Hidden tracks: the unreleased music from major stars we may never hear

Tout sur les Beatles

Beatles / Tout sur les Beatles 72 Views comments

News of ‘mind-blowing’ Prince music on the way isn’t the first time rumors of posthumous unheard songs have been teased from beyond the grave

When a beloved artist passes away, after the deluge of superlatives and retrospectives subsides, bereaved fans often hold on to the hope of unreleased music to rekindle a moment of novelty amid the humdrum nostalgia that posthumous fandom can often be. The recent hullabaloo surrounding the alleged impending release of unheard “mind-blowing” Prince tracks plays into a long history of genuine discoveries, longstanding myths, hoaxes and unfortunate duds when it comes to claims of unreleased music.

Related: Can Miley Cyrus escape the curse of Elton John?

Continue reading...