Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain (Picture Disc)
Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain (Picture Disc)
Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain (Picture Disc)
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Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain (Picture Disc)
Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain (Picture Disc)
Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain (Picture Disc)

Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain (Picture Disc)

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Performed by Prince & The Revolution

Rags by Louis & Vaughn, Marie France, Prince

Bass, Voice – Brown Mark

Guitar, Voice – Wendy

Keyboards, Voice – Lisa Coleman, Matt Fink

Percussion – Bobby Z

Violin and viola - Novi Novog

Cello - David Coleman, Suzie Katayama

Apollonia – co-lead vocals

Jill Jones – additional background vocals

Composed and arranged by Prince & The Revolution

Words & Music by Prince (A1-3, A5 - B4)

Written-by John L. Nelson (A4), Lisa (A4), Prince (A4), Wendy (A4)


1LP, Transparent standard sleeve

Limited Edition

Original analog Master tape : unspecified

Heavy Press : unspecified

Record color : Picture

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : GZ Media (Czech Republic)

Label : Warner

Original label : Warner

Recorded August 1983 – March 1984 at First Avenue, Minneapolis (B2-4), The Warehouse, St. Louis Park, Minnesota (A1, A4), Sunset Sound (Hollywood (A2-3, B1)

Recorded by David Leonard (A1, A4), Susan Rogers (A1, A4), David Leonard (A-3, B1-4), David Rivkin (B2 to B4), Peggy Mac (A2, A3, B1)

Mastered by Bernie Grundman

Originaly released in 1984

Reissued in 2017 (first time as a picture disc)


Tracks :

Side A :

  1. Let's Go Crazy
  2. Take Me With U
  3. The Beautiful Ones
  4. Computer Blue
  5. Darling Nikki

Side B:

  1. When Doves Cry
  2. I Would Die 4 U
  3. Baby I'm A Star
  4. Purple Rain


Awards :

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 8/500

Grammy Awards 1985 : Best Album of Instrumental Score written for a Motion Picture or Television Special

Academy Awards/Oscars 1985 : Best Music, Original Song Score

Brit Awards 1985 : Best Soundtrack

1000 Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die - Ranked 538


Reviews :

« Prince designed Purple Rain as the project that would make him a superstar, and, surprisingly, that is exactly what happened. 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. Although Prince's songwriting is at a peak, the presence of the Revolution pulls the music into sharper focus, giving it a tougher, more aggressive edge. And, with the guidance of Wendy and Lisa, Prince pushed heavily into psychedelia, adding swirling strings to the dreamy "Take Me With U" and the hard rock of "Baby I'm a Star." Even with all of his new, but uncompromising, forays into pop, Prince hasn't abandoned funk, and the robotic jam of "Computer Blue" and the menacing grind of "Darling Nikki" are among his finest songs. Taken together, all of the stylistic experiments add up to a stunning statement of purpose that remains one of the most exciting rock & roll albums ever recorded. » AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine


Ratings :

AllMusic : 5 / 5 , Discogs : 4.48 / 5

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