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Dirty Mind [Explicit Lyrics, Import]

PrinceAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)

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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 ... Read more in Amazon's Prince Store

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  • Audio CD (May 31, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics, Import
  • Label: Wea Japan
  • ASIN: B0011EUKTA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #792,120 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Dirty Mind
2. When You Were Mine
3. Do It All Night
4. Gotta Broken Heart Again
5. Uptown
6. Head
7. Sister
8. Partyup

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2005 Japanese standard jewel case pressing of Prince's 1980 album. Features the same tracks and mastering as the US edition but includes an OBI and Japanese/English insert. Warner. 2005.

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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The LP that defines the Artist is indeed a classic. December 30, 1999
Format:Audio CD
"Dirty Mind" sets the tone for the rest of Prince's unparalleled career. In fact, most people think it's his first album. It might as well have been because, despite his impressive first 2 LP's (For You and Prince), he really got recognized for the image he crafted through his music. But it's the great music that makes this album endure, for it created the "Prince sound."
The minimalist approach to this LP is its hallmark. Stripped of all pretensions and indulgences,and centered around funk guitar and synths, it is one of the tightest -- and raunchiest -- Prince LP's. What really makes this LP are 4 all-time classic Prince songs: the title track, the outstanding "When You Were Mine," "Do It All Night," and "Uptown." They are the heart and soul of a great LP. Unfortunately, radio wasn't as liberal as it is now, but I'd like to think this LP contributed to more adventurous music in all genres. If not for this album, would Madonna, 2 Live Crew, Nine Inch Nails, etc. even gotten radio play? Maybe not.
This is an essential 80's record, an essential Prince record, and an undisputed classic. Buy it.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece November 29, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Let's face it... Prince's albums up through Sign 'O the Times are brilliant. Dirty Mind in particular ranks as one of his very best (some would say his very best). Unlike many pop albums this is not merely a collection of songs, i.e. some radio hits and a bunch of filler. This album works organically as a whole, i.e. each track is integral to the album. Every track is excellent and the production and sound is very stripped back and "raw". This is pure pop/funk genius. Probably my favorite Prince album after Purple Rain and just above Controversy. Essential= Get it!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The #1 Prince album for Prince fans March 21, 2001
Format:Audio CD
If you are a true Prince fan, for whom every single album release is a must-have, you would likely say this is ABSOLUTELY THE BEST Prince album, ever! Your only complaint would likely be that the running-time of the album is far too short.
If you are a casual admirer of Prince, or some avid music collector, you'd probably look to Purple Rain or Sign 'O The Times.
I am a true blue Prince fan who owns every single Prince album in CD format, and vinyl format until the death of the vinyl.
Dirty Mind was recorded in 1980, and it was way ahead of its time, lyrically and musically. The production work is incomparable. I would not single out any track for mention as it would only do injustice to the other 7 tracks. My CD collection stands at around 600 today, and this is my most prized-possession.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Head/Sister.....need I say more? June 2, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Dig if U will the picture of an 11-year-old blonde-haired boy standing in line at Woolworths holding an album with the picture of a young black man wearing a banana hammock, thigh highs, a scarf and a waiter's jacket. Now imagine him growing up and marrying a WOMAN!

What are the chances you get to keep said album after your mother sees tracks listed as "Dirty Mind", "Do It All Night", "Head" and "Sister"? Thank God it was a month later and I had a sweet pair of Radio Shack 42lb. headphones! Honestly, what kind of awesome parellel universe do we live in when an artist receives critical acclaim for penning lyrics discussing in graphic detail receiving oral and boning one's family member?!

So you may be wondering how this affected me long term, yes? Check it...Mike Tyson, in the prime of his career, and me, Bobby, Jay (HI JAY!) and Jim are looking for a bar to watch him once again beat the bag out of some faceless clown. What better way to prime the pugilistic pump than to play the 1-2 punch of Head/Sister? Better yet, then set to 'repeat' the classic lyric "Oh motherf..r, can't you ever motherf..g understand??!!" (editted because this is a family site). If that doesn't make you want fight I don't know what does!

