Blood On The Sheets (5:46)
  10. The Last Dance (Bang Pow Zoom And The Whole Nine) (5:36) 2 
  11. Don’t Say U Love Me (4:20) 11 


Disc 5: Vault Tracks part 3

  1. Get Blue (4:43) 12 
  2. Tip O’ My Tongue (4:08) 13 
  3. The Voice (4:42) 14 
  4. Trouble (5:36)
  5. Alice Through The Looking Glass (4:18)
  6. Standing At The Altar (4:48)
  7. Hey U (6:10)
  8. Letter 4 Miles (4:36)
  9. I Pledge Allegiance To Your Love (4:41)
  10. Thunder Ballet (10:56)


Disc 6: Live at Glam Slam - 11 January 1992 part 1

  1. Thunder (Live At Glam Slam 1992) (4:18)
  2. Daddy Pop (Live At Glam Slam 1992) (6:23)
  3. Diamonds And Pearls (Live At Glam Slam 1992) (5:31)
  4. Willing And Able (Live At Glam Slam 1992) (5:40) 1 
  5. Jughead (Live At Glam Slam 1992) (6:52) 2 
  6. The Sacrifice Of Victor (Live At Glam Slam 1992) (10:05) (contains Love (Got A Hold On Me) 15 - unlisted)
  7. Nothing Compares 2 U (Live At Glam Slam 1992) (4:50)
  8. Thieves In The Temple (Live At Glam Slam 1992) (7:01)
  9. Sexy M.F. (Live At Glam Slam 1992) (5:45) 1 


Disc 7: Live at Glam Slam - 11 January 1992 part 2

  1. Insatiable (Live At Glam Slam 1992) (7:42)
  2. Cream / Well Done 16  / I Want U 6  / In The Socket (13:58) (Medley) (Live At Glam Slam 1992)
  3. 1999 / Baby I’m A Star / Push 3  (Medley) (Live At Glam Slam 1992) (9:12)
  4. Gett Off (Live At Glam Slam 1992) (6:11)
  5. Gett Off (Houstyle) (Live At Glam Slam 1992) (8:05)


Disc 8: BLU-RAY

  • Live at Glam Slam - 11 January 1992
  1. Thunder (Live At Glam Slam 1992)
  2. Daddy Pop (Live At Glam Slam 1992)
  3. Diamonds And Pearls (Live At Glam Slam 1992)
  4. Willing And Able (Live At Glam Slam 1992) 1 
  5. Jughead (Live At Glam Slam 1992) 2 
  6. The Sacrifice Of Victor (Live At Glam Slam 1992) (contains Love (Got A Hold On Me) 15 - unlisted)
  7. Nothing Compares 2 U (Live At Glam Slam 1992)
  8. Thieves In The Temple (Live At Glam Slam 1992)
  9. Sexy M.F. (Live At Glam Slam 1992) 1 
  10. Insatiable (Live At Glam Slam 1992)
  11. Cream / Well Done 16  / I Want U 6  / In The Socket (Medley) (Live At Glam Slam 1992)
  12. 1999 / Baby I’m A Star / Push 3  (Medley) (Live At Glam Slam 1992)
  13. Gett Off (Live At Glam Slam 1992)
  14. Gett Off (Houstyle) (Live At Glam Slam 1992)
  • Special Olympics at Minneapolis Metrodome 1991
  1. Let’s Go Crazy / Baby I’m A Star / Push 3  (Medley) (Special Olympics 1991 Soundcheck)
  2. Diamonds And Pearls (Special Olympics 1991)
  3. Let’s Go Crazy / Baby I’m A Star / Push 3  (Medley) (Special Olympics 1991)
  • The Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection
  1. Introduction (Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection)
  2. Thunder (Live) (Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection)
  3. Gett Off (Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection)
  4. Cream (Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection)
  5. Diamonds And Pearls (Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection)
  6. Dr. Feelgood (Live) (Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection) 17 
  7. Call The Law (Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection) 5 
  8. Willing And Able (Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection) 1 
  9. Jughead (Live) (Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection) 2 
  10. Insatiable (Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection)
  11. Strollin’ (Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection)
  12. Money Don’t Matter 2 Night (Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection)
  13. Live 4 Love (Live) (Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection) 4 

The Super Deluxe Edition edition contains 12 LPs and the Blu-ray.

