Source: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/ ... t-birthdayNew Song by Prince's Dad to Be Released on What Would Have Been His 101st Birthday
A new song from Prince's late father, produced at Paisley Park, is being released Thursday to celebrate what would have been his 101st birthday.
Prince's half-sister, Sharon Nelson, produced the jazzy "Heart of Mine" by John L. Nelson and said it is the first single from the album, "Don't Play With Love, The John L. Nelson Project," to be released Oct. 27.
The new song will be available for streaming and for sale at digital retailers on Thursday.
John Nelson, a jazz pianist who performed with the Prince Rogers Trio, died in 2001 at age 85. He co-wrote some songs with Prince, including "Computer Blue" from Purple Rain.
"We are making his music available for the world to hear," Sharon Nelson said in a statement Wednesday (June 28). "Contrary to what has been written about our dad, he was a loving, caring, hardworking father, and a prolific jazz musician most notably known as the father of the musical genius, our brother Prince."
Sharon Nelson produced the album in January at Paisley Park from her father's sheet music. Prince, who died last year, had no creative role in the new music.
"Our dad wrote and composed many songs, but they were never recorded until now. He was Prince's musical inspiration, and this project is very special because it was recorded in Paisley Park," Sharon Nelson said. "This music was destined to come out and we are sure you will enjoy the masterful works of John L. Nelson."
The album will be released on Sharon Nelson's company, Maken It Music. Earlier this year a judge confirmed Prince's six siblings to be his rightful heirs, including his sister Tyka Nelson and five half-siblings - Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson, John R. Nelson, Omarr Baker and Alfred Jackson.
Sharon Nelson released an album in 2009 called "57th Street Sound" and co-produced an EP featuring her father in 1994.
Un album posthume du paternel Princier va voir le jour le 27 Octobre prochain. Produit par Sharon Nelson (fille de John et demi soeur de Prince) à Paisley Park, l'album intitulé "Don't Play With Love, The John L. Nelson Project" est constitué à partir de partitions originales du padre. Ces oeuvres n'ont jusqu'à cette année jamais été enregistrées en studio. Pas de participation de Prince sur ce projet.
Le 1er single "Heart Of Mine" est sensé sortir aujourd'hui à l'occasion du 101ème anniversaire de John. Toujours rien sur Youtube pour l'instant, wait and see...
Perso j'aime beaucoup le jeu de John L Nelson donc assez curieux de decouvrir cela...en esperant que Sharon ait traité le travail de son pere avec respect (j'apprends qu'elle a elle-même sorti un album en 2009, le saviez-vous?).