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Piano & A Microphone 1983 (Deluxe Edition) (Pre-Order)Release Date: September 21, 2018*
New official Prince album features unreleased recordings
Recorded in 1983 at Prince's Kiowa Trail home studio in Chanhassen, MN & engineered by Don Batts, Piano & A Microphone 1983 is a nine track, 35-minute album features a previously unreleased home studio cassette recording of Prince at his piano.
The Deluxe CD+LP format will include a 12 booklet featuring brand new liner notes written by Prince's then engineer Don Batts, as well as candid shots of Prince including never before seen images.
The private rehearsal provides a rare, intimate glimpse into Prince s creative process as he worked through songs which include 17 Days and Purple Rain (neither of which would be released until 1984), a cover of Joni Mitchell's A Case Of You, Strange Relationship (not released until 1987 on his critically acclaimed Sign O' The Times album), and International Lover.
The album also includes a rare recording of the 19th Century spiritual Mary Don't You Weep, featured during the end credits of Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman. For fans of Prince s spontaneous live medleys, tracks 1-7 of the album are presented in that same format as they were originally recorded.
*Please note that release dates are subject to change.1. 17 Days
2. Purple Rain
3. A Case Of You
4. Mary Don't You Weep
5. Strange Relationship
6. International Lover
8. Cold Coffee & Cocaine
9. Why The Butterflies$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Nothing Compares 2 UNothing Compares 2 U contains the original version of the iconic song. This previously unreleased version was recorded in 1984, six years before 1990's classic reimagining by SinÉad O'Connor and before Prince started performing the song live. The track was recorded at the Flying Cloud Drive 'Warehouse' in Eden Prairie by Prince's long-time engineer Susan Rogers, and originally composed, arranged and performed in its entirety by Prince, aside from the backing vocals by Susannah Melvoin and Paul St. Paul Peterson. Also featured on the original track is saxophone work by Eric Leeds.1. Nothing Compares 2 U (Edit)
2. Nothing Compares 2 U$9.997 Vinyl Single - 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
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 (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
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
Volume Three: 1971-1981 (Box Set)180 Gram Vinyl Box Set
Following the previously released Volume One and Two, Marvin Gaye "Volume Three: 1971-1981" is a collection of his last seven Motown studio albums on 180g vinyl in one fantastic box. Commonly referred to as the 'Prince of Soul', Marvin Gaye helped to shape the sound of Motown Records and was one of the greatest voices to emerge from the label.LP 1: What's Going On
1. What's Going On
2. What's Happening Brother
3. Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky)
4. Save The Children
5. God Is Love
6. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
7. Right On
8. Wholy Holy
9. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
LP 2: Trouble Man
1. Main Theme From Trouble Man
2. T Plays It Cool
3. Poor Abbey Walsh
4. Break In (Police Shoot Big)
5. Cleo's Apartment
6. Trouble Man
7. Theme From Trouble Man
8. T Stands For Trouble
9. Main Theme From Trouble Man (1)
10. Life Is A Gamble
12. Don't Mess With Mister T
13. There Goes Mister T
LP 3: Let's Get It On
1. Let's Get It On
2. Please Don't Stay (once You Go Away)
3. If I Should Die Tonight
4. Keep Gettin' It On
5. Come Get To This
6. Distant Lover
7. You Sure Love To Ball
8. Just To Keep You Satisfied
LP 4: Diana & Marvin
1. You Are Everything
2. Love Twins
3. Don't Knock My Love
4. You're A Special Part Of Me
5. Pledging My Love
6. Just Say, Just Say
7. Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)
8. I'm Falling In Love With You
9. My Mistake (Was To Love You)
10. Include Me In Your Life
LP 5: I Want You
1. I Want You (Vocal)
2. Come Live With Me Angel
3. After The Dance (Instrumental)
4. Feel All My Love Inside
5. I Wanna Be Where You Are
6. I Want You (Intro Jam)
7. All The Way Around
8. Since I Had You
9. Soon I'll Be Loving You Again
10. I Want You (Intro Jam)
11. After The Dance (Vocal)
LP 6: Here, My Dear
1. Here, My Dear
2. I Met A Little Girl
3. When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You
5. Is That Enough
6. Everybody Needs Love
7. Time To Get It Together
LP 7: Here, My Dear
2. Anna's Song
3. When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You (Instrumental)
4. A Funky Space Reincarnation
5. You Can Leave, But It's Going To Cost You
6. Falling In Love Again
7. When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You (Reprise)
LP 8: In Our Lifetime
2. Life Is For Learning
3. Love Party
4. Funk Me
5. Far Cry
6. Love Me Now Or Love Me Later
7. Heavy Love Affair
8. In Our Lifetime$179.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 8 LPs 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
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
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
Batdance (Single)12 Maxi-Single Reissue
Featuring Batdance And 200 Balloons
Batdance was written for the 1989 Batman soundtrack. Helped by the film's popularity, the song reached number one in the US, becoming Prince's fourth American number-one single, and his first to achieve the feat of topping all 3 American charts since Kiss in 1986.