LP 1: Original Album Remastered

  • Side 1 :
  1. Thunder (5:45)
  2. Daddy Pop (5:16)
  3. Diamonds And Pearls (4:43)
  • Side 2 :
  1. Cream (4:12)
  2. Strollin’ (3:46)
  3. Willing And Able (4:59) 1 
  4. Gett Off (4:31)


LP 2: Original Album Remastered

  • Side 1 :
  1. Walk Don’t Walk (3:07)
  2. Jughead (4:56) 2 
  3. Money Don’t Matter 2 Night (4:46)
  4. Push (5:52) 3 
  • Side 2 :
  1. Insatiable (6:39)
  2. Live 4 Love (6:59) 4 


LP 3: Singles Mixes & Edits Remastered

  • Side 1 :
  1. Gett Off (Damn Near 10 Min.) (9:36)
  2. Gett Off (Houstyle) (8:24)
  • Side 2 :
  1. Violet The Organ Grinder (5:05)
  2. Gangster Glam (6:04) 4 
  3. Horny Pony (4:19)
  4. Cream (N.P.G. Mix) (5:46)


LP 4: Singles Mixes & Edits Remastered

  • Side 1 :
  1. Things Have Gotta Change (Tony M. Rap) (3:58) 4 
  2. Do Your Dance (KC’s Remix) (6:00)
  3. Insatiable (Edit) (4:03)
  4. Diamonds And Pearls (Edit) (4:21)
  • Side 2 :
  1. Money Don’t Matter 2 Night (Edit) (4:15)
  2. Call The Law (4:19) 5 
  3. Willing And Able (Edit) (4:17)1 
  4. Willing And Able (Video Version) (5:09) 1 
  5. Thunder (DJ Fade) (3:24)


LP5 : Vault Tracks

  • Side 1 :
  1. Schoolyard (7:10)
  2. My Tender Heart (5:06) 6 
  3. Pain (5:57) 7 
  • Side 2 :
  1. Streetwalker (4:48) 6 
  2. Lauriann (4:15)
  3. Darkside (5:33)

LP6 : Vault Tracks

  • Side 1 :
  1. Insatiable (Early Mix - Full Version) (8:01)
  2. Glam Slam ’91 (6:16)
  3. Live 4 Love (Early Version) (7:32) 4 
  • Side 2 :
  1. Cream (Take 2) (4:50)
  2. Skip To My You My Darling (3:57) 8 
  3. Diamonds And Pearls (Long Version) (5:32)


LP7: Vault Tracks

  • Side 1 :
  1. Daddy Pop (12" version) (6:07)
  2. Martika’s Kitchen (4:21) 13
  3. Spirit (4:32) 9 
  4. Open Book (4:59) 10 
  • Side 2 :
  1. Work That Fat (4:35)
  2. Horny Pony (Version 2) (4:21)
  3. Something Funky (This House Comes) (Band Version) (7:04) 4 
  4. Hold Me (4:36)


LP8: Vault Tracks

  • Side 1 :
  1. Blood On The Sheets (5:46)
  2. The Last Dance (Bang Pow Zoom And The Whole Nine) (5:36) 2 
  3. Don’t Say U Love Me ((4:20) 11 
  • Side 2 :
  1. Get Blue (4:43) 13 
  2. Tip O’ My Tongue (4:08) 13 
  3. The Voice (4:42) 14 
  4. Trouble (5:36)


LP9: Vault Tracks

  • Side 1 :
  1. Alice Through The Looking Glass (4:18)
  2. Standing At The Altar (4:48)
  3. Hey U (6:10)
  4. Letter 4 Miles (4:36)
  • Side 2 :
  1. I Pledge Allegiance To Your Love (4:41)
  2. Thunder Ballet (10:56)


LP10: Live at Glam Slam - 11 January 1992

  • Side 1 :
  1. Thunder (Live At Glam Slam 1992) (4:18)
  2. Daddy Pop (Live At Glam Slam 1992) (6:23)
  3. Diamonds And Pearls (Live At Glam Slam 1992) (5:31)
  • Side 2 :
  1. Willing And Able (Live At Glam Slam 1992) (5:40) 1 
  2. Jughead (Live At Glam Slam 1992) (6:52) 2 
  3. The Sacrifice Of Victor (Live At Glam Slam 1992) (10:05) (contains Love (Got A Hold On Me) 15 - unlisted)


