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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
The case was cracked and filthy when it arrived. It also took almost 4 weeks for arrival. Not happy. I have returned the item for a refund. We will see how that goes.Published 24 days ago by Patty Guiberson
Great CD set. A must have for Prince devotees. The 3 disc set arrived promptly and in the condition advertised.Published 25 days ago by gwenniecats
Love songs written for his wife are beautiful, emotional, touching.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer