Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Rare Copy of Prince’s Unreleased 1986 Album ‘Camille’ Up for Auction

Prince circa 1986, for Under the Cherry Moon
Prince circa 1986, for Under the Cherry Moon

*A rare copy of Prince’s unreleased 1986 album “Camille,” named after the late singer’s female alter ego, is currently available to the highest bidder at RR Auction.

According to RollingStone.com, “Camille” contains eight funk tracks featuring Prince’s sped-up vocals. Most of the tracks however were later reworked for inclusion on “Sign ‘O’ the Times,” including “Strange Relationship,” “If I Was Your Girlfriend,” “Housequake” and the B-sides “Shockadelica” and “Feel U Up.”

Also on “Camille” is “Good Love,” which ended up on the soundtrack to “Bright Lights, Big City,” and “Rockhard in a Funky Place,” which landed on Prince’s “Black Album.”

Additionally, the album features the unreleased studio track “Rebirth of the Flesh.”

Listen to a snippet below:

Below, more “Camille” details courtesy of Rolling Stone:

“Camille” was slated for release without mention of Prince, but the album was scrapped just weeks before its release and after copies had already been printed; It’s unclear how many copies exist.

This copy up for auction is part of a 19-vinyl package that includes a variety of unplayed LPs from Prince’s Paisley Park Records, including a handful of his classic albums alongside promo singles for “When Doves Cry,” “Alphabet Street,” “Purple Rain” and more.

The records come from the collection of Karen Krattinger, who spent five years working with Prince in the mid-80s in roles like production coordinator on the “Purple Rain” tour and road manager for the Revolution.

The auction on this item, which has already reached $4,800, concludes September 14th.

Other unique Krattinger items up for sale at RR Auctions include a Purple Rain-era ruffled shirt, signed photos and a Prince voodoo doll that the Paisley Park wardrobe department made for Krattinger as a gift when she left Prince’s organization.

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