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Prince – The Very Best

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Album Features
UPC: 081227427221
Artist: Prince
Format: CD
Release Year: 2001
Record Label: Warner Bros.
Genre: Funk, R&B

Track Listing
1. I Wanna Be Your Lover
2. 1999
3. Little Red Corvette
4. When Doves Cry
5. Let’s Go Crazy
6. Purple Rain
7. I Would Die 4 U
8. Raspberry Beret
9. Kiss
10. Sign ‘O’ the Times
11. U Got the Look
12. Alphabet St.
13. Thieves in the Temple
14. Gett Off
15. Cream
16. Diamonds and Pearls
17. Money Don’t Matter 2 Night

Details
Playing Time: 73 min.
Contributing Artists: Sheila E, Sheena Easton, Rosie Gaines, Dez Dickerson, Wendy & Lisa
Distributor: WEA (Distributor)
Recording Type: Studio
Recording Mode: Stereo
SPAR Code: n/a

Album Notes
Personnel: Prince (vocals, various instruments); Wendy, Dez Dickerson (vocals, guitar); Bonnie Boyer (vocals, Hammond organ); Rosie Gaines (vocals, organ); Lisa Coleman (vocals, keyboards); Sheila E. (vocals, drums, percussion); Sheena Easton, Camille, Tony M. (vocals); Levi Seacer Jr. (guitar, bass, background vocals); Miko (guitar, background vocals); Eric Leeds (flute, horns, background vocals); Atlanta Bliss (horns); Matt Fink (keyboards, background vocals); Tommy Barbarella (keyboards); Brown Mark, Sonny T. (bass, background vocals); Bobby Z., Michael B. (drums, percussion); Kirk Johnson, Damon Dickson (percussion, background vocals); Mayte, Mazarati (background vocals).Engineers include: Gary Brandt, Peggy McCreary, David Leonard.Producer: Prince.Compilation producer: Gregg Geller.Digitally remastered by Keith Blake.Recording information: 1st Avenue; Alpha Studios, Burbank, CA; Paisley park; Record Plant, NY; Sunset sound; The Warehouse; UpTown.Considerably more streamlined than previous compilations THE HITS 1 and THE HITS 2, the 17 songs that make up THE VERY BEST OF PRINCE offer a nice tour through the Purple One’s chart successes for Warner Brothers from 1978 to 1993. Mixed in among chart toppers like the quirky “When Doves Cry,” Hendrix-fueled mania of “Let’s Go Crazy” and stripped-down funk of “Kiss” are enough brilliant moments to make you wish the guy had focused more on music and less on the identity shifts that characterized most of the ’90s.Starting with the 1979 #1 “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” Prince’s pop sensibilities and inquisitive nature have found him cleverly bouncing back and forth between the twin poles of sex and spirituality. Whether it’s the runaway pledge of faith found in “I Would Die 4 U,” sly lasciviousness of “Gett Off” or battle-of-the-sexes throw-down with Sheena Easton on “U Got The Look,” this Minneapolis native’s way with a hook makes more of an impression in retrospect than his ability to shock. Other highlights include the millennial jam “1999,” chilling view of the world “Sign O’ The Times,” gorgeous “Diamonds And Pearls” and irresistible “Alphabet Street.”

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