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Prince’s alter-ego album ‘Camille’ to be released by Third Man Records

The Purple One famously recorded the album in 1986

By Nick Reilly

Prince poses against a newspaper backdrop
(Picture: Press/The Prince Estate (Photographer - Allen Beaulieu)

An unreleased Prince album, recorded under the late star’s alter-ego Camille, is set to be finally released by Third Man Records.

The Purple One famously wrote and recorded a self-titled album under his feminine alter-ego in 1986, but the experiment proved short-lived when he scrapped the test pressings of the finished record.

Speaking to Mojo, Third Man co-founder Ben Blackwell confirmed that the label are now gearing up to let the world hear ‘Camille’ for the first time.

“We’re finally going to put it out,” Blackwell said, explaining he received permission from the late singer’s estate: “Prince’s people agreed – almost too easy.”

Third Man Records was founded by Jack White in 2001, with Blackwell currently overseeing the label’s vinyl production.

All eight songs on ‘Camille’ have been previously released, but across different albums and have proved difficult for fans to track down.

The eight tracks to be featured on ‘Camille’ are:

‘Rebirth Of The Flesh’
‘Strange Relationship’
‘Feel U Up’
‘Good Love’
‘If I Was Your Girlfriend’
‘Rockhard In A Funky Place’

Last year saw Prince’s estate release an unheard demo version of ‘Do Me, Baby’ from 1979 to mark the 40th anniversary of the singer’s ‘Controversy’ album.

The album was originally released on October 14, 1981.