Batdance was a last-minute replacement for a brooding track titled Dance with the Devil, which Prince felt was too dark. It is almost two songs in one-a chaotic, mechanical dance beat that changes gears into a slinky, funky groove before changing back for the song's conclusion (except on the single version in which it eliminates the guitar solo before the middle section, then goes straight to the mechanical Joker laughter from the end of the movie and an earlier movie soundbyte of Michael Keaton saying Stop). The track is an amalgam of many musical ideas of Prince's at the time. Elements from at least seven songs (some unreleased) were incorporated into Batdance: 200 Balloons, We Got the Power, House in Order, Rave Unto the Joy Fantastic (later released on the album Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic), The Future, and Electric Chair. Some of these were mere snippets, and other segments showed up only in remixes of the track. The song was also loaded with dialog samples from the film.
The B-side to the Batdance is 200 Balloons, which was recorded for the film and serves as the musical blueprint for the main portion of Batdance. The song was rejected for the film by Tim Burton and replaced with Trust. The lyrics of 200 Balloons reference the scene which it was created for to a greater degree than the replacement track, which is only connected to the scene by the Joker asking Who do you trust? after the song ends. Prince did little more than replace the lyrics of 200 Balloons in its transition into Batdance. Only musical portions survived the transition, but full lyrics showed up in The Batmix(turn your head to the east, I be coming from the west). 200 Balloons also contains samples of House in Order and Rave Unto the Joy Fantastic; the latter was another song submitted for inclusion in the movie, but rejected (it was replaced by Partyman).1. Batdance (The Batmix)
2. Batdance (The Vicki Vale Mix)
3. 200 Balloons$12.9912 Vinyl Single - Sealed Buy Now
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: Volume 1 (Colored Vinyl)
Limited Edition Purple Colored Vinyl
Unforgettable Musical Collaborations Like Tom Petty With Prince And Mick Jagger With Bruce Springsteen
Original Members Of Cream Take The Stage For The First Time In 25 Years For A Blistering "Sunshine Of Your Love
Includes performances from legends like Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Cream, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Metallica, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Ron Wood, Joe Perry, Tom Petty, Green Day, James Taylor, Al Green, Chuck Berry and more
Jam-filled performances of chart-busters like "Johnny B. Goode, "Ironman", "Blitzkrieg Bop, "Can't Get No Satisfaction, and a show-stopping performance of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps
For over a quarter century, rock and roll's biggest stars have gathered annually on one special evening for an exclusive party: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies. Honoring music's most influential figures with the most prestigious of awards, it's also an evening where both artists and fans celebrate rock and roll with once-in-a-lifetime performances. For the first time on vinyl, Time Life has pressed a selection of the most memorable moments in the history of the induction ceremony, previously only available in digital and physical formats. ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME LIVE: VOLUME 1 is a unique, collectible vinyl album featuring an unforgettable "set list" including the biggest names in rock 'n' roll.1. Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry With Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (1995)
2. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (1999)
3. A Change Is Gonna Come - Al Green (1995)
4. The Train Kept-A-Rollin' - Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Ron Wood, Joe Perry, Flea And Metallica (2009)
5. Iron Man - Metallica (2006)
6. Woodstock - James Taylor (1997)
7. Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream (1993)
8. Blitzkrieg Bop - Green Day (2002)
9. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen And The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Band (1988)
10. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Dhani Harrison And Prince (2004)$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Betty Davis (Awaiting Repress)One can hardly imagine the genre-busting, culture-crossing musical magic of Outkast, Prince, Erykah Badu, Rick James, The Roots, or even the early Red Hot Chili Peppers without the influence of R&B pioneer Betty Davis. Her style of raw and revelatory punk-funk defies any notions that women can't be visionaries in the worlds of rock and pop. In recent years, rappers from Ice Cube to Talib Kweli to Ludacris have rhymed over her intensely strong but sensual music.
