Vanity 6 ‎– Vanity 6

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9 23716-1, 1-23716 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(LP, Album, Win) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 23716-1, 1-23716 US 1982 Sell This Version
P-11305 Vanity 6 = ヴァニティ 6* Vanity 6 = ヴァニティ 6* - Vanity 6 = セクシー・ハリケーン(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records P-11305 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
P-11305 Vanity 6 = ヴァニティ 6* Vanity 6 = ヴァニティ 6* - Vanity 6 = セクシー・ハリケーン(LP, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records P-11305 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
92 37164 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 92 37164 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
9 23716-4, 4-23716 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 23716-4, 4-23716 US 1982 Sell This Version
4-23716, 23716-4 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(Cass, Album, Do) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 4-23716, 23716-4 US 1982 Sell This Version
WB 57 023 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WB 57 023 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
92 37161 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 92 37161 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
LWB-6164 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(LP, Album) WEA International Inc. LWB-6164 Mexico 1982 Sell This Version
1-23716, 9 23716-1 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1-23716, 9 23716-1 US 1982 Sell This Version
1-23716, 9 23716-1 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1-23716, 9 23716-1 US 1982 Sell This Version
WB 57 023, WB K 57 023, 1-23716 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB 57 023, WB K 57 023, 1-23716 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
WB 57023 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WB 57023 Scandinavia 1982 Sell This Version
WB 57 023, WB K 57 023 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB 57 023, WB K 57 023 UK & Europe 1982 Sell This Version
WARNER-2936 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WARNER-2936 Venezuela 1982 Sell This Version
WB 57 023, WB K 57 023 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB 57 023, WB K 57 023 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
1-23716, 9 23716-1 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1-23716, 9 23716-1 US 1982 Sell This Version
WB K 57 023, 1-23719 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB K 57 023, 1-23719 UK & Europe 1982 Sell This Version
92 37161 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 92 37161 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
K 57023, WB K 57 023 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records K 57023, WB K 57 023 UK & Europe 1982 Sell This Version
WAR 57023 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WAR 57023 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
WB 57 023, WB K 57 023, 1-23716 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB 57 023, WB K 57 023, 1-23716 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
WB K 57 023, WB 57023 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB K 57 023, WB 57023 France 1982 Sell This Version
1-23716 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 1-23716 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
9 23716-1, 1-23716 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(LP, Album, ARC) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 23716-1, 1-23716 US 1982 Sell This Version
9 23716-1, 1-23716 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(LP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 23716-1, 1-23716 US 1982 Sell This Version
W1 23716 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(LP, Album, Club, Col) Warner Bros. Records W1 23716 US 1982 Sell This Version
1-23716, 9 23716-1 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(LP, Album, Jac) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1-23716, 9 23716-1 US 1982 Sell This Version
9 23716-1, 1-23716 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(LP, Album, Los) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 23716-1, 1-23716 US 1982 Sell This Version
WPCP-3700 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records WPCP-3700 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
9 23716-2 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(CD, Album, RE, Lon) Warner Bros. Records 9 23716-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
AGRCD 2000-002, 9 23716-2 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Agamemnon Records, Agamemnon Records AGRCD 2000-002, 9 23716-2 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
9 23716-2 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 9 23716-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 23716-2 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 9 23716-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
923 716-2 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 923 716-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
9 23716-2 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Warner Bros. Records (2) 9 23716-2 Unknown Sell This Version
9 23716-1, 1-23716 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 23716-1, 1-23716 US Unknown Sell This Version
WB K 57 023, K 57023, 1-23716 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB K 57 023, K 57023, 1-23716 UK Unknown Sell This Version
92 37161 Vanity 6 Vanity 6(LP, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records 92 37161 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

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niponjean

niponjean

May 23, 2016
referencing Vanity 6, LP, Album, Win, 9 23716-1, 1-23716
one of the best Prince album, no offense dear Vanity ( rip )
Crijevo

Crijevo

January 14, 2013
edited 6 months ago
referencing Vanity 6, CD, Album, RE, Unofficial, 9 23716-2
The thing is, Vanity 6 is a manufactured masterpiece. Partially a mixed bag of oddities, Prince may hide behind a moniker here, but altogether doesn't even try hiding his sexual appetite, pouring it into lascivious songs, sang by three attractive women (he named them after three pairs of breasts - hence the phrase "3x2=6"), while complimenting this early 80s funk ambition of his with a subversive slab of electronic beats that at times sound ever so dangerously close to DAF, while also pre-date Miss Kittins and Adult.s of today (Tamion 12 Inch even directly borrowed from "Make-Up" to create their own masterpiece, called "Fuck You Tami").

