28 Songs, 2 Hours 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On one hand, this 28-track collection takes a pretty straightforward approach to anthologizing Prince's biggest hits. All the heaviest hitters are here, from the frothy, funky "1999" and the giddy synth-pop sunburst "Delirious" to the sui generis minimalist/modernist masterpiece "When Doves Cry" and the gospel–goes–New Jack "7." At the same time, some of Prince's highest-charting tunes are represented by extended mixes that were previously available only as 12-inch singles, and some of them lend a whole different spin to what would otherwise have been familiar songs. "Let's Go Crazy," for instance, does indeed get pretty unhinged-sounding, shifting into several wildly divergent directions. The extra synth on "Kiss" adds an almost jazz fusion feel, while "Raspberry Beret" has some appropriately psych-popppy interplay between the string section and finger cymbals. Overall, Ultimate: Prince balances between encompassing what's expected and uncovering what isn't.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On one hand, this 28-track collection takes a pretty straightforward approach to anthologizing Prince's biggest hits. All the heaviest hitters are here, from the frothy, funky "1999" and the giddy synth-pop sunburst "Delirious" to the sui generis minimalist/modernist masterpiece "When Doves Cry" and the gospel–goes–New Jack "7." At the same time, some of Prince's highest-charting tunes are represented by extended mixes that were previously available only as 12-inch singles, and some of them lend a whole different spin to what would otherwise have been familiar songs. "Let's Go Crazy," for instance, does indeed get pretty unhinged-sounding, shifting into several wildly divergent directions. The extra synth on "Kiss" adds an almost jazz fusion feel, while "Raspberry Beret" has some appropriately psych-popppy interplay between the string section and finger cymbals. Overall, Ultimate: Prince balances between encompassing what's expected and uncovering what isn't.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
202 Ratings
202 Ratings
Chef J 85 ,

ITs good but the second disc

Not to sold on not having all the studio versions of the songs and being stuck with Dance Mixes especially Little Red Corvette one of his biggest hits and sadly the original studio version is not included here which is a major let down . Anyways I prefer this set though as it is not as expensive as other Prince two disc collections that are now available. FYI get the physical CD the liner notes are cool and packaging is nice as well and it is cheaper then Itunes .

KbCheetah ,

Prince is great

Prince is a great singer. He is one of the greatest singers ever. He is one of my favorite singers ever and I like his music a lot.

momo251985 ,

i loveded this!!!!!!!

ive loved prince my whole life and i love his music!!!

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