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Purple Rain (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)

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Purple Rain—both the semi-autobiographical No. 1 film and its No. 1 soundtrack—marks the moment that Prince became Prince, the most complex pop mastermind of his generation. After inviting his “dearly beloved” to the opening frenzy of “Let’s Go Crazy”, he leads us on a synth-driven, psycho-sexual odyssey that never lets up. Hits like “When Doves Cry” and the soulful title ballad (which was intentionally modelled after the stadium-filling anthems of Journey and Bob Seger) became pop monuments. But the more eclectic moments—like the menacing fantasy of “Darling Nikki” and the pleading desperation of “Baby I’m a Star”—give shape to this wildly adventurous and irrepressibly freaky masterpiece.

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The album that made him a legend

I still cry every time he plays Purple Rain and he still makes it sound like he's never played it before or is ever going to again, whenever you hear the start of one of these songs you know who and what it is - an album for all time - the album that changed my life and made me fall in love with music. Simply genius - up there with the very best ever written.

The Greatest Album of All Time

Every track on this album should have been a number one single - not that the charts matter! - This is by FAR the GREATEST album ever to be released. I beg anyone to differ. Yeah there's the Beatles, the Stones, Jimi Hendrix - the predictable bunch that everyone goes for. Why does Prince always miss out in this category??? There will never be a track as big, bold, groundbreaking, heartfelt, original, melodic as Purple Rain. The Jam of the Year? More like Jam of the Century! Love 2 the 9's my man!

better than thriller

this is about 10 times better tan thriller!


Genre: R&B/Soul

Prince and the Revolution existed in a formal capacity from only 1984 through 1986, but the origin of the diverse band dates back to 1979, when Prince assembled a team of musicians to help him tour in support of his self-titled second album. Three years later, Prince's 1999 was released with "and the Revolution" printed upside down, in rather hidden fashion, on its cover. The first recording properly credited to Prince and the Revolution was "17 Days," the B-side of the March 1984-released Purple...
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  • £7.99
  • Genres: Soundtrack, Music, R&B/Soul
  • Released: 25 June 1984
  • Parental Advisory

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