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4EverIncludes A 12-Page Booklet Of Never-Before-Seen Photos By Photographer Herb Ritts
Prince 4Ever will bring together 40 of PRINCE's best-loved songs, including the hits "When Doves Cry," "Let's Go Crazy," "Kiss," "Little Red Corvette," "Purple Rain," "Raspberry Beret," "Sign O' The Times," "Alphabet Street," "Batdance," and "Cream."
Prince 4Ever includes "Moonbeam Levels" -- a previously unreleased song originally recorded in 1982 during the 1999 sessions and later considered for the never released Rave Unto The Joy Fantastic album. Prince 4Ever will also arrive with a 12-page booklet of never-before-seen photos by photographer Herb Ritts.
*Album art subject to change.LP 1
1. 1999 (Edit)
2. Little Red Corvette
3. When Doves Cry
4. Let's Go Crazy - By Prince & The Revolution
5. Raspberry Beret - By Prince & The Revolution
6. I Wanna Be Your Lover (Single Version)
7. Soft and Wet
8. Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?
9. Uptown (Single Version)
10. When You Were Mine
12. Gotta Stop (Messin' About)
1. Controversy (Single Version)
2. Let's Work
3. Delirious (Edit)
4. I Would Die 4 U - By Prince & The Revolution
5. Take Me With U - By Prince & The Revolution
6. Paisley Park - By Prince & The Revolution
7. Pop Life - By Prince & The Revolution
8. Purple Rain - By Prince & The Revolution
9. Kiss - By Prince & The Revolution
10. Sign 'O' The Times (Single Version)
1. Alphabet St.
3. Thieves in the Temple
4. Cream - By Prince & The New Power Generation
5. Mountains - By Prince & The Revolution
6. Girls & Boys - By Prince & The Revolution
7. If I Was Your Girlfriend
8. U Got the Look
9. I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man
10. Glam Slam
11. Moonbeam Levels
1. Diamonds and Pearls (Edit) - By Prince & The New Power Generation
2. Gett Off - By Prince & The New Power Generation
3. Sexy M.F. - By Prince & The New Power Generation
4. My Name Is Prince (Single Version) - By Prince & The New Power Generation
5. 7 (Album Edit) - By Prince & The New Power Generation
7. Nothing Compares 2 U (Edit) - By Prince & The New Power Generation$54.99Vinyl LP - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Sign 'O' The TimesIt begins with the insistent drip-drop of a sequencer and ends with some old school R&B. In between, the artist who was still calling himself Prince unfurls an encyclopedia of moods, genres, and grooves. Widely heralded as a groundbreaker in 1987, this two-LP set is clearly the sound of a performer at the height of his power. On songs like the title track, If I Was Your Girlfriend, and the thunderous The Cross, Prince proves why the hype was justified. --Amy LindenLP 1
1. Sign O' The Times
2. Play In the Sunshine
4. The Ballad of Dorothy Parker
6. Starfish and Coffee
7. Slow Love
8. Hot Thing
9. Forever In My Life
1. U Got the Look
2. If I Was Your Girlfriend
3. Strange Relationship
4. I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man
5. The Cross
6. It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night (live)
7. Adore$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Purple Rain (Remastered)Ranked 72/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
2015 Paisley Park Remaster
Pressed On 180-Gram Vinyl
Prince designed Purple Rain as the project that would make him a superstar, and that's exactly what happened. Simultaneously more focused and ambitious than any of his previous records, Purple Rain finds Prince consolidating his funk and R&B roots while moving boldly into pop, rock, and funk on nine superbly crafted songs.
