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1. I Wanna Be Your Lover
2. Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?
3. Sexy Dancer
4. When Were Dancing Close And Slow
5. With You
6. Bambi
7. Still Waiting
8. I Feel For You
9. It's Gonna Be Lovely

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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Off Roster
  • ASIN: B000002KKN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,010 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Daniel J. Hamlow HALL OF FAME on January 30, 2003
Format: Audio CD
The disco synthesizer and its soul/funk beat of "I Wanna Be Your Lover" gave Prince his first Billboard's Top 20 single (it reached #11), and also topped the Black Charts, and no wonder. Lyrically and rhythmically it's tighter and punchier. The song has a line where he wants to be some overarching expression of love, where he sings, "I wanna be your brother/I wanna be your mother and sister, too." It's sexually charged in one part. This is the full 5:47 version and not the single edit, meaning there's an extended instrumental section. I wonder if there's a 12" mix of this available.
The other single, "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?" is another out-and-out synthesizer dance number, articulated with some rock guitar chords, kind of an expansion of what he did in "I'm Yours". I like this better than "I Wanna Be Your Lover". A rock guitar solo, more closer to Hendrix, is included. More shades of Purple Rain.
The upbeat stuff continues with "Sexy Dancer", which has simple lyrics, about the effects of what that sexy dancer has on him: "Sexy dancer, you got my body screaming" etc. One line is more explicit than the others. Some panting is included here, as well as monologue, something he would use in many of his future songs.
"When We're Dancing Close And Slow" is a contrast to the previous three floor-burners. It's closer to a nocturne, featuring a quiet acoustic guitar, piano, and drum.
"With You" is more a Lionel Richie-type radio ballad than "Close And Slow" is, as there's a constant synthesizer backing. It's more a romantic tune without the sex references in "Closer And Slow".
The rock-guitar tinged "Bambi", is surprising coming from someone who advocates sexual openness like him.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By namepeace on December 30, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This LP has what all outstanding Prince LP's have: tremendous range. Prince, at a very early age, demonstrates the ability to master different genres of the day, which few artists of that era (Stevie, Curtis, EWF) were able to pull off.
There are great cuts to please any Prince fan. Of course, there is "I Wanna Be Your Lover," the unique cut with the killer guitar hook. Then there's "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad," a nicely-paced guitar-pop ditty with a great solo. Move next to "Sexy Dancer," a synth-driven disco cut. Then of course, there is the original "I Feel For You," an uptempo, stripped-down piece which is just as enjoyable as the Chaka Khan version. As a matter of fact, the remaining cuts are very good too: the ballads "When We're Dancing Close and Slow" and "It's Gonna Be Lonely," the rockin' "Bambi," and "Still Waiting" (a hidden jewel that is SCREAMING for a country cover).
Hey, I have heard this album for years, and just writing this review, my already-high opinion of this LP has been raised. It's enjoyable from beginning to end, and as I see it, it served as a building block (artistically and commercially) for the rest of his career. Don't pass this one up.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By MAXIMILLIAN MUHAMMAD HALL OF FAME on November 27, 1999
Format: Audio CD
i still love i wanna be your lover,sexy dancer,why you wanna treat me so bad and still waiting.it's basic sounding and what have you but his voice and the stylings were cool.this along with dirty mind,1999,sign o the times is my faves by prince.this is a cult album.there have probably been more covers from this album than any of his other albums.the keyboards and bass are banging on this disc.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Daphne Hernandez on October 28, 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is a great ablum!! Prince did all of the work on the ablum too and that is very impressive! This was a perfect follow up to Prince's 1st ablum For You, and I LOVE this ablum!! I Wanna Be Your Lover, Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad, and Still Waiting are my fave from the ablum, but honestly this is one cd that I don't skip any songs, as the entire cd is rocking good. This is on heavy rotation of my daily listening!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By thomas angelo zunich on August 26, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This album lands on my top 5 favourite Prince albums of all time...One thing that seems to be overlooked is that this album has some amazing guitar in it. That old, funky rock and roll guitar I love to hear. The guitar in "Bambi" is absolutley some of the best guitar I've ever heard on any Prince album. The end of that song rocks like no other. I remember seeing the video for "Why U Wanna Treat Me So Bad", which I think promted me to buy this album. Simply amazing. What I think I like most about this album are the ballads. They have some of the most simple lyrics about love, but have so much passion and romantism built in to them. "With U" is a sexy slow jam (actually Jill Jones' version is almost better than the Prince one), the lyrics are sickly sweet. Another powerhouse ballad is "It's Gonna Be Lonely". Prince's high pitch is at it's prime in this period, so he truely wails on this one. Classic underated Prince. Another track I absolutley love is "Still Waiting". A total adolescent Prince with yearing lyrics that seem like Mariah Carey poetry. But the message is plain and clear, and Prince can tear up a love ballad. "Sexy Dancer" has an extremely rare 12" version that's awesome. There is also an outake track that is now a bootleg called "Lisa", that I think is from this period. It's a great song that I wish Prince would release on another Crystal Ball!! To sum up, This is a Prince album I find myself going back to time and time again, and love the way it makes me feel every time. And for the reviewer who critizes the album's cover and fonts, calling it "tacky".....Tacky is timeless, and tacky always ends up being beautiful in the end.
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