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On a whole, though, this isn't your average pop album, and it's pleasantly refreshing that this album became as big of a hit as it did. Prince does all kinds of weird stuff here, and two of the weirder cuts (bup-ba-da-daaa!) topped the charts. One of them is "When Doves Cry," probably Prince's signature song, for a good reason. Ever tried to think of a dance track without the bass? And with prominent heavy guitar? Prince not only makes it work, it's a fantastic experience. And the synthesizer line the song is based on, which would've been dumb in anyone else's hands, is just about my favorite part of the song! Oh, and you can dance to it. You don't ever want to see ME dance to it, but it's possible. And "Let's Go Crazy's" fusion of heavy metal, rockabilly, and funk would probably be considered audacious even today. It's a very odd fusion of genres, but it succeeds as well.
And those are just the two #1's. This one's a REAL wild ride. "Darling Nikki" (Tipper Gore's favorite song of all time), with its strip-club-on-acid rhythm and crazed, carnivalesque synths, is at least as freaky as its infamous lyrics would suggest. "Take Me With U" is a fun, psychedelic pop song with a slight edge in its intro. "Computer Blue" is a real head-trip, starting with a dirty bit of dialog before launching into a bizarre but captivating jam with memorable guitar and synthesizer solos.Read more ›
I'm so excited that they had the album on vinyl and it is in excellent condition.
this thing was awesome and it never disappointed
the only down side was that this thing was from the eighties,
and of course it was a party every time i played it,
but parties aren't meant to last
Years pass and I forget (through no conscious decision, rather other music and life factors move me other directions) about this epic album. Then along comes a friend of mine, into DJing who excites me into joining him in the world of spinning, of vinyl. So now that I have plunked down a few hundred on equipment and a few hundred on vinyl from local record stores (please continue to support local vinyl as well as Amazon "big box" efforts), what is an aspiring DJ to do?
Listen to music. I tracked down every CD, every MP3 I could find and combined this with vinyl. Listening to music was literally like homework and I would race home after work and listen to at least a few hours of music a day. After a music marathon (and operation credit card reduction) month, it was time to select various classics that basically every music owner should own (and especially own on vinyl for any DJ work). First two things that popped in my head, were Purple Rain by Prince and Thriller by Michael Jackson. Both albums influenced me earlier in life, were pivotal in my musical (and therefore perhaps life) decisions and have influenced even who I am today.
Purple rain, purple rain... The only thing that could have sounded any better then that was the intial needle touching to the vinyl (MAN, I LOVE THAT SOUND). I usually run around and do other stuff while I am listening to music (I bought wireless headphones, see my other reviews), but I literally had to just sit. And listen. And love. Again.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Got this one today new pressing in eu. Sounds great, better then orig, came from italy......mph prince rocks long beach.Published 1 month ago by marcos p. huereque
Got this for a friend from MN who is (ofcourse) a huge Prince fan. Item was well taken care of, shipped nicely. As for the record, it's a classic for a reason. 'Nuff said.Published 3 months ago by CL
Good Condition Vinyl, Classic Album. What more can you say about Purple Rain, other than...IT'S PURPLE RAIN!
This is definitely a no brainer for an 80s vinyl fan.