Although Prince's songwriting is at a peak, the presence of the Revolution helps pull the music into even sharper focus, giving it a tougher, more aggressive edge. When Doves Cry is an eerie, spare neo-psychedelic masterpiece, Let's Go Crazy is a furious blend of metallic guitars, Stonesy riffs, and a hard funk backbeat. And the anthemic title track is a majestic ballad filled with a brilliant guitar outro. All in all, Purple Rain is a stunning statement of purpose that remains one of the most exciting rock & roll albums ever created.1. Let's Go Crazy (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)
2. Take Me With U (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)
3. The Beautiful Ones (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)
4. Computer Blue (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)
5. Darling Nikki (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)
6. When Doves Cry (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)
7. I Would Die 4 U (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)
8. Baby I'm A Star (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)
9. Purple Rain (2015 Paisley Park Remaster)$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
1999Ranked 163/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.
Lacquers Cut By Chris Bellman At Bernie Grundman Mastering
1999 is the fifth studio album by American recording artist Prince. It was released on October 27, 1982 by Warner Bros. Records. The album was his first top ten album on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States (peaking at number 9) and became the fifth best-selling album of 1983 and was certified Multi-Platinum by RIAA. 1999 was Prince's breakthrough album, but his next album, Purple Rain, would become his most successful. The title track was a protest against nuclear proliferation and became his first top ten hit in countries outside the United States.
It was also the first album to feature The Revolution. The band's moniker is written in reverse on the front cover.
According to the Rolling Stone Album Guide, 1999 may be Prince's most influential album: Its synth-and-drum machine-heavy arrangements codified the Minneapolis sound that loomed over mid-'80s R&B and pop, not to mention the next two decades' worth of electro, house, and techno. In 2003, the TV network VH1 placed 1999 49th in its list of the greatest albums of all time. The album was also part of Slant Magazine's list The 50 Most Essential Pop Albums and the magazine listed the album at #8 on its list of Best Albums of the 1980s. The album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008. In 2003, the album was ranked number 163 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.LP 1
2. Little Red Corvette
4. Let's Pretend We're Married
2. Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)
4. Lady Cab Driver
5. All The Critics Love U In New York
6. International Lover$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
When Doves CryWhen Doves Cry was the lead single from Prince's 1984 album Purple Rain. It was a worldwide hit, and his first American number one single, topping the charts for five weeks. It was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, ranked number 52 on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and is included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.1. When Doves Cry
2. 17 Days$12.9912 Vinyl Single - Sealed Buy Now
Lovesexy (Pre-Order)Lovesexy is the tenth full-length studio album by Prince. It was originally released worldwide in May 1988, 13 months after his previous album Sign O' The Times.
As an artistic statement, the initial release of the album was not split into tracks, but was instead tracked as one single 45:07 track, designed to be listened to as a whole (track titles were included, however). Later releases split the album into the nine named tracks, however.1. Eye No
2. Alphabet St.
3. Glam Slam
4. Anna Stesia
5. Dance On
7. When 2R In Love
8. I Wish U Heaven
9. Positivity$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
PrincePrince is the eponymous second studio album by American recording artist Prince. It was originally released on October 19, 1979 by Warner Bros. Records. The album was written, arranged, composed, produced and performed entirely by Prince, with the only known contribution from another person being some vocal harmony added by close friend/bassist AndrÉ Cymone on Track 2.
Prince recorded the album in just a few weeks after Warner Bros. asked for a follow-up to his 1978 debut, For You. Prince had used twice his initial recording advance on the album, and it had failed to generate a pop hit (although Soft and Wet became a No. 12 R&B hit). Displeased at his lack of success, Prince quickly recorded the follow-up.
Overall, the album was much more diverse and well-received than For You, critically and commercially. The success of this album geared Prince towards his next, Dirty Mind, which would be called a complete departure from his earlier sound.1. I Wanna Be Your Lover
2. Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?
3. Sexy Dancer
4. When We're Dancing Close and Slow
5. With You
7. Still Waiting
8. I Feel For You
9. It's Gonna Be Lonely$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
For YouPrince's debut album, originally released in 1978.
