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10Oct/17Off

Prince – Art Official Age (2014) [e-Onkyo FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Prince – Art Official Age (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44.1kHz  | Time – 53:22 minutes | 605 MB | Genre: Funk
Official Digital Download – Source: e-Onkyo | © Warner Bros.

Art Official Age is the thirty-third studio album by American recording artist Prince. The title is a homophonic pun of “artificial age”.

Prince returned to Warner Bros. Records in a big way in 2014, settling a 15-year feud on terms that were decidedly in his favor. He acquired the rights to his masters, agreed to a series of deluxe reissues, and released two brand-new albums, one recorded on his own and one recorded with his backing power trio 3rdEyeGirl. Art Official Age, the album credited to his lonesome, finds Prince reveling in many of the sounds of the ’80s, reviving his Bob George and Camille voices, dabbling in deep electro-funk on “What It Feels Like,” indulging in a full-fledged freakout on “Funknroll.” Despite all these winking allusions to his past, Art Official Age feels of piece not with the Revolution but rather the New Power Generation: underneath the squalls of guitar, psychedelic soul harmonies, and impish humor, this is a full-fledged R&B album, one that often echoes Diamonds and Pearls. Like that 1991 record, Art Official Age is heavy on dance songs with rapped verses that don’t feel informed by hip-hop and slow-burning soul that pulls the past into the present. Some of Prince’s modernization feels a bit ham-fisted — he turns the Internet meme “This could be us but you playing” into a slow jam — but he leaves all his millennial flirtations at the margins of the record, grounding it in old-fashioned notions of seduction and soul. If the album doesn’t offer any startling surprises along the lines of the furious “Black Sweat” — there’s not much abandon here — there’s joy in hearing Prince embrace his lyrical eccentricities as he accessorizes his smooth jams and coiled, clean funk with such oddities as laser blasts and spoken introductions from what appear to be British nurses. Such quirks may be fleeting but their presence is enough, along with such fine songs as “Breakfast Can Wait,” to elevate Art Official Age above 20Ten and other pro forma latter-day Prince records.

10Oct/17Off

Prince – 1999 (1982/2013) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Prince – 1999 (1982/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 70:12 minutes | 2,52 GB | Genre: R&B, Pop
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover

1999 is the seminal masterpiece by Prince. It is his first to reach the Billboard Top Ten and was one of the bestselling albums of 1983. The outing features the breakthrough hits “1999,” “Delirious” and “Little Red Corvette.” The multi-instrumentalist incorporates thrilling synthesizers to produce one of his most innovative works to date. VH1, Slant Magazine, and Rolling Stone named 1999 one of the greatest albums of all time. In 2008, the album was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame.

Chart History/Awards:
– Reached #4 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums.
– Reached #9 on the Billboard 200.
– “1999” reached #4 on Billboard’s Top R&B Singles.
– “Delirious” reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100.
– Included on VH1, Slant Magazine and Rolling Stone’s “Greatest Albums of All Time.”
– Inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame.
– Allmusic.com – 5/5 stars.

8Oct/17Off

Prince – Parade: Music From The Motion Picture Under The Cherry Moon (1986/2013) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Prince – Parade: Music From The Motion Picture Under The Cherry Moon (1986/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 40:53 minutes | 1,46 GB | Genre: Funk, Soundtrack
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front cover

“Parade: Music From The Motion Picture Under The Cherry Moon” is Prince’s eighth studio album and the last album that he did with The Revolution. It was released as the soundtrack to the 1986 film Under the Cherry Moon, which was directed by Prince, who also starred in the film. The album was mostly a solo effort by Prince, who plays most of the instruments on the album. Other musicians featured on the album include Lisa Coleman, Wendy Melvoin, Dr. Fink, Jonathan Melvoin, and Susannah Melvoin, as well as featuring several orchestral arrangements by Clare Fischer.

