Prince – Purple Rain (1984/2013) [HDTracks 24-192]

Prince – Purple Rain (1984/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 43:46 minutes | 1,58 GB | Genre: Funk, Soul
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.
– – 5/5 stars, album pick.

Prince designed Purple Rain as the project that would make him a superstar, and, surprisingly, that is exactly what happened. Simultaneously more focused and ambitious than any of his previous records, Purple Rain finds Prince consolidating his funk and R&B roots while moving boldly into pop, rock, and heavy metal with nine superbly crafted songs. Even its best-known songs don’t tread conventional territory: the bass-less “When Doves Cry” is an eerie, spare neo-psychedelic masterpiece; “Let’s Go Crazy” is a furious blend of metallic guitars, Stonesy riffs, and a hard funk backbeat; the anthemic title track is a majestic ballad filled with brilliant guitar flourishes. Although Prince’s songwriting is at a peak, the presence of the Revolution pulls the music into sharper focus, giving it a tougher, more aggressive edge. And, with the guidance of Wendy and Lisa, Prince pushed heavily into psychedelia, adding swirling strings to the dreamy “Take Me With U” and the hard rock of “Baby I’m a Star.” Even with all of his new, but uncompromising, forays into pop, Prince hasn’t abandoned funk, and the robotic jam of “Computer Blue” and the menacing grind of “Darling Nikki” are among his finest songs. Taken together, all of the stylistic experiments add up to a stunning statement of purpose that remains one of the most exciting rock & roll albums ever recorded.

01 – Let’s Go Crazy
02 – Take Me With U
03 – The Beautiful Ones
04 – Computer Blue
05 – Darling Nikki
06 – When Doves Cry
07 – I Would Die 4 U
08 – Baby I’m A Star
09 – Purple Rain