I am not entirely sure I agree with the excessive emphasis on re-mastering for “todays” technology…

Well, in the case of Purple Rain, it appears that Prince himself supervised any remastering that might have taken place — it will be interesting to see what alterations, if any, were made to the production.

This should also set a useful benchmark for any subsequent remastering efforts — if Purple Rain was given a thorough update, we can assume that he would be fine with a similar overhaul of his other works along similar lines.

If not, we should adopt a more minimal approach.

Either way, it there should be less guesswork than might otherwise have been the case.

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