Prince ‎– Controversy

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BSK 3601 Prince Controversy(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3601 US 1981 Sell This Version
WB M8 3601 Prince Controversy(8-Trk, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records WB M8 3601 US 1981 Sell This Version
WB M5-3601 Prince Controversy(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records WB M5-3601 US 1981 Sell This Version
456 950 Prince Controversy(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 456 950 France 1981 Sell This Version
456 950-4 Prince Controversy(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 456 950-4 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
K 456950, 456 950 Prince Controversy(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records K 456950, 456 950 UK & Europe 1981 Sell This Version
K 456950, 456 950 Prince Controversy(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records K 456950, 456 950 UK & Europe 1981 Sell This Version
K 456 950 Prince Controversy(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records K 456 950 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
K 456 950 Prince Controversy(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records K 456 950 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
PKF-5435 Prince Controversy(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records PKF-5435 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
M5 3601 Prince Controversy(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records M5 3601 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
M5 3601 Prince Controversy(Cass, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records M5 3601 US 1981 Sell This Version
BSK 3601 Prince Controversy(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3601 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
WBC1521, BSK 3601 Prince Controversy(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WBC1521, BSK 3601 Zambia 1981 Sell This Version
BSK 3601 Prince Controversy(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3601 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
WB 56950, WB K 56950, BSK 3601 Prince Controversy(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB 56950, WB K 56950, BSK 3601 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
XBS 3601 Prince Controversy(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records XBS 3601 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
BSK 3601 Prince Controversy(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3601 US 1981 Sell This Version
WB K 56 950 Prince Controversy(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WB K 56 950 Scandinavia 1981 Sell This Version
WB 56950 Prince Controversy(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WB 56950 Greece 1981 Sell This Version
BSK 3601 Prince Controversy(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3601 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
LWB-6115 Prince Controversy(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records LWB-6115 Mexico 1981 Sell This Version
BSK 3601 Prince Controversy(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3601 US 1981 Sell This Version
WB K 56 950, WB 56 950 Prince Controversy(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB K 56 950, WB 56 950 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
WB 56 950, WB K 56 950, BSK 3601 Prince Controversy(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB 56 950, WB K 56 950, BSK 3601 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
WB 56 950, WB K 56 950, BSK 3601 Prince Controversy(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB 56 950, WB K 56 950, BSK 3601 France 1981 Sell This Version
BSK 3601 Prince Controversy(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3601 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
WB 56950 Prince Controversy(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WB 56950 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
XBS-3601 Prince Controversy(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records XBS-3601 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
BSK 3601 Prince Controversy(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3601 US 1981 Sell This Version
P-11126W Prince Controversy(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records P-11126W Japan 1981 Sell This Version
K 56950 Prince Controversy(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records K 56950 UK 1981 Sell This Version
XBS-3601 Prince Controversy(LP, Album, Blu) Warner Bros. Records XBS-3601 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
P-11126W Prince Controversy(LP, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records P-11126W Japan 1981 Sell This Version
26.060 Prince Controversy(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 26.060 Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
2954 Prince Controversy(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 2954 Venezuela 1982 Sell This Version
WB K 56 950, K 56 950 Prince Controversy(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB K 56 950, K 56 950 UK & Europe 1984 Sell This Version
K 56 950, WB K 56 950 Prince Controversy(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records K 56 950, WB K 56 950 UK & Europe 1984 Sell This Version
K 56 950, WB K 56 950 Prince Controversy(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records K 56 950, WB K 56 950 UK & Europe 1984 Sell This Version
LWB-6115 Prince Controversy (LP, RE) Warner Bros. Records LWB-6115 Mexico 1985 Sell This Version
32XD-491 Prince Controversy(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 32XD-491 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
56950 Prince Controversy(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 56950 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
S 90.502 Prince Controversy(LP, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records S 90.502 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
20P2-2004 Prince Controversy(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 20P2-2004 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
20P2-2004 Prince Controversy(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 20P2-2004 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
16P1-2004 Prince Controversy(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 16P1-2004 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
61105-4 Prince Controversy(Cass, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 61105-4 Australia & New Zealand 1989 Sell This Version
WPCR-1024 Prince Controversy(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records WPCR-1024 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
WPCR-75016 Prince Controversy(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records WPCR-75016 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
WPCR-13533 プリンス* = Prince プリンス* = Prince - 戦慄の貴公子 = Controversy(CD, Album, RE, SHM) Warner Bros. Records WPCR-13533 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
R1 3601 Prince Controversy(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Warner Bros. Records R1 3601 US 2011 Sell This Version
8122 797776, 8122797776 Prince Controversy(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Warner Bros. Records, Rhino Records (2) 8122 797776, 8122797776 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
none Prince Controversy(8xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, 192) Rhino Records (2), Warner Bros. Records none US 2013
081227977764 Prince Controversy(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 081227977764 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
556180-4 Prince Controversy(Cass, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 556180-4 US 2016 Sell This Version
256 950, 3601-2 Prince Controversy(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 256 950, 3601-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
3601-2, CD 3601 Prince Controversy(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 3601-2, CD 3601 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
7599-23601-2 Prince Controversy(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 7599-23601-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
3601-2, (256 950), (3601-2), 256 950 Prince Controversy(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 3601-2, (256 950), (3601-2), 256 950 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7599-23601-2 Prince Controversy(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 7599-23601-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
3601-2 Prince Controversy(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 3601-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
3601-2, 256 950 Prince Controversy(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 3601-2, 256 950 UK, Europe & US Unknown Sell This Version
36012 Prince Controversy(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, WEA Records 36012 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
7599-23601-2 Prince Controversy(CD, Album, RE, RP) Warner Bros. Records 7599-23601-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7599-23601-2 Prince Controversy(CD, Album, RE, RP) Warner Bros. Records 7599-23601-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7599-23601-2, 256 950, 3601-2 Prince Controversy(CD, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 7599-23601-2, 256 950, 3601-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
3601-2 Prince Controversy(CD, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records 3601-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
38XP-48 Prince Controversy(CD, Album, Tar) Warner Bros. Records 38XP-48 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
3601-2, 256 950 Prince Controversy(CD, Album, Tar) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 3601-2, 256 950 UK, Europe & US Unknown Sell This Version
3601-2, 256 950 Prince Controversy(CD, Album, Tar) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 3601-2, 256 950 US Unknown Sell This Version
3601-2, 256 950 Prince Controversy(CD, Album, Tar) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 3601-2, 256 950 UK, Europe & US Unknown Sell This Version
7599-23601-4 Prince Controversy(Cass, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 7599-23601-4 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
61105-4 Prince Controversy(Cass, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, WEA Records 61105-4 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
M5 3601 Prince Controversy(Cass, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records M5 3601 US Unknown Sell This Version
WB 56 950, WB K 56 950 Prince Controversy(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB 56 950, WB K 56 950 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
BSK 3601 Prince Controversy(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records Inc. BSK 3601 US Unknown Sell This Version
BSK 3601 Prince Controversy(LP, Album, Club, RE) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3601 US Unknown Sell This Version
BSK 3601 Prince Controversy(LP, Album, Ltd, Pos) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3601 US Unknown Sell This Version
BSK 3601 Prince Controversy(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3601 US Unknown Sell This Version
WB K 56 950, WB 56 950 Prince Controversy(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB K 56 950, WB 56 950 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
WB K 56 950, WB 56 950 Prince Controversy(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB K 56 950, WB 56 950 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
BSK 3601 Prince Controversy(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3601 US Unknown Sell This Version
WB K 56 950, WB 56 950 Prince Controversy(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB K 56 950, WB 56 950 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
BSK 3601 Prince Controversy(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3601 US Unknown Sell This Version
XBS-3601 Prince Controversy(LP, Album, RE, Blu) Warner Bros. Records XBS-3601 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
XBS-3601 Prince Controversy(LP, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records XBS-3601 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