"Nasty Girl", "Wet Dream" or "He's So Dull" reflect Prince at his most typical (and somewhat too sleezy; "He's So Dull" sounds like a song that never made it to the Flashdance movie soundtrack, the adorable "Wet Dream" sounds like an early take of "I Could Never Take the Place Of Your Man"), while masterpieces like "Drive me wild" and "Make up" are more to do with early Mute Records' repertoire than that of Prince (or the Revolution's). "Bite the Beat" on the other hand is charmingly close to the sound of The B-52's (think of a "Whammy!" demo of sorts). In all, "Vanity 6" is fun to listen to - naive, but at the same time there is something twisted bubbling in the background of it all. A truly recommended listen.
Rom1fromParis

Rom1fromParis

June 28, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Vanity 6, CD, Album, RE, Unofficial, 9 23716-2
An essential funk/synthpop album, which is the perfect epitomy of Prince's then brilliant producer talent. My personal highlights here are Nasty Girl and I A Girl Answers (Don't Hang Up). The first seems to have been, well, a big "inspiration" for the Neptunes-produced "I'm A Slave For You" by Britney (listen to the rhythm!) - but you can also find references to this huge funk cut in other r'n'b tracks, such as Joyce 'Fenderella' Irby's "Let's Do It". The second is worth the listen for Prince part alone (he plays the part of an 'irresistible bitch' having an argument with the Vanity 6 girls).
djrichmatthews

djrichmatthews

May 28, 2004
referencing Vanity 6, CD, Album, RE, Unofficial, 9 23716-2

Classic funk! So what if Vanity was replaced by Apollonia when she didn't make the final cut to star opposite Prince in Purple Rain? The 'heart & soul' of Vanity 6/Apollonia 6 were in the writing and production of the songs - handled of course by Prince (as Jamie Starr) and Jam & Lewis of the then fledgling Time. All that withstanding, this one's worth listening to just to hear Vanity and Brenda catfighting via the phone with another girl (voice supplied by a vocoded Prince)... this is when Prince and his entourage were truly at their best.
romirio

romirio

February 29, 2004
referencing Vanity 6, LP, Album, 92 37161

If there's one album that defines electro-funkiness then this is the one. It combines three striking forces that happened to have met at one precise moment: Vanity 6 (Brenda, Vanity and Susan - starlets wannabe) as lead singers and allegedly producers, Prince (under the alias The Starr Company) as producer and backing singer, and The Time as musicians.
It was not necessarily an accident. These people hanged out together and, at different points in time, worked together in different productions even if only as guest stars. However, this is a very relevant moment in the carreers of both Prince and The Time. As for Vanity 6, this album is their whole carreer. Vanity would go solo on Motown for a couple of records and the other two members would join Apollonia to form Apollonia 6 (also a one record act).
Prince is all over this album. Funky guitars and metalic drums, telephones ringing, girls moaning. Strangely enough this album sounds more like Prince then many of his own productions. On "Nasty Girl" Vanity sings "I don't like this groove. Try and give me something I can croon to. Catch my drift?" and the song goes into a sample of "Around The World In A Day". The album is predominantly feminine and interestingly enough many of the tracks have a similar production to those that Prince recorded under the name Camille ("If I was Your Girlfriend", "Scarlet Pussy", "The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker"...) and those of darker tone in "The Black album".
Prince's music (and persona) has always been associated with a plurality of talent and possibilities. Thus, Vanity 6 is probably one of Princes most significant productions that could have never been what is should he have chosen to sign the project himself.
Twenty two years later, this record sounds very fresh apart from the off moment, "He's So Dull", which sounds like very cheap Dolly Parton and very unlike Prince (probably Vanity 6's only production credit, my guess).
Classic tracks: "Nasty Girl", "Drive Me Wild", "If A Girl Answers (Don't Hang Up)", "Make-Up", and "Bite The Beat" (Where Felix Da Housecat ripped "What Does It Feel Like?" from).