PRINCE – Third LP ‘DIRTY MIND’ By The Late Genius Came Out 40 Years Ago

7 October 2020

Artist: PRINCE
Album: DIRTY MIND – his third LP
Released: 8 October 1980 – 40 years ago

Pitchfork: “Prince’s ‘Dirty Mind’ starts with the most blatant disco throb in his entire discography on the title cut, and his second-heaviest thump pounds through “Uptown,” which opens Side B. At 30 ultra-tight minutes, a length that allowed for more walloping vinyl, Prince’s sole slow-jam-deficient album is pretty much an unrelenting dance party that pointedly invited New Wavers to boogie down alongside funk bunnies and dancefloor fashionistas. It’s one of the key records that truly initiated the ’80s.
Full review here. Score: 10/10.

PRINCE

Turn Up The Volume: “A 24 karat musical genius.”

Full album…

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Quarantine Juxebox – 45 Previously Unreleased ‘SIGN O’T HE TIMES’ Vault Tracks From Purple Genius PRINCE

25 September 2020

The Prince Estate dived into the archives of the late genius’ 1987 double
masterpiece album SIGN O’ THE TIMES. The result is a gigantic super deluxe
edition including 45 studio ‘vault’ tracks varying from okay to good to very
good to brilliant. A total of 92 songs and 8 hours & 2 minutes of music.

Here’s what you get…

CD1 or LP 1- Sign O’ The Times (Remastered)
CD2 or LP 2 – Sign O’ The Times (Remastered)
CD3 or LP 3 & 4 – Singles Mixes / Edits / B-Sides (Remastered)
CD4 or LP 5 & 6 – Vault Tracks (Unreleased)
CD5 or LP 7 & 8 – Vault Tracks (Unreleased)
CD6 or LP 9 & 10 – Vault Tracks (Unreleased)
CD8 or 9 / LPs 11-13 – Live In Utrecht June 20th 1987 (Unreleased)
DVD – Live at Paisley Park December 31st 1987 (Unreleased
Sign O’ The Times show ft Miles Davis)

If you’re a fan of his Purple Highness I propose
to lock yourself down at home for an 8-hour quarantine,
with your disinfected headphones on, for an isolated
and safe ‘Sing O’ The Corona Times’ experience…

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Info & expensive prices here

PRINCE Treasure Discovered – Here’s The Full Version Of Previously Unreleased Track ‘COSMIC DAY’

6 August 2020

A reissue of SIGN O’ THE TIMES, the (double) 1987 masterwork album by
the late great genius PRINCE is planned for a 25th September release.

One of the previously unreleased tracks on it is COSMIC DAY of which the Prince estate
has finally found the full version. The catchy, upbeat track was recorded in November 1986, and although a snippet of the recording has been passed among collectors for
a long time, the full version was unfindable until now. A relief for all devoted fans of
The Purple Purv. To avoid misunderstandings it’s indeed Prince himself who sings – not
a woman – in his pitched-up voice.

Listen here…

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PRINCE: Facebook

The Late Great CHRIS CONNELL Thrills With His Heartbreaking Cover Of ‘NOTHING COMPARES 2 U’

It’s almost three years (17 May 2017) since troubled singer/songwriter and towering voice CHRIS CONNELL decided, due to severe depression problems, to leave this world. A really sad loss. He fronted grunge icons Soundgarden, founded Temple Of The Dog and made a lasting impression as a solo artist.

While surfing on the internet yesterday I came across his spine-tingling, acoustic version
of Prince‘s brilliant love ballad ‘NOTHING COMPARES 2 U’, made famous, worldwide, by Sinead O’Connor. His utterly gripping vox and the weeping cello bring you to tears. Get goosebumps right here…

Performed for SiriusXM – a radio  company headquartered in New York City

CHRIS CORNELL: Facebook

PRINCE Scored No 1 Hit In The US 35 Years Ago Today With ‘LET’S GO CRAZY’…

Knockouts from the past

29 September 2019

Artist: Prince
Song: Let’s Go Crazy
B-side: ‘Take Me With U‘ in the UK and ‘Erotic City‘ in the US
Album: Purple Rain – his sixth album – released 24 June 1984
Note 1: The song is thought to be exhortation to follow Christian
ethics, with the “De-elevator” of the lyrics being a metaphor for the Devil
Note 2: The single hit the top spot of the US Singles Chart (his second
Number One in America) on 29 September 1984, 35 years ago today

Go crazy here…

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