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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The third Prince compilation includes a second disc devoted to 12" mixes and extended dance mixes issued on CD maxi-singles. There is certainly a market for these mixes -- they have not been compiled on CD, so hardcore fans have been awaiting their reissue, not just for the sake of completism, but because the mixes were often very good. Included here are "Let's Go Crazy," "Little Red Corvette," "Pop Life," "Raspberry Beret," "Kiss," "U Got the Look," "Thieves in the Temple," and "Cream" all in different mixes. As for the first disc, most of the 17 songs here are single edits, but there are a few exceptions to the rule, as "Controversy," "Purple Rain," "Alphabet ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The third Prince compilation includes a second disc devoted to 12" mixes and extended dance mixes issued on CD maxi-singles. There is certainly a market for these mixes -- they have not been compiled on CD, so hardcore fans have been awaiting their reissue, not just for the sake of completism, but because the mixes were often very good. Included here are "Let's Go Crazy," "Little Red Corvette," "Pop Life," "Raspberry Beret," "Kiss," "U Got the Look," "Thieves in the Temple," and "Cream" all in different mixes. As for the first disc, most of the 17 songs here are single edits, but there are a few exceptions to the rule, as "Controversy," "Purple Rain," "Alphabet St," "7," and "Gett Off" are all presented in their original full-length album incarnations -- and even if "Controversy" and "Purple Rain" benefit from the unedited treatment (which is not necessarily the case with "Alphabet St.," which is one time Prince's song got better on a single edit), it's hard to see why those were included uncut when "1999" and "When Doves Cry" fade out rather abruptly. The remastered sound is very good, however, better than the original CDs in nearly every case.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/22/2006
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227338121
  • Catalog Number: 73381
  • Sales rank: 21,717

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Wanna Be Your Lover (2:58)
  2. 2 Uptown (4:11)
  3. 3 Controversy (7:16)
  4. 4 1999 (3:38)
  5. 5 Delirious (2:41)
  6. 6 When Doves Cry (3:50)
  7. 7 I Would Die 4 U (2:58)
  8. 8 Purple Rain (8:42)
  9. 9 Sign "O" the Times (3:42)
  10. 10 I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man (3:41)
  11. 11 Alphabet St. (5:39)
  12. 12 Diamonds and Pearls (4:21)
  13. 13 Gett Off (4:32)
  14. 14 Money Don't Matter 2 Night (4:47)
  15. 15 7 (5:10)
  16. 16 Nothing Compares 2 U - Rosie Gaines (5:04)
  17. 17 My Name Is Prince (4:04)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Let's Go Crazy (7:36)
  2. 2 Little Red Corvette (8:27)
  3. 3 Let's Work (8:05)
  4. 4 Pop Life (6:19)
  5. 5 She's Always in My Hair (6:32)
  6. 6 Raspberry Beret (6:36)
  7. 7 Kiss (7:16)
  8. 8 U Got the Look (6:43)
  9. 9 Hot Thing (8:32)
  10. 10 Thieves in the Temple (8:08)
  11. 11 Cream (4:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Prince Primary Artist, Vocals, Various
Sheena Easton Vocals
Eric Leeds Flute, Saxophone, Vocals, Brass
Dr. Fink Keyboards
Sid Page Violin
Atlanta Bliss Trumpet, Vocals, Brass
Michael B. Drums
Tommy Barbarella Sampling
Timothy Barr Standup Bass
Bonnie Boyer Hammond Organ, Vocals
Denyse Buffum Viola
David Daoud Coleman Cello
Lisa Coleman Keyboards, Vocals
Damon Dickson Percussion, Background Vocals
Sheila E. Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Rosie Gaines Organ, Vocals, Background Vocals, Sampling
Tony M. Background Vocals, Rap
Wendy Melvoin Guitar, Vocals
Levi Seacer Jr. Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Sonny T. Bass, Background Vocals
Bobby Z Percussion
Novi Novog Violin, Viola
Suzie Katayama Cello
Laury Woods Viola
Annette Atkinson Standup Bass
Shiela E Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Lowell Fulson Composer
Jimmy McCracklin Composer
Prince Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, String Arrangements, Remixing, Audio Production
Joe Blaney Engineer
Gary Brandt Engineer
David Z. Arranger
Sheila E. Remixing
Dave Friedlander Engineer
Tom Garneau Engineer
Mick Guzauski Engineer, Remixing
Michael Hutchinson Engineer, Remixing
Michael Koppelman Engineer
David Leonard Engineer
Peggy McCreary Engineer
Ross Pallone Engineer
Tim Penn Engineer
Shep Pettibone Producer, Remixing
Brian Poer Engineer
David Rivkin Engineer
Susan Rogers Engineer
David Tickle Engineer
New Power Generation Composer
Ray Hahnfeldt Engineer
Coke Johnson Engineer
Matt Larson Engineer
Peggy Mac Engineer
Bob Mockler Engineer, Remixing
Prince & the Revolution Composer
Don Batts Engineer
Eddie Miller Engineer
Mathieu Bitton Art Direction
Larry E. Williams Tray Photo
Steve Noonan Engineer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Very Outstanding

    I have loved Prince a long time and I think this Cd is a must for his fans. He is got the sexiest body and his music is very sensual and has a very nice beat. All of his songs are great to me, and the KID can dance!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE ULTIMATE ONE DOES IT AGAIN

    LISTENING TO THE CLASSIC PRINCE FROM THE EARLY..80's....2 THE LATE 90's.....PRINCE JUST KEEP ME COMING 2 THE DAWN!!!!!!!!!I LOVE HIM ....HIS VOICE....HIS VIBE....MUCH RESPECT 2 U PRINCE!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Ultimate collection for the ultimate star

    The artist who will forever be known as Prince-and could fittingly be known as "The Artist"-is one of the most brilliant, versatile and influential musical forces of his, or any, time. Prince took R&B and regally marched it into genre-blurring horizons previously unknown, fusing rock, funk, soul, psychedelia, pop, and singer-songwriter aesthetics into a sound that was mind-bending and booty-shaking. Sensual, literate, explosive, and groundbreaking, his artistry never stopped evolving and the hits and acclaim never stopped coming. His adventurous reinventions, bold experimentation, stellar instrumental and composing skills and genius for showmanship have placed him high in the pantheon of all-time superstars. "Unique" doesn't begin to describe his royal powers, showcased herein on the first-ever two-disc compilation of his masterful Warner Bros. years.

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