While the announcement of the release of Prince’s new EP, entitled, Deliverance, which includes six unreleased tracks with the title track available for early streaming came this past Tuesday has since been removed from iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Google Play and its slated Friday release have been blocked by a judge.
The removal comes after the artist estate requested the judge to block the album’s release this past Wednesday. The estate recently filed a lawsuit against the producer, sound engineer George Ian Boxill for control of the tracks featured on the Deliverance EP. The estate allegedly demanded that Boxill return the unreleased tracks back in March but stated the producer refused. The estate claims that Boxill signed a confidentiality agreement with Prince between 2006 and 2008. The agreement said that all recordings would remain Prince’s sole and exclusive property. Amazon still has it up for pre-order.
Deliverance was to drop on this Friday, on the one year anniversary of Prince’s death. Physical copies were slated for a June 2nd release.