PRINCE 06/07/58 - 04/21/16
He’s not lying when he sings,looking at the camera…
“Baby I’m a Star!”
Purple Rain,.Prince’s Masterpiece
It’s the 35th anniversary of Purple Rain.
It came out on July 27,1984.
And has developed a cult following in the decades since
Prince and the Revolution’s album Purple Rain was gigantic.
Building on Prince’s R&B and funk beginnings on Dirty Mind 1999,and entering new dimensions of mainstream rock,pop and funk,.and punk in only nine tunes.
It was an event.
The eponymous single was a gloriously epic, deeply moving ballad.
-“When Doves Cry” became a great, weird, spacey single.
-“Take Me with U” took people’s breath away as a dreamy trip.
-“Let’s Go Crazy”, the opening track, was a super-powered rock song doubling as a call to listeners that they were about to enter an exciting new collection of music.
There’s not a poor song on Purple Rain, the album.
The album has sold over 20 million copies worldwide.
It is today three years since this Music Icon left us.
I never forget when I played the song Purple Rain for the first time on my music-system in 1984…it sounded magically well.