17 Songs, 1 Hour 8 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Prince jumped into the '90s with Graffiti Bridge, an ambitious film/soundtrack project modeled after the multimedia triumph of Purple Rain. The bright, driving, and gospel-inflected double LP pushed his ‘80s experimentation to new heights. Its guests alone show how far he’d come as a collaborator—he’s joined by Tevin Campbell (“Round and Round”), Mavis Staples (“Melody Cool”), and musicians who later coalesced as The New Power Generation (“Thieves in the Temple”). And while the film was a box office flop, the soundtrack is a commanding reminder of Prince’s powers of seduction—which have never seemed more coy, urgent, or mystical than they do here.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Prince jumped into the '90s with Graffiti Bridge, an ambitious film/soundtrack project modeled after the multimedia triumph of Purple Rain. The bright, driving, and gospel-inflected double LP pushed his ‘80s experimentation to new heights. Its guests alone show how far he’d come as a collaborator—he’s joined by Tevin Campbell (“Round and Round”), Mavis Staples (“Melody Cool”), and musicians who later coalesced as The New Power Generation (“Thieves in the Temple”). And while the film was a box office flop, the soundtrack is a commanding reminder of Prince’s powers of seduction—which have never seemed more coy, urgent, or mystical than they do here.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
123 Ratings
123 Ratings
Tyler M ,

Perfect album

Many Prince fans do not agree, but this is an awesome album. Other than Round and Round, which is simply OK, the album is GENIUS! That's why you have to buy the whole album to get it, because they want you to have this awesome album. Get it and be totally satisfied.

musicmike69 ,

hidden gold

if your a novice prince fan this album will open the door 2 a whole new level a good listen, take my word 4 it.my fav. song joy in repetition makes the prince album a instant classic . enjoy !!

Donnie Darko ,

If u dis, u miss.

If you think of the time period and, of course, who is making this album you wont treat it like the movie. Gem after gem on this one though i could have easily done with just the prince songs. Not that the others are bad, just not as good as the ones he did alone. Be real- Joy In Repetition? The Question of U? We Can Funk? I mean do you ever hear any other artist doing anyhting close to this on one album?

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