While "Little Red Corvette" helped Prince cross over to the wider rock audience, the rest of retains the funk elements featured in previous albums and is dominated by the use of synthesizers and drum machines. The album is, however, notable within Prince's catalogue for its wide variety of themes in addition to the sexual imagery which had already become something of a trademark on his previous work.
This is also reflected in various aspects of the album's instrumentation, with Prince fully embracing the gadgetry and sounds of emergent electro-funk and s sequencing technology on tracks like "Let's Pretend We're Married" and "All the Critics Love U in New York", songs that widen his use of synthesizers and prominently feature the use of a Linn LM-1 drum machine.
The album's cover features elements from the front cover of Prince's previous album, Controversy ; namely the eyes and the "Rude Boy" pin in the "", the jacket studs in the "R" and the smile in the "P".
The "I" in "Prince" contains the words "and the Revolution" written backwards as "dna eht noituloveR" , both acknowledging his backing band and foreshadowing the next four years of his career. It was the fifth album released by Prince. It was fifth in the Billboard Year-End Albums of Its critical and commercial success secured Prince a place in the public psyche, and marked the beginning of two years of heightened fame via massively successful tours, hit singles and a Hollywood movie — Purple Rain.
Paul A. Thompson of Pitchfork noted the way Prince "marshal[led] the Reagan years and the LM-1 for his own purposes" has rarely been replicated and called a "rare record that has come to define its era while also existing outside of it, a masterpiece that immediately precedes the albums Prince fashioned, conspicuously, as masterpieces.
Also writing for Pitchfork , Maura Johnston wrote in that through the "balancing synth-funk explorations Johnston further praised Prince's "singular vision and willingness to indulge his curiosities" for creating an "apocalypse-anticipating album that, perhaps paradoxically, was built to last for decades and even centuries to come.
According to Acclaimed Music , it is the th most celebrated album in popular music history, and the third best album of In , Rolling Stone ranked 16th on its list of the Greatest Albums of the s.
All tracks are written by Prince. The Remastered edition contains a remaster of the original album. The Deluxe edition contains the remaster and a bonus disc with all the single, maxi-single and promo mixes as well as the B-sides. The Super Deluxe edition contains four more discs: Two of them contain 24 previously unissued studio tracks, the third contains a complete live audio performance of the Tour recorded at the late show the second of two that day in Detroit, Michigan, on November 30, , and a DVD with another complete, previously unreleased concert from the Tour , recorded in multi-cam live at the Houston Summit on December 29, While not performance credited for the studio recordings, band members Doctor Fink keyboards , Bobby Z.
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Retrieved January 27, Retrieved 14 February Rolling Stone. April 30, Retrieved April 30, Retrieved The Rough Guide to Rock. I especially like the way the two songs segue into each other. You hear the explosion at the end of "" then Prince's falsetto leads you into "Little Red Corvette". Play sounds so very fresh, a very great "party upbeat song", and Housequake is just dirty funky..
Wow what has happened, today Prince sounds so sterile compared to back then..! So I could choose a lot of punches from this wonderful album.. Well maybe not Slow Love, this song is the only weak song in there, Altho this is excellent in the movie, there it has a lot more "feeling".
No one's mentioned it, yet, but it deserves to be mentioned. Say what you want about Tony M but I enjoyed him on both of these "My Name is Prince" is the track that made me an 11 year-old Prince fan. Warner Bros. Charts America. USA : The Billboard R indicates re-entry of an album that had already charted.
K : UK Albums Chart. The compact disc version is a reissue from the LP. The vinyl long play format is the initial release.After the album’s release on October 27, , there wasn’t another single until the pop-rock hook up song “Little Red Corvette” in February , becoming his first Top 10 single since.