Purple Rain

Music From the Motion Picture
Prince (Music CD - 1986?)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Purple Rain
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Authors: Prince
Statement of Responsibility: Prince & the Revolution
Title: Purple rain
music from the motion picture
[sound recording]
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Warner Bros. Records, [1986?], p1984
Characteristics: 1 sound disc (44 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Previously released in 1984
Compact disc
Lyrics in container
Contents: Let's go crazy
Take me with u (duet with Apollonia)
The beautiful ones
Computer blue
Darling Nikki
When doves cry
I would die 4 u
Baby I'm a star
Purple rain
Credits: Produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince and the Revolution.
Performers: Prince and the Revolution, vocals with instrumental acc.
Subject Headings: Motion picture music Rock music 1981-1990
Genre/Form: Compact discs
Topical Term: Motion picture music
Rock music
Additional Contributors: Apollonia
Revolution (Musical group)
Alternate Title: Purple rain (Motion picture)
Publisher No: 9 25110-2
Branch Call Number: CD SOUNDTRACK Prince-6624
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Jun 25, 2014
  • 4B39B22330E8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

On the 30th anniversary of the release of this album, it is worth remembering it as one of the greatest recordings ever.

The breadth of musical styles, pacing, rhythm and lyrics mark it as one of the most transgressive pop masterpieces of the 20th century. The context includes Prince updating the "bad man" on guitar symbolism of Jimi Hendrix, responding to the pop supremacy of Michael Jackson and referencing Avant Pop Queen Laurie Anderson. Not too many people have covered as much ground or even dared to try.

Audacity, brazen confidence, frenzied Freudian Id-isms run-amok, the heightened energy of a live show, this album has it all.

The film is a little dated and the not-so-veiled misogyny makes it tough to swallow today, but there is no doubt that the film doubled as a nice cinematic vehicle for the songs which are still rewarding in their own right.


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