Friday, 19 April 2019
NEW MUSIC EAR'S PERSONAL PLAYLISTS - "PRINCE" PART 1
A NEW FEATURE ON NEW MUSIC EAR. THE PLAYLISTS ON MY IPOD FEATURE LOTS OF VARIOUS ARTISTS SO I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE MY PLAYLISTS WITH YOU. HOPE YOU SEE SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITES!
PLAYLIST PART 1
1981 brought the next album, the 4th in four years, entitled "Controversy". It was a much more socially aware album than the previous three. Personally I don't like to hear music stars being political too much, as music is supposed to free us from that. I chose 3 tracks from the album including the 7 minute epic electronic Disco Funk of the title track. The other two tracks are the manic "Sexuality" and the fans' favourite dance track "Let's Work".
"1999" came in 1982 and was a tour de force in Prince's career, it got him noticed big time on MTV and in the U.S. although mega stardom would come two years later. The album has 11 tracks and I chose 8 for the playlist, such is the brilliance of this album. The fantastic title track, the pumping "Little Red Corvette" and quickstep dance number "Delirious" are all here. The rather naughty and delicious "Lady Cab Driver" is included as well as the gorgeous ballad "Free". The atmospheric, effects laden "Automatic" and the funky "Let's Pretend We're Married" are selected with another 8 minute epic, "D.M.S.R.", a sing along dance number.
When "Around The World In A Day" came in 1985, everybody expecting "Purple Rain 2" were going to be disappointed. A bare bones album and a little psychedelic, it was far away from the mega selling predecessor. This is what us fans loved about Prince, you had no idea what as coming next, to the public and critics this was a huge curve ball. I loved all the singles, "Raspberry Beret", "Paisley Park" and "Pop Life", all very different in style but with that unusual Prince experimentation. I added "America" with its pumping beat and the beautiful ballad "The Ladder".
I AM SURE MANY FANS WILL BE DEBATING THE INCLUSIONS AND THE TRACKS NOT INCLUDED, BUT I HOPE YOU FOUND THIS PLAYLIST INTERESTING, CHECK BACK FOR MORE ON NEW MUSIC EAR!