Few artists have created a body of work as rich and varied as Prince. During the '80s, he emerged as one of the most singular talents of the rock & roll era, capable of seamlessly tying together pop, funk, folk, and rock. Not only did he release a series of groundbreaking albums; he toured frequently, produced albums and wrote songs for many other artists, and recorded hundreds of songs that still lie unreleased in his vaults. With each album he released, Prince has shown remarkable stylistic growth and musical diversity, constantly experimenting with different sounds, textures, and genres. Occasionally, his music can be maddeningly inconsistent because of this eclecticism, but his experiments frequently succeed; no other contemporary artist can blend so many diverse styles into a cohesive whole.1. For You
2. In Love
3. Soft And Wet
4. Crazy You
5. Just As Long As We're Together
7. My Love Is Forever
8. So Blue
9. I'm Yours$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Batman Soundtrack (Pre-Order)Batman (the motion picture soundtrack to the Tim Burton movie Batman) is the eleventh full-length studio album by Prince, and the first and only soundtrack album by Prince for a movie in which he was not involved as an actor. It was originally released worldwide in June 1989.1. The Future
2. Electric Chair
3. The Arms of Orion (with Sheena Easton)
5. Vicki Waiting
7. Lemon Crush
9. Batdance$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Let's Go CrazyLet's Go Crazy was the opening track on both the album and the film Purple Rain. One of Prince's most popular songs, Let's Go Crazy was almost always a staple for concert performances, often segueing into other hits. When released as a single, the song became Prince's second number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100, and also topped the two component charts, the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Dance Club Play charts, as well as becoming a UK Top 10 hit.1. Let's Go Crazy (Special Dance Mix)
2. Erotic City (Make Love Not War Erotic City Come Alive) [Original 12 Version]$12.9912 Vinyl Single - Sealed Buy Now
Purple Snow: Forecasting The Minneapolis SoundIn the late 1970s, a peculiar sound began bubbling up from the land of 10,000 lakes. Buried beneath 50 solid inches of annual snow, Minneapolis made a Sound quite different than what the pop world foresaw. It issued forth as a slick, black, technologically advanced fusion, poised to storm the charts. Never known for sizable African-American populations, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul in fact harbored a tight-knit community of
musicians working feverishly through the late '70s and early '80s toward a radical manipulation of American dance music, coating futuristic funk with the glamorous sheen of guitar rock. Synthetic ebony and ivory met electricity, with sexed-up results
sent shockingly across the pop heavens like
Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound-the Numero Group's breathlessly anticipated 50th mainline release-chronicles the scene's first steps, false starts, and follow-throughs, sourcing the life's work of known quantities and shadowy
figures alike. In the beginning, there was Purple Haze, whose billing as Haze on two obscure
albums left the color purple to their city's incipient sound. PepÉ Willie's 94 East project
gave local prodigy Prince Rogers Nelson an early chance to row along with the crew. From
there, the story courses past Jimmy Jam Harris' extroverted Philly throwback Mind & Matter
collective, to Terry Lewis and Flyte Tyme, flamboyant precursor to Morris Day's The Time.
Unearthing basement demos by Prince's childhood sidekick/departed bassist AndrÉ Cymone,
plus deep cuts from legend-about-town Alexander O'Neal, Numero 050 gathers relentlessly
as the sprawling, nonfiction prequel to Purple Rain's cultural takeover.
