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Prince And The Revolution - Purple Rain album

Prince And The Revolution - Purple Rain album
  • Performer Prince And The Revolution
  • Title Purple Rain
  • Date of release 2005
  • Country US
  • Style Pop Rock, Synth-pop, Funk
  • Other formats AUD MOD VOX AHX AIFF DMF MPC
  • Genre Electronic / Rock / Soul
  • Size MP3 1944 mb
  • Size FLAC 1638 mb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 437

Purple Rain is the sixth studio album by American singer, songwriter, producer, and t Prince. It is the first to feature the billing of his band the Revolution, and is the soundtrack to the 1984 film of the same name. The album was released on June 25, 1984, by Warner Bros. In the United States the album debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 the week of July 14, 1984 with approximately . million copies sold.

Purple rain, purple rain Purple rain, purple rain Purple rain, purple rain I only want to see you bathing in the purple rain. I never wanted to be your weekend lover I only wanted to be some kind of friend Baby, I could never steal you from another It's such a shame our friendship had to end. Purple rain, purple rain Purple rain, purple rain Purple rain, purple rain I only want to see you walkin’ in the purple rain. The title track of his 1984 album and film, Purple Rain chronicles The Kid’s nostalgic yearning for a pure love. For Prince, the international success of Purple Rain was simply the culmination of many years of hard work, coupled with a strong sense of self-confidence. In 1985 he told Rolling Stone: I wish people would understand that I always thought I was bad.

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.

Purple Rain was present on the Billboard 200 for a total of 122 weeks. Prince and the Revolution won a 1984 Grammy Award for Purple Rain, for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, the four composers won Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, and the album was nominated for Album of the Year. Purple Rain also won an Oscar for Best Original Song Score in 1985. As of 2008, it has sold over 25 million copies worldwide, making it the third-best-selling soundtrack album of all time. The album was certified 13-times platinum by the RIAA.

Purple Rain, pressed on 180 gram vinyl, mastered from the original analog master tapes. Features all original packaging. trying to cash in on an as-yet-to-be-trendy option bet on cassettes making a comeback the same way vinyl has. Well, it's probably not going to happen. Cassette decks are too finicky, and cassettes are too prone to break down and poor sound for it to ever happen. My first introduction to Prince was the movie Purple Rain. How could you not be?

Purple Rain is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Prince, the first to feature his backing band The Revolution, and is the soundtrack album to the 1984 film of the same name. Purple Rain is regularly ranked among the best albums in music history, and is widely regarded as Prince's magnum opus. Time magazine ranked it the 15th greatest album of all time in 1993, and it placed 18th on VH1's Greatest Rock and Roll Albums of All Time countdown. Rolling Stone ranked it the second-best album of the 1980s and 76th on their list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time".

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Let's Go Crazy
Recorded By – Susan Rogers
4:39
2 Take Me With U
Vocals – Apollonia
3:54
3 The Beautiful Ones 5:14
4 Computer Blue
Recorded By – Susan Rogers
3:59
5 Darling Nikki 4:14
6 When Doves Cry 5:54
7 I Would Die 4 U 2:49
8 Baby I'm A Star 4:24
9 Purple Rain 8:41

Credits

  • Arranged By – Lisa Coleman (tracks: 2, 8, 9), Prince (tracks: 2, 8, 9)
  • Artwork By [Painting] – Doug Handers
  • Bass, Vocals – Brownmark
  • Cello – David Coleman (tracks: 2, 8, 9), Suzie Katayama (tracks: 2, 8, 9)
  • Conductor – Lisa Coleman (tracks: 2, 8, 9), Wendy Melvoin (tracks: 2, 8, 9)
  • Design – Laura LiPuma
  • Guitar, Vocals – Wendy Melvoin
  • Keyboards, Vocals – Lisa Coleman, Matt Fink
  • Percussion – Bobby Z.
  • Photography [Additional] – Larry Williams, Ron Slenzak
  • Photography [Front Cover] – Ed Thrasher & Associates
  • Producer, Arranged By – Prince And The Revolution
  • Producer, Arranged By, Composed By – Prince (tracks: 3, 5, 6)
  • Recorded By – David Leonard (tracks: 1 to 4, 6, 7 to 9), David Rivkin (tracks: 7 to 9), Peggy Mac* (tracks: 2, 3, 6)
  • Violin, Viola – Novi Novog (tracks: 2, 8, 9)

Notes

Music from the motion picture 'Purple Rain'. Originally released in 1984.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
25110-1, 1-25110 Prince And The Revolution Purple Rain ‎(LP, Album, All) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 25110-1, 1-25110 US 1984
PKG-3055 Prince And The Revolution Purple Rain ‎(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records PKG-3055 Japan 1984
925 110-2 Prince And The Revolution Purple Rain ‎(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 925 110-2 Germany Unknown
9 25110-2 Prince And The Revolution Purple Rain ‎(CD, Album, Club, RE, Dis) Warner Bros. Records 9 25110-2 US Unknown
925 110-1 Prince And The Revolution Purple Rain ‎(Ltd, Promo, PVC + LP, Album, Pur) Warner Bros. Records 925 110-1 Italy 1984