There is one testimonial about Betty Davis that is universal: she was a woman ahead of her time. In our contemporary moment, this may not be as self-evident as it was thirty years ago - we live in an age that's been profoundly changed by flamboyant flaunting of female sexuality: from Parlet to Madonna, Lil Kim to Kelis. Yet, back in 1973 when Betty Davis first showed up in her silver go-go boots, dazzling smile and towering Afro, who could you possibly have compared her to? Marva Whitney had the voice but not the independence. Labelle wouldn't get sexy with their "Lady Marmalade" for another year while Millie Jackson wasn't "Feelin' Bitchy" until 1977. Even Tina Turner, the most obvious predecessor to Betty's fierce style wasn't completely out of Ike's shadow until later in the decade.
Ms. Davis's unique story, still sadly mostly unknown, is unlike any other in popular music. Betty wrote the song "Uptown" for the Chambers Brothers before marrying Miles Davis in the late '60s, influencing him with psychedelic rock, and introducing him to Jimi Hendrix - personally inspiring the classic album 'Bitches Brew.'
But her songwriting ability was way ahead of its time as well. Betty not only wrote every song she ever recorded and produced every album after her first, but the young woman penned the tunes that got The Commodores signed to Motown. The Detroit label soon came calling, pitching a Motown songwriting deal, which Betty turned down. Motown wanted to own everything. Heading to the UK, Marc Bolan of T. Rex urged the creative dynamo to start writing for herself. A common thread throughout Betty's career would be her unbending Do-It-Yourself ethic, which made her quickly turn down anyone who didn't fit with the vision. She would eventually say no to Eric Clapton as her album producer, seeing him as too banal.
In 1973, Davis would finally kick off her cosmic career with an amazingly progressive hard funk and sweet soul self-titled debut. Davis showcased her fiercely unique talent and features such gems as "If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up" and "Game Is My Middle Name." The album Betty Davis was recorded with Sly & The Family Stone's rhythm section, sharply produced by Sly Stone drummer Greg Errico, and featured backing vocals from Sylvester and the Pointer Sisters.1. If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up
2. Walkin Up The Road
3. Anti Love Song
4. Your Man My Man
5. Ooh Yeah
6. Steppin In Her I. Miller Shoes
7. Game Is My Middle Name
8. In The Meantime$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS 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
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
Prince: At The Club
A classic Prince Miami live broadcast from 1994.
Playing mostly material from Come and The Gold Experience, including 'The Most Beautiful Girl In The World', 'Space', 'Loose!' and 'Billy Jack Bitch', along with a handful of covers from the likes of Santana and Stevie Wonder, this set is a prime example of Prince's small club shows, common events during this exciting era in the great man's career.LP 1
6.Billy Jack Bitch
7.The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
3.I Believe In You
4.Maybe Your Baby
5.Santana Medley: Jungle Strut/Batuka/Soul Sacrifice/Toussaint L'Overture
7.Hide The Bone
8.Ripopgodazippa$34.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs 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
ALMI-CLE-5210xDead Or Alive
You Spin Me RoundA dancefloor-filling EP from 80s New Wave sensation Dead Or Alive featuring their timeless club classic "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)" plus covers of Madonna, Prince and more - available on limited edition colored vinyl
1. You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
2. Even Better Than The Real Thing
3. Pop Life
4. Why's It So Hard
5. You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) [Radio Remix]$18.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Voodoo (Awaiting Repress)First Vinyl Release Since its Original Release in 2000!