Surpassing 30,000 words, our hardbound, full-color book companion to Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound is a gorgeous, exhaustively detailed, and insight-rich guided tour across two hours of music and a decade of North Star history. Inside, dozens of supporting characters and combos seed clouds for the meteoric rise of a genre formerly known mostly as Prince's-not to mention unheard product from his top collaborators
and fiercest competitors. In game-changing sound and image-rich splendor, Purple Snow: Forecasting
the Minneapolis Sound clears a crowded stage, ushering in unsung Twin Cities future-funk talent, to bask for a spotlit moment, out of that persistent violet shadow, and to shine.1. 94 EAST If You See Me
2. AURA Taste of Love
3. HERMAN JONES I Love You
4. ORVILLE SHANNON Oh Lover
5. MIND & MATTER I'm Under Your Spell
6. HAZE Waiting for the Moment
7. PROPHETS OF PEACE Get It On
8. COHESION Expense
9. MIND & MATTER Sunshine Lady
10. THE LEWIS CONNECTION Higher
11. FLYTE TYME It's The Things That You Do
12. HERMAN JONES Ladie
13. MICHAEL DIXON & J.O.Y. You're All I Need
14. MUSIC, LOVE & FUNK Stone Lover
15. COHESION Cohesion
16. HAZE I Do Love My Lady
17. THE LEWIS CONNECTION Got to Be Something Here
18. WALTER LEWIS & THE BLUE STARS I Have Love at Home
19. FLYTE TYME I've Got You On My Mind
20. QUIET STORM Can You Deal With It
21. STEVEN Quick
22. THE STYLLE BAND If You Love Me
23. THE GIRLS I've Got My Eyes On You
24. SUE ANN CARWELL Should I Or Should I Not?
25. RONNIE ROBBINS Contagious
26. ALEXANDER O'NEAL Borrowed Time
27. ORVILLE SHANNON One Life to Live
28. ANDRÉ CYMONE Somebody Said
29. WALTER LEWIS & THE BLUE STARS Do It Baby Do It
30. ROCKIE ROBBINS Together
31. MIND & MATTER No One Else Can Do It To Me Baby
32. ALEXANDER O'NEAL Do You Dare$84.99Vinyl LP + Book - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
WARB-WEA-3311xPrince & 3RDEYEGIRL
PlectrumelectrumPLECTRUMELECTRUM is a classic band record, with 3RDEYEGIRL which include Prince, Donna Grantis (guitar), Hannah Ford Welton (drums) and Ida Nielsen (bass). Recorded live and in analog the album is an electrifying funk-rock statement. Many of the tracks from PLECTRUMELECTRUM were performed live on the 'Hit & Run' tours of the UK earlier this year - incendiary performances in a series of historic venues - which led The Guardian to declare ''These are performances by one of the greatest funk-rock bands ever.'' The group was showered in 5-star reviews from all major reviewing media.1. Wow
12. Funknroll$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Naked In The Summertime - Vol 1This two instalment release features Prince performing at Madrid's Vicente Calderón Stadium on 22nd July 1990, on the European leg of the tour, during which the band perform a stunning mix of old and new cuts, including numbers from Batman, and others going back to Controversy and 1999.
As bonus tracks, this two part set also includes songs from the group's gig in Tokyo, Japan on 31st August the same year.1. Dat Intro
2. The Future
5. Sexy Dancer
7. Let's Jam It
8. Purple Rain
9. Take Me With U
10. Don't Make Me Pay For His Mistakes
11. Blues In C (If I Had A Harem)
12. Alphabet St.
13. It Takes Two/Volare/The Latest Fashion
14. The Question Of U (instrumental)
15. An Honest Man (instrumental)
16. Under The Cherry Moon (instrumental)
17. The Question Of U/Electric Man
19. Do Me, Baby
20. Ain't No Way
21. Nothing Compares 2 U
22. Batdance$32.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Come (Pre-Order)Come is the fifteenth full-length studio album by Prince. It was the last album of newly-recorded material to be released by Warner Bros. under the name Prince while he was under exclusive contract (although Warner Bros. released The Black Album only three months later, and would later also release The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale).
It was originally released worldwide in August 1994 (eleven months after The Hits 1, The Hits 2 and The Hits / The B-Sides compilations.1. Come
10. Orgasm$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Dirty MindRanked 204/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Prince's Cutting-Edge 1980 LP Back on Vinyl for First Time in Ages: Rock, Funk, New Wave, and Pop Meet in a Furious Fusion
Mastered from the Original Tapes: Lacquers Cut by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
Pressed at RTI and Features Complete Reproduction of Original Packaging: An Audiophile Spectacular
Prince had made a name for himself with his self-titled sophomore record, but didn't come into his own until the liberating Dirty Mind. Originally released in 1980, Dirty Mind is the pop provocateur's third album, completely produced, arranged and composed by Minneapolis' favorite son. While it established parameters that Prince would follow for the remainder of the decade, the record also remains unique for its blend of rock, funk, pop, and new wave. Prince uses rock, rather than soul or R&B as the foundation, and weaves the other styles around a demeanor that finds the singer/multi-instrumentalist both bluntly honest and fabulously furious.
