I had read two blog posts about the new record, and how it really was a throwback to his 80's sound. Again. So I went on a search for tracks that we could listen to.
And I found them. The whole album - on demand, online. Not sure how long it will be available, so take a listen while you can. There are no current plans for a US release.
Here's what Prince has done: He has taken the drum sample/hand clap that was the hallmark of his early and mid-career songs, from "Controversy" all the way through "Rasberry Beret", and used them on the new record. Sneaky simple. Follow the link and listen; could have been recorded 25 years ago. It is pop Prince all over again, with a flashback-inducing sound.