With Original Artwork and New Liner Notes Featuring Interviews with ?uestlove, Pino Palladino, and More!
Ranked 488/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Voodoo hit store shelves on January 25th 2000. But the first great album of the new millennium was born in the 1990s, and its muggy grooves capture the sound of premillennial anxiety. The album is the product of perfectionism, obsession and paranoia. 1995's debut Brown Sugar had already strategically positioned D'Angelo-born Michael Eugene Archer and Virginia-raised to a Pentecostal preacher father-as the next Hendrix-like deity in black music, after Prince and maybe Lenny Kravitz.
Though inspired by the birth of his children and trips back to Virginia, Voodoo's roots are in 1960s, '70s and '80s funk and soul; a nostalgic nod to the ideas and inventions of black music trailblazers powered by avant-garde hip-hop and jazzinfluenced rhythms. D'Angleo's aim, he said, was to reclaim R&B. He wanted to be like Sly Stone, George Clinton and Al Green. And most of all, he wanted to be like Jimi Hendrix.
The concept behind Voodoo was simple. Put together a brilliant ensemble of R&B musicians bent on grooving together. Record them live, in real-time, jamming face-to-face in an effort to capture their conviviality and chemistry. For Voodoo's core rhythm trio, D'Angelo recruited his friend and colleague, The Roots' visionary drummer Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson, plus Welsh journeyman Pino Palladino to hold down the bass. It was a combination that gelled immediately.1. Playa Playa
2. Devil's Pie
3. Left & Right
4. The Line
5. Send It On
6. Chicken Grease
7. One Mo'Gin
8. The Root
9. Spanish Joint
10. Feel Like Makin' Love
11. Greatdayindamornin' / Booty
12. Untitled (How Does It Feel?)
13. Africa$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Electric TrimLee Ranaldo has announced details of a brand new album, Electric Trim.
Electric Trim was recorded in New York City and Barcelona in collaboration with producer RaÜl Refree Fernandez and extends the work of Ranaldo's Solo canon, the most recent being his 2013 album, Last Night On Earth.Through his collaboration with Fernandez, Ranaldo moves into some rich new sonic territories and production techniques, experimenting with electronic beats and samples alongside live players.
Ranaldo is a co-founder of Sonic Youth, a visual artist, producer and writer. In addition to Fernandez, he worked with several special guests on Electric Trim, including Sharon Van Etten who sings on six of the tracks and duets on Last Looks and Kid Millions (aka Man Forever) as well as longtime friend and collaborator Nels Cline (Wilco). In addition, the album features Ranaldo's band The Dust (fellow Sonic Youth member Steve Shelley, guitarist Alann Licht, and bassist Tim Luntzel).
Ranaldo collaborated with award-winning New York author Jonathan Lethem (Motherless Brooklyn / The Fortress of Solitude) for lyrics on six of the songs. The American artist Richard Prince, who previously painted the sleeve for Sonic Youth's 2004 album Sonic Nurse, created the artwork for the album.
