Released 40 years ago today: Prince, ‘Prince’. Prince's self titled 2nd album really saw him come of age as not only an artist, but a producer as well.
Following the lukewarm reaction to his debut record just a year earlier, Prince wrote, composed, arranged, performed, produced, and recorded this album in just a few weeks.
Like most Prince albums, there's multiple genres present on here including funk, soul, dance, R&B, and pop. But the clear winner on here is the opening track "I Wanna Be Your Lover"... So funky, I just love that bass line. The extended album version is a treat for the ears.
Other notable tracks are "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad", “I Feel For You”, and "Sexy Dancer" - loooove this jam.
Whilst not Prince's finest album, it's definitely worth regular listening as you can hear snippets of that classic Prince sound that would dominate his career in years to come - plus, that cheesy moustache on the cover always puts a smile on my face!
Do you have a favourite track off this album?
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New to me vinyl! I remember Dad always liking this band and through that I guess I learned to love them as well. It's funny how things your parents found enjoyment in influence your own likes as you age. .