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Of course there's a reason this album is so overwhelming, both in terms of quantity and quality: it represents the best of five years of songwriting. Allegedly in 1991 or so Prince walked into the Warner Bros. offices and dumped five albums' worth of music into their laps, thus fulfilling his 'contractual obligations' for the next five years. He then went home and continued to write songs. Once 'emancipated' from WB, free to form NPG music, he released this treasure trove. Without normal distribution, however, it "only" reached No.11 on the Billboard Album Chart, and spawned only one single. Crazy stuff. There's enough musical genius here for three or four chart-topping albums and a host of singles.
There are DVDs available of Prince's more recent lives shows, featuring consumate musicians, such as Maceo Parker and members of The Family Stone, but none more distinguished than Prince himself - his performances are terrific and showcase his enormous talent. Music is his life. He can play virtually any instrument, sing, write, arrange...dance. What's more, he enjoys himself on stage - and it's hard not to share in it all. The DVDs are ideal complements to this CD set.
I think this is one of his best ever albums, and one of the best pop albums of all time. Having heard almost all his work, this would be my desert island recording.Read more ›
The following summer after this came out I saw Prince in concert on his 'Jam of the Year tour' and was floored. It didn't have the bombastic stageshow or the over-the-top vulgarity of his previous tours. In hindsight now, my wisdom has shown me that it was a symbol (no pun intended) of a man who was now so immersed in his art and his music he had completely let go of "style" as a part of his creative process. Dayyyuumn! He is tha MAN, y'all! An' ya KNOW this!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this album! I used to make my ex-girlfriend dance naked for me to "Sex in the Summer!" Its got everything you love about Prince on it.Published 15 days ago by Biscuit and Gravy
I really enjoyed the album, it is definitely Prince at his best!Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was one of his best Prince CD since Sign of the Times!!!!! What if God was on of US...Published 5 months ago by Tyrone UnlimitedBLK
Probably the most significant aspect of this album was that it was the very first brand new Prince album I purchased after becoming a huge admirer of his work. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Andre S. Grindle
I really only bought this album for the cover of One of Us, but I've been listening to the whole thing randomly in my travel playlist and there are some other great songs. Read morePublished 9 months ago by C. Mueller