Purple Rain

Purple Rain

by Prince & the Revolution
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Purple Rain

The soundtrack to Prince's loosely autobiographical rock-u-drama, Purple Rain, is a delicious fusion of musical genres, from the rock-tinged anthem "Let's Go Crazy" to the gospel-rooted title track. Moving seamlessly from the mindless pop of "Take Me with You," an endearing duet with the film's costar, Apollonia Kotero, to the sparse funk of the bass line-less "When Doves Cry," Purple Rain catapulted the androgynous Minneapolis native and his multi racial funk-rock band, the Revolution, into pop superstardom. The record, which sold nearly 1.5 million copies its first week in stores and garnered "His Royal Badness" two Grammies and an Academy Award for Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special, forever changed the sound and fashion sensibility of modern pop and R&B. With this flawless nine-song record, Prince proved once and for all that baby, he's a star. Deanna L. Martin

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0075992511025
catalogNumber: 25110
Rank: 16387


  1. Let's Go Crazy
  2. Take Me With U
  3. The Beautiful Ones
  4. Computer Blue
  5. Darling Nikki
  6. When Doves Cry
  7. I Would Die 4 U
  8. Baby I'm a Star
  9. Purple Rain

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Purple Rain 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of his very best! Prince shows off his talents from 'Darling Nikki' to the awesome 'Purple Rain' . Purple Rain is so dear to me that when I die, this will be played instead of some of the traditionals. Simply Awesome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Man, words cant describe how awesome this album is. Im a 14 year old poet who mentally lives in the 80's and loving it. I don't have a favorite on this album because they all are great. I even stole my grandmas prince vinyl records. True friend. Fan is short for fanatic so...
IndigoBlu More than 1 year ago
The Greatest Artist of Our Time created this masterpiece...as he always has and still does to this day. 'Nuff said.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I was very cynical when somebody suggested to me, ''you should check out Prince, man.'' All I could conjure in my mind was this image of a short, weird little '80's dance star who used a lot of drum machines. Then I picked up this album. From start to finish, it's completely unfettered by any weak moments. There's the rocking, optimistic/nihilistic opening track, ''Let's Go Crazy''; the gorgeous title track; the guitar fury of songs like ''Computer Blue'' and ''Darling Nikki''; the simple pop of ''Take Me With You'' and ''I Would Die 4 U''; the nice ballad ''The Beautiful Ones''; and the funk 'til you're dead ''Baby I'm A Star'' coupled with the understated ''When Doves Cry'' (missing bassline and all). Together, this formula creates what is quite possibly one of the greatest records ever--certainly of the '80's, by any standard.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A rock'n'roll masterpeice, Prince burst onto the national conscious with a set of very powerful songs (who can resist the charm of Let's Go Crazy, the hypnotizing dance of When Doves Cry or the emotionally gripping saccharinity of Purple Rain?). Of course, any fan knows he'd been around for quite a while making great albums, but baby, this made him a star. Every album collection needs this gem!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nothing can touch this album. It is the greating mix of sounds which blended together rock, funk, pop and soul. Every song on this album is teriffic and these songs are so influential. An artist should strive to only make an album this outstanding. Anyone who doubts Prince needs to listen to this album and it will totally change thier mind. Plus he is as Fantastic an artist now as he ever has been. Prince is THE BEST!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Aside from the fact that Prince is my favorite artist (if I ever had to choose), ''Purple Rain'' to this day is an awesome piece of work, whether you're a Prince fan or not.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just think this is a great title. I absolutely adore Prince. Darlin Nikki is one of my absolute favorites. He is so versitile with his music
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