- Includes FREE MP3 version of this album Here's how (restrictions apply)
Parade: Music from the Motion Picture "Under the Cherry Moon" Soundtrack
|New from||Used from|
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Special Offers and Product Promotions
Top Customer Reviews
It's on songs like "New Position" that the is accompanied by a funky bass beat along with the bell-like synthesizers. The beat slows down towards the end, with the sounds of laughter seguing into "I Wonder U."
"Under The Cherry Moon," also the title to Prince's second movie, is a slow ballad with piano accompaniment. While it's not bad, Prince would record a similar but improved cousin on Sign 'O' The Times, "Slow Love."
Things get more upbeat with the next two songs: "Girls & Boys" and "Life Can Be So Nice." The first incorporates funk elements on a synthesizer and beat while maintaining the thematic lushness introduced on the first song. The chorus is accompanied by a catchy rhythm: "I love u baby, I love u so much/Maybe we can stay in touch/Meet me in another world, space and joy/Vous etes tres belle, mama, girls & boys." Sheila E. helps out on backing vocals and cowbells on "Life Can Be So Nice." It features the lyric, "Nobody plays the clarinet the way you play my heart."
Following the piano instrumental interlude "Venus De Milo" comes the best song on the album: "Mountains." That underrated classic begins with a heavy synth drums, followed by a gaggle of instruments and a majestic horns towards the end.Read more ›
The obvious highlight is the pop-funk masterpiece "Kiss". Once mixed by David Z and Mazarati, this originally blues based song was given life. It's simple stripped down drums and funky wah-wah guitar lick couple with Prince's mischievious falsetto equal one of his trademark singles and most defining moments. NOTE: Tom Jones' version is to be avoided. Such a shame that some people associate the song with him before Prince.
The album as a whole contains a big French influence garnered in so small part from the movie, which was set on The Riviera. This is best displayed in the funky and fun "Girls & Boys". There is also a lot of intrumental experiementation, plenty of hand cymbals and even a Big Band on the opening cut "Christopher Tracy's Parade". Soul however is as always at the root, with the horn section helping Prince give an old school soul review vibe, particularly for the album's tour.
Another personal favourite of mine is "Anotherloverholenyohead". With it's P-Funk style title and swaying Stevie Wonder-esque sound it's a really cool track. The following "Somtimes It Snows In April" is a beatiful, patient, ode to a departed friend and good closure to the album.
In short don't associate this soundtrack with the negative feelings some hold about the film it's taken from. This album again showed Prince's rich diversity and ranks amongst his most essential work.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I used to have this soundtrack on CD back in 02 when I found it at a local used CD/audio tape store in Kent, Ohio. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Tom C.
This is one of thee FEW albums i can listen to from beginning to end.this album in my opinion totally under rated.Published 3 months ago by COOKIE
One of my favorite Prince and the Revolution albums of all time.Published 3 months ago by Kenny Finkle
I love this CD! It has every song from the movie. Gotta buy the movie next...who doesn't love Prince!Published 6 months ago by Jennifer C. Holguin
Parade is a very upbeat yet emotional cd and one of his top 5.Published 6 months ago by Frumyasoul43
|Topic||From this Discussion|
|Is there more than one version of this CD available?||
Mine has 12 seperate tracks, and I just bought it today.
May 31, 2006 by C. R. McEnroe | See all 5 posts
|Is there more than one cover?||
I believe that the different artwork are from different formats - LP, Cassette, CD you will find the different ones available. Does that help?
Jan 25, 2009 by B. Wicklander | See all 4 posts
Set up an Amazon Giveaway
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Look for Similar Items by Category
- CDs & Vinyl > Alternative Rock
- CDs & Vinyl > Broadway & Vocalists > Musicals
- CDs & Vinyl > Classic Rock > Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
- CDs & Vinyl > Classic Rock > Psychedelic Rock
- CDs & Vinyl > Pop > Dance Pop
- CDs & Vinyl > Pop > Vocal Pop
- CDs & Vinyl > R&B > Funk
- CDs & Vinyl > R&B > Soul
- CDs & Vinyl > Rock
- CDs & Vinyl > Soundtracks