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Parade: Music from the Motion Picture "Under the Cherry Moon" [Soundtrack]

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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Original Release Date: July 2, 1986
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002L9B
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,976 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Calling this one of Prince's most interesting albums doesn't do justice to how kicky and playable it is. The soundtrack from his failed romantic comedy Under the Cherry Moon, the disc often sounds like a preview of the supremely surefooted quirkiness of its follow-up, the classic Sign o' the Times. Marrying lean funk grooves to over-the-top orchestrations and trying his hand at Parisian balladry and a hushed, Pet Sounds-style instrumental, he triumphs as few other record makers did in 1986. --Rickey Wright

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Triumphant, Full flowering of His Genius. August 22, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This 1986 release is not only a soundtrack to my favorite Prince movie, but stands as the most cohesive work he ever produced with The Revolution. The addition of guitarist Mico Weaver and horn players Eric Leeds and Atlanta Bliss is a touch of pure brilliance that lends the album a jazzy sophistication. The opening triumvirate of "Christopher Tracy's Parade", "New Position" and "I Wonder U" will hook even casual fans, but the treasures only begin there! The slow, almost somber title track is one of Prince's most effortless ballads, in which he wonders if he'll 'die young, like heroes die', and sports a lovely piano solo courtesy of Lisa Coleman. One of my personal favorites has always been the funky jazz of "Girls And Boys" with the most insistently catchy sax line ever put on a pop record, it'll have you pressing rewind several times! The remainder of "Cherry Moon..." is an adventurous grab bag of brittle, jittery funk (the classic "Kiss" comes to mind), light pop ("Life Can Be So Nice", "Mountains",) cabaret ("Do U Lie?") classical ("Venus De Milo"), bottom-heavy soul ("Anotherloverholeinyohead") and spare, acoustic balladry (the almost unbearably lovely "Sometimes It Snows In April") that is unabashedly eclectic, but works as a suite of songs versus a collection of singles strung together. There's not a bad song to be found here, and it will probably have you longing for the days when Prince was this diplomatic with his band members and let everyone join the fun. The joy of their collaboration is evident on this joyous album. A Classic.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rain on Prince's Parade? No way! August 21, 2002
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Upon hearing the lush opening track, "Christopher Tracy's Parade," one might think Parade is a continuation and slight variation of Around The World In A Day. Well, that assessment is accurate, as evidenced by the lush backing vocals by Wendy And Lisa, who figure more prominently in accompanying vocals than in any Prince album, strings, and psychedelic sounds.
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.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The FUNK February 2, 2003
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In an era when a whole lot of bad music was being flung at the listening public, Prince stood out as one of a handful of artists who consistently and ferociously delivered. Parade is one of his two best albums, the other of course being 1987's Sign 'O' The Times. The record features the best of the soundtrack of his incredibly funny, utterly unappreciated, and beautifully filmed second movie, Under the Cherry Moon. The songs jump from lean tight funk to lush orchestration, all with playful and intelligent lyrics that are a far cry from his hackneyed recent work (Rainbow Children, et. al.). Everyone's favorite single, "Kiss", is here of course, but its chicken-scratch guitar and shoutable chorus are, despite their brilliance, totally overshadowed by the hot sexuality and true musicianship of the rest of the album. "New Position" makes the steel-drum seem sophisticated, "Christopher Tracy's Parade" flits and flirts with psychedelia without descending into head-trip nonsense, and "Mountains" stuns the listener with its blasting horn arrangement and slithery bassline. If you love funk and don't yet own this album, there's something wrong with you.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Come Behold Prince's Parade! July 1, 2001
By MarcusD
Format:Audio CD
This richly textured album consolidated the core fanbase after others had dropped off during "Around The World In A Day" and although "Under The Cherry Moon" the film was harshly criticized the soundtrack on the whole was received very well.
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely beautiful!
I don't know why this didn't do better. The story was good. The movie was a thousand times better than Purple Rain, but we all learn from our first times out, right? Read more
Published 1 month ago by Monic Michieli
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Great music from one of the most talented artist of the day. You must add this album to your collection.
Published 1 month ago by A C
5.0 out of 5 stars soundtrack
This sound track to the movie is worth the purchase. To this day still love song Kiss and Anotherloverholenyourhead, and girls and boys are my favorites.
Published 1 month ago by Pen Name
5.0 out of 5 stars pretty good
Prince album really different more like the 1950's style as he wanted it if anyone likes kiss which isn't really good
Published 2 months ago by Jereme Semien
5.0 out of 5 stars One of his best....
This maybe Prince's most underrated album. You can listen to it front to back. It has a unique sound and a couple of the songs I would consider some of his all-time greats:... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Stuart M.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Prince.
We are Big Prince fans, so we love all the Prince CDs especially the older stuff. We're kind collecting the CDs.
Published 3 months ago by Doris Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Only 45 minutes total run time . Still, it's one of my favorite non-commercial Albums of His.
Prince Rocks per ICMJAM for what that's worth . Read more
Published 7 months ago by ICMJAM
4.0 out of 5 stars Under the Cherry Moon soundtrack
Parade is a great album. It contains several popular songs and a greatest hit song. My favorites would have to be the hit "Kiss", as well as "Mountains", "Girls... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Steve
5.0 out of 5 stars Under the cherry moon
I'm a big Prince fan, this is one of his signature albums, it represents a different time in music. No one in music history has reinvented themselve like Prince. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Shawn Bost
5.0 out of 5 stars nice buy
My daughter is collecting Prince stuff.. so this was a God send. Great to be able to find him used, in good quality, and price
Published 16 months ago by AGENT26
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Is there more than one version of this CD available?
Mine has 12 seperate tracks, and I just bought it today.
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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?
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