The estate of Prince has released an early demo version of “Forever In My Life”, which first appeared on the late guitarist’s 1987 Sign O’ the Times studio album. The new recording is the latest shared by the Prince estate to appear on a forthcoming Sign O’ The Times expanded box set due out on September 25th. The forthcoming reissue will mark the ninth posthumous release from Prince’s vault since his death in April 2016.
According to reports, this version of “Forever In My Life” was recorded on August 8th, 1986, at Prince’s Galpin Boulevard home studio. Always the perfectionist, Prince played every instrument on the recording, including drums and bass.
Prince’s former fiancé Susannah Melvoin said of the newly-resurfaced recording in a statement,
He had been up all night and he came upstairs. It was like 7:00 in the morning and he grabbed my hand and said ‘follow me’, and so I followed him downstairs. The sun was coming through the stained-glass windows and he pressed play, and that song came on and I looked at him and I got teary-eyed. And that was it. He didn’t have to say anything.
Listen to the latest track to appear on the Sign O’ The Times expanded box set below.
Prince – “Forever In My Life (Early Vocal Studio Run-Through)”
Previously-shared recordings to appear on the Sign O’ The Times reissue include “Witness 4 the Prosecution (Version 2)”, “Cosmic Day”, “Witness 4 The Prosecution (Version 1)”, and “I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man”.