‘Purple Rain’ by Prince & The Revolution

‘Purple Rain’ by Prince & The Revolution is the sixth studio album (and the soundtrack to the eponymous movie) released on June 25, 1984 by Warner Bros.

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Track Listing : 1.Let’S Go Crazy (Prince) – 04:39 . 2.Take Me With U (Prince) – 03:54 . 3.The Beautiful Ones (Prince) – 05:13 . 4.Computer Blue (Prince) – 03:59 . 5.Darling Nikki (Prince) – 04:14 . 6.When Doves Cry (Prince) – 05:54 . 7.I Would Die 4 U (Prince) – 02:49 . 8.Baby I’M A Star (Prince) – 04:24 . 9.Purple Rain (Prince) – 08:41

Musicians : Prince – Lead And Rhythm Guitars, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Drums, Drum Programming, Lead And Background Vocals . Brown Mark – Bass Guitar, Vocals . Lisa Coleman – Keyboards, Piano, Sitar, Vocals . Wendy Melvoin – Rhythm Guitars, Vocals . Dr. Fink – Keyboards, Organ, Vocals . Bobby Z. – Drums, Percussion . Apollonia Kotero – Vocals On (2) . David Coleman – Cello On (2 – 8 – 9) . Suzie Katayama – Cello On (2 – 8 – 9) . Novi Novog – Violin, Viola On (2 – 8 – 9)

Production : Produced By Prince And The Revolution . David Leonard – Engineer . Susan Rogers – Engineer . Peggy Mccreary – Engineer . David Z. – Engineer . Bernie Grundman – Mastering

Package : Laura Lipuma – Design . Ed Thrasher And Associates – Photography . Ron Slenzak – Photography . Larry Williams – Additional Photography . Doug Henders – Painting

Recorded August 1983 – March 1984 At First Avenue (Minneapolis, Minnesota), The Warehouse (St. Louis Park, Minnesota), Record Plant (Los Angeles, California), Sunset Sound (Hollywood, California).

Released On June 25, 1984 By Warner Bros.

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NME
20 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Purple Rain’Read more at Purple Rain’ was originally a whopping 11 minutes long. A verse and chorus were cut, apparently because the theme of money was deemed inappropriate. […]

allmusic
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, rockand heavy metal with nine superbly crafted songs. […]

Grantland
Rembert Explains the ’80s: Prince, ‘Purple Rain’Every so often, we’ll e-mail 25-year-old Rembert Browne a video from the 1980s that he hasn’t seen. Rembert will write down his thoughts as he’s watching the video, then we’ll post those thoughts here. […]

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