NPG Records And Paisley Park Enterprises Drop Unreleased Track “Cream(Take 2)”


Today, NPG Records and Paisley Park Enterprises, in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Records, releases “Cream (Take 2)”, a previously unheard recording from Prince’s legendary vault, taken from the upcoming expanded reissue of Prince & The New Power Generation’s 1991 classic Diamonds And Pearls, to be released on October 27th. 

This stunning sonic artifact provides a never-before-heard view into Prince’s creative process as he and the New Power Generation craft what eventually became a number one Billboard smash hit. Featuring inspired performances from drummer Michael Bland, bassist Sonny Thompson, keyboardist Tommy Barbarella, guitarist Levi Seacer, Jr. and percussionist Kirk Johnson, “Cream (Take 2)” sees Prince experimenting with alternative arrangements for the now-revered track – and offers the listener an opportunity to glimpse at the real-time experimentation of one of music’s great icons. 

Recorded at Paisley Park Studio A and engineered by Michael Koppelman and assisted by Tim Penn, “Cream (Take 2)” was mixed by GRAMMY-nominated Prince collaborator Chris James exclusively for this collection.