The nine-track album marks a return to the Mute family for Ranaldo, who says: I'm so excited about this record, it represents new developments and directions for me and I can't wait to hit the road and play this music live. I'm also so pleased to partner with Mute for this release - it's like a homecoming of sorts as Sonic Youth's early records were released on Blast First / Mute. To me, Mute has always been a true artist's label,concentrating first and foremost on the music.LP 1
1. Moroccan Mountains
2. Uncle Skeleton
3. Let's Start Again
4. Last Looks (feat. Sharon Van Etten)
5. Circular (Right as Rain)
1. Electric Trim
3. Thrown Over The Wall
4. New Thing$25.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire To WinThis will be 50s first release after negotiating his independence from Interscope Records. His last release 4 years ago, BEFORE I SELF DESTRUCT
leaked in its entirety over a month before street date. 50 Cent has sold over 30 million records to date and looks forward to continued success
50 Cent, born Curtis James Jackson III, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, investor and actor from Queens, New York. He rose to fame with the
release of his 2003 album Get Rich or Die Tryin', which has sold more than 8 million copies. The Grammy Award winner has sold more than 30 million
albums worldwide and has been awarded numerous accolades including 13 Billboard Music Awards, six World Music Awards, three American Music
Awards and four BET Awards, to name a few. He was ranked as the #1 rap artist and most successful Hot 100 Artist of the 2000s by Billboard Magazine,
as well as that decade's sixth-best artist and fourth top male artists of that decade. His fifth studio album, Animal Ambition, will be released in summer
What began as music chart dominance for the rap music phenomenon quickly transformed to success in corporate America as a multi-tiered business
mogul to be reckoned with. 50 Cent has also carved out a successful and acclaimed career as an actor, appearing in more than 21 films including Frozen
Ground with Nicolas Cage and John Cusack, The Tomb starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and he recently wrapped filming on
The Prince with Bruce Willis and John Cusack. He is currently serving as executive producer and has a reoccurring role on the highly anticipated series
POWER set to air on Starz in 2014. Recognized as one of the most talented and prolific music artists of his time, 50 Cent has managed to leverage his
star power into record breaking brand extensions encompassing a broad spectrum of businesses including artist management, film production, footwear
and apparel, fragrance, video games, publishing, headphones and health drinks and supplements.1. Hold On
2. Don't Worry 'Bout It
3. Animal Ambition
6. Everytime I Come Around
7. Irregular Heartbeat
10. Winners Circle
11. Chase The Paper$19.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
REDI-BUM-5610xTwo Hours Traffic
TerritoryTerritory is the follow up to the Charlottetown band's Polaris Prize nominated and internationally acclaimed sophomore album, Little Jabs. Once again produced by Joel Plaskett, Territory builds on the promise of Little Jabs as the band continues to write and record sunny pop gems for the heart and head. The album also finds Two Hours Traffic discovering the shadows at the side of the road. Right from the get go this becomes apparent as the gold into lead alchemy of the rousing opener Noisemaker kicks in and by the time the title track tells its tale of disillusionment and betrayal you know you are settling in for a drive to the darker side. Indeed, songs such as Weightless One, Drop Alcohol, Wicked Side, and Lost Boys all explore the approaching dusk but just like the more hopeful tracks on the album (Happiness Burns, Sing A Little Hymn) they all lock into the close your eyes, sing along choruses and instantly memorable lyrics that have put Two Hours Traffic on the melodic map.
Initially conceived as a two-piece, lead singer Liam Corcoran and guitarist Alec O'Hanley recruited bassist Andrew MacDonald and drummer Derek Ellis while attending university in their hometown of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. After releasing their April Storm EP in 2003 a friendship was struck up with Halifax hero Joel Plaskett who offered to produce the band's first proper album. They've been working together ever since. While their eponymous debut and their follow up Isolator EP were received warmly by critics, it wasn't until 2007's breakthrough Little Jabs that the world really took notice. Appearing on dozens of year-end best of lists, Little Jabs also garnered an ECMA for Best Pop Recording and was a finalist for the coveted Polaris Music Prize.1. Noisemaker
2. Wicked Side
4. Weightless One
5. Painted Halo
6. Just Listen
7. Drop Alcohol
8. Monster Closet
9. Lost Boys
10. Happiness Burns
11. Sing a Little Hymn
12. Heroes of the Sidewalk
15. Backstreet Sweetheart$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Single)12 Maxi-Single Reissue
Featuring I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man And Hot Thing
I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man is a song originally recorded in Prince's home studio in 1982. The song is an upbeat pop number featuring a combination of live drumming with two drum machine patterns. Also featured are two guitar solos, one wild and energetic and one more bluesy and subdued in the full album cut. The lyrics paint the image of a woman seeking a man to replace the one who left, while Prince refuses, saying that she would not be satisfied with a one-night stand. The music and accompanying music video pushed this song to the top 10 in the US.
The 12-inch single includes the full album version of I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man, as well as several remixes of Hot Thing. One of these was included on the Ultimate compilation album in 2006. Hot Thing received enough airplay by DJs to chart on its own, reaching #63.1. I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
2. Hot Thing (Edit)
3. Hot Thing (Extended Remix)
4. Hot Thing (Dub Version)$12.9912 Vinyl Single - Sealed Buy Now