Tracklist

A Purple Rain 8:45
B God 3:59

Credits

  • Arranged By, Producer, Written-By – Prince And The Revolution

Notes

Specially-priced 2-cut maxi single.
© 1984 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
℗ 1984 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. & WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.
Manufactured and distributed by WEA Music of Canada, Ltd.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
9 29174-7, 7-29174 Prince And The Revolution Purple Rain ‎(7", Single, Pur) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 29174-7, 7-29174 US 1984
P-1904 Prince And The Revolution = プリンス* Prince And The Revolution = プリンス* - Purple Rain = パープル・レイン ‎(7", Single, Pur) Warner Bros. Records P-1904 Japan 1984
F - WBR - 0729174.9 Prince And The Revolution Purple Rain ‎(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records F - WBR - 0729174.9 Peru 1984
920 267-0 Prince And The Revolution Purple Rain ‎(12") Warner Bros. Records 920 267-0 Europe 1984
WB-77-416, 7-29174 Prince And The Revolution Purple Rain ‎(7", Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB-77-416, 7-29174 Philippines 1984

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Let's Go Crazy
Recorded By – David Leonard, Susan RogersTechnician [All Overdubs As Well] – David Leonard, Susan RogersWords By, Music By – Prince
4:39
A2 Take Me With U
Arranged By [Strings] – Lisa*, PrinceCello – David Coleman , Suzie KatayamaConductor [Strings] – Lisa*, Wendy*Featuring [Duet With] – ApolloniaRecorded By – David Leonard, Peggy Mac*Strings – David Coleman , Novi Novog, Suzie KatayamaTechnician [All Overdubs As Well] – David Leonard, Peggy Mac*Violin, Viola – Novi NovogWords By, Music By – Prince
3:54
A3 The Beautiful Ones
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, Performer – PrinceRecorded By – David Leonard, Peggy Mac*Technician [All Overdubs As Well] – David Leonard, Peggy Mac*Words By, Music By – Prince
5:15
A4 Computer Blue
Recorded By – David Leonard, Susan RogersTechnician [All Overdubs As Well] – David Leonard, Susan RogersWords By, Music By – John L. Nelson, Lisa*, Prince, Wendy*
3:59
A5 Darling Nikki
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, Performer – PrinceWords By, Music By – Prince
4:15
B1 When Doves Cry
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, Performer – PrinceRecorded By – David Leonard, Peggy Mac*Technician [All Overdubs As Well] – David Leonard, Peggy Mac*Words By, Music By – Prince
5:52
B2 I Would Die 4 U
Recorded By – David Leonard, David RivkinWords By, Music By – Prince
2:51
B3 Baby I'm A Star
Arranged By [Strings] – Lisa*, PrinceCello – David Coleman , Suzie KatayamaConductor [Strings] – Lisa*, Wendy*Recorded By – David Leonard, David RivkinStrings – David Coleman , Novi Novog, Suzie KatayamaViolin, Viola – Novi NovogWords By, Music By – Prince
4:20
B4 Purple Rain
Arranged By [Strings] – Lisa*, PrinceCello – David Coleman , Suzie KatayamaConductor [Strings] – Lisa*, Wendy*Recorded By – David Leonard, David RivkinStrings – David Coleman , Novi Novog, Suzie KatayamaViolin, Viola – Novi NovogWords By, Music By – Prince
8:45

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – The Warehouse, St. Louis Park
  • Recorded At – Sunset Sound
  • Recorded At – First Avenue
  • Recorded At – Record Plant, N.Y.C.
  • Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
  • Published By – Controversy Music

Credits

  • Art Direction – Prince
  • Bass, Voice – Brown Mark*
  • Design – Laura LiPuma
  • Guitar, Voice – Wendy*
  • Keyboards, Voice – Lisa Coleman, Matt Fink
  • Mastered By [Originally Mastered By] – Bernie Grundman
  • Other [Makeup] – Jayson Jefferys
  • Other [On The Hair Side] – Earl Jones
  • Other [Rags By] – Louis & Vaughn, Marie France & Prince
  • Painting [Dust Sleeve Painting] – Doug Handers*
  • Percussion – Bobby Z*
  • Photography By [Additional Photography] – Larry Williams
  • Photography By [Front Cover Photo] – Ed Thrasher & Associates
  • Photography By [Photos By] – Larry Williams , Ron Slenzak
  • Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, Performer – Prince & The Revolution*

Notes

Music From The Motion Picture Purple Rain Starring PRINCE

"Let's Go Crazy" & "Computer Blue" were recorded at The Warehouse in the summer of '83
"Take Me With U," "The Beautiful Ones" & "When Doves Cry" were recorded at Sunset Sound
"I Would Die 4 U," "Baby I'm A Star," "Purple Rain" recorded live at 1st Avenue in the summer of '83 & Record Plant, New York.
"Darling Nikki" was recorded at a place very close 2 where u live.

This version has STEMRA on label.
Black vinyl.
Printed innersleeve.
Incl. Poster.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7599-25110-1
  • Label Code: LC 0392
  • Rights Society: STEMRA

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
25110-1, 1-25110 Prince And The Revolution Purple Rain ‎(LP, Album, All) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 25110-1, 1-25110 US 1984
PKG-3055 Prince And The Revolution Purple Rain ‎(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records PKG-3055 Japan 1984
925 110-2 Prince And The Revolution Purple Rain ‎(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 925 110-2 Germany Unknown
9 25110-2 Prince And The Revolution Purple Rain ‎(CD, Album, Club, RE, Dis) Warner Bros. Records 9 25110-2 US Unknown
925 110-1 Prince And The Revolution Purple Rain ‎(Ltd, Promo, PVC + LP, Album, Pur) Warner Bros. Records 925 110-1 Italy 1984