8Oct/17Off

Prince – Around The World In A Day (1985/2013) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Prince – Around The World In A Day (1985/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 42:33 minutes | 1,54 GB | Genre: Funk
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front cover

Around The World In A Day is Prince’s double Platinum classic. This seminal masterpiece follows the success of Purple Rain, reaching #1 on the Billboard 200. Adding a variety of psychedelic elements to his sound, the albums features Top Ten hits including “America,” “Pop Life” and “Raspberry Beret”.

Purple Rain made Prince sound like he could do anything, but it still didn’t prepare even his most fervent fans for the insular psychedelia of Around the World in a Day. Prince had made his interior world sound fascinating and utopian on Purple Rain, but Around the World in a Day is filled with cryptic religious imagery, bizarre mysticism, and confounding metaphors which were drenched in heavily processed guitars, shimmering keyboards, grandiose strings, and layers of vocals. As an album, the record is a bit impenetrable, requiring great demands of the listener, but individual songs do shine through: “Raspberry Beret” is a brilliant piece of neo-psychedelia with an indelible chorus, “Pop Life” is a snide swipe at stardom that emphasizes Prince’s outsider status, “Condition of the Heart” is a fine ballad, “America” is a good funk jam, “Paisley Park” is heavy and slightly frightening guitar psychedelia, while the title track is a sunny, kaleidoscopic pastiche of Magical Mystery Tour. The problem is, only a handful of the songs have much substance outside of their detailed production and intoxicating performances, and the album has a creepy sense of paranoia that is eventually its undoing.

8Oct/17Off

Prince – Purple Rain (1984/2013) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Prince – Purple Rain (1984/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 43:46 minutes | 1,58 GB | Genre: Rock, Funk, Soundtrack
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front cover

Purple Rain is Prince’s 1984 masterpiece and one of the best albums in music history. This multi-Platinum classic has sold over twenty million copies worldwide, becoming one of the bestselling albums of all time. This chart-topping hit features the Top Ten singles “Purple Rain,” “Let’s Go Crazy” and “When Doves Cry.” It earned Prince two GRAMMY Awards and is featured on countless “Best of” lists including Time, Rolling Stone, VH1, Vanity Fair, Slant Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and many others. In 2012, the album was inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry. This brilliant masterpiece is an essential addition to any collection.

Chart History/Awards:
– On Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”
– On Tempo’s “Greatest Albums of the 1980s.”
– #2 on Slant Magazine’s “Best Albums of the 1980s.”
– Inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.
– One of Entertainment Weekly’s “100 Best Movie Soundtracks.”
– One of Vibe’s “100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century.”
– Reached #1 on the Billboard 200.
– “Let’s Go Crazy” and “When Doves Cry” reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
– Won two GRAMMY Awards.
– Allmusic.com – 5/5 stars, album pick.

8Oct/17Off

Prince – 1999 (1982/2013) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Prince – 1999 (1982/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 70:12 minutes | 2,52 GB | Genre: Funk, R&B
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front cover

1999 is the seminal masterpiece by Prince. It is his first to reach the Billboard Top Ten and was one of the bestselling albums of 1983. The outing features the breakthrough hits “1999,” “Delirious” and “Little Red Corvette.” The multi-instrumentalist incorporates thrilling synthesizers to produce one of his most innovative works to date. VH1, Slant Magazine, and Rolling Stone named 1999 one of the greatest albums of all time. In 2008, the album was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame.

Chart History/Awards:
– Reached #4 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums.
– Reached #9 on the Billboard 200.
– “1999” reached #4 on Billboard’s Top R&B Singles.
– “Delirious” reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100.
– Included on VH1, Slant Magazine and Rolling Stone’s “Greatest Albums of All Time.”
– Inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame.
– Allmusic.com – 5/5 stars.

8Oct/17Off

Prince – Controversy (1981/2013) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Prince – Controversy (1981/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 37:08 minutes | 1,26 GB | Genre: Funk
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front cover

Composed, produced, arranged and performed by Prince, Controversy is the music icon’s 1981 classic. Reaching #3 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums, the work features the hit R&B singles “Controversy” and “Let’s Work.” This undeniable masterpiece highlights Prince’s remarkable musicianship. The outing received four stars from Blender and Rolling Stone.

