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The Very Best of Prince (CD)

By: Prince

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Prince Artist Snapshot:

The word "genius" may be used a little too freely when describing pop musicians, but many would have to agree that Prince is deserving of such an accolade. Since his 1978 debut album, the Minneapolis-based multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/singer has scored numerous hits with his sexually charged, original funk/pop/dance/rock style, penned big hits for other artists, and has even tried his hand at acting as well. In the early 1990s, Prince's name-changing antics and his messy break with Warner Brothers overshadowed his music, but his extensive back catalog of amazing songs has secured his place in musical history.

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1   I Wanna Be Your Lover (Single Version) Buy Buy
2   1999 (Edit) Buy Buy
3   Little Red Corvette Buy Buy
4   When Doves Cry (Edit) Buy Buy
5   Let's Go Crazy Buy Buy
6   Purple Rain Buy Buy
7   I Would Die 4 U Buy Buy
8   Raspberry Beret Buy Buy
9   Kiss Buy Buy
10   Sign 'O' The Times (Single Version) Buy Buy
11   U Got The Look Buy Buy
12   Alphabet St. Buy Buy
13   Thieves In The Temple Buy Buy
14   Gett Off Buy Buy
15   Cream (W/O Rap Monologue ) Buy Buy
16   Diamonds And Pearls (Edit) Buy Buy

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Album Description

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Genre: Popular Music
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 31-JUL-2001

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Taken literally, this album's title is sure to cause endless arguments. Nothing from Dirty Mind, not a trace of the early anthem "Controversy," no "Erotic City"--no non-LP cuts at all, save some edited single versions--and a cold shoulder to the criminally out-of-print Gold Experience. Damn. As a compendium of 17 key A-sides from 1979 to 1992, however, The Very Best of Prince is (ahem) a quick-'n'-dirty review of the days when the Artist was, in the estimation of R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, one of the weirdest musicians in the Top 10. Blessed with both creative cunning and the wish to reach every listener possible, Prince revitalized rock and soul modes from the sex-crazed ("Little Red Corvette") to the cryptically spiritual ("Purple Rain"). Often he blurred lines between attitudes as surely as he did musical ones; the New Testament image of "Thieves in the Temple" became in his hands a complaint about a stolen girlfriend. Though a fine party artifact, this disc is still likely to prove too scanty even for many casual Prince fans. --Rickey Wright

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