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valentingalea

valentingalea

February 25, 2018
edited 8 months ago
referencing Controversy, LP, Album, RE, 081227977764
Excellent repress, really compliments the sparse and clean arrangement, making the synth bass shine. Title track is a killer and makes the album worth just on its own
picdisc65

picdisc65

July 4, 2017
referencing Controversy, LP, Album, RE, Blu, XBS-3601
"Blue"? Blue what? Clearly not the vinyl judging by the pictures
MusicNerdB52

MusicNerdB52

July 21, 2016
referencing Controversy, Cass, Album, RE, 556180-4
...why? It's 2016 I know cassettes are starting to be cool again but this is ridiculous.
Misty2k

Misty2k

July 19, 2016
referencing Controversy, CD, Album, Tar, 3601-2, 256 950
I see there is a note to say "Not to be confused with: Prince - Controversy ('Polygram' is not present on the disc: the line reads only 'Made in West Germany')..."
I have that version but I can't find it here. Should I add it?
isaacmusicman

isaacmusicman

January 11, 2015
referencing Controversy, LP, Album, BSK 3601
Before I decided to clean up my act, I wore this album out! Like "Dirty Mind", I had to sneak it into the house (I was only 10). The title track saved me for years from getting caught with it, it was the cleanest song on the album, it also was the funkiest. You P fans know about the rest, it was pure sexuality at work, something P would revisit over, and over again! A PRINCE CLASSIC!
Said_Head

Said_Head

October 15, 2009
referencing Controversy, CD, Album, RE, 7599-23601-2

Definitely Prince's more 'out there' releases from his early catalogue. While I'm glad he discontinued his funkier origins for a more anti-stereotypical blend of music (which the album's title track and others clearly present lyrically as well).

There's still a lot of funkiness to some of the tracks though, which mix into a great combination with the more sterile and abrasive synths of an early new wave sound; I think of this album as a pre-mature 1999, where Prince's signature 80's sound really starts to bloom. The one problem I have with 1999 is that Prince, in my opinion, kind abandoned potential for melody in exchange for pure electronics (take for instance the lengthy bouts of electronic percussion). Controversy, however, is all about clever melodies with a taste of funk and new strengths in his song-writing skills that his earlier 3 albums only hinted at.

There are a few dull moments for me though; some of the instrumentation gets a little predictable, and the long ballad 'Do Me, Baby' is one track I usually avoid. A lot of the album's finest moments for me are the more experimental ones, like, of course, the 7 minute title track, 'Ronnie, Talk To Russia', and 'Annie Christian'.

Controversy is definitely a favorite early Prince album of mine, and while I can't give it a perfect score, it's challenging nature is what really attracts me to it.