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Tracklist

Let's Go Crazy4:39
Take Me With U3:54
The Beautiful Ones5:15
Computer Blue3:59
Darling Nikki4:15
When Doves Cry5:52
I Would Die 4 U2:51
Baby I'm A Star4:20
Purple Rain8:45

Credits (28)

Notes

Prince's sixth album, released on June 25, 1984.

Corresponding releases:
When Doves Cry
Let's Go Crazy b/w Erotic City
Purple Rain
Another Lonely Christmas (Japan only promo)
I Would Die 4 U
Take Me With U
Let's Go Crazy b/w Take Me With U
Purple Rain (movie)
Live! (home video / reissued in 2017 on the 'Ultimate Collector's Edition' which was supplemented in 2020 with an audio only release)

Awards:
Academy Awards/Oscars 1985 (Best Music, Original Song Score)
Brit Awards 1985 (Best Soundtrack)
Grammy Awards 1985 (Best Album of Instrumental Score written for a Motion Picture or Television Special)

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    • Devolutionator's avatar
      For the "record", I absolutely love this album. To me, this the pinnacle of an incredible artist, and every song is amazing. For the production of Purple Rain, Prince emphasized more full band arrangements and a deeper use of instrumentation. The album has a theatrical quality to it, much like the film it serves as the soundtrack for. Prince expertly fuses experimentation with traditional instrumentation to create what is certainly his magnum opus. Rolling Stone ranks this as the #8 album of all time, and it is hard to argue against it being a top 10 album in rock history. This pressing is absolutely wonderful and is an excellent presentation of a stellar record. No need to get some later 180g reissue, this is the one to get.
      • Derbystar74's avatar
        Derbystar74
        Nearly perfect pressing, thats what I expected. The CD I habve will never make it to the player again.
        • santacruzano's avatar
          santacruzano
          Anybody possessing this particular release, could share some scans of the sleeve? I only have the CD and thought of purchasing a copy but shipping costs make it an unlikable choice.
          • StereoStarGazer's avatar
            My copy is thick, flat and sound is clear and very dynamic. The variant is too cool and the pictures don’t do it justice. An essential album to have in your collection from one of the most talented and iconic artists in music history. Kudos to Target!
            • J-Keller's avatar
              J-Keller
              This sounds excellent. Soundstage is big, the synths sound spectacular. Never felt the need to upgrade from this one.
              • bertram0746's avatar
                bertram0746
                I have a sealed us copy. Is there a way were i can see if it’s the purple version without opening?
                • TheFleshExp's avatar
                  TheFleshExp
                  Masterpiece. This original pressing sounds spectacular. I see zero need to buy a reissue when you can get a clean OG for about the same price. Can’t imagine the audio could be too much improved. Mine has a promo stamped sleeve which I always enjoy collecting even if the labels aren’t promo…especially when there never were special promo labels made.
                  • isaacmusicman's avatar
                    Edited 2 months ago
                    Album Revolution #4: Dearly Beloved!!!! Yeah, Yeah, I know I'm going to get the booooo's for this one, but I'm sorry, this is not Prince's best album. Now, that's not to say that it's not still the bomb!, and it WAS the album that put Prince into the stratosphere! Every song is the bomb, period, and it was a great support system for the "Motion Picture".... The album starts off on an incredible note in "Let's Go Crazy".....The outright power of that joint it just incredible, especially with one of "Prince's" greatest guitar solos of all time!!!! "Take Me With U" (featuring Appollonia) is a nice offering, not really powerful, but very nice all the same...The Crown Jewel in "The Beautiful Ones" is in the class of those slow jams that he started to perfect...."Computer Blue" just "Rocks", while "Darling Nikki" just puts your mind in the gutter...The classics "I Would Die 4 U" and "Baby I'm A Star" are absolute standouts...The last 2 Crown Jewels are as follows..."When Doves Cry".... I will like to ask a question... Doesn't "When Doves Cry" sends shivers down your spine? Then last, but certainly not lease, "Purple Rain"....Just wait!!!! Yeah, It's like that!!!!!! This album made "Prince" the megastar that I'm sure he was craving...I am glad he never tried to duplicate this though, because that would be straight up impossible!!!!! So, even though I don't consider this his best, IT IS A PRINCE CLASSIC!!!!
                    • Scrade's avatar
                      Scrade
                      Aside from minor distortion in Darling Nikki, this sounds absolutely flawless. Super cheap, comes with a great poster, and has no static present or anything else that would ruin the sound. A must-buy for sure
                      • Faavoo's avatar
                        Faavoo
                        Considering everything was compressed in the 80ties, this is a very good remastered album, excellent pressing and artwork is top notch.

                        And of course a brilliant album and his most consistent, a landmark album of the 80ties

                        Master Release

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