He has only been gone a year, but that really did seem like a million days. Now the drought has eventually meandered to its lingering end. 2005 was one of those thankfully few occasions that Prince fans had to think about and concentrate on something else other than Prince, realising there is a life outside the purple haze. They start believing that its just possible to it alone. That they no longer need Prince – and check the websites less often, and start to enjoy a different life by flirting with other music. How, just in time for Christmas, prince gave us a promise of a new record deal, a new album, new videos and a much longed for new tour – 3121, not merely a postal address but a musical AT-AT appearing on our horizon. Prince fans suddenly realise their detox had failed, for now they are hungrier than ever – bring on 3121.

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