Quite possibly the best 2 songs ever laid down on wax back to back, with the possible exception of "Wanna Girl" and "The Right Kind Of Love" by Jeremy Jordan. Bobby of course will probably mentioned some obscure tracks from Joshua Tree or October, by U2 since he went through this phase at Babson where he actually "thought" he WAS Bono! That of course all come down in a fiery crash one Halloween in Salem when someone mistook him for Ritchie Sambora!! Hahaha!!! Massive burn! When me and Jay dress up as Nelson of all things and get mad respect from the ladies, well....
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Prince signed his contract with Warner Bros. Records in 1978 at the age of 19. His debut album FOR YOU took 4 months to record & ate up all the advance money Prince had been given by Warners. The album wasn't a success, for the single "Soft & Wet" was just too suggestive for pop radio, although on the R&B charts, it was more successful. His 1979 self-titled second album was recorded in only 6 weeks & finally indicated that this kid from Minneapolis was someone to keep an eye on. "I Wanna Be Your Lover" was his first major hit, but the album proved Prince was still discovering his footing this early on.
Then comes 1980. Prince, now 22, must have thought "I've broken through commercially. Why not show the world what I can really do?". And indeed he did! DIRTY MIND was not only the most provocative record released up to that time, but it firmly showed Prince had a grander musical vision in mind & this was the start of it.
Musically, DIRTY MIND is probably Prince's barest, most organic album (excluding the fabled BLACK ALBUM), which is logical considering the album is about a subject where "getting bare" is a requirement. The title track opens things up with an undulating rhythm as infectious as a porno movie & is sung in the falsetto voice that Prince utilized on much of his early work (so his music could be easily covered by other artists & made their own; just look at Chaka Khan's "I Feel For You"). Released as a single, it naturally didn't do well because the subject was just too risky for top 40.
"When You Were Mine" is another catchy favorite that harkens back to the British Invasion sound of the 1960s. Cyndi Lauper later covered this song wonderfully on her 1984 album SHE'S SO UNUSUAL.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My review or this CD!
I think this is one of Prince BEST Album of all times, I hah been trying to find it for years!
Published 1 month ago by Roy Gipson
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
This is Prince's third album and his sound is perfect. 'Dirty Mind' is the perfect combination of funk and rock.
Published 2 months ago by David L. Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent product at an exceptional price!
I recently purchased this product because I believe in the brand and the quality. Trust me, it has definitely lived up to expectations and would do business again!
Published 2 months ago by ejl3839
5.0 out of 5 stars in the beginning it 's the end of the 70s.
Dirty mind kick started the 80s with Prince introducing the Minneapolis sound.
It's with Dirty Mind it really starts. Read more
Published 3 months ago by SFNico
2.0 out of 5 stars I REALLY GET A
DIRTY MIND WAS an lp released before the dust hit the rubber hit the fit(fan). we've all GOT A FAVE REV from this musicalmystrofrom the way back go far. Read more
Published 3 months ago by GCD
5.0 out of 5 stars Prince at his best.
Every song short. Every song Dirty. I would not let the children listen to this. Prince pushes the envelope on this early 80's music.
Published 3 months ago by Duane Snyder
5.0 out of 5 stars dirty mind
One of my all time favorite recordings by Prince. I truly enjoy this cd. And its a glimpse back to when he was just getting started.
Published 5 months ago by Pen Name
5.0 out of 5 stars Prince doesn't need any explaining. Classic
Is there a better break-up song than When You Were Mine? If there is I've yet to hear it. Yes!!
Published 5 months ago by Nice Guy Eddie
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect.
Just as promised.

I love strawberry jam. I wish I had more strawberry jam. I would bathe in it.
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Can it get any nastier!!
Love, love, love this album! Still stands up well today, probably more so then its follow up Controversy. Prince knows how to jam and push buttons!
Published 9 months ago by mikey
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