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Prince - Purple Rain - 2017
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Prince - Purple Rain - 2017

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Experience the album that catapulted Prince into superstardom with 'Purple Rain'. This masterfully crafted collection of nine songs showcases Prince's unique blend of funk, R&B, pop, rock, and heavy metal. The album's sharper, more aggressive edge is attributed to the presence of the Revolution, enhancing Prince's peak songwriting. Despite his bold forays into pop, Prince's roots in funk remain evident. 'Purple Rain' is not just an album, it's a powerful statement of purpose that stands as one of the most thrilling rock & roll creations. Discover the project that defined Prince's career and continues to excite music lovers worldwide.

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Manufacturer: Warner Records

Variants: Streaming, MP3, Audio CD, Vinyl

Dimensions: 12.32 x 12.36 x 0.31 inches; 8.32 Ounces

variant: Vinyl

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Am so impressed... have the original on vinyl and this one sounds so much richer and vibrant. Saw a segment on the Tonight Show about it and hit amazon up (since they referenced amazon as a source) It arrived in perfect condition, the heavier grain surprisingly played on my 61 Zenith High fidelity with EXTREME STEREO and REVERB which always makes me laugh but at the time it was the best so to speak. Usually old consoles have issue with the heavier press but it played flawlessly and sounded amazing . Surprisingly was very moved by his passing... usually as a vet scoff at all the over coverage of stars dying when soldiers die in these wars weekly and no one even notices... But Prince and Chris Cornell effected me for they were stars that traversed my life. Now hearing this remastered by Prince himself seems to honor his music and reflect on his genius. Recommend this to anyone who loves vinyl it is worth the price even if you have original like i do. It is beautiful in the new pressing and an improved version of a classic album !
I always meant to get into Prince's music while he was alive, but I kept putting it off. Yesterday, when he passed, I thought "Better late than never." & got this hoping I'd get some R&B rock songs similar to "Givin Em What They Love", the song Janelle Monae did with him on her album The Electric Lady. Thankfully, I got that and more. As a black, queer misfit I found myself relating to almost every track on the album. Prince was known for his lewd performances and lyrics, but he can also be introspective and empowering. My favorite tracks lyrically were "Let's Go Crazy", "The Beautiful Ones", "When Doves Cry", "I Would Die For You" "Baby I'm A Star", and "Purple Rain". Production wise, I was very satisfied on the R&B rock front but there is also some funk, pop, and a dash of drum and bass too. Also impressive were Prince's vocals; he hits high notes, screams, and sings in a husky, sexy voice. If you are a black queer person or anybody who has felt out of place and you need music that gets you, get this. If you like rock, R&B, funk, and/or pop, get this. Get this and stand in the Purple Rain. Rest in Purple, Prince. Thanks for the tunes.
July 13, 2023
5out of 5
I play it every day.i love it here in my house .
May 26, 2023
5out of 5
I had this cd on tape years ago, but no longer have any way to play it. Didn't realize how much I missed Princes' music. Seller was great and received it in record time.
A perfect record that stands head and shoulders above the competition of the day and still holds up as fresh and relevant. Released in the summer of 1984- this album served as both a supplement to the film of the same name and vice versa. The song craft is brilliant- marrying elements of rock, funk, new wave, r&b, soul and even ambient. The musicianship is top notch. Prince's prowess on guitar rivals even that of Eddie Van Halen, but he could sing and dance as well as shred AND play keys and drums with equal alacrity. The Revolution (the band) also add their own signature styles as musicians to this record to make it the pinnacle of his releases having been certified "Diamond" with the RIAA. Standout cuts to me personally were the lesser known songs 'The Beautiful Ones' in which he incorporates a Smokey Robinson falsetto with James Brown style screams over a slow synth grind with lilting piano jabs and the pseudo psychedelic jazz funk number 'Computer Blue' that falls into a melodic guitar solo that wouldn't be out of place in a Beethoven composition. well worth the time of anyone who loves great music that will never be stale.
November 10, 2023
5out of 5
this is the first time I brought this album it did not disappoint
October 04, 2023
5out of 5
I love this album, from start to finish. I spun my old one probably 100 times or more. It’s nice to have a fresh copy, and this final sounds absolutely amazing. If you’re a fan of purple rain, you owe it to yourself to have this on vinyl.