Cover image for Purple rain music from the motion picture
Title:
Purple rain music from the motion picture
Author:
Prince, performer.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
[Burbank, Calif.] : Warner Bros. Records, [1984]

â„—1984
Physical Description:
1 audio disc (approximately 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Rock songs, from the motion picture of the same title.

Container spine title: Music from Purple rain.

Compact disc; analog recording.

Song lyrics ([12] p.) inserted in containers.
Language:
English
Contents:
Let's go crazy (4:39) -- Take me with u (3:54) -- The beautiful ones (5:15) -- Computer blue (3:59) -- Darling Nikki (4:15) -- When doves cry (5:52) -- I would die 4 u (2:51) -- Baby I'm a star (4:20) -- Purple rain (8:45).
Added Corporate Author:
Added Uniform Title:
Purple rain (Motion picture)
UPC:
075992511025
Format :
Music CD

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Summary

Summary

Prince designed Purple Rain as the project that would make him a superstar, and, surprisingly, that is exactly what happened. Simultaneously more focused and ambitious than any of his previous records, Purple Rain finds Prince consolidating his funk and R&B roots while moving boldly into pop, rock, and heavy metal with nine superbly crafted songs. Even its best-known songs don't tread conventional territory: the bass-less "When Doves Cry" is an eerie, spare neo-psychedelic masterpiece; "Let's Go Crazy" is a furious blend of metallic guitars, Stonesy riffs, and a hard funk backbeat; the anthemic title track is a majestic ballad filled with brilliant guitar flourishes. Although Prince's songwriting is at a peak, the presence of the Revolution pulls the music into sharper focus, giving it a tougher, more aggressive edge. And, with the guidance of Wendy and Lisa, Prince pushed heavily into psychedelia, adding swirling strings to the dreamy "Take Me With U" and the hard rock of "Baby I'm a Star." Even with all of his new, but uncompromising, forays into pop, Prince hasn't abandoned funk, and the robotic jam of "Computer Blue" and the menacing grind of "Darling Nikki" are among his finest songs. Taken together, all of the stylistic experiments add up to a stunning statement of purpose that remains one of the most exciting rock & roll albums ever recorded. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine


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