LP11: Live at Glam Slam - 11 January 1992

  • Side 1 :
  1. Nothing Compares 2 U (Live At Glam Slam 1992) (4:50)
  2. Thieves In The Temple (Live At Glam Slam 1992) (7:01)
  3. Sexy M.F. (Live At Glam Slam 1992) (5:45) 1 
  • Side 2 :
  1. Insatiable (Live At Glam Slam 1992) (7:42)
  2. Cream / Well Done 16  / I Want U 6  / In The Socket (13:58) (Medley) (Live At Glam Slam 1992)


LP12: Live at Glam Slam - 11 January 1992

  • Side 1 :
  1. 1999 / Baby I’m A Star / Push 3  (Medley) (Live At Glam Slam 1992) (9:12)
  2. Gett Off (Live At Glam Slam 1992) (6:11)
  3. Gett Off (Houstyle) (Live At Glam Slam 1992) (8:05)
  • Side 2 :
  1. etched


BLU-RAY

  • Live at Glam Slam - 11 January 1992
  1. Thunder (Live At Glam Slam 1992)
  2. Daddy Pop (Live At Glam Slam 1992)
  3. Diamonds And Pearls (Live At Glam Slam 1992)
  4. Willing And Able (Live At Glam Slam 1992) 1 
  5. Jughead (Live At Glam Slam 1992) 2 
  6. The Sacrifice Of Victor (Live At Glam Slam 1992) (contains Love (Got A Hold On Me) 15 - unlisted)
  7. Nothing Compares 2 U (Live At Glam Slam 1992)
  8. Thieves In The Temple (Live At Glam Slam 1992)
  9. Sexy M.F. (Live At Glam Slam 1992) 1 
  10. Insatiable (Live At Glam Slam 1992)
  11. Cream / Well Done 16  / I Want U 6  / In The Socket (Medley) (Live At Glam Slam 1992)
  12. 1999 / Baby I’m A Star / Push 3  (Medley) (Live At Glam Slam 1992)
  13. Gett Off (Live At Glam Slam 1992)
  14. Gett Off (Houstyle) (Live At Glam Slam 1992) (8:24)
  • Special Olympics at Minneapolis Metrodome 1991
  1. Let’s Go Crazy / Baby I’m A Star / Push 3  (Medley) (Special Olympics 1991 Soundcheck)
  2. Diamonds And Pearls (Special Olympics 1991)
  3. Let’s Go Crazy / Baby I’m A Star / Push 3  (Medley) (Special Olympics 1991)
  • The Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection
  1. Introduction (Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection)
  2. Thunder (Live) (Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection)
  3. Gett Off (Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection)
  4. Cream (Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection)
  5. Diamonds And Pearls (Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection)
  6. Dr. Feelgood (Live) (Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection) 17 
  7. Call The Law (Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection) 5 
  8. Willing And Able (Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection) 1 
  9. Jughead (Live) (Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection) 2 
  10. Insatiable (Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection)
  11. Strollin’ (Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection)
  12. Money Don’t Matter 2 Night (Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection)
  13. Live 4 Love (Live) (Diamonds And Pearls Video Collection) 4 

All songs written by Prince (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation), except where noted.

1  Written by Prince, Tony M. and Levi Seacer, Jr. (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
2  Written by Prince, Kirk Johnson and Tony M. (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
3  Written by Prince and Rosie Gaines (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
4  Written by Prince and Tony M. (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
5  Written by Prince, Michael B., Sonny T., Levi Seacer, Jr., Tommy Barbarella, Rosie Gaines, Tony M., Damon Dickson & Kirk Johnson (credited to Prince and the New Power Generation)
6  Written by Prince and Rosie Gaines
7  Written by Prince and D. Channsin Berry
8  Written by Prince, Jevetta Steele, Levi Seacer, Jr.
9  Written by Prince, Frankie Blue, Martika and Levi Seacer, Jr.
10  Written by Prince, Martika and Levi Seacer, Jr.
11  Written by Prince and Martika
12  Written by Prince and Levi Seacer, Jr.
13  Written by Prince and Kirk Johnson
14  Written by Prince, Rosie Gaines and Francis Jules
15  Written by JD Steele and Darryl Boudreaux
16  Written by Prince, David Z. Rivkin and Levi Seacer, Jr.
17  Written by Aretha Franklin and Ted White



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Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
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