Purple Rain

Performers Prince & the Revolution

Warner Bros. | August 17, 1984 | Compact Disc

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This 1984 album from the Purple One set a new standard for soundtracks and scores as the music stood alone but also appeared throughout – indeed tying together – the film. Purple Rain burns up with a youthful energy. It’s a story told in Hendrix-inspired riffs, ’80s soul and dance music and classic R&B sounds. The title track sounds like the world is ending. Prince has never done better with this album with the Revolution. Certainly none of his soundtracks have touched

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: August 17, 1984

Genre: Soul

Style: R&B

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1984

Label Name: Warner Bros.

UPC: 075992511025

Found in: Soul

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Purple Rain

Performers Prince & the Revolution
Guest Artist(s) Apollonia
Producer Prince, The Revolution

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: August 17, 1984

Genre: Soul

Style: R&B

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1984

Label Name: Warner Bros.

UPC: 075992511025


Title Track Time
1.Let's Go Crazy --
2.Take Me With You --
3.Beautiful Ones, The --
4.Computer Blue --
5.Darling Nikki --
6.When Doves Cry --
7.I Would Die 4 U --
8.Baby I'm A Star --
9.Purple Rain --

Editorial Notes

Prince & The Revolution: Prince (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Wendy Melvoin (guitar, vocals); Lisa Coleman, Matt "Dr." Fink (keyboards, vocals); Brown Mark (bass, vocals); Bobby Z (percussion). Additional personnel: Apollonia (vocals); Novi Novog (violin, viola); David Coleman, Suzie Katayama (cello). Engineers: Susan Rogers, Peggy Mac, David Riukin, David Leonard. "I Would Die 4 U," "Baby I'm A Star" and "Purple Rain" recorded live in the summer, 1983. "The Beautiful Ones", "When Doves Cry" and "Darling Nikki" were produced and performed solely by Prince. All songs written by Prince except "Computer Blue" (John L. Nelson/Lisa Coleman/Wendy Melvoin/Prince). A soundtrack to a movie so appalling that it is infinitely wiser to let the record stand on its own merits. While Prince cavorted in purple kitchen foil and rode his Harley in high heels, the real star of the film, the music, was doing all the talking. A knit of funk and rock, a heavily stylized Hendrix guitar lick here and there, and a wilfully danceable backbeat all made for a huge commercial smash, and the first real international introduction for many people to a star-in-waiting. 'Darling Nikki' accidentally set the PMRC ball rolling, but the heady lilt of the title track and the crushing 'When Doves Cry' can pardon him that.
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