The Very Best of Prince

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Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
While the collections The Hits 1 and The Hits 2 offer a hearty, 36-song career retrospective for the Artist once again known as Prince, the 17-song The Very Best of Prince gives fans an equally enjoyable hit-and-run overview. Featuring Prince Roger Nelson's greatest Warner Bros. hits from 1978 to 1993, the disc includes No. 1 songs such as the emotionally charged groove of "When Doves Cry," the frenzied, electric-guitar-driven "Let's Go Crazy," and the funk-pop winner "Kiss," as well as his first No. 1 R&B single, 1979's"I Wanna Be Your Lover." The disc also includes Prince classics such as the seductive "Little Red Corvette," the apocalyptic party jam "1999," ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Tracy E. Hopkins
While the collections The Hits 1 and The Hits 2 offer a hearty, 36-song career retrospective for the Artist once again known as Prince, the 17-song The Very Best of Prince gives fans an equally enjoyable hit-and-run overview. Featuring Prince Roger Nelson's greatest Warner Bros. hits from 1978 to 1993, the disc includes No. 1 songs such as the emotionally charged groove of "When Doves Cry," the frenzied, electric-guitar-driven "Let's Go Crazy," and the funk-pop winner "Kiss," as well as his first No. 1 R&B single, 1979's"I Wanna Be Your Lover." The disc also includes Prince classics such as the seductive "Little Red Corvette," the apocalyptic party jam "1999," and the erotic thumper "Get Off." The only weak link is the underwhelming "Thieves in the Temple," taken from the soundtrack to Prince's disastrous film, Graffiti Bridge. That song also appears on The Hits 1 and could have been easily replaced by The Love Symbol Album's naughty "Sexy M.F." or by Parade's deliciously funky "Girls and Boys." Even so, the disc ends on an original note with Diamonds and Pearls's bluesy masterpiece "Money Don't Matter 2 Night." Michael Jackson may have been crowned the King of Pop, but Prince will always be the Royal Badness of rock 'n' soul.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/31/2001
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227427221
  • Catalog Number: 74272
  • Sales rank: 565

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Wanna Be Your Lover (2:57)
  2. 2 1999 (3:37)
  3. 3 Little Red Corvette (4:56)
  4. 4 When Doves Cry (3:48)
  5. 5 Let's Go Crazy - Prince & the Revolution (4:40)
  6. 6 Purple Rain - Prince & the Revolution (8:40)
  7. 7 I Would Die 4 U - Prince & the Revolution (2:56)
  8. 8 Raspberry Beret - Prince & the Revolution (3:32)
  9. 9 Kiss - Prince & the Revolution (3:46)
  10. 10 Sign 'O' The Times (3:42)
  11. 11 U Got The Look (3:47)
  12. 12 Alphabet St. (5:39)
  13. 13 Thieves In The Temple (3:20)
  14. 14 Gett Off - Prince & the New Power Generation (4:31)
  15. 15 Cream - Prince & the New Power Generation (4:13)
  16. 16 Diamonds And Pearls - Prince & the New Power Generation (4:20)
  17. 17 Money Don't Matter 2 Night - Prince & the New Power Generation (4:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Prince Primary Artist
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Unable to deliver

    Canceled the purchase - was promised delivery and Barnes and Noble changed date . Was to be a Christmas present not a New years gift

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Perfect Introduction To Prince

    This album was the first I had ever listened to from Prince and since then, I have likely become the biggest teenaged Prince fan since everybody stopped wearing Flock of Seagulls-type haircuts. As many have stated, and as everybody knows, it is impossible to fit every worthy Prince song onto a single Greatest Hits CD. Unfortunately, this compilation of hits consists of only the songs he performed while under contractual slavery by Warner Brothers. Despite a somewhat restricted selection, the songs appearing on the album capture the essence of Prince's musical journey while with Warner Bros., taking listeners from Prince's debut single to his days with The Revolution and leaving off with his darker and sexually charged hits. If a potential listener wants a single greatest hits CD of Prince, I highly recommend this CD or "The Hits". These two albums are a great introduction to the next generation of Prince fans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    4 ANYONE WHO...

    4 anyone who spent the last 3 and a half decades either not born yet-or- lost on Gilligan's island...then buy this cd. then get ready for the musical search of a lifetime committed to having all of Prince's stuff!! Prince is the best!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Greatest?

    This is in no way Prince's greatest hits. Only 3 hits pre-Purple Rain? Dirty Mind and Controversy includes some of his greatest, funkiest work...they are ignored on this compliation. Terrible.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Missing a lot!

    Prince is one of the best of our time but the choices for his greatest hits can't be put in just one disc. This disc is missing ADORE! Arguebly one of the top ten love songs ever! And what about Pop Life and America from the Around The World in A Day album! I can't buy this CD because it will just force me to listen to the individual CD's instead.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the very best of the BEST

    I know prince is the king of pop, rock, r&b, soul, I mean allof that. No one can top him, not even Michael Jackson. I love Prince and he believes in real music and doesn't care what other think about him. You keep up the good work & god bless yu

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    pure genius

    in my opinion i think prince is one of the greatest musicians out there. he makes great music & he helps others make great music. i think it's great that someone can go out of the norm and make great #1 hits! and he's been doing it for years and years. i would definately recommend this album to anyone who is looking for great music! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Purple Rain

    i luv the song purple rain by prince and raspberry beret is another good one.i luuv his music its the best !!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A TREASURE

    SO MANY OF MY MEMORIES OVER THE YEARS ARE RAPPED UP IN THIS ALBULM! AS A YOUNG GIRL I CAN REMEMBER WANTING A RED CORVETTE SO I COULD DRIVE DOWN THE ROAD PLAYING HIS SONG!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    He's Awesome

    I've been a Prince fan since i was 7, im only 14 right now and i still love him to death. His music will never be forgotten and the cd is great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HE IS THE BEST

    This CD has some of Prince's greatest songs, it's perfect to work out with or take on that long drive to make your trip more fun. If you love Prince like I do, this is the CD you must have.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    some good music to listen to!

    his music is alsome !i loved the movie purple rain!

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    Posted October 25, 2008

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    Posted August 1, 2010

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