True to the album's title, Prince doesn't shy away from sexuality, with both Head and Sister guaranteed to make many ears blush and, well, nearly every other track on the record addressing desire, lust, and partying in one form or another. Seldom as any performer been so candidly outspoken and gifted with a genius reflected in the irresistble melodies, hooks, and grooves.
After more than two decades of being out of print, Dirty Mind is finally back on vinyl--and how. Mastered from the original tapes, with lacquers cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, and pressed at RTI on 180g vinyl, this is the very best version you'll ever hope to hear. No longer will you have to settle for the slightly compressed original or nearly unlistenable CD versions. Moreover, rhino's analog reissue boasts replicate original packaging.
Grab the LP and get ready to party like it's 1999!1. Dirty Mind
2. When You Were Mine
3. Do It All Night
4. Gotta Broken Heart Again
8. Partyup$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Purple Reign In NYC - Vol 1The recording presented on this two instalment release comes from a spectacular show performed while Prince & The Revolution were on the Purple Rain tour. The concert, which took place at The Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY on 30th March 1985, captures brilliantly the magnificence of the tour, Prince's most successful ever which resulted in sales of over 1.7million tickets across 98 shows in all.
Taken from a perfectly balanced and mixed FM Broadcast of the event, this archive release, available here in its completion for the first time on deluxe vinyl, will prove both a delight and a must-have package for every Prince fan around.1. Let's Go Crazy
4. Little Red Corvette
5. Take Me With U
6. Do Me, Baby
7. Irresistible Bitch
9. How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?
10. Let's Pretend We're Married
11. International Lover
12. God$32.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
I Wish U Heaven (Single)12 Maxi-Single Reissue
Featuring I Wish U Heaven And Scarlet Pussy
I Wish U Heaven is a joyful, spiritual song with few lyrics, which runs 2:43. The 12 single is a substantially extended three-part suite which runs over ten minutes.
Part One of the mix starts with a stripped-down version of the Lovesexy album song, remixed with a dance beat. The original drum programming and rhythmic electric guitar riffs are deleted for much of the song.
Part Two is a gospel rendition with new lyrics, continuing the spiritual theme. This part of the song was often sung in concert during the Lovesexy World Tour. The beginning of this section paraphrases lyrics from Housequake, from the previous album Sign O the Times. Prince also quotes the film Scarface with the lines Say hello to my little friend... and then introduces the Blue Angel, a new blue version of his custom White Cloud guitar featured in the film Purple Rain. Sheila E. is also given a call out, and her voice can be heard responding in this section.
Part Three is based on an outtake called Take This Beat and deviates quite a bit from the original theme. This segment has Prince using his Jamie Starr persona to humorously tout the fact that he's funky, musically talented, and has plenty of beats (songs) that are so fine. The song ends with a looped repeat of the title. This version of the song became one of the highlights during the supporting tour in which Prince would usually order the house lights to be turned up, and instruct the crowd during a call and response segment.
