Listen to the Previously Unreleased Prince Track "Moonbeam Levels"

Listen to the Previously Unreleased Prince Track "Moonbeam Levels"

Seven months after his passing, the estate of Prince is releasing new material from the past.

Seven months after his passing, the estate of Prince is releasing new material from the past.

Text: Ian David Monroe

Prince’s record label, NPG, and Warner Bros Records have released a new 40-track compilation of the late artist’s worked, titled 4Ever. The album includes a never-before-released track, “Moonbeam Levels,” which was recorded in 1982 for the singer’s fifth studio album, 1999 (obviously, it didn't make the cut).

This morning, ABC News debuted the track to a group of Prince fans in New York City’s Cutting Room Recording Studios. While the track was officially released today, it has popped up in various places in the past (at his 2013 Carnegie hall show, Elvis Costello covered “Moonbeam Levels” as part of a tribute to Prince). This dusted-off track is only a precursor to a much larger album of unreleased work.

4Ever is accompanied by a photo booklet of unreleased images photographed by Herb Ritts, and is available for purchase on Amazon here.

Click through Prince's V84 Cover Story by Inez and Vinoodh in the slideshow below.

Credits: Hero Image Prince by Inez and Vinoodh for V84

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