Purple Rain

Purple Rain

Music CD - 2017
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Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Warner Bros.,, [2017]
Edition: Expanded deluxe edition
Copyright Date: ℗2017
Call Number: CD R&B PRIN
Characteristics: CD audio
audio file,rda
3 audio discs : sound disc audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 videodisc : (sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Revolution (Musical group) - Performer


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prince playing on WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS is an experience to be repeated. I've talked to Jehovah's Witnesses: they're pretty nice.

Apr 21, 2016

RIP Prince - You were ahead of your time and taken too soon. :(

Jan 20, 2016

When I hear this sound track, I'm right back in college. Some days, I wish music still felt like this!!

Jun 25, 2014

On the 30th anniversary of the release of this album, it is worth remembering it as one of the greatest recordings ever.

The breadth of musical styles, pacing, rhythm and lyrics mark it as one of the most transgressive pop masterpieces of the 20th century. The context includes Prince updating the "bad man" on guitar symbolism of Jimi Hendrix, responding to the pop supremacy of Michael Jackson and referencing Avant Pop Queen Laurie Anderson. Not too many people have covered as much ground or even dared to try.

Audacity, brazen confidence, frenzied Freudian Id-isms run-amok, the heightened energy of a live show, this album has it all.

The film is a little dated and the not-so-veiled misogyny makes it tough to swallow today, but there is no doubt that the film doubled as a nice cinematic vehicle for the songs which are still rewarding in their own right.


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