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Prince's 1995-2010 albums available for streaming starting today

Prince circa 1997. / AP Photo, Mark J. Terrill,

Prince circa 1997. / AP Photo, Mark J. Terrill,

Prince fans don’t have to dig through their dusty, old CD collections anymore to listen to albums from the latter half of his career.

Another sign his fractious estate is moving ahead on the business front under new manager Troy Carter, 23 of the late Minnesota rock legend’s albums became available Friday on most major streaming formats, including Spotify and Apple Music/iTunes. That amounts to more than 300 songs total, including many tracks that even his most diehard fans would consider deep cuts.

The recordings -- which range in years from 1995’s “The Gold Experience” to 2010’s “20Ten” -- were all originally issued after his heyday-era recording contract with Warner Bros. ended. These records now all fall under the estate’s new deal with Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings imprint.

Sony has also curated a new 37-track digital collection, “Prince Anthology: 1995-2010,” featuring highlights from the albums. Hopefully, many of these records will also be newly issued on vinyl, but there is no word of any such campaign yet.

For those who don’t know the difference between “The Truth” and “N.E.W.S.,” check out the trusty Prince album guide we published after his passing in 2016. Happy listening!

Here’s a list of all 23 albums newly available to stream today:

The Gold Experience (1995)
Chaos and Disorder (1996)
Emancipation (1996)
Crystal Ball (1998)
The Truth (1998)
Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic (1999)
Rave In2 The Joy Fantastic (2001)
The Rainbow Children (2001)
One Nite Alone… (2002)
One Nite Alone…Live! (2002)
One Nite Alone...Live - The Aftershow: It Ain't Over (2002)
Xpectation (2003)
N.E.W.S. (2003)
C-Note (2004)
Musicology (2004)
The Chocolate Invasion - Tracks from the NPG Music Club: Volume 1 (2004)
The Slaughterhouse - Tracks from the NPG Music Club: Volume 2 (2004)
3121 (2006)
Planet Earth (2007)
Indigo Nights (2008)
LOtUSFLOW3R (2009)
MPLSoUND (2009)
20Ten (2010)

Guthrie performers, staff in free cabaret performance

The thrust stage of the Guthrie Theater will be taken over Monday by "An Immigrants' Cabaret." /Gallop Studios

Missed out on tickets to "West Side Story" at the Guthrie Theater? You can see some of the performers Monday night, and for free. (Update: The performance sold out in less than a day.)

Cast members from the musical, along with Guthrie staffers, will participate in "An Immigrants' Cabaret," an evening of music, dance, poetry and storytelling that is meant to celebrate the stories of immigrants, past and present, and showcase the backgrounds and perspectives of people who work at the region's flagship theater.

The latest in a series of "happenings" at the theater, "An Immigrants' Cabaret" will be performed on the theater's Wurtele Thrust Stage at 7:30 p.m., Monday, August 20. Tickets are free, but reservations are required at 612-377-2224 or

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