The B-side, Scarlet Pussy, is credited to Prince's alter ego, Camille. The song is very sexual, using metaphors of cats and dogs for sexual organs, a theme Prince previously used for the B-side La, La, La, He, He, Hee. Prince uses his sped-up Camille vocals, as well as a slowed-down vocal, similar to Bob George from The Black Album. The song features a saxophone solo from Eric Leeds. The decision to include such a raunchy song with the spiritual A-side was noteworthy. The edit of Scarlet Pussy was included on 1993's The Hits/The B-Sides.1. I Wish U Heaven (Part 1, 2, & 3)
2. Scarlet Pussy$12.9912 Vinyl Single - Sealed Buy Now
Around The World In A DayAround the World in a Day is the seventh studio album by Prince, and the second to feature his backing band The Revolution. It was originally released on April 22, 1985 by Paisley Park Records and Warner Bros. Records.1. Around The World In A Day
2. Paisley Park
3. Condition Of The Heart
4. Raspberry Beret
7. Pop Life
8. The Ladder
9. Temptation$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Late Night Tales Presents Automatic SoulIt is 1983 and you've just stepped into your Ford Capri with your girlfriend Julie. You live in Harlow, but in your head you're really somewhere near Salou in Spain, next to your yacht. But the thing you really love is soul and they play nothing but at Sups in Loughton. OK, so It's not 1983 at all. It's 2014, but listening to
this electrofied soul, will put you back in the zone. Tom Findlay, one half of Grammy-nominated Groove Armada, has put this collection together: a stamp of authenticity in itself. Tom has also put a few of these through the edit wringer, reworking many of the tunes for maximum towelling sockability.
You'll probably recognise a few tunes. There's Mtume's incredible 'Juicy Fruit', still sounding advanced and modern, while 'I Specialize In Love, mixed by disco legend Tee Scott, is even older yet sounds equally perky.
The 1980s was a period that was pretty much owned by Minneapolis thanks to Prince and former cohorts Jam & Lewis and the latter weigh in with a pair of killer productions, Thelma Houston's
'You Used To Hold Me So Tight' and Alexander O'Neal's 'What's Missing'. And since this is Late Night Tales, there is always our exclusive cover version, this time done by Findlay and Tim Hutton's Sugardaddy, who've delivered an ace version of 'Don't Look Any Further'.
Automatic Soul, like my previously compiled Late Night Tales Music For Pleasure, is based very much on a sound. It's a sound that I feel has been overlooked: 80s R&B-infused music, with drum machines, synths and invariably brilliant vocals. It's formed the bedrock of my rare groove sets for all the years I've played.
It's not the most fashionable, but to me it's the perfect marriage of technology and soul, hence the title for this album, Automatic Soul. There are plenty of songs I could have included, and no doubt some that I shouldn't, but I've tried to represent what's best to me from this era. It's not a classic Late Night Tales. It's
a pretty personal journey, which I hope some of you might be willing to share
- Tom Findlay Groove Armada September 2014Unmixed Tracks
1. Rene & Angela - I'll Be Good
2. Zapp - Heartbreaker - parts 1 & 2
3. Timex Social Club - Rumors
4. Mtume - Juicy Fruit
5. Sugardaddy feat. Ronika - Don't Look Any Further
6. Meli'sa Morgan - Fool's Paradise
1. George Franklin Smallwood & Marshmellow Band - You Know I Love You
2. Royalle Delite - I'll Be A Freak For You
3. Bits & Pieces - Don't Stop the Music
4. Donna Allen - Serious (
5. Change - Change Of Heart
6. The Gap Band - I Owe It To Myself
1. 52nd Street - You're My Last Chance
2. Thelma Houston - You Used To Hold Me So Tight
3. Alexander O'Neal - What's Missing
4. Aurra - You And Me Tonight
5. Samson & Delilah - I Can Feel Your Love Slippin' Away
6. Sharon Brown - I Specialize In Love$35.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
WARB-WAR-9517xPrince & The Revolution
Parade (Music From The Motion Picture Under The Cherry Moon)Calling this one of Prince's most interesting albums doesn't do justice to how kicky and playable it is. The soundtrack from his romantic comedy Under the Cherry Moon, the album often sounds like a preview of the supremely surefooted quirkiness of its follow-up, the classic Sign o' the Times. Marrying lean funk grooves to over-the-top orchestrations and trying his hand at Parisian balladry and a hushed, Pet Sounds-style instrumental, he triumphs as few other record makers did in 1986. --Rickey Wright1. Christopher Tracy's Parade