Controversy continues in the same vein of new wave-tinged funk on Dirty Mind, emphasizing Prince’s fascination with synthesizers and synthesizing disparate pop music genres. It is also more ambitious than its predecessor, attempting to tackle social protest (“Controversy,” “Ronnie, Talk to Russia,” “Annie Christian”) along with sex songs (“Jack U Off,” “Sexuality”), and it tries hard to bring funk to a rock audience and vice versa. Even with all of Prince’s ambitions, the music on Controversy doesn’t represent a significant breakthrough from Dirty Mind, and it is often considerably less catchy and memorable. Nevertheless, Prince’s talents as musician make the record enjoyable, even if it isn’t as compelling as most of his catalog.

8Oct/17Off

Prince – Dirty Mind (1979/2013) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Prince – Dirty Mind (1979/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 30:03 minutes | 1,03 GB | Genre: Funk
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front cover

Neither For You nor Prince was adequate preparation for the full-blown masterpiece of Prince’s third album, Dirty Mind. Recorded in his home studio, with Prince playing nearly every instrument, Dirty Mind is a stunning, audacious amalgam of funk, new wave, R&B, and pop, fueled by grinningly salacious sex and the desire to shock. Where other pop musicians suggested sex in lewd double-entendres, Prince left nothing to hide – before its release, no other rock or funk record was ever quite as explicit as Dirty Mind, with its gleeful tales of oral sex, threesomes, and even incest. Certainly, it opened the doors for countless sexually explicit albums, but to reduce its impact to mere profanity is too reductive – the music of Dirty Mind is as shocking as its graphic language, bending styles and breaking rules with little regard for fixed genres. Basing the album on a harder, rock-oriented beat more than before, Prince tries everything – there’s pure new wave pop (“When You Were Mine”), soulful crooning (“Gotta Broken Heart Again”), robotic funk (“Dirty Mind”), rock & roll (“Sister”), sultry funk (“Head,” “Do It All Night”), and relentless dance jams (“Uptown,” “Partyup”), all in the space of half an hour. It’s a breathtaking, visionary album, and its fusion of synthesizers, rock rhythms, and funk set the style for much of the urban soul and funk of the early ’80s.

8Oct/17Off

Prince – Prince (1979/2013) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Prince – Prince (1979/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 41:05 minutes | 1,44 GB | Genre: R&B
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover

Prince is the second studio album by Prince, originally released in October 1979. It was written, produced, and performed entirely by Prince himself, and is a harbinger of what Prince would be capable of in his future albums. The song “I Feel for You” is a true masterpiece, all the more incredible given the fact Prince was only 20 years old when he recorded the album. Other great singles from this album include “I Wanna Be Your Lover” and “Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?”

Expanding the urban R&B and funk approach of his debut, Prince is a considerably more accomplished record than his first effort, featuring the first signs of his adventurous, sexy signature sound. Although the album is still rather uneven, a handful of songs rank as classics. “I Wanna Be Your Lover” is excellent lite funk and “Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?” is a wonderful soulful plea, but “I Feel for You,” a sexy slice of urban R&B with a strong pop melody, is the true masterpiece of Prince, indicating the major breakthroughs of his next album, Dirty Mind.

8Oct/17Off

Prince – For You (1978/2013) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Prince – For You (1978/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 33:21 minutes | 1,19 GB | Genre: R&B
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover

For You is Prince’s highly regarded debut album. He showcases his unworldly arrangements and performance skills, blending R&B with funk. Reaching the top twenty five on Billboard’s Top R&B albums, For You includes the standouts, “Just As Long As We’re Together” and “Soft And Wet.” This iconic debut is an essential addition to your music collection.

On his debut album, For You, Prince shows exceptional skill for arranging and performing mainstream urban R&B and funk, but his songwriting remains conventional. Only on the mildly racy “Soft and Wet” does he demonstrate a personal touch, but the song is still more of a promise than a fulfillment. While For You isn’t a bad record, it is merely a pleasant one, and it offers very little indication of his staggering talents.

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