2. New Position
3. I Wonder U
4. Under the Cherry Moon
5. Girls & Boys - with The Revolution
6. Life Can Be So Nice
7. Venus De Milo
9. Do U Lie?
10. Kiss - with The Revolution
12. Sometimes It Snows In April$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ControversyPrince's Smash 1981 LP Back on Vinyl for First Time in Ages: Provacateur Turns More Sultry and Political, Increases Synthesizers and Sonic Range
Mastered from the Original Tapes: Lacquers Cut by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
Pressed at RTI and Features Complete Reproduction of Original Packaging: Comes With Collectable Poster
Continuing on with the pioneering directions he began pursuing on Dirty Mind, Prince again comes up roses on 1981's Controversy, an enterprising record on which he turns more political and furher assimilates keyboards and synthesizers into arrangements. Dirty Mind is also home to the piano ballad and chart smash Do Me, Baby, a sensitive song that's considered by many as his finest vocal effort. Given that we're talking Prince, that's saying something.
As had already become customary, Prince again handles all production, arrangements and composition duties, using Controversy, Annie Christian, and the unsparingly direct Ronnie, Talk to Russia as potent sociopolitical statements during an era which responsibility had lapsed and conservatism set in. Willing to stir it up, Prince injects contagious grooves, melodies, and refrains into arrangements that mix new wave, rock, funk, and pop, all serving to heighten the immediacy of the lyrics. And he knows how to have fun. Saucy, stylized, and sexy, Jack U Off and Let's Work are tailor-made for getting the opposite sex between the sheets.
After more than two decades of being out of print, Controversy is finally back on vinyl--and how. Mastered from the original tapes, with lacquers cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, and pressed at RTI on 180g vinyl, this is the very best version you'll ever hope to hear. No longer will you have to settle for the slightly compressed original or nearly unlistenable CD versions. Rhino's analog reissue also boasts replicate original packaging and comes with the poster that accompanied the first-generation pressings.
Let's go crazy!1. Controversy
3. Do Me, Baby
4. Private Joy
5. Ronnie, Talk To Russia
6. Let's Work
7. Annie Christian
8. Jack U Off$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Someday My Prince Will Come (200 Gram)200-Gram Vinyl Pressed At Quality Record Pressings
Mastered From The Original Analog Master Tapes By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound
Deluxe Tip-On Jacket From Stoughton Printing
A beautiful addition to the Davis canon. Recorded over the course of three days in April 1961, Someday My Prince Will Come showcases Miles' second great rhythm section, here at the absolute peak of their telepathic interplay. Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb were as tight a unit as any ever formed, grooving so successfully that they went on to leave Miles and form the Wynton Kelly trio. Someday My Prince Will Come also includes some positively blistering solos from guest John Coltrane in his final recording with Miles. And Hank Mobley offers up some beautiful bluesy solos.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Someday My Prince Will Come
2. Old Folks
4. Drad Dog
6. I Thought About You$39.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Purple Rain (Single)Purple Rain is the title track from the 1984 album of the same name, which in turn is the soundtrack album for the 1984 film of the same name, and was released as the third single from that album. The song is a combination of rock, R&B, gospel, and orchestral music. It reached number 2 in the United States for two weeks and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1984.1. Purple Rain
2. God$12.9912 Vinyl Single - Sealed Buy Now
WARB-WEA-9100xPrince And The Revolution
I Would Die 4 UI Would Die 4 U was the fourth commercially-released single from Prince's seventh album Purple Rain, the first album to be credited to Prince and the Revolution.
It was released five months after the album, and received a release around the world. The b-side, Another Lonely Christmas, was previously unreleased.
The single reached number 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart, marking the fourth straight top 10 single from Purple Rain. It also reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot Black Singles Chart.1. I Would Die 4 U
2. Another Lonely Christmas$12.9912 Vinyl Single - Sealed Buy Now